London is an international hub for major feature film production, making it a great place to study for those wanting to break in the industry. Film students in London can enjoy a wide range of film festivals, specialist independent cinemas, Q&A masterclass events and networking opportunities.
London provides an excellent combination of history, culture and innovation, making it the ideal backdrop for a long list of award-winning feature films, including:
The Iron Lady, The King's Speech, Notting Hill, A Clockwork Orange, Batman Begins, Shaun of the Dead, Skyfall, Children of Men, Attack the Block, An American Werewolf in London, Kidulthood, Adulthood, Eastern Promises, Oliver Twist, About a Boy, The Long Good Friday, Love Actually
A microcosm of London's shifting ethnic patterns, the area around Brick Lane in East London was once associated with poor slums. However, the area is now extremely popular with London’s edgy and artistic crowd, featuring galleries, restaurants, markets and festivals throughout the year.
The Old Truman Brewery at 91 Brick Lane houses a vibrant market where up-and-coming designers set up shop every Sunday selling a unique variety of clothes, handbags and jewellery. There are also vintage clothing stores and chic boutiques dotted around the area.
As a hub of London's multicultural community, Brick Lane has always been famed for its many authentic curry restaurants. It now also has a reputation for its warehouse art exhibitions and trendy clubs and bars. So, before your East London experience is complete, be sure to head to Cafe 1001 or 93 Feet East (150 Brick Lane) which has become an East End institution well known for its eclectic mix of live music and intimate atmosphere.