Filming Locations: Where was Strike filmed?

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The Strike series (also known as C.B. Strike), is the TV adaptation of J.K. Rowling's crime novels, written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. It tells the story of Cormoran Strike, an old-school private eye and a former veteran of the Iraq war.

The three books of the series The Cuckoo’s Calling, The Silkworm and Career of Evil, have been filmed as separate dramas. The seven-episode production stars The Musketeers and War And Peace actor Tom Burke. Holliday Grainger (The Borgias, Jane Eyre) plays Robin, Strike's assistant and secretary.

The locations mentioned in the book are often real and very well detailed. Strike was filmed basically in London. Her are some of the most relevant filming locations of the series:

Cormoran Strike Location
The Tottenham pub that inspired the book is at 6 Oxford Street (London), although now is called The Flying Horse. For the series the exteriors were filmed in the Duke Of York pub (47 Rathbone St), near the BT Tower in Fitzrovia. Image courtesy of BBC


Cormoran Strike House
Strike lives in his office at 6th Denmark Street. The crew managed to get the permits to film on this busy street, but the interior was built in a sound stage in West London. Image by Google Maps


Strike The Cuckoo's Calling Locations
Producer Jackie Larkin comments in an interview how hard it was to shoot Lula Landry’s apartment, as it was impossible to find all the elements required for this location. So in the end they used five different places to film the building (the loft, the interiors, the staircase and the pool). The exterior was shot in Rutland Gate in Kensington (pictured). Image courtesy of BBC and Google Maps


Building in Hackney
The block of flats at the end of the first episode is in Hackney, near Ravenscroft St.
Image courtesy of BBC - Map


Where is C B Strike filmed
The state Penshurst Place and Gardens (Kent) was set to film the scene of the sacrifice for The Silkworm part of the series. The production used the medieval Baron’s Hall (pictured) and other areas of the property.
Image by Andrew Stawarz


Modern house location
A luxury villa in Sevenoaks (Kent) called The Garden House, also appears in the first episode of The Silkworm.
Image by Andrew Stawarz


terraced houses
The beautiful terraced houses with large windows are the artists studios of Talgarth Road in London, near Barons Court. Image courtesy of BBC and Google Maps


Cormoran Strike Pub
Segments of the Career of Evil were filmed at The Crow’s Nest pub in Barrow-in-Furness (Cumbria). The fictional cafĂ© in The A Word series, The Fellside, is located not far from here. The crew was also shooting at some more streets around the pub in Barrow. Also Exterior scenes were filmed at Leyburn Filling Station (North Yorkshire).
Image by Google Maps

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Here are the links to the acclaimed tree books edited so far, containing the adventures of private investigator Cormoran Strike:

book cover The silkworm career of evil

7 comments

  1. I would like to know where the last place is with the beautiful windows.

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  2. They were on a property show recently, Grand Designs I think. They were built for artists, with accommodation on the ground flour and studios on the first, hence the big windows.

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  3. Thank you! I found this webpage about their history. http://www.house-historian.co.uk/london/artists-studios-of-talgarth-road/

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  4. In the Silkworm what was the location for the scenes of the night time rooftop reception with views over the Thames (the last pic on your article). I suspect it was BAT's HQ Globe House at Temple Place WC2. Am I right?
    David.

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    1. Hi David, I would say that this is the rooftop of the building of some editorial houses (The Orion Publishing Group, Hachette UK) at 50 Victoria Embankment.

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  5. Lots of tropical plants in all of the episodes. How is it they survive?

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