We’re huge fans of our locations, and it turns out that they’re no stranger to stardom! On the Discover App, you’ll find TV and Film locations in the UK spanning decades!
Portobello Market was used for a scene in the classic Notting Hill starring Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts. Hugh’s character, William, makes his way down the market near the Duke of Wellington Pub and also steps out of the house with the blue door on Portobello Road!
Moving up the country, Leeds has hosted a number of films and TV shows! The Great Train Robbery, a two-part mini-series on BBC One used various areas of the city centre for filming. These included The Adelphi Pub, Briggate, Hyde Park, The Calls and Hyde Park Picture House. It was released on the 18th and 19th December 2012 and is currently available to watch on Netflix.
Although Emmerdale was set in a fictional village in the Yorkshire Dales, the interior scenes are all filmed at the Leeds Studios and outdoor scenes are shot at a set on the Harewood Estate in Leeds! Emmerdale is still being broadcast and is available to watch every weeknight at 7:30pm on ITV.
A few scenes in the 2009 Wuthering Heights mini-TV series starring Charlotte Riley and Tom Hardy was shot in Bramham Park and Stockeld Park.
The 2006 film of the family classic Dad’s Army filmed a scene in Leeds Town Hall where an MI5 suspect is leaving the ‘London’ building!
Parts of The Festival (2018), starring Joe Thomas (Simon Cooper in The Inbetweeners) and Hannah Toiton (Tara Brown in The Inbetweeners), was filmed at Leeds Festival with actual festival-goers as extras for the crowd scenes!
It’s a Sin (2021)used Le Mans Crescent, known as Bolton’s hidden gem, for it’s stunning architecture which can be repurposed to represent an entirely new locations with little imagination! In It’s a Sin the area was used as a London street in the 1980’s! It’s a Sin is available to watch on All 4.
One of the nations’ favourites, Peaky Blinders, also used Bolton’s Le Mans Crescent to film the preceding scene to Arthur’s memorable line in the pub as being, ‘under new management by order of the Peaky Blinders’
Bolton has also been home to the sets of Coronation Street, Wolfe, Ridley Road, Red Rose, Wedding Season & The Reckoning.
Cornwall has stunning views across moorland, and breathtaking seascapes. It’s no surprise that the county has been used in some of the most well known TV shows and Films across the country.
Poldark fans might recognize Charlestown as the location used for Truro Harbour, however, it has also been used for huge blockbusters, Pirates of the Caribbean & Alice in Wonderland.
The area of Holywell Bay (on the outskirts of Newquay) was used in James Bond – Die Another Day as the Korean Beach he lands on after night-surfing the famous Jaws Wave. Die Another Day also featured the Eden Project as an Icelandic diamond mine!
Further up the coast in Port Isaac, 20 minutes from Wadebridge, is where much loved TV series, Doc Martin, was filmed!
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society was largely filmed in Clovelly Village and Saunton Sands Beach! The film stars Lily James and Michiel Huisman and was released in 2018.
The area of Hartland has had it’s fair share of famous visitors! Tom Hiddleston took a visit to the area to film for BBC Crime Drama, The Night Manager, Sense and Sensibility fans might recognise Hartland as the set for the BBC’s mini-series in 2008 and antique-lovers out there may have spotted Hartland in an episode of Antiques Roadshow in 2011. Not only this, but it was also home to a pretty daring Top Gear special… Jeremy, James and Richard decided to turn their cars into caravans… – we’ll let you guess how that went!
Lynton and Lynmouth was recently used as the set of Winter Ridge, a 2018 thriller. The film stars Matt Hookings and Olwen Catherine Kelly. Winter Ridge also received the Best UK Feature Award and the Best Low Budget Feature Award.
The Great Hall and Library at Audley End House were used to film scenes with Lilibet and Margaret in the first series of popular show, The Crown.
While you’re visiting these iconic destinations, why not pop into the local businesses and towns in the area and discover something new!
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