Series 11 Episode 1 - Better The Devil You Know

Filming Locations

TAXI CHASE 1 - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
'THE GHERKIN', 30 SAINT MARY AXE, EC3A 8EP

Location found by: jno

At the start of this episode Jamie drops off a fare outside the Gherkin before Archie gets into his cab.

Jamie drops off a fare and meets Archie in 'Better The Devil You Know' Jamie drops off a fare and meets Archie in 'Better The Devil You Know'

At 01m28s, Jamie then drives into Camomile Street, pursued by the Gold Brothers' heavies.

Jamie drops off a fare and meets Archie in 'Better The Devil You Know' Jamie drops off a fare and meets Archie in 'Better The Devil You Know'

Location on Streetmap.co.uk or Google Street View (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Aldgate (Circle/Metropolitan Line)


TAXI CHASE 2 - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
GRACECHURCH STREET/LEADENHALL STREET, EC3

Location found by: jno

At 01m54s, they pass the RSA Insurance building on the corner of Gracechurch Street and Leadenhall Street. They pass this again at 02m08s.

Taxi chase in 'Better The Devil You Know' Jamie drops off a fare and meets Archie in 'Better The Devil You Know'

Location on Streetmap.co.uk or Google Street View (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Bank (Central/Northern/Waterloo & City Line)


TAXI CHASE 3 - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
BISHOPSGATE, EC3

Location found by: jno

At 02m02s, as we get a view from the rear cab window the chase has now moved to Bishopsgate in the opposite direction. This is seen again at 02m25s.

Taxi chase in 'Better The Devil You Know' Taxi chase in 'Better The Devil You Know'

At 02m03s, Jamie decides to move over into the taxi lane to try and get away from those chasing Archie.

Taxi chase in 'Better The Devil You Know' Taxi chase in 'Better The Devil You Know'

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


TAXI CHASE 4 - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
KING WILLIAM STREET/CANNON STREET, EC4

Location found by: jno

At 02m22s, Jamie tells Archie that him and his face are getting out at the next lights when Archie decides to bribe Jamie with some cash.

Taxi chase in 'Better The Devil You Know' Taxi chase in 'Better The Devil You Know'

At 02m38s, Jamie turns right where King William Street meets Cannon Street.

Taxi chase in 'Better The Devil You Know' Taxi chase in 'Better The Devil You Know'

Location on Streetmap.co.uk or Google Street View (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Monument (Circle/District Line)


TAXI CHASE 5 - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
ST SWITHENS LANE/KING WILLIAM STREET, EC4

Location found by: jno

At 02m47s, after telling Archie to fasten his seatbelt, Jamie turns left off King William Street into St Swithens Lane.

Taxi chase in 'Better The Devil You Know' Taxi chase in 'Better The Devil You Know'

Location on Streetmap.co.uk or Google Street View (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Monument (Circle/District Line)


TAXI CHASE 6 - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
125 CANNON STREET/LAURENCE POUNTNEY LANE, EC4

Location found by: jno

At 3 minutes Jamie and Archie pass 'Pret A Manger' and Vodafone located at 125 Cannon Street - here Jamie turns right into Laurence Pountney Lane.

Taxi chase in 'Better The Devil You Know' Taxi chase in 'Better The Devil You Know'

At 03m09s, Jamie realises there is no way out so drives along the pedestrianised walkway on Laurence Pountney Hill.

Taxi chase in 'Better The Devil You Know' Taxi chase in 'Better The Devil You Know'

Location on Streetmap.co.uk or Google Street View (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Cannon Street (Circle/District Line)


TAXI CHASE 7 - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
LAURENCE POUNTNEY HILL, EC4

Location found by: jno

At 03m35s Jamie and Archie emerge on Laurence Pountney Hill.

Taxi chase in 'Better The Devil You Know' Taxi chase in 'Better The Devil You Know'

Location on Streetmap.co.uk or Google Street View (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Cannon Street (Circle/District Line)


TAXI CHASE 8 - GETTING CAUGHT - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
SUFFOLK LANE, EC4R

Location found by: jno

At 03m45s, just as Archie and Jamie think they have escaped from the Gold Brothers' heavies, they are rammed from the side and end up here.

Taxi chase in 'Better The Devil You Know' Taxi chase in 'Better The Devil You Know'

After the Gold Brothers appear and give Archie an incentive for removing Petra from the pub, Archie offers Jamie a bit of work to make amends.

Taxi chase in 'Better The Devil You Know' Taxi chase in 'Better The Devil You Know'

Location on Streetmap.co.uk or Google Street View (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Cannon Street (Circle/District Line)


RETURNING TO THE LOCKUP 1 - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
TOWER BRIDGE, TOWER BRIDGE ROAD, SE1

Location found by: jno

At 08m22s Archie and Jamie cross Tower Bridge on the way back to the lockup.

Heading back to the lockup in 'Better The Devil You Know' Heading back to the lockup in 'Better The Devil You Know'

Location on Streetmap.co.uk or Google Street View (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Tower Hill (District/Circle Line)


RETURNING TO THE LOCKUP 2 - THEN & NOW - Pictures by nry
UNION STREET/GREAT SUFFOLK STREET, SE1

Location found by: nry

At 08m29s Archie and Jamie turn from Union Street into Great Suffolk Street.

Heading back to the lockup in 'Better The Devil You Know' Heading back to the lockup in 'Better The Devil You Know'

Location on Streetmap.co.uk or Google Street View (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Southwark (Jubilee Line)


DRIVING TO THE GOLD BROTHERS - THEN & NOW - Pictures by nry
SOUTHWARK STREET/SUMNER STREET, A3200, SE1

Location found by: nry

At 17m46s, Archie and Jamie drive to the Gold Brothers where Archie tries to buy himself some time. South Bank Tower can be seen in the background.

Driving to the Gold Brothers in 'Better The Devil You Know' Driving to the Gold Brothers in 'Better The Devil You Know'

At 18m02s, they turn left into Sumner Street.

Driving to the Gold Brothers in 'Better The Devil You Know' Driving to the Gold Brothers in 'Better The Devil You Know'

Location on Streetmap.co.uk or Google Street View (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Blackfriars (Circle/District Line)


LEAVING THE GOLD BROTHERS - THEN & NOW - Pictures by nry
HOLLAND STREET/SUMNER STREET, A3200, SE1

Location found by: nry

At 20m14s, Archie and Jamie leave the Gold Brothers and appear on Holland Street at the rear of the building.       

Leaving the Gold Brothers in 'Better The Devil You Know' Leaving the Gold Brothers in 'Better The Devil You Know'

It is here that Jamie tells Archie he doesn't like what he stands for and decides to walk away from Archie.

Leaving the Gold Brothers in 'Better The Devil You Know' Leaving the Gold Brothers in 'Better The Devil You Know'

Location on Streetmap.co.uk or Google Street View (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Blackfriars (Circle/District Line)


DICKIE MINT'S OFFICE - THEN & NOW - Pictures by Swainy
OFF GATE STREET, WC2

Location found by: Swainy

At 21m25s, Archie and his lawyer Dickie Mint leave Dickie's office where Archie explains all his problems to Dickie. Dickie tells Archie he needs a therapist and not a lawyer.

Dickie's Office Dickie's Office

This location also features in #11.4 A Matter Of Life & Debt.

Location on Streetmap.co.uk (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Holborn (Piccadilly Line)


DICKIE'S FLAT/JAMIE'S FLAT - THEN & NOW - Pictures by nry
GAINSBOROUGH STUDIOS, POOLE STREET, N1 5ED

Location found by: nry

At 23m19s, Archie and Dickie arrive at Dickie's flat here where Dickie tells Archie he is unable to get a tenant to stay longer than a month. At the end of the episode Archie takes Jamie here.   

Dickie's/Jamie's flat in 'Better The Devil You Know' Dickie's/Jamie's flat in 'Better The Devil You Know'

Location on Streetmap.co.uk or Google Street View (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Old Street (Northern Line)


LAND REGISTRY/PLANNING OFFICE - THEN & NOW - Pictures by Swainy
LINCOLN'S INN FIELDS, WC2

Location found by: Swainy

At 27m25s, Archie and Jamie sneak into the Land Registry to obtain some documents in an attempt to overcome the Gold Brothers plans.

The Land Registry in 'Better The Devil You Know' The Land Registry in 'Better The Devil You Know'

This location also features in #6.6 Waiting For Goddard and #9.11 The Great Trilby.

Location on Streetmap.co.uk or Google Street View (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Chancery Lane (Central Line)


SOUTHWARK BRIDGE - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
SOUTHWARK BRIDGE, SOUTHWARK BRIDGE ROAD, SE1

Location found by: jno

At 31m58s we get a brief glimpse of Southwark Bridge with a view of Tower Bridge in the distance beyond it.

Police Station in 'Better The Devil You Know' Police Station in 'Better The Devil You Know'

Location on Streetmap.co.uk (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Mansion House (Circle/District Line)


THE POLICE STATION - THEN & NOW - Pictures by Swainy
WOOD STREET, EC2

Location found by: Swainy

At 32 minutes, we first see the front of the police station where Archie fronts bail for Dickie to get Jamie out.

Police Station in 'Better The Devil You Know' Police Station in 'Better The Devil You Know'

At 35m30s, Archie & Jamie both return here later to cut a deal with Detective Murray.

Police Station in 'Better The Devil You Know' Police Station in 'Better The Devil You Know'

Location on Streetmap.co.uk or Google Street View (opens a new window)
Closest Station: St Pauls (Central Line)


SHOWDOWN WITH THE GOLD BROTHERS - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
BATTERSEA POWER STATION, 188 KIRTLING STREET, SW8 5BP

Location found by: jno

At 37m04s Archie and Jamie's plan to set up the Gold Brothers and Councillor Conway is put into action and they all agree to meet here.

Showdown with the Gold Brothers in 'Better The Devil You Know' Showdown with the Gold Brothers in 'Better The Devil You Know'

Location on Streetmap.co.uk (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Sloane Square (Circle/District Line)


ARCHIE SHOWS JAMIE THE TAXI - THEN & NOW - Pictures by Swainy
FLEUR DE LIS STREET/BLOSSOM STREET, E1

Location found by: Swainy

At 42m56s, Archie shows Jamie the repaired taxi with a significant nod to the original series of Minder, just around the corner from Archie's lockup.

The Wall in 'Better The Devil You Know' The Wall in 'Better The Devil You Know'

Location on Streetmap.co.uk or Google Street View (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Liverpool Street (Central Line)


Last updated : 7th April 2016 by jno

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