Minder Locations


Opening Titles

The opening titles for series 1 to 7 were filmed in Arthur's original car lot, featured on our Car Lots page and feature six black & white shots. The opening titles used in The Ray Daley Years (series 8 to 10) can be found at the bottom of this page here. The original end credits appeared from series 1 through to 7. According to George Cole, the photographs seen were shot a few weeks before the first episode was actually filmed, probably sometime in April 1979.

Series 1-7

SHOTS 1, 2 & 3 - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
WORMWOOD SCRUBS PRISON, DU CANE ROAD, W12

The first three black and white shots are of Arthur & Terry as Terry leaves prison, outside the entrance of Wormwood Scrubs.

Wormwood Scrubs in the opening titles of 'Minder' Wormwood Scrubs in the opening titles of 'Minder'

This same location features in #1.2 Bury My Half At Waltham Green, #3.7 The Birdman Of Wormwood Scrubs and #10.9 Bring Me The Head Of Arthur Daley.

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


SHOTS 4, 5 & 6 - THEN & NOW - Pictures by Glazbury
CURZON STREET NR DERBY STREET, MAYFAIR, W1

The last three black and white shots show Arthur and Terry leaving what looks to be a club with two ladies, both of whom apparently worked as extras for Euston films.

Leaving a club in the opening titles of 'Minder' Leaving a club in the opening titles of 'Minder'

Look closely in the background of the next shot to see the no entry sign to Derby Street.

Leaving a club in the opening titles of 'Minder' Leaving a club in the opening titles of 'Minder'

Location on Streetmap.co.uk or Google Street View (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Green Park (Jubilee/Piccadilly/Victoria Line)


End Credits

The original end credits feature a series of 16 shots all taken in black & white of Terry and Arthur in various parts of London. Shots 1 and 2 of the original end credits were taken in Arthur's original car lot and always contained the actors/actresses for that particular episode.

Series 1-7 Series 8-10 Series 11

Series 1-7

SHOTS 3 & 4 - THEN & NOW - Pictures by Charly
HAMMERSMITH BRIDGE, VIEW FROM 'LOWER MALL' HAMMERSMITH, SW13 9EA

This bridge crosses the river Thames and is situated just south of Hammersmith town centre on the north side. Both pedestrians and traffic can cross the bridge to Barnes on the south side.

Hammersmith Bridge Hammersmith Bridge

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


SHOTS 5, 6 and 7 - THEN & NOW - Pictures by rollthedice
ROYAL ALBERT HALL, VIEW FROM PRINCE CONSORT ROAD, KENSINGTON GORE, SW7

Stills 5, 6 and 7 of the end credits are of the famous Royal Albert Hall in Knightsbridge, that first opened its doors in 1871.

Royal Albert Hall Royal Albert Hall

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


SHOT 8 - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
THE BLUE ANCHOR PUB, 13 LOWER MALL, W6

Each week as Minder ended we could only wonder what Arthur & Terry were talking about on this pub's veranda.

The Blue Anchor Pub The Blue Anchor Pub

This pub location also features in #2.6 Not A Bad Lad, Dad.

Location on Streetmap.co.uk (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Hammersmith (Hammersmith & City/District/Piccadilly Line)


SHOTS 10 & 11 - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
LEANING LAMPPOST, NEWMAN PASSAGE NR RATHBONE STREET, W1

The shots show Arthur and Terry walking past a leaning lamppost and posing as if they were holding it up. The location of the lamppost is in the small alleyway called Newman Passage, just off Rathbone Street nr Oxford Street.

The Leaning Lamppost The Leaning Lamppost

 The lamppost was a tourist attraction in the 70s and 80s where people posed as if they were trying to straighten it. The lamppost has now been removed and a new one is in its place.

The Leaning Lamppost The Leaning Lamppost

Location on Streetmap.co.uk or Google Street View (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Goodge Street (Northern Line - Charing Cross Branch)


SHOT 12 - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
THE NEW ROCKINGHAM CLUB, TISBURY COURT NR WARDOUR STREET/RUPERT STREET, SOHO, W1

The New Rockingham Club The New Rockingham Club

This location also features in episodes #1.1 Gunfight At the OK Laundrette and #3.3 Rembrandt Doesn't Live Here Anymore.

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


SHOT 13 - SERIES 1 WINCHESTER CLUB - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
CHALK FARM PARADE, ADELAIDE ROAD  NW3

This location is used as The Winchester Club throughout series 1 and was a real club at the time of filming, called 'The Eton Club'. For more information on this location see the Winchester Clubs location page.

The Winchester Club The Winchester Club

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


SHOT 14 - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
LEICESTER SQUARE, WC2H

Leicester Square Leicester Square

Leicester Square also features briefly in episode #3.2 You Need Hands.

Location on Streetmap.co.uk (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Leicester Square (Piccadilly/Northern Line)


SHOTS 15 & 16 - THEN & NOW - Pictures by Charly
POLICE STATION, HECKFIELD PLACE, FULHAM, SW6 5NL

Police Station Police Station

This location also features in the episodes #1.1 Gunfight At the OK Laundrette and #4.6 If Money Be The Food Of Love, Play On.

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


Series 8, 9 & 10

SERIES 8, 9 & 10 - OPENING TITLES - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
PORTOBELLO ROAD, W11

The opening titles of the Ray Daley Years first appeared in #8.2 A Bouquet Of Barbed Wine.

Portobello Road Portobello Road

This location is directly outside the 'Earl Of Lonsdale' pub that also features in #1.7 The Bengal Tiger.

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


SERIES 8, 9 & 10 - END CREDITS - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
SOUTHEND PIER, WESTERN ESPLANADE, SOUTHEND, SS1 1EE

The end credits of the final three series saw Arthur & Ray walking along Southend Pier. This was rebuilt in 2005 following a fire.

Southend Pier Southend Pier

This location features at the end of #8.5 Guess Who's Coming To Pinner.

Location on Streetmap.co.uk or Google Street View (opens a new window)
Closest Station: Southend Central Station (London, Tilbury & Southend Railway)


Series 11

SERIES 11 - OPENING TITLES - THEN & NOW - Pictures by jno
ST PAUL'S CATHEDRAL, CANNON STREET, EC4 

At the start of each episode Jamie's taxi is seen travelling along Cannon Street past St Paul's Cathedral.

St Pauls Cathedral St Pauls Cathedral

Cannon Street also features in episodes #11.1 Better The Devil You Know and #11.4 A Matter Of Life & Debt.

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


 Last updated : 10th March 2016 by jno

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