For the Anglophile moviegoer and tourist, there's certainly plenty to fashion a busy trip out of, from the Harry Potter studio tour (for those who would understandably rather experience the world of the boy wizard in London, rather than Orlando), to the sweeping scenery of Wiltshire village, where Stephen Spielberg filmed part of "War Horse" (remember, a stirring John Williams score is not included in the price of admission). Or if you're a history buff, you could take in the Manchester Town Hall, which "The Iron Lady" director Phyllida Lloyd used as a stand-in for London's Westminster Palace.
Yet, we will admit that some of VisitBritain's vacation suggestions are a bit, well, offbeat. (Would we really want to go to London's famous Geo. F. Trumper barbershop simply because it's featured in "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"?) Still, we Americans have been making movies about the Brits for years. Maybe it's time for us to return the favor.