dir. John Mackenzie
The IRA safehouse – Berry's Hill at the junction with Church Hill, Cudham, Kent, UK
The parking lot where Colin's driver gets killed – 287 High Road, London N22. It was a pub originally called The Fishmongers Arms. It was called Fagan's at the time of the filming, and then O'Rafferty's. It has now been converted to flats, with a police station on the first floor. Many thanks to Kim Tipping for pointing that out.
The driver’s coffin arrives in London – Paddington Station, London W2.
The restaurant where the driver's widow spits in Jeff’s (Derek Thompson) face – 60 Wigmore Street, London W1.
Harold Shand’s (Bob Hoskins) arrival – Heathrow Airport, Hounslow TW6, United Kingdom
Ivory House, St. Katharine Docks, London E1.
The place where Harold's yacht is moored – to the southeast of St. Katharine Docks, London E1. The area has changed, and it’s hard to pinpoint the exact location.
Harold’s mother is being driven to the Good Friday service – St. Katharine's Way, St. Katharine Docks, London E1.
Harold’s driver gets killed in a car explosion by the church – 14 Cannon Street Road, London E1. The church interior was filmed at St. Patrick's Church, Greenbank, London E1.
Harold's yacht passing Tower Bridge, London E1
Harold’s yacht location – North Dock, West India Docks, London E1. The area has changed a lot since the film was made, and is now home to the developments of Canary Wharf.
Harold’s casino – 15 Catherine Place, London SW1.
Harold talking to Parky (Dave King) about the car bomb – the south side of Royal Albert Dock where London City Airport now stands.
Harold and ‘Razors’ (P. H. Moriarty) come to question Errol the Ponce (Paul Barber) – 33 Villa Road, London SW9
The site of "Lion & Unicorn" – Wapping High Street at Scandrett Street where Olivers Wharf stands now, London E1.
Harold talking to a crook outside a pub – The Governor General (now demolished,) the southwest corner of Whitefoot Lane and Verdant Lane, Bromley, Greater London, UK.
Victoria (Helen Mirren) driving with Jeff from a restaurant – Ludgate Hill with St. Paul's Cathedral in the background, London EC4
Harold and Victoria’s apartment – Noble Street at London Wall, London EC2. The area has since been redeveloped and One London Wall now stands on the spot.
A woman about to find an informer nailed to the warehouse floor – 262 Westferry Road, London E14
The warehouse where she finds him – 77 Wapping High Street, London E1. This and the previous location aren't actually close to each other.
The cemetery where Harold talks to the widow of the driver killed in Belfast – City of London Cemetery, Aldersbrook Road, London E12. Many thanks to Dave Moore for this information.
Harold and his henchmen visit the Irish – Harringay Stadium, Williamson Road, London N4. The stadium closed down in 1987, then was demolished, and a Sainsbury's supermarket was built on the site.
Harold pays a visit to his American guests – Savoy Hotel, Savoy Way, London WC2
For two decades, I've had a passion for film locations and film-related travel. Now I'd like to share this passion and its fruits through this blog. I've amassed vast image archives that still need to be converted into posts, and there are many new findings that are still waiting to be photographed, so please be patient.
While some of these locations have been covered elsewhere, many others represent my own research and appear here for the first time. I hope you'll enjoy the site.
