8 Love Ac­tu­ally

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This fes­tive ro­man­tic com­edy tells love sto­ries – from a lovesick 10-year-old to the new Prime Min­is­ter (Hugh Grant) and a cou­ple on their wed­ding day to a run-away nov­el­ist. The film’s lo­ca­tion list reads like a ‘must do’ guide to Lon­don in­clud­ing the Lon­don Eye, Trafal­gar Square and Sel­fridges. Set­ting the fes­tive scene, an open­ing mon­tage also shows the beau­ti­ful Som­er­set House (be­low) in all its glory. Once a 16th cen­tury palace, the build­ing is now home to ever-chang­ing art and de­sign ex­hi­bi­tions with mu­sic, film and fash­ion events tak­ing place through­out the year.


Bri­tish Air­ways flies di­rect to Lon­don from Dh3,500, from where you can eas­ily take trains to the rest of the coun­try.

The Bri­tish tourism board VisitBri­tain is run­ning a ‘Film is Great’ cam­paign that aims to pro­mote the at­trac­tions around the UK made fa­mous by block­buster movies. To win a trip to th­ese lo­ca­tions, log on to https://www.face­book.com/ Love Great Bri­tain and take part in an on­go­ing com­pe­ti­tion.

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