All locations that can be found on this site.
In 2017, London hosted an exhibition about Star Wars (Star Wars Identities). It featured some Original props and art. Also, visitors got a chance to create a virtual character of their own, based on all Star Wars locations and characters. Definitely worth visiting for true fans (although a bit small).
For the BBC SciFi drama “Life on Mars” (named after the David Bowie song), the main location for filming is Manchester in the UK. Sam Tyler (John Simm) gets into an accident and finds himself waking up in the Police Force of the 1970’s under supervision from DCI Gene Hunt (Glenister). The story is set in Greater Manchester and some of the locations used are the Victoria Baths in Longsight. They are used several times throughout the show. First as the swimmingpool, later as old waterworks, a warehouse and the morgue of season two.
Sam first sees himself in 1973 in West Egerton Street. Rochdale Road and an alley near Princess Street are also used in season one. The police station is located at the end of Lacy Street (see the detailed map for exact locations) near the A6, it is Stopford House.
In season 1, St Thomas Hospital was used as the morgue (a real morgue).
Also used: WiIlliams Street (“Watch my car or I’ll stomp on your toys!”). Tiger Lounge near Cooper street is where the Casino is in season 2. Near Bond street is where Sam gets hit by a car in 2006.
After the succesful series “Life on Mars”, this sequel to the show is set in London in the 1980’s. DI Alex Drake arrives from 2008 (or is this just some coma-induced dream???) and runs around the city with the politically incorrect DCI Gene Hunt and his red Audi Quatro.
While it is for BBC Wales, it is in fact recorded in East London. The Police Station is an old Stock Exchange building and can be found at 4-6 Christopher Street (Islington).
Now don’t go looking for Luigi’s Trattoria & Alex’s flat. The trattoria used is now a fish restaurant, but right across the street from the “Police Station” at 9 Christopher Street.
In the very first episode where Alex gets shot (seriously, no spoiler), this is near the Founders Arms (52 Hopton Street) on the South Bank of the Thames.
Nottingham maybe the home of another fictional hero, but in 2012, Christopher Nolan used the famous Wollaton Hall as the Wayne Manor (Batman). In previous episodes of his trilogy, only exteriors of the building were used, but in 2012 also the interior was used for filming.
Wollaton Hall is open for visitors, since it is one of the most famous buidlings of Nottingham and also a museum. It has a large park surrounding it so also very nice for a short walk.
While writing this post, the movie has not yet been released. However, some locations are released by Birminghammail.
Including: Cornwall Street and Chamberlain Square.
Cornwall street will feature a “carchase with gunfire”.
Also Camberley in Surrey (UK) was used, here Poppy’s Bowling Lane can be found.
Studio work was done at Warner Bros, Leavesden.
Seems this movie is not set in London like the first Kingsman, although some filming took place here in December 2016 (after principal photography wraped).
A small copper (and gold) mine in the north of Scotland, Tomnadashan Mine. While John Campbell was unsuccessful here mining the goods, a small crew of filmmakers was very successful when they used this location as : The cave of Caerbannog. The crew was Monty Python, the film The Holy Grail. At this location, the Black Beast of Arrrghhh lives and is guarded by the killer rabbit. Luckily, there is the Holy Handgrenade of Antioch….
Samuel L. Jackson has to testify against Gary Oldman in 2017’s “The Hitman’s Bodyguard”. While some scenes are filmed in the canals of Amsterdam (not like the Dutch movie “Amsterdamned” where the canals of Utrecht were used), the crew also went to Den Haag (The Hague). This is the actual location for the International Court of Justice.
For this big Hollywood production, “Ocean’s Twelve” (2004), production used a little train station in the Netherlands. While the story is set in the trainstation in Amsterdam, this was a busy location. A nearby station was used (and the Thalys high speed train which usualy does not stop there was moved here). The city of Haarlem had a “similar” trainstation which suited the production needs.
The largest brick build building in Europe, this Grade II listed “power station” can be seen in many films and tv shows. Constructed in the 1930’s but closed down in 1983, this iconic building was very suitable for a mystery in “Sherlock” (tv show), many episodes of the Original pre 2005 “Doctor Who” (which was recorded in and around London at that time). But also Hitchcock’s “Sabotage” was filmed here as well as “The Meaning of Life” from the Python boys.
Pink Floyd photographed here for the cover of “Animals” with a large inflateable pink pig. The pig broke loose and got in the flyway of Heathrows planes. This produced much publicity for Pink Floyd and the Power Station.
The Station has been bought by a Malaysian company in 2012 and has been turned into appartments. In 2020 a tube station with the same name will be opened nearby. Also in the “new” Battersea Power Station, there is room for many offices, Apple has a space here as well.
Iconic as this building is, it is sure to turn up in many other productions….
James Bond is known to travel the world, and in 1971 he briefly visited Amsterdam in “Diamonds are Forever”.
Tiffany Case lives at Reguliersgracht 36 and close by and a body is found at the “Magere Brug” (between Keizersgracht en Prinsengracht), a famous Dutch monument.
More bodies are found in the city of Amsterdam in the movie Amsterdamned years later…