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22 things we learned about London from the movies

Think you know our city well? Our favourite London films have more to teach you

By Cath Clarke, Tom Huddleston and Laura Richards
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London, as we all know, is the best city in the world – so no wonder it's been celebrated in the movies over and over again. Whether it's the Underground being used as a creepy setting for a horror, or the South Bank as the romantic backdrop for a love story, filmmakers flock to the city. But what life lessons can we learn about our hometown from the big screen?

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9. 

Twisted things happen in London's fetish clubs at night ('Hellraiser')

10. 

But you might like to try that in the comfort of your own home ('Sherlock Holmes')

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11. 

You never have to wait long for the tube ('Skyfall')

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16. 

Don't try and keep us from the latest food pop-up ('Oliver!')

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But paparazzi will photograph literally anything ('Notting Hill')

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21. 

At least the police are exceedingly friendly ('Paddington')

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