Doctor Who S11 – HTC Plant Sheffield

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The HTC Plant in Sheffield has been used for the filming of Doctor Who Season 11. The show will air in 2018, details will follow.

HTC Plant Sheffield

Doctor Who S11 – Sheffield

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Rumoured that filming took place here for season 11 filming of Doctor Who.

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Doctor Who S11 – Cardiff

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Cardiff Uni


On 10 November 2017, filming took place at Cardiff University for Season 11 of Doctor Who. Still unclear what scenes are being filmed here, speculation is that one of the new companions of the female Doctor is a policeman.
Scenes are also filmed at the “Kidney Research Sop”.

Battersea Power Station – UK

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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….

The Reform Club – London

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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

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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

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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

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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 for the production of this episode.

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After 2010 however, the house was sold and renovated. Not much is left of the creepy building seen in “Blink” (the “Doctor Who” episode). But the crew returned to film the Christmas special “The Snowmen” here. Less scary, still snowmen coming to life is no picknick….

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It seemed they could do better, as they did in 2016, when they returned yet again to film “Knock, Knock” (S10, E04), aired in may 2017. The building ate young students who rented the rooms… creaky floorboards… flickering lights… yes, this house is still very scary…..

And the fun part, you too can stay here, check out this link to airbnb….

Not only was this location used for “Doctor Who”. Also “Sherlock” was filmed here after the renovation.

(Image: Charles Williams)
(Image: Charles Williams)

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The current owners liked the modifications the crew made to the bedroom, which was used for Irene Adlers room, so much, they left the wallpaper.

In 2020, the property came up for sale again for approx. €2 mln. Check out the website: https://www.mrandmrsclarke.com/property/the-fields-manor-fields-park-residences/

Doctor Who – Gileston Farm

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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 colony, where you better smile to stay alive…

Doctor Who – Pencoed Studios

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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.