Love Actually Film Locations
London, England
destination
Posted about 5 years ago
26-27 Great Sutton St
The ‘South Bank’ gallery run by Mark (Andrew Lincoln) in Love Actually isn't on the South bank at all, of course. It was an empty office – now a solicitors – at 26-27 Great Sutton Street, in Clerkenwell – which was Hugh Grant's neighbourhood in About A Boy.
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Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
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Posted about 5 years ago
Bar de la Marine
The majority of Love Actually was shot in London, but away from London, the ‘Portuguese’ restaurant, where writer Jamie finally declares his love for Aurelia (Lucia Moniz) is Le Bar de la Marine, 15 quai de Rive Neuve, the Old Port in Marseille (tel: 91 54 95 42), in the South of France, which was also the setting for Marcel Pagnol’s 1931 film Marius.
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Esher, England
destination • experience
Posted about 5 years ago
Sandown Park Racecourse
In Love Actually, you won’t find planes at the ‘airport’ from which Colin (Kris Marshall) departs to find fulfillment in Wisconsin. It’s not an airport at all, but Sandown Park Racecourse in Esher, about 15 miles southwest of London, in Surrey.
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London, England
shopping
Posted about 5 years ago
Selfridges London
In the beginning sequence of Love Actually, they go to the London department store. After meeting up with his wife Karen (Emma Thompson) at nearby St Christopher’s Place, Harry (Alan Rickman) furtively buys a necklace for flirtatious Mia (Heike Makatsch) in the store. The shop assistant character (Rowan Atkinson), who makes such an elaborate job of wrapping the gift, was originally meant to be a recurring deus ex machina angel character (which is why he reappears with an unexplained knowing smile at the airport towards the end of the film).
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London, United Kingdom
destination
Posted about 5 years ago
The Queen's Walk
Queen’s Walk is the path running alongside the south ban of the River Thames. On Gabriel’s Wharf, in front of the Riviera Restaurant, 56 Upper Ground, you’ll find the bench on which Daniel (Liam Neeson), during a heart-to-heart chat, discovers that his distracted son (Thomas Sangster) is – actually – in love in Love Actually.
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London, England
experience
Posted about 5 years ago
Ark Putney Academy
In the film Love Actually, the Prime Minister (Hugh Grant) and Natalie (Martine McCutcheon) attend a school concert at Elliott School (now renamed as Ark Putney Academy), Pullman Gardens, Putney, southwest London.
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London, England
destination
Posted about 5 years ago
102 Poplar Rd
The Prime Minister, in the film Love Actually, searches for Natalie in ‘the dodgy end of Wandsworth’, though it's really 102 Poplar Road, Herne Hill that he eventually finds her. And, in these days of strict security, ‘10 Downing Street’ was a set built in the studio at Shepperton Studio.
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London, England
destination • experience
Posted about 5 years ago
Grosvenor Chapel
In Love Actually, the location of Peter and Juliet’s lovely wedding with the incredible gospel choir and surprise french horn band that all seems so magical until we realise best man Mark is massively in love with Juliet.
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Longford, England
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Posted about 5 years ago
Heathrow Airport
Heathrow Airport is where the Love Actually film's story opens and closes, with Hugh Grant's voiceover reassuring us of the ubiquity of warm, fuzzy feelings. The shots of emotional travellers were grabbed documentary-style. Don't worry. Everyone who's featured gave permission to be in the film.
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London, England
destination
Posted about 5 years ago
2A Blenheim Rd
Colin Firth's character's apartment inthe Love Actuallyfilm is at 2a Blenheim Road, Turnham Green, W4, over in West London, was home to writer Jamie Bennett (Colin Firth), where he discovers his girlfriend in flagrante with his brother before fleeing to ‘Portugal’.
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London, England
destination • experience
Posted about 5 years ago
Workspace | Westbourne Studios
The recording studio in the film Love Actually, where Billy Mack (Bill Nighy) records his cheesy Christmas record, is Westway Studios, Ladbroke Grove in Notting Hill. His record company office is unmistakably City Hall, the London Assembly Building on the South Bank alongside Tower Bridge.
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London, England
destination
Posted about 5 years ago
27 St Lukes Mews
Love Actually shot a scene in the heart of Notting Hill, the home of newlyweds Peter and Juliet – where sadly lovestruck Mark silently declares his love with cue cards, is 27 St Luke’s Mews. The original script called for him to carpet the mews with rose petals – a gesture which surely would have had every female in the audience shoving a finger down her throat and gagging.
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London, England
experience
Posted about 5 years ago
Somerset House
The central court of Somerset House in the Strand, saw sterling service as a movie location over the years (GoldenEye, Sleepy Hollow etc) when it was a rather dull parking lot. Since the building’s renovation, it has been transformed into a pleasant fountain court and, in winter, a skating rink, which is how it appears in the film’s opening montage of Love Actually
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