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Three Major James Bond 'Skyfall' Locations Anyone Can Visit

November 8, 2012 at 5:19 PM | by | ()

The James Bond films are famous for bringing moviegoers to some of world's the most luxurious, remote and exotic locales, and Skyfall is no exception. Here are three of our favorite locations in Bond 23.

· Four Seasons Hotel at Canary Wharf, London

As with most Bond movies, London plays a large role in Skyfall. 007 makes his way through landmarks like Parliament Square, Tower of London, the O2 Arena, and the Secret Intelligence Service Building (the real M16 headquarters). But, the city also doubles for Shanghai in many Skyfall scenes. The posh Four Seasons Hotel at Canary Wharf's Room 712 is the location of what is sure to become Bond's most infamous shower scene, set in Shanghai.

· Grand Bazaar, Istanbul

Bond is no stranger to Istanbul as the city was featured in Russia With Love and The World is Not Enough. In Skyfall, Istanbul is front and center as the film opens with a high-speed chase through Istanbul's streets, over its rooftops, and inside the famous Eminonu Square. There's also the Grand Bazaar, one of the world's oldest and largest covered markets.

· Hashima Island, Japan

Japan's Hashima Island was recreated in London's Pinewood Studios, but most of the exterior long shots of Japan's creepiest island are authentic. Hashima, located 15 kilometers from Nagasaki, once housed thousands of workers who would harvest coal from the sea floor for Mitsubishi but, as the popularity of coal fell, the island was eventually completely abandoned. Tour boats now travel to the island daily for around $50 per person.

See all of these locations, and more, when Skyfall hits the big screen this weekend.

[Photo: IMDb]

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