Where is After Life filmed? Tambury Filming Location of Ricky Gervais Netflix series

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The After Life Netflix hit series starring actor and comedian Ricky Gervais spans three seasons filmed near London. The creator of the popular British sitcom The Office plays Tony Johnson.

Tony is a journalist working for a local newspaper called Tambury Gazette. He's struggling to cope with the death of his wife, Lisa.

After Life location

To take revenge on the universe for ruining his previously happy life, Tony decides from now on to say and do whatever he wants.

After Life was filmed in Hemel Hempstead, appearing in the show as Tambury, a surprisingly sunny city in England.


Hemel Hempstead is a historic town in Hertfordshire, near Luton, part of the Greater London metropolitan area.

Here is our comprehensive guide to all the filming locations of After Life - you'll find the season 2 and 3 updates below in the report.

Welcome to Tambury

After Life filming locations
The lovely square where the Tambury Gazette building is located is in the centre of Hemel Hempstead, at 48 High Street.

The Old Town Hall, Gadebridge Park, and St Mary's Church (where Tony walks his dog in some scenes) are also situated near the square.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps by clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
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After Life Town
Jordans Antique Centre and all the other shops, restaurants, and pubs around the square are real businesses open to the public.
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After Life house
The house on the charming street where Tony lives is located in Vale of Health.

This is a tiny hamlet with a pond in Hampstead (London), that has survived development pressures over time.
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Hemel Hempstead coffee
The Coffee Cup place from the second episode of the first season is located at 17 High Street in Hemel Hempstead.
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Tony walks the dog in the beach scene
Hemel Hempstead is located only 24 miles northwest of central London, but pretty far away from the coast or any beach.

In the third episode, Tony walks his dog on a short path which, using movie magic, has them appear many miles away on the wonderful Camber Sands beach in East Sussex.
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Hill Garden and Pergola
The scene pictured in the fourth episode was filmed in The Hill Garden and Pergola, located west of Vale of Health.

This magnificent Georgian park was also featured shortly in the first episode.
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Hill Garden and Pergola
Tony’s date on a quiet side street eatery takes place at the Villa Bianca Italian restaurant located at 1 Perrin's Ct in Hampstead.

This restaurant is also featured in the third episode of the third season.
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Julian garage
The garage where Julian sleeps is located at 60 Flask Walk, also in Hampstead.
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After Life drehort
Also, many scenes were filmed in Beaconsfield (Buckinghamshire). The Autumnal Leaves Care Home is the Old Town Registration Office at 29 Windsor End.
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After Life bench
The graveyard's bench is almost across the street, on the grounds of St Mary and All Saints church (the temple featured in the season two finale).

The crematorium from the first season finale is located just behind the church.
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Children running school scene episode season two
The St Jude's junior school exterior was filmed at the Mill End Community Centre in Rickmansworth, a small town near Watford.
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New Season 2 Filming Locations

Ricky Gervais with his dog sitting on a bench overlooking London
Near the beginning of the second season's first episode, Tony is sitting in a park with his dog. The scene was recorded in Parliament Hill in Hampstead Heath, looking east to Highgate Hill.

From left to right you have Highgate Men's Bathing Pond, St Joseph's R C Church dome, and the spire of St Anne's Church.
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Beaconsfield Masonic Centre Old Schoolhouse
The exteriors of the beautiful building where the theater group meets for rehearsals is the Old Schoolhouse that hosts the Beaconsfield Masonic Centre.
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The Tea Tree
The Tea Tree tea room featured in season two is very close to the Coffee Cup at 23 also on High Street in Hemel Hempstead.
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The New Season 3 Locations

Traveller's Friend pub
The Traveller's Friend pub with stained glass that looks like built in the 14th century is the Royal Standard of England in Forty Green, Beaconsfield.

This pub is reputed to be the oldest public house in England, with a history spanning over 800 years.
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Freemasons Arms Hampstead
The pub they go to for Emma's birthday drinks in episode five is the Freemasons Arms Hampstead at 32 Downshire Hill.
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After Life season 3
The Hertfordshire Mercury reported that the 500 Tambury Fair from the season 3 finale was filmed at Gadebridge Park in Hemel Hempstead.
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Also joining the cast are David Bradley (Walder Frey from Game Of Thrones), Penelope Wilton (Downton Abbey, Doctor Who), Ashley Jensen (Extras), Tom Basden (Plebs, Quacks), Tony Way (Edge of Tomorrow), and Diane Morgan (Mock the Week).

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1- Famly Jules - March 9, 2019 at 10:57 AM
Where was Tony's house in After Life? Such a charming street.

      2- Tom - March 11, 2019 at 7:24 PM
      It’s in the Vale of Health, Hampstead, London. https://goo.gl/maps/DtVMhc1UtF42

3- Anonymous - March 9, 2019 at 1:22 PM
The only seaside town in Britain without screeching seagulls... I live in Hitchin and thought it looked Hitchinesque so it's interesting that it's fairly close. I'm enjoying the series very much.

  4- Anonymous - March 9, 2019 at 4:24 PM
The beach scene in episode 3 is Camber sands.

      5- Ra Moon - March 9, 2019 at 5:01 PM
      Thanks a lot, we've just updated this!

6- Anonymous - March 10, 2019 at 3:52 AM
We watched the whole series in one evening. Absolutely brilliant!!!

