Even if you haven't been to Liverpool you will have more than likely seen it on a television hit or big screen blockbuster without even realising.

Outside of London, Liverpool is one of the most filmed cities in the UK and with good reason, it’s beautiful! 

From wizards flying down the Mersey Tunnel to fantastic beasts taking over St George’s Hall and a couple of peaky blinders lurking around Stanley Dock, visiting Liverpool is like being on your very own movie set!

2018 was officially the busiest year in the Liverpool Film Office’s 30 year history with over 366 different film and TV projects being filmed in Liverpool and the wider city region. This equates to 1,387 film days, which works out as an average of 4 projects filming in the area every single day of the year! They’ve definitely been busy… 

Take a look at what has been filmed in our city over the years and see if you can spot us next time you turn on the tv.

Lights, camera, action! 🎬


PEAKY BLINDERS (2013 - )

Even though everyone’s favourite hit BBC drama ‘Peaky Blinders’ is based in Birmingham, a large amount of filming for the show is done in the Liverpool City Region. Locations such as Stanley Dock, Port Sunlight, Freshfield Beach, the Georgian Quarter and Toxteth feature heavily in the show so if you fancy walking in Tommy Shelby’s footsteps, these are the places to head.  

Whilst you're in Liverpool you can even go on a Peaky Blinders Tour or visit the Peaky Blinders Bar in the Baltic Triangle. 

Don’t forget your flat cap!


YESTERDAY (2019)

If there’s a film about The Beatles being made you can guarantee at least some of it will be filmed in Liverpool, the hometown of the Fab Four. 2019 saw the release of Danny Boyle’s ‘Yesterday’ which is based on a world where The Beatles don’t exist (we dread to think!) and the only person that can remember them is lead character, Jack. To help him bring the songs back to life he visits Liverpool for a bit of Beatles inspiration. 

If you fancy walking in Jack’s footsteps head along to Penny Lane, the Port of Liverpool Building, Queensway Tunnel, Strawberry Field and Lime Street Station to recreate those film scenes. 


THE FEED (2019)

At the beginning of 2019 what looked like an apocalyptic event brought Liverpool City Centre to a stand still but in fact it was just a filming session for Amazon Prime series, The Feed. A massive car pile up was created just outside the Cunard Building for filming of this dystopian thriller. 


THE WAR OF THE WORLDS (TBC)

Aliens recently invaded Liverpool when the BBC filmed their adaption of the H.G Wells classic novel, The War of The Worlds, in some of the city’s most beautiful places.

OK, so aliens didn't actually roam the streets of Liverpool but Eleanor Tomlinson and Rafe Spall did for some epic filming that transformed St George’s Plateau, Vauxhall and Dale Street into Edwardian England. 


THE CROWN - SEASON 3 (2019)

We’re used to royalty popping over to Liverpool every now and then but when hit Netflix show The Crown turned up in the city for filming for season three, we all got a bit excited…

The famous Cunard Building stood in for Washington DC and North John Street had classic cars lining the road with shop fronts being transformed into stores to look like the 1960s. Make sure you keep an eye out in the new season for a glimpse of Liverpool.


CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER (2011)

Marvel’s first avenger, Captain America, visited the Liverpool shores to do some filming at Stanley Dock in 2011. The superhero brought with him over 500 cast and crew members as they transformed the Victorian dockland into 1940s New York. 

Advent Calendar, day 14: #CaptainAmerica The First Avenger Location: Albert Dock, Liverpool, UK ❄❄❄ Albert Dock in Liverpool is a lovely tourist area. There’s The Beatles Story and loads of fun little shops and restaurants and even a maritime museum. It’s also where we took this shot from Captain America: The First Avenger. Fun fact: it’s not actually filmed there, as we later found out. There are several of these docks along the Mersey River and they all look a lot alike. The actual filming location for the movie is a little bit north from where we were at Stanley Dock. It’s currently under construction and sadly will no longer look anything like it does in the movie once it’s done. Luckily we still have Albert Dock! #ChrisEvans #sceneframing #travel #Liverpool #AlbertDock #ItsLiverpool #UnwrapAlbertDock

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HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 1 (2010)

Up to 90,000 vehicles pass through Liverpool’s Mersey Tunnel everyday but only one giant on a flying motorbike with the world’s most famous wizard in his side car has travelled through it.

In 2010, Harry Potter and Hagrid turned up in Liverpool to film the dramatic chase scene in The Deathly Hallows Part One. Fleeing Voledmort and his Death Eaters, they take a detour through the Mersey Tunnel narrowly missing the oncoming traffic for this blockbuster moment.


FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM (2016)

It seems the wizarding world can’t get enough of Liverpool as they returned to the city in 2015 to film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Eddie Redmayne took on the role of Newt Scamander who’s search for these fantastic beasts finds him in Liverpool’s St Georges Hall and the Cunard Building which were transformed into 1920s New York.  


FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL (2017)

As the title suggests, the majority of this block buster movie featuring Jamie Bell, Annette Bening and Julie Walters was filmed on the streets of Liverpool. Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool follows the true story of a young lad from the city who falls in love with an aging Hollywood star in the 1970s. 

Filming locations include Philharmonic Dining Rooms, the Liverpool Playhouse, Ye Cracke and the Georgian Quarter giving you a pretty good tour of Liverpool in the film! 


TOLKIEN (2019)

Fans of the Lord of the Rings will be impressed with this one. In 2017 the biopic surrounding JRR Tolkien was partly filmed in Liverpool at some impressive locations such as Liverpool Town Hall, St George’s Plateau, and Dale Street. 


FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS (2016)

Liverpool went all Hollywood in 2016 when Academy Award winning, Meryl Streep and BAFTA winner, Hugh Grant turned up in the city to film scenes for Florence Foster Jenkins with the crew turning Liverpool’s Business District into 1940s New York.

It’s said that New York’s grid system of roads is based on Liverpool City Centre’s layout so it’s the perfect place to film without the congestion of New York. 


FAST & FURIOUS 6 (2013)

Fans of the Fast & Furious series might recognise a bit of Liverpool in the 6th film. In 2012 cast and crew spent four days in the city around Town Hall, Dale Street and the Birkenhead tunnel shooting hair raising stunts for the popular car themed franchise. 


Keep your eyes peeled for all these locations when you visit the city to spot us in your favourite film or tv show. You might even end up running into a film set when you’re here too - you never know… 

Let us know where you are heading over on our Twitter @VisitLiverpool and tag us in your pictures on Instagram with @visitliverpool_.

Don’t forget to make searching for your film locations easier you can use the Merseyrail loop line to get around the Liverpool City Region.  


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