Friday, August 8, 2014
The Long Good Friday (1980)
Labels: Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren, London, UK
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Harold Shands Club in the Long Good Friday was apparently filmed at the now demolished Villa Elephant on the River on Grosvenor Road in Belgravia. Can't see any pics of it though.ReplyDelete
Where they go to get councillor Harris is Bethnal Green Town Hall - now restaurants.ReplyDelete
The IRA safehouse scene was filmed at a couple of cottages located in Berrys Hill , Cudham , which runs from the village of Cudham to Jail Lane/Single Street, Biggin Hill in The London Borough of Bromley.I think the scene where the IRA dump the bodies was also filmed nearbyReplyDelete
Thank you. There's a similar house indeed but it has one set of windows too many. Can you substantiate your information somehow?Delete
Hello,sorry for the slight delay in updating you . I am a retired Police Officer having served in the Metropolitan Police.In 1986 I transferred from an inner London Police Station to an outer one , Biggin Hill. I was on patrol with a colleague and we drove past the cottages , my colleague commented that the cottages were used to film the opening scenes from 'The Long Good Friday'and actally remembered the filming. Regarding the differing number of windows , perhaps over 40 years some building work has been carried out and an extra window fitted.Delete
Harold and Victoria’s apartment is no 1 London wallReplyDelete
Thank you for the tip.Delete
That may be the entrance but the rooftop scenes are River Gardens next to Craven Cottage in Fulham. Same chimneys.Delete
the BFI panel interview suggested it was actually filmed in Richmond. Anyone else know more on where it was shot?Delete
The cemetary is the City of London cemetary in Manor Park. Next to Wanstead Flats confirmed by member of staff working there at time of filming.ReplyDelete
Thank you very much, Dave!Delete
the woman who finds the guy crucified in the warehouse is gillian taylforth..kathy in eastendersReplyDelete
Where abouts in the cemetery was the seine shot.ReplyDelete
the parking lot where colins driver gets killed is filmed in wood green, outside a pub called the fishmongers arms, club called fagans. just see the sign. i lived opposite the pub back then. hope this helps >ReplyDelete
colins driver killed ,location pub in wood green n22 calledthefishmongers arms,club called fagans, just see signReplyDelete
Thank you very much, Kim!Delete
anyone know what restaurant Victoria, Councillor Harris and the Americans go to?ReplyDelete
Nobody know? It was called Justine's in the movie, with glass ceilings.Delete
Yes it was 'Regine's' at 99 Kensington High Street.Delete
I guess it would be hard to track down the yacht... but it would be nice. It most likely still exists. Boats of that size usually last many decades.ReplyDelete
Does anyone know if the abattoir was real?, or a studio mock up !ReplyDelete
It was a real abattoir. The Kedassia abattoir in Hackney Wick, 3 Smeed Rd, Fish Island, London E3 2NR is the most likely. Not there now new flats built recently there.Delete
abattoir scene was filmed at ziff meats tollgate rd canning town was working there at the time not kedassiaDelete
abattoir was ziff meats in canning townDelete
I mistakenly thought the Lion and Unicorn was a real derelict pub dressed up for the explosion scene and survived the redevelopment to reopen as a boozer. I have since found out it was a set for the film! Is this correct?ReplyDelete
Yes, it was reportedly built on an empty lot on Wapping High Street.Delete
I live in a flat right next to the set of the pub. I assumed my flat in Orient Wharf, is a converted warehouse. But from the film, it looks like there is only sky either side of the pub. So I assume they were newly built for the Docklands development?Delete
Fascinating info about a fine movie. Bob Hoskins was a marvel.ReplyDelete
I’m sure the place where Harold's yacht is moored near Tower Bridge is the site of the P&O London Ferry Terminal. The P&O service stopped shortly before the film.ReplyDelete
The site is now HMS President.
Harold's yacht is moored at British and Foreign Wharf (now Royal Navy premises) My Father in Law worked in the bonded warehouse and watched the filming of TLGF.ReplyDelete
It's a shame that the film was so appallingly hammy...No tension, no drama, cardboard characters..absolutely dire acting..clunky script and a weak, weak storyline...i watched it for the memories of London from when i grew up but had to trawl through this shocking film to earn my trip down memory alneReplyDelete
you are clueless with regard to film im afraid not only is it judged a master work in the gangster genre, its a complete classic with an incredible cast and strong storyline great dialogue and BRIMMING with tension. i think you forgot your glassesDelete
You must have excellent taste in movies...lol!Delete
Was there actually a Justine's restaurant? Its where Victoria, Harris and Charlie go for dinner after the bomb at the pub.ReplyDelete
I believe this was filmed at a now demolished restaurant by the river opposite Dolphin Square in pimlico on Grosvenor Road SW1Delete
no, you are thinking of the interior casino shots. The restaurant called Justine's still hasn't been identified.Delete
Was Justine's filmed in the old Coconut Grove that used to be in St Christopher's Place?ReplyDelete
The scene with Colin diving at the pool where he meets Pierce Brosnan, who then stabs him, is filmed at the diving pool of Barnet Copthall Leisure Centre near Mill Hill in North London.ReplyDelete
What happened to Victoria was she killed last scene was she was in a carReplyDelete
My Dad worked for the contractors building the Lion and Unicorn in Wapping - he spent weeks finishing the external paintwork/woodwork + fake stone facade - he had no idea it was going to be blown up until he took my Mum to the cinema in 1980 and saw all his handiwork go up in smokeReplyDelete
Villa Road is in Brixton, SW9, not W9. Please update the blog.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the correction.Delete
Does anyone know what became of Harold's boat ?ReplyDelete