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Bullet to Bejing (1995) Wikipedia - Bullet to Bejing

Portobello Road
Corner of Portobello Road Wikipedia - Portobelllo Road and Colville Terrace just opposite the Duke of Wellington Public House. The building was unchanged until around 2007 when it became fairtrade type Café. As of 2010 it is following the general trend of the once Bohemian Portobello Road to mutate into an chic upscale shopping area and is now a Kurt Geiger ladies shoe store. A house front on Colville Terrace just behind the camera and slightly further East was used in a night scene in Hippie Hippie Shake (unreleased) Wikipedia - Hippie Hippie Shake . The location of the book shop Notting Hill (1999) at 142 Portobello Road is just a few meters back up Portobello Road next to the entrance to the school on the east side of the road. Most of the other locations in Notting Hill (1999) are within a few hundred meters of this junction.

 

Portobello Road Market
Portobello Road Market Wikipedia - Portobelllo Road. The actor is now walking back toward the Duke of Wellington, which is to the left of the camera tripod.

Duke of Wellingtonn Public House, Corner of Elgin Street and Portobello Road
Duke of Wellingtonn Public House, Corner of Colville Terrace and Portobello Road Wikipedia - Portobelllo Road. You can see this road junction in Hippie Hippie Shake where the scene opens with a man with an umbrella crossing a Portobello Road on a rainy night. The house exterior used in Performance (1970) Wikipedia - Performance (1970) is a block to the East of here on the NW corner of Powis Square. Just to the south west at the Kensington Park Road end of Arundel Gardens is the location of the garden apartment in Hippie Hippie Shake (unreleased) Wikipedia - Hippie Hippie Shake . The scene was shot within the gardens on the south side right next to Kensington Park Road. Several scenes in Jack Nicholson's The Passenger (1970) Wikipedia - The Passenger (1970) were filmed in Landsdowne Cresent, to the south west.

 

Junction of Colville Terrace and Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London, England
The Duke of Wellington public house has had a make-over and the shop on the corner over which the man lives is about to become a Kurt Geiger store.

 

Elgin Cresent junction Portobello Road
The opposite view, looking south, as if seated outside the Duke of Wellington bar. Portobello Road is center frame. If you travel up Portobello Road, across one juction, and continue three hundred meters, you will find yourself at Denbigh Mews, used in The Italian Job (1969) as the location of Charlie Croker's apartment.

 

 

Cafe Royale, Piccadilly Circus
Entering Piccadilly Circus Wikipedia - Piccadill Circus. The opening scene in The Ipcress File (1965) is shot in the same location, with the automobile joining Piccadilly Circus from Piccadilly Street Wikipedia - Piccadilly Street. The Café Royale (left of the large stone building center frame) can be viewed in its heyday from almost the same camera angle in A Dandy in Aspic (1967).

 

Canadian High Commission, Trafalgar Square
Canadian High Commission, Trafalgar Square Wikipedia - Trafalgar Square. Several scenes in The Ipcress File (1965) are filmed just to the south east of here in Trafalgar Square itself.

 

Trafalgar Square

 

 

St Pauls Cathedral
Driving west on Newgate Street Wikipedia - at St Pauls Cathedral Wikipedia - St Pauls Cathedral. St Pauls' Cathedral is used as a backdrop in many motion pictures. You can see it in Hitchcock's Stage Fright (1950) Wikipedia - Stage Frigth (1950), and in episode three and episode twelve of The Persuaders! (1971) which use Cheapside Street Wikipedia - , running east away from the cathedral on its south side. The opening scene in David Lean's Lawrence of Arabia (1962) Wikipedia - Lawrence of Arabia is shot on the steps of this cathedral.

 

Looking South on Shaftesbury Avenue to Piccadilly Circus
Looking South on Shaftesbury Avenue Wikipedia - Shaftesbury Avenue to Piccadilly Circus Wikipedia - Piccadill Circus. You can see this location in Episode Four of The Persauders! (1971) Greensleeves.

 

Looking South in Berkeley Square
Looking South in Berkeley Square Wikipedia - Berkeley Square

Berkeley Square, east side, looking south

 

Berkeley Square, east side, looking south

Berkeley Square east side looking east
Berkeley Square east side looking south east

Berkeley Square east side looking east
Berkeley Square east side looking east

Berkeley Square east side looking east toward Jack Barclay showrooms
Berkeley Square east side looking east toward Jack Barclay showrooms

 

 

 

 

 

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