10 Filming Locations to Inspire Your Next Holiday

2020 might not have been the travel year that many of us were hoping it would be, but that didn’t stop us from dreaming.

We found films and TV to be the one of the best ways to transport ourselves to exotic destinations and find inspiration for all our future travel plans. 2021 is shaping up to be a bumper year for cinema, so we’ve put together a list of our top films releasing in 2021 that will inspire your next dream holiday. 

Europe

James Bond, No Time To Die (Puglia, Italy)

Setting the standard for suave Brit’s abroad for over 50 years, James Bond makes his long-awaited return to the big screen this year. The film famously used gallons of Coca-Cola for a motorcycle stunt on the stunning cobbled Italian streets, but we suggest having your drinks in a more relaxed fashion, while you enjoy the scenery of magnificent Puglia.

Mission Impossible 7 (Rome, Italy)

For us regular folks, driving a sports car through authentic roman columns at Rome’s Piazza Venezia would be a mission impossible. For Tom Cruise however, this is more than just a daydream – seeing him racing through the Roman Forums in the latest installment of the Mission Impossible series is sure to inspire a trip to the Italian capital.

UK

Last Night in Soho (London)

Experience the style, glamour, and humor of 60’s Soho in Edgar Wright’s latest cinematic romp through the lively London night. Starring Anya Taylor Joy and Matt Smith, Last Night in Soho is sure to inspire some adventures closer to home and prove that you don’t have to travel hundreds of miles to have the holiday of a lifetime.

Fast & Furious 9 (London)

Road trip anyone? There are few locations that the Fast & Furious franchise hasn’t visited throughout the years, but the latest and greatest installment finds itself closer to home than normal – speeding through the streets of London and onto your screen. If you find yourself inspired join the action, a break in London gives you everything you need, right on your doorstep.

USA

West Side Story (New York)

This universally adored musical is being given the Spielberg treatment and singing, dancing, and romancing its way back onto our screens. Having already inspired countless travellers, this film is sure to motivate a new wave of culture-seekers. What could be better than jiving through its incredible setting on a once in a lifetime New York holiday?

The Matrix 4 (San Francisco)

Keanu Reeves dons the famous leather coat once again as Neo and friends return in the new installment of the Matrix franchise. The filming crew have recently been spotted dramatically blowing holes in San Francisco streets, and a trip here is set to be equally explosive with the city being home to far more than just movie magic.

The Suicide Squad (Atlanta, Georgia)

The Suicide Squad sequel brings the star-studded team of antiheroes back together for another epic adventure that has been shot on location all over America and Canada. As the likes of Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, Sylvester Stallone, and Viola Davis engage with supervillain enemies, the stunning Atlanta skyline provides a suitably epic backdrop.

North America

Jungle Cruise (Hawaii)

Set off on a cinematic journey packed full of holiday inspiration and traverse the stunning nature of Hawaii on a Jungle Cruise. Proving that Hawaii’s idyllic island offering is more than just beaches, what could be better for the whole family than a Disney movie, based on a famous theme park ride, and starring The Rock?

Middle East

Dune (Abu Dhabi)

If you’re looking for a destination that feels entirely out of this world, look no further Abu Dhabi. Denis Villeneuve’s latest big-budget offering is an adaptation of the epic sci-fi novel ‘Dune’, with the stunning sandy deserts of Abu Dhabi standing in for an alien landscape. Here you will find an escape like no other.

Africa

Death on the Nile (Morocco)

Mysterious, captivating, thrilling. All words that could be used to describe the unique beauty of Morocco. They could also be just as easily applied to Agatha Christie’s famous novel. With a star stuffed cast, Death on the Nile takes you on a journey down the legendary river that is sure to entertain and leave you inspired to undertake a Moroccan adventure of your own.

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