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….

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.

Jason Bourne – London – Woolwich

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For the fifth installment of the “Bourne” movies, Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass reunite to make this movie. Filming locations for this film are all over the globe, starting with the trainstations in London.

Both Paddington Station (shot in September 2015 ) and Woolwich station (March, 2016) are used for the film.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit – London

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Next to Westfield London Shopping Centre and very close to BBC broadcasting, are the historic structures called the Dimco Buildings. Originaly build in 1898 for the underground, they are now in use as a bus station.

Robert Zemeckis used these buildings for “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” in 1988 for the Toontown Acme Buildings. But not only Judge Doom did nasty things here, in 2001 Steven Sommers used this location for “the Mummy Returns”.

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade – Granada

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In the third installment of the Indiana Jones movies, Marcus Brody (played by the late Denholm Elliott) arrives in Iskenderun by train. Iskenderun is not a real town, instead the Spanish Guadix Railway station was used for filming.
https://en.rail.cc/guadix/city/l/13271#rail

Ghostbusters – New York

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In 1984, Ivan Reitman and his crew used a lot of New York locations for their “Ghostbusters” movie. Perhaps the most famous one is the small fire station, which is actualy very real. It is located at 14 North Moore Street. However, the interior was not filmed in New York, but in downtown Los Angeles.