More Silkworm (TV) Locations

Brentford, Beaufort House, The Butts

This location is used as Andrew Fancourt’s house. The location is seen in three scenes:

Scene one: Liz Tassel arrives at Fancourts door asking if he’d read Bombyx Mori.

Scene two: Robin and Strike try to find out if Fancourt has buried something in his garden. Strike injures himself when he falls from the garden fence.

Scene three: Robin observes and follows Fancourt from his house.


The Hawk, Brentford

After Strike hurts himself at Andrew Fancourt’s home, he and Robin walk down the street and celebrate his birthday in the Hawk pub. In real life, the pub is called The Weir Bar (24 Marketplace, Brentford) and it’s only used for the exterior in the episode. The interior which was used for filming belongs to the Hope and Anchor pub, the same location which was used for the first meeting of Strike and Matthew, but with different decoration. In this gallery you can see the difference:


Dalston Kingsland High Street 

Strike walks down this street talking to Robin on the phone. He tells her he’s on the way to Talgarth Road.


St. Martin’s News 

Where Strike buys the magazine with Charlotte on the cover.


HMP Brixton

HMP Brixton was used as Tollington Fields prison, where Leonora Quine was taken to.


81 Deodor Road 

Robin and Strike visit Jerry Waldegrave at his house on Deodor Road and obtain information about the script of Bombyx Mori. It was early, but Strike and Jerry Waldegrave drink some Barolo.


38 Bedford Square 

Liz Tassel tries to escape from the “Chelsea Art Club”, which this location was used for, but Robin manages to catch her.


Oxford Gardens

Leonora Quine and her daughter Orlando “Dodo” live on this street in the TV series. When Mrs. Quine is arrested, her neighbour Edna takes care of Orlando. 


Carmelite House, 50 Victoria Embankment

The publishing house Hachette, which publishes books by J. K. Rowling, among other things, served as the venue for the Roper Chard Party and a photo shooting with Robin and Cormoran Strike. The party was celebrated on the roof top terrace with wonderful views. The roof top terrace isn’t open to visit for public. See more here:


Frith Street

A location for one of Strike’s evening cigarettes on his way back from dinner with Nick and Ilsa. The same location was used for his evening cigarette in The Cuckoo’s Calling.


“Porcupine Pantry” (Café) at Penshurst Place, Kent

Robin and Strike have a break at the “Porcupine Pantry Café” before driving home from Kent to London after they visit Daniel Chard. Robin and Strike have a conversation about the meaning to be a private detective. In the book, this scene takes place at the Burger King in Tiverton services.


Sevenoaks “The Garden House” – Titanium Garden, Windmill Road, Kent

The location used for Daniel Chard’s house.

Robin and Strike visited Daniel Chard, CEO of Roper Chard Publishing, in his extraordinary stylish house here to get information about the Bombyx Mori script. 

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