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A Guide to The Filming Locations of Killing Eve

April 11, 2020
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If you still do not know Phoebe Waller-Bridge yet, you might find yourself living under a rock soon. After writing and starring in ‘Fleabag,’ she penned yet another entertaining series, ‘Killing Eve‘ and is on her way to becoming the most sought-out television writer (she might already be that).

‘Killing Eve’ is a thriller with a healthy dose of satire and one of the most memorable femme fatales. It revolves around an MI5 officer named Eve who attempts to track down and arrest an assassin named Villanelle. ‘Killing Eve’ has received widespread critical acclaim for its engaging plot, humor and impactful acting.

Where is Killing Eve Filmed?

‘Killing Eve’ is a globetrotting thriller that takes viewers to breathtakingly exotic locations all over the world. Coupled with some beautiful cinematography, these locations help ‘Killing Eve’ be visually appealing. Interestingly, to enhance the appeal of the diversity of locations seen on the show, several scenes are filmed in public transport vehicles.

London, United Kingdom

London serves as the most frequently depicted location on ‘Killing Eve.’ The protagonist, Eve is an MI5 officer after all. Several scenes have been filmed at West London Film Studios on Springfield Road in Hayes. Given the fact that this is a production house, one can expect a lot of interior filming to have been carried out here.

Moving on, the MI5 base from which Eve and her colleagues plan on catching Villainelle is actually located on Warwick Hosue Street. Moreover, a scene in the third season was filmed at Bar Malden in 1-3, St Georges Square in New Malden.

Hornsey Town Hall Arts Centre doubles up as Hotel Altlasov in Russia for ‘Killing Eve.’ Other than that, Cargo on 83 Rivington Street in Hackney, London served as Club Shelter at 7 Overhoeksplein.

Some of the other places in London where filming for ‘Killing Eve’ took place include Lee Valley Ice Centre, Hamley’s in Regent Street, St. Alban’s Road, Banking Hall, Syon House, Chiswick House, Fabric, Rowans Tempin Bowl, Four Seasons Hotel in Trinity Square and Bloomberg Building at Canon Street.

Filming was also carried out at Bank Underground Station, The London Library, Purple Penguin Restaurant, Charin Cross tube station, Goldsmiths’ Hall, Grand Union Canal, Acland Burghley School, Darkhorse Restaurant in Stratford, Melcombe Primary School, Jenny’s Cafe, Midmay Club, St. George in the East Church and Queen Square amongst many others.

Paris, France

Paris is another integral setting on ‘Killing Eve.’ Several locations from the French capital were used to film ‘Killing Eve.’ A scene with a particularly picturesque backdrop and Villanelle in a pink dress was filmed at Place Vendome.

Villanelle’s apartment in Paris was filmed on Rue de Lancry. Apart from that, filming was also carried out on Rue Cesar Franck, Rue de l’Aqueduc rail bridge, Boulevard Gabriel Péri, Gare de l’Est, Cité du Wauxhall, Rue de Seine, Rue Jacques-Callot, Jardin des Tuileries and Rue de la Paix.

Bucharest, Romania

Continuing its “Euro Trip,” several scenes in ‘Killing Eve’ were filmed at Bucharest, Romania. The city stood in for various other locations. Strada Nicolae Golescu, for instance, stood in for a scene set in Paris. for A lot of scenes had been filmed at Muzeul Național de Artă (The National Museum of Art).

Filming in Bucharest also took place at Biblioteca Centrală at the Universității Politehnica, Strada Anastasie Simu, Galeriile Carol, Bulevardul Mihail Kogălniceanu, Aleea Torcatori, Strada George Enescu among several others.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Dutch capital also turns out to be a frequent filming location. In Amsterdam, filming was carried out at Oude Niewstraat, Korte Koningsstraat, Museum Het Grachtenhuis (outside it, not inside), Rijksmuseum and Teerketelsteeg.

Other Locations

We weren’t lying when we said that ‘Killing Eve’ is a “globetrotting thriller.” Apart from London, Paris, Amsterdam and Bucharest, the show has been filmed in various other places like Tuscany and Barcelona. In Tuscany, filming was carried out in Casole d’Elsa in Siena, Villa Lusso Grande and Bar Garibaldi in Colle di Val d’Elsa (the ice-cream scene).

Several scenes in the third season of ‘Killing Eve’ have been filmed at Barcelona. According to local sources, filming was carried out in the El Born area of the Spanish city. Apart from that, filming in Barcelona also took place in Plaça de Lesseps, Passeig del Born, Placa de la Barceloneta, Plaça Sant Agustí Vell, Joanet Café, Hotel Miramar, Carrer del Bonaire, Carrer de Sant Pere Més Baix and Arco de Triunfo de Barcelona amongst several others.

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