Favourite film locations

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I happened to see the Sarah Jessica Parker film I Don’t Know How She Does It, last night. The film, based on Alison Pearson’s best selling novel, was shot in Boston and had the effect of making me want to book a break in Boston. It seems I am not the only one inspired to holiday in the location of a favourite film: Hotwire.com, who offer up to 50% off in the UK and 2500 destinations abroad, has revealed its top five destination deals for film-loving holidaymakers and they are as follows:

One Day – Edinburgh
Following on from the book’s major success is One Day. Emma and Dexter meet on their graduation day and the story follows them for 20 years throughout Edinburgh and London.

Harry Potter – Orlando
Harry Potter recently broke records for box office smashes, recording £23m in its first weekend. If you have young children, then visiting Harry, Ron and Hermione at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando might be just up your diagon alley.

Eat.Pray.Love – Naples and Rome
Eat. Pray. Love is another successful book that translated to the silver screen perfectly. In the film we see Liz who realises the urge to ‘find herself’ by eating, praying and loving. If you are anything like us then the eating part really caught your attention. Visit Naples to find the birthplace of Pizza – just like Liz. Except don’t stop there as the Ice Cream in Naples is to die for.

Sherlock Holmes – London
If you are looking for more adventure then why not visit London’s Baker Street? Sherlock Holmes fictionally lived here throughout the mid-1800s. Visit the Sherlock Holmes museum which stands in the exact spot where Sherlock is said to have lived at 221b Baker Street – it’s a great place for families.

The Devil Wears Prada – New York and Paris
Do the words “By all means move at a glacial pace. You know how that thrills me” and “We have all the published Harry Potter books. The twins want to know what happens next” speak to you? If so, you need to visit the site of The Devil Wears Prada and visit The Runway offices, which just happen to be the Fox building (1211 Avenue of the Americas).

I’d also like to see Australia’s Northern Territory on the list in the wake of having watched the Baz Luhrmann film starring, and I mean starring, Hugh Jackman. What about you? Have you ever booked a break on the back of watching a film?

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