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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.

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