London is one of the hottest spots in the world for film locations. Its history, architecture and famous landmarks have provided a backdrop for some of the most memorable cinematic moments in film history. From much-loved movies of the 1940s and 1950s such as "The Blue Lamp, "Passport to Pimlico" and "The Lavender Hill Mob", through the 1960s and films such as "Alfie", "Blow Up" and "A Hard Day's Night", up to contemporary movies like "Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels", "Notting Hill" and "About a Boy", the city has seen it all. In a special chapter, the book also reveals how parts of London have even "doubled" as other locations - Vietnam in "Full Metal Jacket", Moscow in "GoldenEye" and Ruislip Lido as the North Atlantic in "A Night to Remember". Accompanied by locator maps, comprehensive biography boxes and Blue Plaque information, this guide leads the reader around London's numerous visually and historically evocative locations. It is a useful companion for anyone with an interest in London's buzzing film business, whether they be a visitor to the capital or an armchair movie-buff.