With the Mission Impossible locations in Prague in the bag Tokyo Fox now brings you the ones used in London though in reality I actually did them a few days before I even went to the Czech Republic! Having met up with Richard Richard in London between Christmas and New Year I had a bit of time to kill before returning to my parents house so went in search of a couple of locations. This certainly wasn’t an impossible mission (do you see what I’ve done there?!) as they were very easy to find.
The story properly moves to London on 72 minutes and Liverpool Street Underground station (below) is seen with the safe house right above it being the place where Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and Pilot Franz Krieger (Jean Reno) hide away. It’s seen again six minutes later as Hunt heads across the road to the railway station.
Hunt meets up with Jim Phelps (Jon Voight), who he had presumed was dead (having fallen off Charles Bridge in Prague), by a row of telephones under the stairs (below) by the Liverpool Street Railway station exit. Since filming took place in 1995 the phones have been replaced by cashpoint machines following a makeover of the station.
The interior of County Hall (below), next to the London Eye, became the ‘Langley, Virginia CIA Headquarters.
Tower Bridge (below) is prominently in the background of the helicopter landing on 88 minutes. My shot was taken from the other side of the river.
The final London location to feature (104 minutes) is the Anchor Tavern pub (below) at 1 Bankside by Southwark Bridge. It’s where Hunt and Luther Stickell (Ving Rhames) unwind in the films final moments.
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