Today's walk followed the City of London's "Lights, Camera, Action: Visit the actual locations where many famous films were shot" self-guided walk, I say followed I did make a few amendments to the route (I think my version flows better).
As the pamphlet says, "The City of London’s iconic architecture – its unique mix of ancient and modern – makes it an ideal location for movie makers. It is home to some of London’s most famous and most filmed landmarks, including St Paul’s Cathedral and Tower Bridge (on the City’s border). Movies can showcase the City at its best and encourage people from all over the world to visit and see where their favourite scenes were shot."
Distance: around 5.5 miles.
The Millennium Bridge can be seen being destroyed in the opening of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) and can also be spotted in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and the 'bridging scene' in Love Actually (2003).
The College of Arms
The College of Arms can be seen in On Her Majesty's Service (1969) when Bond, George Lazenby, comes to research arch-villain Blofeld’s ancestry.
Heath Ledger can be seen dangling under Blackfriars Bridge in The Imaginarium of Dr Panassus (2009), it was destroyed by a tornado in The Avengers (1998), and acts as a backdrop for the father and son chat in Love Actually (2003).
Temple Church can be spotted in The Da Vinci Code (2006) with Tom Hanks and Audrey Tatou searching among the effigies for the tomb of a knight, and while writing the score for Interstellar (2014), film composer Hans Zimmer chose the Temple Church to be the location for the recording of the parts of the score that included an organ.
Fleet Street is seen in the opening sequence of the futuristic thriller Children of Men (2006) starring Clive Owen.
The Old Bailey (London's Central Criminal Court) had its interior recreated for Billy Wilder's film of Agatha Christie's Witness for the Prosecution (1957). Interior scenes have also featured in UK television series Law & Order and the Statue of Justice appeared in V for Vendetta (2005).
The Henry VIII gates at Barts Hospital can be seen in Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004) when Bridget is left drenched by a passing taxi. The hospital can also be seen in the BBC drama Sherlock, where Holmes appeared to deliberately leap to his death from the roof.
Smithfield Market was used in Dorian Gray (2009) as a King's Cross Station and the nearby underground carpark was used as an entrance to the new temporary MI6 headquarters in Skyfall (2012).
Priory Church of St. Bartholomew the Great
The Priory Church of St. Bartholomew the Great has starred in many films including Sherlock Holmes (2009), it was the location of the fourth wedding in Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), it was seen in Thor's vision of Heimdall in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), and is used in Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007). The church was also used as a stand-in for Westminster Abbey in T-Mobile's 2011 Royal Wedding advert.
Postman's Park, a hidden garden in the City, can be seen in Closer (2004) starring Jude Law and Natalie Portman.
The junction of Moorgate and London Wall is seen briefly in Ocean's 13 (2007) and the nearby Golden Lane Estate was used in The Bourne Ultimatum (2007).
The forecourt of CityPoint can be seen in Scoop (2006), Batman Begins (2005) and it doubled as a quarantine area on the Isle of Dogs in 28 Weeks Later (2007).
Broadgate Circle doubled as a venue in Milan in Spiceworld (1997).
Liverpool Street Station
Liverpool Street Station can be seen in Mission: Impossible (1996) and Hereafter (2010).
30 St Mary Axe
30 St Mary Axe (the Gherkin) was used in Basic Instinct 2 (2006), A Good Year (2006) and Match Point (2005). You can also see Thor and Malekith crash into the side of the building during a battle scene in Thor: The Dark World (2013).
The distinctive Lloyd's Building was used in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Spy Game (2001), Proof of Life (2000) and Entrapment (1999).
The popular Leadenhall Market can also been seen in Proof of Life (2000) as well as Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001), Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001) and Hereafter (2010).
The exterior of the Gothic style Minster Court was used as Cruella de Vil's headquaters in 101 Dalmatians (1996).
Tower of London
The Tower of London has featured in many television series including Doctor Who (as UNIT HQ), The Bill, Coast, The Death of Anne Boleyn and Kings and Queens of England.
Tower Bridge can also be spotted in Doctor Who as well as Brannigan (1975), Bridget Jones's Diary (2001) and The Mummy Returns (2001).
The road behind Cornhill and Royal Exchange can be spotted in Bridget Jones's Diary (2001) and Spooks: The Greater Good (2015).
The junction at Bank can be seen deserted in 28 Days Later (2002)and high speed race in National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007).
The entrance to Guildhall was redecorated to appear as a Parisian hotel lobby for Mr Bean's Holiday (2007) and the Great Hall was used in a banquet scene in RKO 218 (1999) the story behind the making of Citizen Kane.
One New Change
The rooftop of One New Change can be spotted in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014).
St. Paul's Cathedral
St. Paul's Cathedral is seen in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), Thor: The Dark World (2013) and Sherlock Holmes (2009).