ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

4 Best Hotels in London That Played A Role in Films

Updated on August 8, 2013
St Martins Lane Hotel
St Martins Lane Hotel

London Hotels in Hollywood Flicks

London is one of the favourite locations for movie directors from across the globe. Directors from past and present have shot many movies in London streets, around main tourist attractions. Some of the famous films have scenes taken inside London hotels too. From gangster films, drug deals to love, and comedy movies, these top hotels in London have played a role in different genres through the ages.

Here are some of London’s best hotels from movies, which you can book when you are travelling next on a trip to the capital:

Layer Cake (2004)

Few sensuous scenes from Daniel Craig starrer ‘Layer Cake’ were shot at this Covent Garden hotel. Craig a drug dealer in the movie invites Sienna Miller to his room at St Martins Lane Hotel. While Miller strips down to sexy black stockings in bathroom, Craig is seen lying topless on the bed in white. Just then doorbell rings, and when Craig answers the door, he gets a punch in stomach, blindfolded and bundled in laundry trolley by two robust built men. Unaware of what is going on in the room Miller returns to the bedroom to find it empty.

51 Buckingham Gate
51 Buckingham Gate

Howards End (1992)

Released in 1992, Howards End has few shots taken in the courtyard of 5-star 51 Buckingham Gate Hotel. The beautiful courtyard at this stunning hotel is used as exterior of Anthony Hoskins’s home. Look carefully through the hotel gateway, you will see the beautiful leafy landscaped courtyard, with a fountain. This wonderful hotel in London is a part of Taj chain of hotels, featuring a high quality Quilon Restaurant, in-house sauna, gym, and steam rooms.

Lancaster London Hotel
Lancaster London Hotel

The Italian Job (1969)

1969 classic The Italian Job features Michael Caine, who comes out of the prison after two years. His girlfriend Lorna picks him up in an ambassador’s car, drives to his tailor and on to the hotel – then called as the Royal Lancaster. The present Lancaster London Hotel consists of 416 rooms and no longer boasts the class and style of 1960s. This 4-star hotel in London offers some spectacular views over Hyde Park and other major attractions. While staying at this stunning Lancaster London, you can simply walk to some of the famous shopping areas in the capital too.

The Lanesborough Hotel
The Lanesborough Hotel

Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

The most expensive suite at The Lanesborough, The Royal Suite was used as a snooker room in the film, Eyes Wide Shut. An extended conversation between Sydney Pollack and Tom Cruise is shot here surrounding the red pool table. This Royal suite is priced at around £8,000 per night, including 3 bedrooms, study, a kitchen, a drawing room, 24-hour butler service, and a chauffer driven Bentley. Intimate sex scenes between Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman were hot inside the junior bedroom within this suite. The Lanesborough is a 5-star luxury hotel, which is situated at Hyde Park Corner. Stay here and enjoy a royal treatment in its expensive suite.

These luxury hotels in London tempt number of travellers across the globe. Their Hollywood connection and splendid setting woos everyone on their trip. Book a room at any of these hotels to enjoy royal lifestyle of London.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)