Be it the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, or the neon headache that is Piccadilly Circus, film directors have blown countless reels of stock on London’s iconic sights.

One legacy of the Big Smoke’s 2000-year history is an array of buildings and vistas that lend themselves to the cinematic treatment, from flicks that deal in “ye olde” London (Shakespeare in Love, Oliver Twist), through to post-war hardship (It Always Rains on Sunday), the Swinging Sixties (Alfie) and an apocalyptic future (28 Days Later).

We’ve got things started with a few choice examples, but do tell us what you think: which London classics have we missed?

Spoiler alert: some of these clips, embedded through Thinglink, contain scenes near the end of the film…

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