Where was The Kitchen filmed? Guide to all the locations in London and Paris

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Featuring interesting (and ugly) filming locations, The Kitchen was filmed primarily in London, but also in Paris.

In this dystopian drama set in the year 2044, the gloomy architecture of both the rich and the poor plays a key role in the story.

Kane Robinson and Jedaiah Bannerman

The Kitchen is a rundown temporary housing area where a strong community lives and survives the riot police storming a brutalist labyrinth of concrete flats.

British rapper and actor Kane Robinson (also known by his stage name 'Kano') stars as Izi alongside newcomer Jedaiah Bannerman.

Here is our spoiler-free guide to all the filming locations of The Kitchen. You'll find the locations in order of appearance.

The Kitchen location

The Kitchen location
The Kitchen's market where Staples' gang brings the truck's food was filmed in a yard by the former London Electricity Board Headquarters in Bethnal Green, London.

Constructed in the 1950s, the building featuring a chequerboard patterning is today vacant.
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The Kitchen London
The main section of The Kitchen neighbourhood is the Damiers complex (the Checkers) in La Défense, Paris.

Built in 1976, its distinctive design features high-rise buildings arranged in a checkerboard pattern and pyramid-shaped volumes to facilitate natural lighting.
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The Kitchen house
Like The Kitchen, Les Damiers are due to be destroyed to make way for the Hermitage Plaza, a now stalled project to build two gigantic towers on the site.

The project has also been delayed by the resistance of the last inhabitants, who have refused to be evicted.

The Kitchen neighbourhood
This establishing shot is a CGI composition combining the old London Electricity Board building on the right with the tallest of the four Les Damiers towers, in the centre.

Les Damiers building looks like a messy wardrobe with open drawers in a teenager's bedroom, doesn't it?
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Collins Theatre Islington
The interior of the unfinished circular structure resembles the shell of the Collins Theatre in Islington.

This was a forgotten 400-seat underground theatre located beneath Islington Green.
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Wembley Stadium Pacific Crest
On his way to work, Izi rides his motorbike near Wembley Stadium on Pacific Crest, although the tall skyscrapers in the background are CGI.
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Life After Life
The Life After Life funeral services building is the new Salters' Hall in the City of London.

The old hall was destroyed in the London Blitz and this 4,200 square metre Brutalist building was built in its place in 1976.
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Life After Life funeral home
However, the interior is The Conservatory at The Barbican Centre.

This tropical oasis features lush greenery, exotic plants, and a pond with fish and turtles.

While not always open to the public, it serves as a unique venue for events and exhibitions, providing a serene escape in the heart of London.
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The Kitchen funeral home
The entrance to the chapel is the pedestrian walkway to the Barbican Centre on Gilbert Bridge.
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Pinnacle Tower
The Pinnacle Tower on Rutherford Way in Wembley appears in the background of a few scenes.
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Robin Hood Gardens
Benji lives in a neglected neighbourhood, the Robin Hood Gardens in Poplar.

Completed in 1972, this Brutalist residential estate was partially demolished as part of a redevelopment scheme.

In 2018, the Victoria and Albert Museum acquired a wing of the complex for its conservation.
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Westway Sports Centre
This scene pictured was filmed outside the Westway Sports Centre in West London.
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Burlington Arcade
The Kitchen gang assaults the Burlington Arcade in Mayfair, entering through the Cork Street gate.

Opened in 1819, it stands as one of London's oldest and most elegant shopping arcades, renowned for its neoclassical architecture and upmarket boutiques.
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Elvin Gardens Wembley Park
The scene of Benji running through a residential area was filmed at the Elvin Gardens in Wembley Park.
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1- Anonymous - Jan 20, 2024, 12:20 PM
Interesting thanks for the info!

2- Anonymous - Feb 1, 2024, 1:04 AM
Is there an oval window that the Beatles used, too?


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