British Christmas Movies Set In London

Favorite British Christmas Movies Set In London

Watching a Christmas movie may bring the holiday spirit and make you feel like it’s almost Christmas Day. In recent years, they’ve even become a ‘cosy’ year-round delight throughout the year! It would help if you had an upbeat movie to get into the holiday spirit. Enjoy several holiday favourites set in London if a visit there is on your dream list. 

Get into the Christmas spirit early and explore Vacation Perfect rental apartments in London. At the same time, you kick back and enjoy these beloved British movies set in London over Christmas and a few more rare movies where London plays a co-starring role.

We Wish You a Merry Christmas or, A Christmas Carol

A cinematic adaption of Charles Dickens’s classic narrative, this animated movie follows Scrooge as he is woken on Christmas Eve and visited by ghosts that show him his wretched life. Jim Carrey performs several of the characters, including Scrooge and all three of the spirits. You’ll see Big Ben and other London icons all around this warm and fuzzy animated film.

Celebration Of The Season

You will find a tendency here: many Christmas movie stories focus on romance, and The Holiday is no different. To increase their chances of meeting “the one,” two single ladies from other nations decide to trade places. You will get an opportunity to observe what Christmas time looks like in a little community in South-East London.

Love Actually

This has developed into a Christmas favourite. Love opens five weeks before Christmas, and it follows several individuals as they discover the Christmas spirit and love leading up to the big day.

About a Boy, 2002

About A Boy, a romantic comedy adapted from a book by Nick Hornby, is not your typical holiday picture. The film takes place in the heart of London and follows the narrative of Will, played by Hugh Grant, who has never had to work a day in his life because of the yearly royalties from his father’s Christmas song. 

Unwillingly, Will becomes close with a young child of 12 who guides him toward a more meaningful existence. Even though Islington is where much of the action takes place, other London landmarks, including Oxford Street, the London Zoo, and Queen Mary’s Gardens, make appearances.

The Diary of Bridget Jones

Ever since she first appeared on the big screen in that iconic Christmas jumper that could only possibly attract the attention of someone called Mark Darcy, Bridget Jones has been everyone’s favourite hopeless romantic. The closing scene, in which she and Mr Darcy are reunited while a snowstorm surrounds them (spoiler, but who wouldn’t see it coming? ), is one of the film’s most iconic. Set in London, the film will inspire you to add a few must-see spots to your travel bucket list.

We Wish You a Merry Christmas or, A Christmas Carol

The film’s inclusion on the list may come as a surprise, given that it is mainly animated, but many of the settings are actual locales in modern-day London. While it’s true that every single one of these movies is a masterpiece, I daresay this tale stands above them all. We could go on and on about how wonderful it is to reread Charles Dickens’s novel every Christmas while sipping a hot cup of tea, but since we’re here to speak about the 2009 film version starring Jim Carrey, that’s not what we’re going to do. A Christmas Carol is situated in London. Thus any film adaptation must include London in some way. It seems sensible for a film about London to have visits to some of the city’s most iconic landmarks.

The Snowman

The Snowman is a Christmas film, but it takes to place an hour outside the nation’s capital. Thus it also features several famous sights from the area. The film follows a little boy and his snowman pal on an extraordinary adventure. The couple takes in companies, including the Royal Pavilion and Brighton Palace Pier, while the timeless hit “Walking in the Air” plays in the background.


You may thus go on your own Christmas vacation, but without the aid of a magical snowman.



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