Sunday, 26 May 2013

Great London Films No.23: It Happened Here

It’s The Daily Constitutional Film Festival. And it’s programmed by London Walks Guides and London Walkers. Which is the greatest London movie of them all? The best performance in a London-set film? Your favourite London movie location?

As usual, we want to hear from you – send us your favourite London movie nominations to the usual email address, get in touch with us on Twitter @londonwalks or leave a comment at the bottom of this post.

LW Guide Tom adds…

No. 23: It Happened Here

How about the Kevin Brownlow 'cult' film 'It Happened Here' made in 1964 where bizarrely Nazi Germany invades and overruns the UK. Part shot in Notting Hill and mentioned on my walk in that neighbourhood.

Adam adds a P.S… on a similar theme, here’s an earlier post on Len Deighton’s alternative history thriller SS-GB.  (It will help you get your thinking caps on – we’re looking for your favourite London books soon!)

Tom is a barrister, Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, Examiner for the Blue Badge Guides Course, travel writer and another creme de la creme professionally qualified Blue Badge Guide (he's the Chairman of the Guild of Guides Association). Follically challenged but motorcycling virile, his graceful wit, classic elegance of mind, infectious giggle, and gentle and generous heart make him the delight of all who know him. 

Forthcoming Film Walks with London Walks… Alfred Hitchcock's London on September 22, from Holborn underground, both at 10.45; and London on Film on August 25, Bank underground exit 3 at 10.45.

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