Monthly Archives: January 2015

London Filming Locations: Entrapment (1999)

This Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta-Jones heist movie was most memorably set in Malaysia but the majority of the locations were shot in Britain with Duart Castle on the Isle of Mull in Scotland very prominent. As for London, a few … Continue reading

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Trainspotting On The Great Central Railway Pt II: Loughborough

On a bitterly cold morning, it was still very misty when my parents and I arrived at Loughborough Central railway station about 15 minutes after we left Rothley Station. I guess the conditions all added to the mystique of the place … Continue reading

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Trainspotting On The Great Central Railway Pt I: Rothley

As a movie locations geek I usually look at the fairly limited info in the filming locations section on IMDb whenever I watch any film. That certainly happened when I watched ‘Buster‘ (1988) over the holiday season which brought back memories as it … Continue reading

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Dining Out: Japanese Food Stall In Market Harborough!

When I have gone back to the UK in recent years I’ve been quite surprised by the number of Japanese restaurants and bento (lunchbox) shops that have popped up  all over London as well as a few in Leicester too. During the time I’ve … Continue reading

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Star Wars Traveller – Naboo Revisited (a.k.a. Watford, UK)

Four years ago I visited Whippendell Wood in Watford which was used in ‘Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace‘ to portray the forest of Naboo. Back then I was fairly satisfied with my visit but heavy snow in the area meant that it looked … Continue reading

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Sightseeing In Leicester! Yes, Really!

I was born in Leicester, used to regularly go shopping there, worked there for a while and have been to watch Leicester City at home hundreds and hundreds of times so you’d think that I know the place well. Sadly … Continue reading

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London Filming Locations: Paddington (2014)

Peru is a country that has long fascinated me and is one I’d love to visit. I know it of course for the world wonder that is Machu Picchu, ex-Leicester player Nobby Solano (13 appearances!), Deportivo Wanka football club but … Continue reading

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