The corner of Bromley used to film new John Lewis Christmas advert

The John Lewis Christmas advert has finally arrived and I think we can all agree we need it more than ever in 2020.

This year’s sweet TV advert which you can watch here – is inspired by the kindness shown by the British public during the coronavirus pandemic – they’ve only gone and done it again haven’t they?!

And anyone you lives around Bromley, Orpington in particular, may recognise the spot where the scenes at start and end of the advert were filmed. And you’d be right to.

The two minute long advert starts with a young boy whose football is stuck up in a tree and ends back at the same tree as a young girl gets off a London bus and sees the boy kicking the ball, before the message ‘Give A Little Love’ is written in the sky above.

These scenes were shot on the roundabout in Friar Road, Orpington.

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The roundabout at Friar Road in Orpington was given a festive makeover to film the John Lewis Christmas advert
The roundabout at Friar Road, in Orpington, was given a festive makeover to film the John Lewis Christmas advert
(Image: Alie Griffiths)

 

Houses nearby and the postbox were dressed with Christmas decorations and fake snow was added to give it a traditional Christmas feel.

Goddington Park was used by the production team setting up and the nearby church hall was used as a holding area.

The TV ad, designed to inspire the nation to give a little love to those around them, at this time of need and is made up of different forms of moving art – from the cinematography filmed in Bromley to animation and CGI.

What is your favourite ever John Lewis Christmas advert? Let us know in the comment section below.

For the first time John Lewis and Waitrose have commissioned a brand new song for the Christmas campaign.

Written and recorded by British soul singer, Celeste, the song is also called ‘A Little Love’.

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The aim of this year’s festive advert is to raise £4 million for two charities – FareShare, which helps those facing food poverty and Home-Start, which works with parents who need support.

A further £1 million will also be donated to charities who support families in their local communities. The charities will use these donations to provide food, comfort, emotional support and advice to at least 100,000 families in need.

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