Star Wars London
While most Star Wars locations take place in exotic climes such as Europe, Tunisia or Asia, there are a few ways for fans to indulge their intergalatic fantasies in and around the capital.
Star Wars at Madame Tussauds
Created with Disney and Lucasfilm, the Star Wars exhibit at Madame Tussauds offers 11 immersive scenes starring the lifelike wax figures of favourites such as Han Solo, Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Chewbacca and Yoda. Explore the swamps of Dagobah, enter Jabba's Throne Room, make your way past the Stormtroopers and step aboard the flight deck of the Millennium Falcon.
Canary Wharf Tube Station
Londoners were all atwitter earlier in 2016 when the trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story came out and some beady-eyed people recognised where Stormtroopers were running amok - it was the futuristic platforms of Canary Wharf Tube Station on the London Underground’s Jubilee Line. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is the first self-contained spin-off film from the Star Wars franchise and is due for release in December 2016. Would you have spotted the Star Wars London location in the trailer?
Take the train to Watford Junction and from there it’s a short bus ride, or a longer walk, to Whippendell Woods - 165 acres of ancient woodland used in exterior scenes set on the planet Naboo in 1999 film The Phantom Menace. Diehard fans can try and find the exact areas and trees that feature in the film using this Star Wars Whippendell Wood scene by scene guide.