Tag: europe

Life on Mars – Manchester

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 […]

Ashes to Ashes – London

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, […]

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 […]

Ocean’s Twelve – Haarlem

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 […]

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 […]

Amsterdamned (1988) – Amsterdam (and Utrecht)

For the 1988 low-budget horror movie “Amsterdamned”, most scenes are filmed in and around Amsterdam. Although for the boat chase, the city of Amsterdam did not allow the crew to film in the Capital itself, so filming took place in the nearby canals of Utrecht. Although they look very similar, a big difference is the […]

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.