Film London said that filming in the UK capital has grown 42% over the last three years.

The figures represent shoots for film, TV and commercials in all of London's 33 boroughs.

There were a record1 3,802 filming days in 2006, making London the third-busiest production city in the world. The borough of Westminster led the way with 2,310 days of filming.

Adrian Wootton, CEO of Film London said: 'London is enjoying an unprecedented boom for filming. The London Filming Partnership, set up to make filming in the capital easier, has enabled films with complex filming requirements such as 28 Weeks Later, Children of Men and Bollywood titles Jhoom Barabar Jhoom and Salaam-E-Ishq create new interpretations of the city.

Chairman of London Councils, councillor Merrick Cockell, said: 'Filming in London not only helps boost the capital's local economy, but also helps ensure London remains an international cultural focal point.