I have not one but two things to announce in relation to One Direction’s song ‘One Thing’…

The first is that I’m 30 and One Direction are my guilty pleasure. I have their calendar and I am going to see them twice on their 2013 tour. I probably should be ashamed but I’m not.

The second is that I’ve mapped the main locations from the ‘One Thing’ video (shot in a day in London and chock full of classic British sights) so you can create your own little One Direction tour when you next come to London. Have a look at all the video screengrabs then recreate it using the Google Map at the bottom :)

One Direction's 'One Thing' cover, shot in front of London's Lambeth Bridge

Cover for the single – shot in front of Lambeth Bridge

One Direction in London's Battersea Park for their 'One Thing' video

First verse – Battersea Park

One Direction in front of Battersea Park fountains, London, for 'One Thing'

Battersea Park Fountains

One Direction – crossing Westminster Bridge in London

Bussing it over Westminster Bridge to the Houses of Parliament

Harry Styles in front of Horseguards Parade, London, for 1D's 'One Thing' video

Harry Styles looking fetching in front of a Horseguards Parade horse

One Direction's 'One Thing' video in London

And driving past Admiralty Arch, right by Trafalgar Square…

One Direction pulling up in Trafalgar Square for 'One Thing'

Pulling into Trafalgar Square for the second verse (Niall pointing out the National Gallery)

One Direction in Trafalgar Square, London

Busking in Trafalgar Square… I wonder how many pence they made?

Waterloo Bridge, London in 'One Thing' by One Direction

Bussing it over Waterloo Bridge after nightfall…

One Direction in front of the Millennium Bridge, London

…Only to appear on a sofa by the Tate Modern, with the Millennium Bridge and St Paul’s Cathedral in the background…

One Direction pulling into Covent Garden, London

Pulling into Covent Garden Piazza (East side) – spot the Dirty Martini logo on the right!


'One Thing' by One Direction finishing up at St Paul's Church, Covent Garden

Jumping around to the last few choruses in front of St Paul’s Church, the backwards church in Covent Garden


Lambeth Bridge, London – for One Direction's 'One Thing' video

And the final shot, of Lambeth Bridge, very apt in its red, white and blue.


If you do the 1D tour, please send us a pic of you walking in their shoes!

Let me know if you can recognise any locations I’ve missed – I’ll add them in :)


View One Direction ‘One Thing’ London locations in a larger map