7- Jillywinks - March 11, 2019 at 2:26 AM
Couldn't agree more - also watched it all in one sitting - I was almost falling off the chair laughing! Some jaw-dropping moments as so non-pc. Loved it!!!

8- Anonymous - March 10, 2019 at 12:57 PM
There is some Hampstead in episode 3, I think.

9- Anonymous - March 10, 2019 at 2:51 PM
The school looks like St. John’s in Mill End Rickmansworth

      10- Ra Moon - April 24, 2020 at 2:11 PM
      Thanks, it's not St. John's but we found it!

11- Ashley Maan - March 10, 2019 at 5:13 PM
We just watched it all today too. Thoroughly enjoyed it. The locations looked lovely.

12- Anonymous - March 10, 2019 at 6:00 PM
Have just eat-watched all 6 episodes in one night. We loved it. Fell in love with the fictitious Tambury city. British humor is the best.

13- Terry - March 11, 2019 at 1:40 PM
The Tambury Gazette office was in the Old Town area (High St) of Hemel Hempstead about a mile from my house... it must have been filmed very early in the morning to be that quiet!

14- Anonymous - March 11, 2019 at 3:32 PM
I'm pretty sure the interior of the care home is filmed at Bulstrode in Gerrards Cross.

15- Anonymous - March 12, 2019 at 2:04 PM
I think that he ends up in Golders Green at some point.

16- Hans - March 18, 2019 at 11:55 AM
Indeed. I recognized my favorite Italian restaurant from the time I was living in Hampstead in 2000 - it is the venue of Tony’s date.


Hans - Denmark

17- Anonymous - March 19, 2019 at 8:10 PM
I love British humor and R.Gervais has surely outdone himself in the heartwarming, outrageous comedic masterpiece. His quirks, slurs, and outlandish rudeness make this so poignant as a man deals with the loss of a loved one. I can relate, as I suddenly lost my husband of 48yrs, and the accurate struggles he displays are funny, depressing in truth, and he crosses the fork in the road to heal with the help of his friends and loved ones. 5 Stars and will watch it again and again just to witness his sharpness in retorts with a sincerity of character that is genuine and inspiring.

18- Anonymous - May 8, 2019 at 8:39 PM
Could easily have watched it all in one night — it’s so good — but I stretched it over three nights because I knew from the middle of the first episode that I’d be sad when it was over. Can’t wait until Gervais makes another series (season in Canada, US).

19- Anonymous - April 16, 2020 at 1:15 PM
A great mini-series, the different places were so well-chosen, it's so nice to know they really exist!

20- John - April 18, 2020 at 1:53 PM
Laughed and cried loved it.

21- Marisa - April 25, 2020 at 2:56 PM
Brilliant, enjoyed every episode!

22- Anonymous - May 12, 2020 at 12:18 PM
Hey, I think the garage where the dealer (Julian) is at 60 Flask Walk in Hampstead :) just saw that today.

23- Ozzy Dave - July 11, 2020 at 6:12 AM
The Old Bell pub, shown briefly right at the start of S1 E1 looks a lot like a pub of that name in Warminster, Wilts... but I guess that it's not in fact the same pub. Does anyone know for sure?

24- Anonymous - October 4, 2020 at 8:14 AM
Estou amando esse filme!!! A cidade me encanta!!! Quem sabe um dia eu possa conhecer esse lugar lindo, tranquilo e maravilhoso?

25- Anonymous - June 12, 2021 at 3:04 AM
Thanks for your information. Such an amazing series. I'm from Vietnam, love to see every single scene, so lovely they are. I hope to come and visit there someday after all this is over.

26- John - Nov 12, 2021, 10:14 AM
An absolutely brilliant series, I have watched season one two or three times now! The characters are so powerful in their depiction that they make you laugh or cry depending on the situation they are in. The Office was good but this is 100 times better. Bring on season three!!!

27- Anonymous - Jan 6, 2022, 11:17 AM
The Old Bell pub is across the road from the Old Town Hall in Hemel Hempstead, near the offices of the Gazette.

28- Anonymous - Jan 14, 2022, 4:08 PM
The Traveller's Friend pub is the Royal Standard of England in Forty Green, Beaconsfield.

29- Igothimcoach - Jan 14, 2022, 7:36 PM
The pub is called the Royal Standard. It's in Beaconsfield and is one of the oldest pubs still in existence.

30- Anonymous - Jan 19, 2022, 3:13 AM
I live in Hemel and I must say that Ricky is the nicest of people. Anyone who loves dogs as much as that is fine by me.

31- Anonymous - Jan 21, 2022, 11:13 AM
The shop where the chess set is purchased is a lovely gift shop called The House of Elliott. It is situated over the road from The Tambury gazette offices and was transformed into a vintage shop on the day of filming.

32- Anonymous - Feb 1, 2022, 2:04 PM
Pretty sure (like 99.9999% sure) the pub they go to for Emma's birthday drinks is the Freemasons Arms pub off of Hampstead Heath. A lovely huge pub! I was so shocked to realise I sat at that same table just a few months ago, haha!

33- Anonymous - Mar 16, 2022, 3:34 PM
Can you tell us about the squash court?

34- Anonymous - Feb 24, 2024, 10:11 PM
Brilliant! We've watched it through three or four times now each time enjoying more so, a couple of words, a look, a gesture. Wonderful acting and great lines to work with. I like to think that the cast had a great time filming it.


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