June 28th, 2012, 06:33 AM
Help identifying a SkyFall London Location from trailer ???
anyone know the exact location where this shot was taken in London ?
i tried google maps for a street view but still couldn't find it
Going to London in Sep. Id appreciate any help identifying this location.
many thanks !
June 28th, 2012, 04:46 PM
From what I can tell, Bond seems to be slightly east of Westminster, looking west; following the line of the Thames, that would seem to put him close to the old Ministry of Defence building (appropriately enough)... can't quite give you an exact spot, but looking at the 'bell tower' on the right of the picture, it seems possible that he's on the roof of the Guoman Royal Horseguards Hotel, though I'm not quite sure...
If it is the hotel, you might be able to get to that spot, though if it's a government building you may be less lucky! If you want to get close to the Vauxhall Building as featured in TWINE, you may want to take a 'Duck Tour' - these are tours of London in DUKWs, the amphibious vehicles which were used in the D-Day landings, and after driving round the centre of London for a while they go into the Thames and travel east (the same direction Bond travelled in as he chased the Cigar Girl, though the Ducks don't go as far east as the Dome). The nice thing is that the ramp they use to get into and out of the Thames is right next door to MI6. "Take photos by all means," the guide said when I last did the tour, "because you can be sure they're filming you!"
June 28th, 2012, 08:18 PM
thanks mate. your help was greatly appreciated.
Apparently , this was shot at the rooftop of the Corinthia Hotel facing the old Ministry of defense building.
I checked it in google maps and it made total sense.
Any other recommendations for similar rooftop views in London that are accessible to public ??
Last edited by Shirreer; June 28th, 2012 at 08:23 PM.
June 29th, 2012, 03:10 PM
The Oxo Tower has a good view out onto the Thames, and you don't need to dine there to go out ont the balcony (just buying a drink will suffice).
If you're feeling adventurous, you can climb up the side of the Millennium Dome (now known as the O2, it's become a popular entertainment venue) and admire the 360-degree views - details here. Just be careful you don't tumble down the side of the building as Bond did in TWINE!
June 29th, 2012, 07:06 PM
You have got to get a picture snapped there! That is such a cool shot I made it my wallpaper! I'm super jealous, I've been wanting to visit London for years but can't find anyone to go with me!