Where was The One filmed? The House & ALL the Filming Locations: The Tenerife Beach

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What would happen if a simple DNA sample was enough to find your ideal partner? This is the premise of The One, the Netflix series filmed primarily in London, Bristol, and Cardiff in the United Kingdom, but also Canary Islands, Spain.

The story explores the possibilities and consequences of science and technology mixed with lies, revenge, and dark secrets.

The One is set in London in the not too distant future, but Atlas of Wonders has also tracked down the location of a couple of superb beaches featured in the series.

Hannah Ware actress in the one

Based on John Marrs' 2017 novel of the same name, the show was produced by Howard Overman, the creator of the hit British comedy-drama Misfits.

The main cast is headed by Hannah Ware as Rebecca Webb (the ambitious CEO and founder of DNA-matchmaking site), Dimitri Leonidas as her previous business partner and scientist, James, and Amir El-Masry as Ben (Rebecca's old housemate).

Welcome to the best guide to the filming locations of The One that you can find - Contains no spoilers!

Where was The One filmed?

The One filming location
The series opens with Rebecca introducing the idea of her new company in front of a dedicated audience. The scene was filmed at the Tenerife Auditorium Adán Martín, completed in 2003.

The futuristic look of the building may remind you of the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, designed by the same architect, Santiago Calatrava. The Valencian complex was also featured in the third season of Westworld.
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The One office
The King's Cross campus of Central Saint Martins doubled as The One company headquarters in London.

Since 2011, this art school is hosted in this converted warehouse series of buildings located on Granary Square.
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The Rooftop restaurant
The exclusive restaurant overlooking Trafalgar Square, where Rebecca threatens of matching the MP’s daughter with a notorious Italian guy, is called The Rooftop.
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Brutalist Barbican Estate
Mark (played by Eric Kofi-Abrefa) and Hannah (Lois Chimimba) live at the Ben Jonson House, the post-war brutalist Barbican Estate.

The new buildings are standing on a site which had been devastated in the London Blitz.
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Pata Negra Bristol
The pub where Kate Saunders (played by Zoe Tapper) is waiting for Sophia (Jana Perez) is the Four Wise Monkeys Spanish restaurant at 30 Clare St in Bristol.
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Ironworks Supply bar
The bar where Hannah meets Megan (Pallavi Sharda) is the Ironworks Supply Co, a motorcycle-themed coffee located at 51 Broad St in Bristol.
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The One Tenerife beach
El Medano Beach is one of the most unique and different beaches of Tenerife, with views of the Montaña Roja volcano. It stretches for almost two miles along the southern coastline of the island.

The bar where Rebecca meets Matheus Silva (played by Portuguese actor Albano Jerónimo is the Surf Center Playa Sur, a school to learn windsurfing and kiteboarding.
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Almaciga Beach in north Tenerife
The scenes with Matheus's brother Fabio (Miguel Amorim) set in a rocky beach with dramatic cliffs were filmed at two spectacular locations: Almaciga beach and Roque de las Bodegas beach are situated next to each other near Taganana in the Anaga Rural Park, on the top north coast of Tenerife island.

Both are excellent spots to watch the sunset over the Atlantic ocean.
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Marriott Royal hotel Bristol
The funeral memorial was held at the Grand Palm hall of the Marriott Royal, a Victorian-style hotel next to Bristol Cathedral and the historic waterfront.
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The one series City
The gala of the seventh episode takes place at the majestic Assembly Room of Cardiff City Hall, located in the heart of the capital city of Wales.
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Some more secondary locations: Damien Brown's house (Stephen Campbell Moore) is located at Pontypool Pl in South Bank (London).

In episode 3 he meets Holly (Olivia Chenery) near the Granary Square Brasserie in King's Cross.

The Bristol Film Office released a press note with a list of a few locations filmed in the city. In episode 4, Megan confronts Hannah over avoiding her at the top of Christmas Steps in Colston Street.

A scene was filmed at Dela coffee on Easton’s Mivart Street. Megan attends the Bristol City Yoga studio in St Paul's neighborhood (pictured).

The office also reported that Megan’s flat is a harbourside apartment on Caledonian Road, Kate’s flat is on Mina Road, and Amy’s house (played by Nadia Albina) is located on Greville Road.

The One house
But, where is James Whitings house? Looking at the map, this unique landscape gived us a clue: the River Loughor estuary.

The one series house
Located in a rural area on the North Gower Peninsula coast, the house is named Stormy Castle.

This sustainable home of 765m² is occupying an elevated position in the Welsh countryside, following the contours of the land to reduce the visual impact in the landscape.

The You Should Have Left house is also a cutting-edge modern-style property filmed in the Welsh contryside.
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1- Kluski - March 18, 2021 at 1:23 AM
And about the landscape?? (the last photo when James Whiting is walking with his dog. Where James Whiting is living).

2- Rachael - March 18, 2021 at 10:11 PM
What about James Whitings house? it's amazing!

3- Rex Jackson-Coombs - March 24, 2021 at 7:28 AM
Please reveal the location of James’s house... it is spectacular.

4- Alix Edwards - April 3, 2021 at 2:57 AM
There is also a park scene filmed in Pontcanna Fields in Cardiff.

5- Anonymous - Dec 31, 2023, 3:44 PM
The cemetery scene was filmed in Cathays Cemetery. I noticed My grandmother's gravestone in the back!


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