As we approach the final run up to Christmas, many of us are preparing for the guilty pleasure of overfeeding, opening presents and catching up on some good British telly. However, have you ever stopped to think about the locations and buildings used in the filming of your favourite films and shows? We’ve taken a look at some of the properties and locations in some popular films and series to see what they would be worth today!
We’ve taken a look at some of the properties and locations in some popular films and series to see what they would be worth today!
Many are anticipating the release of series 4 of Sherlock, set to air on the 1st January. The recent cryptic trailers left audiences stunned, puzzled and, no doubt, excited for the New Year, but could the detective’s income really afford that cosy property in central London?
The exterior of Sherlock’s flat was filmed outside 187 Gower Street, which is close to Euston station, and the interior of the adjacent Speedy’s Sandwich Bar and Cafe was even used in some scenes. To rent this one bed flat would cost £1,582 per month alone, and the area has an average value of over £1,000,000!
With the recent release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, we felt that 4 Privet Drive deserved a mention! The Dursley’s home is actually a property in Picket Post Close in Bracknell.
Now valued at £468,000, the 3 bed semi-detached house has been sold a few times since it was used in filming; its appearance in the Potter films is a definitely a key selling point!
When the final episode Mr Selfridge aired earlier this year, fans were left devastated by the sad finale as Harry Selfridge was forced to leave his store. Following the Great Depression, Mr. Selfridge struggled with taxes and debt and ended up renting a 3 bed flat in Putney.
However, in the popular TV series his property is actually the Royal College of Organists in Kensington. Such a stunning property will always come with a steep price tag; indeed there is a 3 bed flat next door that is available to rent for £10,183 per month!
No Christmas is complete without a classic episode of Only Fools and Horses! Market traders Del Boy and Rodney live in a council flat in ‘Nelson Mandela House’, a high rise building in Peckham and are constantly trying to ‘get rich quick’.
Despite the south-London references and accents, this famous series was actually filmed in Acton, west London, in the Harlech Tower. Sadly, this building was demolished in 2011. However, prior to this a two bedroom flat was listed for rent at £1,300 per month.
The family in this classic sitcom had low income throughout the series. Their property is the focal point in the episodes with countless scenes shot on the sofa, and at the time (early 90s) it would have been worth roughly £36,000.
Today their fortunes may have turned, however, as Manchester’s current area value is £177,686. Indeed they could easily sell-up and find a nicer abode!
Bridget appears to struggle repeatedly in her love life. Still, if her flat is anything to go by, at least she doesn't have to worry about money! Located above the Globe Tavern near Borough Market, it would have been worth roughly £190,000 back in 2001.
With a career in publishing, she would have earned around £23,000 per year, which means she could just afford this flat. Today, however, it would be worth £650,000!
Katie is constantly browsing the internet to keep up-to-date with the latest property news. A huge fan of tea and chocolate, plus has a love for period homes.