Series 8 Episode 9 - The Greatest Show In Willesden

Filming Locations

LEN'S BARBER SHOP - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
349A UPPER RICHMOND ROAD/NR GIPSY LANE, SW15

Location found by: Tony Bungay

At the start of this episode, Arthur and his friends are reminiscing at Len's Barber Shop.

Len's Barber shop in 'The Greatest Show in Willesden' Len's Barber shop in 'The Greatest Show in Willesden'

This location also features in #9.6 Gone With The Winchester.

Location on Streetmap.co.uk or Google Street View (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Barnes (South West Trains)


BARRY'S CLUB - THEN & NOW - Pictures by nry
THE CARLTON SNOOKER CLUB (MORE RECENTLY 'BUSH MUSIC HALL'), ARMINGER ROAD/CORNER OF 310 UXBRIDGE ROAD, W12 8NR

Location found by: nry

This is seen at various points throughout this episode - first of all just following the above scenes when Ray & Barry are playing snooker. At 40m09s, Ray & Trevor take a karaoke machine up to Luton and are seen driving away from this location. When Trevor makes a Freudian slip about the radio, Ray begins to suspect that there is more to Trevor and Barry than he first thought. At 43m37s, Gloria also arrives at this external location to remind Ray he hasn't been in touch for a few days.

Barry's Club in 'The Greatest Show In Willesden' Barry's Club in 'The Greatest Show In Willesden'

At 41m45s, Ray goes to confront Barry at his boozer/snooker club. The shot below is from The Bush Music Hall at 310 Uxbridge Road.

Barry's Club in 'The Greatest Show In Willesden' Barry's Club in 'The Greatest Show In Willesden'

Location on Streetmap.co.uk or Google Street View (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Shepherd's Bush Market (Circle/Hammersmith & City Line)


THE ROSE & CROWN PUB - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
THE ELGIN PUB, 96 LADBROKE GROVE, W11 1PY

Location identified by: MR

At 08m21s, Ray & Gloria arrive here for Barry's karaoke night. Look closely at the doors behind Ray & Gloria to see a matching entrance with the more recent shot from outside.

The Rose & Crown Pub in 'The Greatest Show in Willesden' The Rose & Crown Pub in 'The Greatest Show in Willesden'

Location on Streetmap.co.uk or Google Street View (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Ladbroke Grove (Circle/Hammersmith & City Line)


THE BRITISH VOLUNTEER PUB - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
LUNCHEON ROOM, THE ANGEL PUB, 697 UXBRIDGE RD, HAYES, MIDDLESEX, UB4 8HX

Location identified by: MR

At 11m54s, Arthur is here organising his variety and karaoke evening.

The British Volunteer Pub in 'The Greatest Show in Willesden' The British Volunteer Pub in 'The Greatest Show in Willesden'

Location on Streetmap.co.uk or Google Street View (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Chalk Farm (Edgware Line branch of the Northern Line)


MRS GABADINI'S PLACE - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
'STANLEY SIDINGS', STABLES MARKET, CHALK FARM ROAD, NW1

Location identified by: JH

At 12m56s, Arthur takes Ray to visit Mrs Gabadini at her 'Harrods of Hounslow' to ask about some karaoke machines. More recently this location has been known as 'The Cuban'.

Mrs Gabadini's in 'The Greatest Show in Willesden' Mrs Gabadini's in 'The Greatest Show in Willesden'

Location on Streetmap.co.uk or Google Street View (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Chalk Farm (Edgware Line branch of the Northern Line)


TOMMY PICKFORD'S FLAT - THEN & NOW - Pictures by nry
14 CAMPBELL HOUSE, WHITE CITY ESTATE, SOUTH AFRICA ROAD, W12 7PG

Location found by: nry

At 15m06s, Arthur & Monty go here to find Tommy and Mystic Mickey.

Tommy Pickford's flat in 'The Greatest Show In Willesden' Tommy Pickford's flat in 'The Greatest Show In Willesden'

This location is very close to Tasty Tim's flat in #5.9 Around The Corner.

Location on Streetmap.co.uk or Google Maps (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Shepherd's Bush Market Station (Circle/Hammersmith & City Line)


Last updated : 15th February 2016 by jno

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