Category: UK

The Dark Knight Rises – Nottingham

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 […]

Kingsman: The Golden Circle – Birmingham

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 […]

Monty Python and the Holy Grail – Tomnadashan mine

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 […]

Battersea Power Station – UK

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 […]

The Reform Club – London

This Victorian establishment, founded in 1836,  has been used in many films. Interior and exterior can be seen in “Sherlock Holmes” (2009) (as Cafe Royal), but also  “The Avengers (1998)”, “1408” (2007), “Die Another Day” (2002), “The Invisible Woman” (2013), “Quantum of Solace” (2008), “The Bounty” (1984). Go and check it out.

Sherlock Holmes (2009) – London

The Art Deco building called “Freemason’s Hall” can be seen in the 2009 version of Sherlock Holmes. It is a memorial to the people who were killed during WWI. In the film it has been used in the scene where Blackwood reappears before the order. The building is open to visitors.

Sherlock Holmes (2009) – London

The Grade One listed Industrial building from Victorian times, Crossness Pumping Station, was used in the 2009 version of Sherlock Holmes. Blackwood enters the sewers through this building. It is open to visitors and the building is known for its spectacular cast ironworks.

Doctor Who – Fields House

Maybe the most scary location of all “Doctor Who” episodes is the one where we first meet the Weeping Angels. A “haunted house” like location where Sally is introduced to the Timelord and statues that come to life. At the time of filming (and some time after that), the house was creepy and very useful […]

Doctor Who – Gileston Farm

For the second episode of season 10 “Doctor Who”, the crew went to film in Valencia, Spain. The wheatfield which is next to the futuristic building (Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias), is in fact close to Cardiff and is next to Gileston Farm. These two European location form Gilese 581d, the first human […]

Doctor Who – Pencoed Studios

For season 10 (2016 recordings, 2017 aired) the “Doctor Who” crew went outside the usual BBC studios of Cardiff to the nearby Sony Studios at Pencoed. Known for their 4K recordings and large sets, it must have been the reason for moving there. Read an article about it here.