What locations were used to film the TV series Mr Selfridge?
Here’s a list of the key filming locations used in the production of Mr Selfridge, seasons 1 and 2:
The Historic Chatham Dockyard in Kent, England which closed to industry in 1984, is now an historical site and popular visitor attraction. Part of this period location was used to recreate the exterior of Selfridge’s store, as it would have appeared in its early years.
In addition to Mr Selfridge, The Historic Dockyard has been used to shoot many different television series and movies, including BBC One’s current hit, Call the Midwife.
In order to film the shows interior scenes, a set was built in Neasden, London to replicate the early 1900’s Selfridge’s store, giving the appearance of the buildings vast multi-floor size and glamour. A similar build technique was used for the set of Harry’s house.
Meanwhile, to film the scene at the beginning of series 1 where Rose travels on the Underground, producers chose to use Aldwych Underground Station in London, which is no longer in service.
A number of other locations around London including Oxford Street, were also used to film various outdoor scenes for both series of the popular period-drama.
Season 2 of Mr Selfridge begins broadcasting in January, 2014 as well as being available to watch via iTunes.