10 Movies that Will Make You Want to Go to London

London, England. A lifelong, dream destination for me. And this weekend, Vinn and I are going! Tomorrow (!) is our third wedding anniversary, and what better way to celebrate than with a trip to London?

And with it being so close, we’ve been getting into the spirit by watching a bunch of movies based in London. It has gotten me so much more excited to go because I will get to see the sites I’ve been seeing on the screen in just 5 days.

Here are 10 movies that will make you want to pack your bags and immediately head to London:

Notting Hill


A true classic tale of an incredibly famous American actress who falls in love with small business owner Brit. Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant are perfect together. The perfect romantic comedy. My favorite line, “I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.” I can’t wait to visit the blue door!

Love Actually 


Cue the tears. This is one of my favorite holiday movies and probably one of my favorite movies of all time. I cry every single time I watch it and the movie goes to a bunch of different London neighborhoods. What is it about Hugh Grant in all of these movies. I guess he is the British heart throb. I would pick Liam Neeson, as would my sister!

Bridget Jones’ Diary 


I only really liked the first Bridget Jones movie. I feel like the second one didn’t live up to the hype and I won’t even see the third one. God bless Rene Zellweger for gaining weight for this movie, right?

Bourne Ultimatum 


One for the boys. This is one of my dad’s favorite movies and brings a sense of suspense to the thought of visiting London. I wouldn’t watch this movie to get a great view of the sights, but you’ll think of this movie anytime you hear a siren while you’re in London!



Hey, kids, there’s Big Ben! You bet your butt I will be saying this when we see Big Ben. This movie is an American classic and gives some pretty amazing shots of the top London sights.

Mary Poppins


And now onto the Disney portion of the list. You can’t beat the accent of Julie Andrews. There aren’t any great images of London outside of the opening credits, but the language and the setting is nice. Hearing the way everyone talks makes me immediately want to have Mary Poppins as my nanny.

The Parent Trap


Oh man! Annie James you were the first character that made me want to practice a British accent. There are some great images of London in this movie and I really want to go to 23 Pembroke Lane. I also think it was this movie that introduced me to Harrod’s, another must-stop in London.

Winning London 


An extremely underrated film. Mary-Kate and Ashley bring it in this movie when they travel to London with their model UN team from high school. They go to Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and man other historical stops. Any movie with MK and Ashley always makes me want to visit wherever they are!

Harry Potter 


No London list would be complete without Harry Potter. Although these movies and books aren’t my cup of tea. There are tours in London so you can visit all the locations of the movie.

101 Dalmatians 


Believe it or not, there’s a lot of London in 101 Dalmatians. It’s mostly in the beginning, but again, the accents! And it’s a great excuse to watch one of your childhood classics.

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