The King’s Speech Movie Tour

The King’s Speech….is of course the movie that’s been on everyone’s lips, especially after it scooped up four Oscars including “the big one” for Best Picture.

The movie faced a real challenge – it wanted to be historically accurate but wasn’t allowed to film in any of the royal palaces (there’s a longstanding rule against drama productions using the palaces). So Buckingham Palace was recreated by using a number of locations, the main one being Lancaster House (just off the Mall) – owned by the Foreign Office – where all the scenes of the State rooms were filmed.

More info here.