Guide to ALL The Irregulars Filming Locations: The House at 221B Baker Street

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The new Netflix supernatural crime drama The Irregulars is set in Victorian London but was primarily filmed in and around Liverpool. The 8-episode show is based on the Baker Street Irregulars characters who appear in three Sherlock Holmes novels published by Arthur Conan Doyle between 1887 and 1893.

The series features several wonderful locations, including the 221B Baker Street house, The Duck and Quiver, a historical glasshouse in Liverpool, and several magnificent countryside manors.

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In the story, Holmes (played by Henry Lloyd-Hughes) and Dr. Watson (Royce Pierreson) use the crime-solving skills of a gang of street teenagers by passing them off as their own.

The main cast is also head by Thaddea Graham (who starred in The Letter for the King and Curfew) as Bea, the leader of the band, Darci Shaw as Bea's sister Jessie, Jojo Macari as Billy, Harrison Osterfield as Leopold, and McKell David as Spike.

Welcome to the most complete guide to the filming locations of The Irregulars that you can find. No spoilers ahead!

Where was The Irregulars filmed?

221B Baker Street
Falkner St in Liverpool's Georgian Quarter doubles as Baker Street. The exterior of Sherlock Holmes' apartment at 221B is located across the street from the small Sugnall St.

However, The Duck and Quiver pub and the slum side of the street were CGI'd into the scene.
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The Duck and Quiver
The side of the street where the group of troubled teens spends most of the time was filmed in a series of service buildings in the yard off Piazza Court at Wentworth Woodhouse.

Film crews created an outdoor set at the long-abandoned servants’ quarter in this massive stately home near Rotherham in South Yorkshire. The old slaughterhouse in the back yard was transformed into The Duck and Quiver.
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The Irregulars Location
Also, the Green Dining Room, at Wentworth Woodhouse served as Prince Leopold chamber at Buckingham Palace.

The original wallpaper of this formerly dressing room was colored with arsenic. The exterior facade of the building, considered to be the largest private residence in the UK, is twice as wide as the real Buckingham Palace.

The property is a very popular location for period dramas and has been featured in productions like Downton Abbey, Victoria, or Darkest Hour.
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Victoria Tower
In the first episode, An Unkindness in London, there is a short scene filmed in the Victoria Tower, located at Salisbury Dock in Liverpool.

The Gothic Revival docker's clock was built in the 19th-century to aid sailors in providing accurate time and meteorological info.

This same location was used in Captain America: The First Avenger, Peaky Blinders, and Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law's Sherlock Holmes.

Also in this chapter, when Bea comes back from the cemetery late at night, there's a short scene filmed in an iron footbridge at Castlefield neighborhood in Manchester.
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Die Bande aus der Baker Street drehorte
The Sentinel magazine reported that The Irregulars was filming in the Middleport district located in Burslem (Stoke-on-Trent).

The birds chase from the first episode was filmed in the historic Middleport Pottery. The dentistry from the second chapter was filmed at the dilapidated former calcination mill in Milvale Street.
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Sefton Park Palm
In the series, Rory McCann (Sandor "The Hound" Clegane on Game of Thrones) controls an army of birds in the largest aviary in Europe.

The Victorian dome-shaped greenhouse is the Sefton Park Palm House in south Liverpool. Opened in 1896, the palm house is the jewel of the crown of this historical park, staging music and dance events.

The structure has been restored gradually since it was hit during the Blitz of May 1941. Today, it stocks a rich collection of exotic plants representative of five continents.
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The Irregulars Holmes House

The Irregulars house
In the second chapter, the Inner Cercle members of the Golden Dawn meet at Mycroft Holmes estate just outside the city.

The exterior was filmed at Dorfold Hall in Acton, just outside the Cheshire market town of Nantwich, 40 miles south of Liverpool.

Originally built in 1616, the manor is considered to be one of the finest Jacobean houses in the United Kingdom. The stately home, surrounded by 800 acres of the superb English countryside, is sitting at the end of an elegant tree-lined avenue.

The iron statue of a dog with puppies came from the Paris Exhibition of 1855. The gardens include the last preserved section of the original Delamere Forest and a monumental chestnut tree, believed to be over a thousand years old.

You can visit this private property on a tour, and it also can be rented to celebrate weddings, private parties, and corporate retreats.
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The Grimoire of Sherlock Holmes
The Nantwich News informed that the production was filming on location night-time scenes with powerful lights illuminating the gardens.

However, there is no Gothic folly on the grounds of Dorfold Hall. The tower of the sacrifice standing on a hill is the Cage at Lyme Park in Disley, Cheshire.

