Where was 3 Body Problem filmed? The house and all the locations

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Although the series is set all over the world, 3 Body Problem was primarily filmed in and around London.

Featuring some interesting locations, including the Wychwood House, the show is based on the popular novel The Three-Body Problem by Chinese author Liu Cixin.

The Three-Body Problem poster

After the huge success of Game of Thrones, showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss set out to create a science fiction series. They ended up embarking on this ambitious project about the nature of the universe.

Here is our spoiler-free guide to all the filming locations of 3 Body Problem. You'll find the locations in order of appearance.


The 3 Body Problem locations

3 Body Problem location
3 Body Problem was not filmed in China. The sequence at Tsinghua University in Beijing in 1966 was shot on a set at Shepperton Studios in the United Kingdom.

The scenes in the Inner Mongolia forests were filmed at Bourne Woods, an area near the studios that has been used many times as a filming location.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps by clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
  Image courtesy of Netflix - Maps: Studios / Bourne Woods


Oxford University particle accelerator
Oxford University's particle accelerator, known as the Diamond Light Source, is the UK’s national synchrotron. After the establishing shot, the interior of the facility was created using CGI.

Completed in 2001, this is still one of the most advanced scientific facilities in the world, used to study the structure and properties of various materials at the atomic and molecular levels.

It is incredible how sci-fi predicts the future, along with these cutting-edge machines.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


3 Body Problem bar
The bar where the group of friends known as the Oxford Five meet after the funeral is The Holly Bush in Hampstead, North West London.

With its cozy interior and traditional decor, this historic pub is located in a picturesque area known for its charming streets.
Image courtesy of Netflix and Google Maps


The Oxford Five
The Chinese prison is a CGI version of the Metropolitan Storage Warehouse, a massive five-story, 1,600-room building in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Located near the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, this complex was built in the early 20th century as a storage facility for the Metropolitan Coal Company.

Today, the Metropolitan Storage Warehouse has been repurposed for various uses, including office space, commercial businesses, and residential lofts.
Image courtesy of Netflix and Google Maps


Black Palace
The Black Palace, the headquarters of the Strategic Intelligence Agency building in London, doesn't exist.

This modernist black box was digitally inserted next to the Glaziers Hall event venue, situated on the south bank of the River Thames near London Bridge.
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Judgment Day
The main courtyard of Christ Church College in Oxford, with its iconic Tom Tower, was used for the blinking stars scene.

Founded in 1546, this is one of the largest and most famous colleges in the city.

The Great Hall was the inspiration for the dining hall in the Harry Potter movies.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


Nanotechnology Research Centre
The Nanotechnology Research Centre, where Auggie works on her nanofibers project, is one of the buildings at the Discovery Park in Sandwich, Kent.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


3 Body Problem house
John Bradley's modern house is the Home Park House, located on the edge of the Wimbledon Golf Course in London.

This magnificent 4500 square foot single-family home features a cantilevered glass box structure on the second floor.

This is a private residence - if you are visiting, please be considerate of the owner’s property.
Image courtesy of Netflix and Google Maps


3 Body Problem castle
The castle in Jack's virtual reality video game seems to be inspired by Leeds Castle.

This medieval stronghold features a symmetrical facade characterized by Tudor architecture, with its gatehouse flanked by two imposing towers.
Image courtesy of Netflix and Peter Gasston - Map


Destroyer of Worlds
The exterior of the fictional St. Felix Hospital in the second episode, "Red Coast", is the Guildhall Library in the City of London.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


Parliament Hill viewpoint
The park where Will and Jack are talking on a bench was recorded in the Parliament Hill viewpoint in Hampstead Heath.

This is the same location where Tony (Ricky Gervais) walks his dog in one of the After Life series episodes.
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HMS Duncan D37
As Raj (played by Saamer Usmani) notes at the beginning of the fifth episode, "Judgment Day", the HMS Duncan D37 is one of the Royal Navy's most advanced, state-of-the-art ships.

In service since 2013, this sophisticated destroyer is based at His Majesty's Naval Base in Portsmouth.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


The 3 Body Problem house

Wychwood Manor
In the sixth episode, Wade (played by Liam Cunningham) and his team set up headquarters for their new off-grid operation at the fictional Wychwood Manor.

This is actually the Bramshill House, a historic Jacobean mansion located in Hampshire.

Built in the early 17th century, this grade I-listed building became a police training academy in the 1960s and served as a filming location for the Hanna series.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


3 Body Problem beach
Will and his friends take a break at Cuckmere Haven Beach in East Sussex, overlooking the Seven Sisters Cliffs.

This scenic coastal area, renowned for the stunning natural beauty of the chalk cliffs, is nestled within the South Downs National Park.
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The Pilgrim Potter
The house that Will rents by the seaside is actually a pottery shop called The Pilgrim Potter.

This peculiar store and workshop is perched atop the cliff over Cuckmere Haven Beach, next to the old Coastguard Cottages.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


The Stars Our Destination
The fundraiser organization "The Stars Our Destination" building is the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium entrance on Worcester Avenue in London.
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The accident in the season finale, "Wallfacer", was filmed on Serle Street, situated between the Royal Courts of Justice in London and Lincoln's Inn Fields.

The scenes at the United Nations Headquarters were filmed on location at the actual building in New York.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Maps: Serle Street / UN Headquarters


Magic Beach Motel
The Magic Beach Motel is a real accommodation in St. Augustine, Florida.

According to their website, this is the cheapest motel near Vilano Beach, where you can stay in a double room for about 125 USD.
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