We’ve visited tons of Sherlock filming locations during our adventures around the UK. We’ve been to fake Baker Street (aka North Gower St in London), fake London (aka Cardiff, Wales) and we’ve stood and stared at the empty spot where Sherlock’s gravestone once stood.
We’ve also spent days and days watching the show being filmed and met the stars a couple of times.
For your information: Benedict Cumberbatch is as kind and humble (even in the Wales rain) as you think he is. He was worried we were cold and spent a good while chatting to us, even after a long day of filming some season 3 scenes.
We’ve stumbled through the tiny gates of the church where John and Mary got married and the other church in St Hilary, where Sherlock implies John being his only friend. We’ve imagined hearing strange noises at the misty, scary caves where the hound of Baskerville circled our heroes, and looked up on the rooftop where Sherlock said his goodbyes to John.
It’s been an amazing, emotional journey and along the way we’ve collected quite a few sceneframing photos. Since we’re such jolly good fellows and good-hearted gals, we’ve collected them all here for your viewing pleasure and convenience, along with a detailed map of all of them!
We’ve finally finished a comprehensive guide of all our favorite Cardiff filming locations, so if you’ve decided to visit the capital of Wales, you should definitely check it out here.
187 N Gower St, Kings Cross, London NW1 2NJ, UK
Want to see more Setlock photos? Head on over here.
W Smithfield, London EC1A 7BE, UK
All locations are open to public and easy to find, except for the room inside Cardiff Castle (the scene featuring Moriarty’s crown jewels shenanigans) which is a room reserved for private events.
Castle St, Cardiff CF10 3RB, UK
51 St Mary St, Cardiff CF10 1AD, UK.
Please note: permanently closed.
Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NP, UK
The Packet: 95 Bute Street, Cardiff CF10 5AB, United Kingdom
The parking lot / “drug den”: 5 Bute Street, Cardiff Bay
The street corner: Bute St & James St, Cardiff Bay
Bush Inn is a lovely restaurant for lunches and pints, and the church of St. Hilary is right next to it so you can visit both at the same time. Three Bears Cave is near Cardiff, but a bit tricky to find so we recommend going during daylight. Sherlock’s gravestone isn’t actually there, but if you look through the scene carefully, you will find the right spot quite easily once you reach the graveyard.
Tongwynlais, Cardiff CF15 7JS, United Kingdom
Cross Keys / The Bush Inn: Cowbridge CF71 7DQ, United Kingdom
The church of St Hilary is right next to the Bush Inn
48 Bassaleg Rd, Newport NP20 3PY, UK
Mariners Dr, Bristol BS9 1QJ, UK
Queen St, Bath BA1 1HE, UK
Here are the original Tumblr posts with sceneframes: