Seven different lockup locations were used throughout the original ten series of Minder.
ARTHUR'S LOCKUP SERIES 1 - THEN & NOW
POPLAR MEWS off UXBRIDGE ROAD/SHEPHERD'S BUSH MARKET STATION, W12
Pictures by Vlad
We first see Arthur's lockup in episode 9 of series 1 'Monday Night Fever', located directly under a railway line between Shepherd's Bush Market and Wood Lane. The shot below shows Arthur & Terry turning off Uxbridge Road into Poplar Mews, with the railway line on their left.
As Arthur and Terry approach the lockup, the railway line is on the right. This is the other side of the railway line from the shots above in the area directly behind Frithville Gardens, the warehouse clearly visible in both shots.
As Arthur and Terry arrive we see a good clear view of Poplar Mews, with the lockup in the arches under the Hammersmith & City line.
Directions to Uxbridge Road/Poplar Mews (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Shepherd's Bush Market (Circle/Hammersmith & City Line)
ARTHUR'S LOCKUP SERIES 2 - THEN & NOW
BLYTHE ROAD/BLYTHE HOUSE, W14
Pictures by jno
In series 2 the lockup is at the rear of Blythe House where many other episodes of Minder were also filmed. Most notably where Charlie gets beaten up in #1.10 'The Dessert Song' and also the gym where Willie trains in #2.5 'Don't Tell Them Willie Boy Was Here'. The shot on the left below is from #2.6 'Not A Bad Lad, Dad'.
Directions to Blythe Road/Blythe House (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Kensington Olympia (District Line)
ARTHUR'S LOCKUP SERIES 3 - THEN & NOW
BREWHOUSE STREET W15
Pictures by jno
In series 3, Arthur's Lockup was situated at the end of Brewhouse Street, W15. Sadly the site has been demolished and is now the modernised Putney Wharf.
Parts of the architecture can still be seen in The Boathouse Pub just opposite.
Directions to Brewhouse Street (opens a new window)
Closest Station: East Putney (District Line)
Series 4, 5 & 6
ARTHUR'S LOCKUP SERIES 4, 5 & 6 - THEN & NOW
KENSAL ROAD, W10
Pictures by jno
Although Arthur's lockup was situated here for three series, rarely do we get a glimpse of the street it is on. The first three shots here are from #5.1 'Goodbye Sailor'.
In this episode, Arthur gets a delivery of dodgy trainers and you can clearly see a postbox on the wall outside.
Sadly this site has now been built on, with only the gates to the street remaining.
We catch another brief glimpse of this lockup in #6.1 Give Us This Day Arthur Daley's Bread'.
Directions to Kensal Road (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Kensal Green (Bakerloo Line/London Overground)
ARTHUR'S LOCKUP SERIES 7 - THEN & NOW
HYTHE ROAD, NR SCRUBS LANE, NW10
Pictures by Charly
In series 7, the lockup had moved to Hythe Road, near Scrubs Lane.
The exact location of the lockup is in a small cul-de-sac in the middle of the estate.
Directions to Hythe Road (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Willesden Junction (Underground: Bakerloo Line & London Overground)
ARTHUR'S LOCKUP SERIES 8 - THEN & NOW
BEHIND JEYMER DRIVE (NOW CHARTWELL CLOSE), GREENFORD, UB6
Pictures by jno
When Ray Daley entered the series, Arthur's lockup had moved to Greenford. This site has sadly been demolished and been replaced with the housing estate that is now Chartwell Close.
In the first shots above from #8.8 'Him Indoors' you can see Arthur turning left into a small lane just alongside 110 Jeymer Drive in Greenford where a garage extension now exists.
In these second shots, also #8.8 'Him Indoors' - the red squares mark the approximate location of the lockup and the gap in the houses to the left of Gary Webster.
Directions to Jeymer Drive (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Greenford (
Series 9 & 10
ARTHUR'S LOCKUP SERIES 9 & 10 - THEN & NOW
OFF STANDARD ROAD/BEHIND OAKWOOD BUSINESS PARK, BUSH INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, PARK ROYAL, EALING, NW10
Pictures by Swainy
The first shots show the approach road at the rear of Oakwood Business Park (three roof peaks). The approach road runs alongside number 7 Standard Road.
The lockup itself is halfway along the approach road that connects Standard Road to Gorst Road, and off to the right.
The shots here, from various episodes in the last two series, show there has been some quite some change here.
Directions to Standard Road/Oakwood Business Park (opens a new window)
Closest Station: North Acton (Central Line)
Last updated : 24th July 2013 by jno
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