Explore film locations in the capital on foot

BFI London Film Festival logoJoin guided walks to famous film locations around London during our annual Films on Foot Festival.

Iconic film locations in London are being brought to life by Ramblers walking groups in the capital thanks to a 12-day programme of free guided walks designed to coincide with the 56th BFI London Film Festival from 10-21 October.

The annual Films on Foot Festival organised by the London Strollers, Metropolitan WalkersCapital Walkers and South Bank Ramblers groups will visit nearly 400 big screen sites with references to over 600 movies over the course of the London Film Festival.

Each day a walk will focus on a different area of London with movie connections, from the historical Square Mile – home to ‘Diagon Alley’ in the Harry Potter films – to Mayfair where Sean Connery uttered his unforgettable opening lines as 007; “The name’s Bond… James Bond.”

All walks are free and feature colourful commentary about the film locations they visit. Discover the sites chosen by Directors including Hitchcock and Guy Ritchie or stroll the streets walked by actors in films including Trainspotting, The Duchess, Sliding Doors and About A Boy.

Walks range from 3-6 miles with weekday walks starting at 7pm and weekend walks at 1.30pm, all ending in a local pub. There’s no need to book, simply turn up at the meeting place for each walk which can be found on the Inner London Ramblers website.

“The Films on Foot walks are a fantastic way to let Londoners discover a different side to their city” says Films on Foot Festival organiser Eleanor Harris. “Since the festival started four years ago more than 2,000 people have joined a film location walk.”

“We also want to encourage Londoners to try out walking with the Ramblers - it's a great way to get fit, make new friends and discover different parts of the UK. Anyone with an interest in films, walking or just meeting new people and having fun cannot afford to miss these walks!"

The London Film Festival opened in Leicester Square last night with Frankenweenie, Tim Burton’s 3D stop motion take on the traditional Frankenstein myth which was filmed at the 3 Mills Studio in East London.