Built in 1737, throughout history it has served as a hunting lodge, watchtower, and prison.
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Jessie the Ipsissimus
All the interior rooms of the house where Sherlock grow up were filmed at Arley Hall, located about 25 miles away from Dorfold Hall.

The house features intricate ceilings, elaborate fireplaces, and impressive stained glass.

The ceremony was filmed in The Gallery, the principal sitting room of the mansion. The library is ideal to hide an old book. The Elizabethan Grand Staircase and a bedroom also appear in the series.
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Farringdon Hippodrome
The St George's Hall Liverpool was used in several scenes. When Leopold sneaks out of Buckingham Palace, the staircase and the exterior facade with large columns were filmed here.

The Hippodrome theater from chapter two: The Ghosts of 221B was recorded in the Concert Hall of this Neoclassical landmark, hosting conferences, exhibitions, and events.

Also in the second episode, the house of the child with no teeth was filmed in Abbey Square next to the Cathedral in Chester, the beautiful walled city founded by the Romans situated on the border with Wales.
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Both the Needle and the Knife
The Gladstone Pottery Museum in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent was turned into a bustling street to film chapter four: Both the Needle and the Knife.

The museum displays 50 surviving bottle ovens, the monumental kilns of this former pottery factory, first opened in 1787. The creepy taxidermy shop was also filmed here.
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Victoria Baths Manchester
The art nouveau hospital with beautiful decorative stained glass windows, mosaic floors, and ornate ceramics is the Victoria Baths in Manchester.

Built 1903 between and 1906, the building has been partially restored and is usually open as a heritage visitor attraction and events venue.

A room of the Turkish baths was also featured in a flashback scene of the first episode with Jessie and the Bird Master, Arthur Hilton.
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Students of the Unhallowed Arts
Edith Dubois' house at 11 Colebrook Gardens was filmed in a six-bed Victorian house at Flookersbrook, in the Hoole suburb of Chester.

Located on the corner of Halkyn Road, the mansion is called Spring Lodge. The film crew dressed the area with gas-style street lamps, to look like the time period the story is set in.
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Wolfson Reading Room Rip
The circle room in the London library with a round oculus skylight at the top is actually the Wolfson Reading Room at the Manchester Central library.
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Hieracium Snowdoniense
The apocalyptic harbor at the end of episode 6, Hieracium Snowdoniense, are the heavily CGIed Industrial Age buildings of the National Waterways Museum in Ellesmere Port.

This national landmark is focused on Britain's navigable inland rivers and canals. The complex includes a great selection of historical boats.
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The Linen Man
The Daily Post reported that the interior of the jail from episode 7 was filmed at the Ruthin Gaol Museum in Wales, a Pentonville-style prison open to the public as a heritage attraction.
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The Ecstasy of Life
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9 comments:

1- The Janine - March 30, 2021 at 1:54 PM
Anyone recognise the cemetery Alice is buried in? I'm thinking Kensal Green but I'm not entirely sure.

2- Six Fingered Savage - March 31, 2021 at 3:51 AM
Hi! The folly used in the third episode is based at Lyme Park, Stockport.

3- Anonymous - March 31, 2021 at 1:06 PM
I think the folly might be the one at Lyme Park (a.k.a. Mr. Darcy's house) - the landscape looks right for it too.

4- Luana - April 11, 2021 at 3:26 PM
Nice one! I'm looking forward to visiting these locations. I noticed the red room with the wooden stairs from episode 2 is also in Lyme Hall. I've been there, the house is gorgeous!

5- Anonymous - April 14, 2021 at 12:37 PM
I'm pretty sure the Circle Room in the London Library is actually not the Picton Reading Room in Liverpool, but the Wolfson Reading Room in the Central Library in Manchester.

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      6- Ra Moon - April 14, 2021 at 16:14 PM
      Thank you, updated!

7- Anonymous - April 16, 2021 at 2:58 PM
Does anyone know what stretch of canal was used in chapter 2 - The ghosts? Thank you!

8- Anonymous - April 19, 2021 at 1:44 PM
This part of the birds chase scene is actually Porter Street in Liverpool, in the North Docks area, but changes mid-scene to the location stated. The Hippodrome exterior is Central Library, which is opposite St George's Hall, but yes interior was Concert Room and St George's was also briefly the exterior for Buckingham Palace :)

9- Anonymous - July 6, 2021 at 2:35 AM
The very first scene, where she's in the tunnels with the lantern was filmed at the Air Raid Shelters in Stockport.

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