Monday, July 14, 2014

A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

dir. Charles Crichton

Wanda (Jamie Lee Curtis) casing the joint – Diamond House, 37-38 Hatton Garden, London EC1

Archie Leach’s (John Cleese) house – Tudor Court, 10 The Mount, Esher, Surrey, UK. Many thanks to Richard Gibbins for identifying this location.

Mrs. Coady (Patricia Hayes) walking her dogs – Clerkenwell Green, London EC1

The getaway car – 14A Clerkenwell Green, London EC1

Mrs. Coady gets a good look at the robbers – Clerkenwell Green, London EC1

Ditching the first getaway car – Roberts Place, London EC1

Running down the stairs – Roberts Place at Clerkenwell Close, London EC1.

The second getaway car – Clerkenwell Close at Roberts Place, London EC1

Ken (Michael Palin) disposing of the evidence – St John's Gate, Clerkenwell Road at St. John’s Square, London EC1.

Hiding the car and the loot – Culvert Place at Culvert Road, London SW11. Many thanks to Jonny Jaha for identifying this location.

George (Tom Georgeson) and Ken’s apartment – 7 Maida Avenue, London W2

Wanda accosts Archie near the prison – HM Prison Oxford, 3 New Road, OX1 1AY Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Driving out of the prison – Osney Lane at Woodbine Place, OX1 1AY Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Archie Leach’s legal office – 2 New Square, London WC2.

Otto (Kevin Kline), Ken and Wanda coming out of the court – Richmond Magistrates Court, Parkshot, Richmond TW9 2RF, United Kingdom

Mrs. Coady’s house – 69 Onslow Gardens, London SW7.

The pet cemetery – Silvermere Haven, Byfleet Road, Cobham, Surrey KT11 1DZ, United Kingdom

Wanda coming to Archie’s bachelor pad – New Concordia Wharf, Mill Street, London SE1

Otto hanging Archie from the window – Reed’s Wharf, London SE1

Ken coming out after his failed attempt at Mrs. Coady’s life – 74 Onslow Gardens, London SW7.

The courthouse – Royal Courts of Justice, Carey Street at Serle Street, London WC2. The interiors were filmed at Oxford Town Hall, St Aldgate’s at Carfax, Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

The Cathcart Towers Hotel – Renaissance Heathrow Airport Hotel, Bath Road, Hounslow TW6, United Kingdom

The final confrontation – Heathrow Airport, Hounslow TW6, United Kingdom

See also...

Trading Places



  1. Hiding the car and the loot - my money is on Camden Town

    1. Assuming it's in Camden Town, do you think this place has survived?

  2. The house used (where you said you're still searching for), is Tudor Court (10) The Mount, Esher, Surrey. KT10 8LQ

  3. The "Fulham" garage where they hide the car & loot looks like the corner of Culvert Place & Culvert Road in Clapham?,-0.1565741,3a,75y,19.65h,88.86t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sNAsBs9y_LNXzxWpZySyNEA!2e0

  4. Thank you for having this page. I've always wanted to know where Archie's bachelor pad was off the river. I dream of having a place like that and I just came back from London

  5. One of my favourite TV series was Minder and one of their best episode's was "Back in Good Old England" and the location where Des escapes from old Bill from the underground car rogue repair shop always looked like the same location as the street where in the Wanda they hide the loot and i thought there must be a hundred similar type locations in London area, but it turns out it that exact same location at Culvert Place at Culvert Road, London SW11. Too Cool!