The Cuckoo’s Calling TV Series Locations


    Denmark Street

The Duke of York (The Tottenham)

  Rutland Gate (Kentigern Gardens)

Christopher Kane (Vashti)
Leicester Square Station

Grosvenor Chapel

Mount Street Gardens

Greek Street and Manette Street, Soho

Strike gets dropped off on Greek Street by Lula’s favourite driver, Nico Kolovas-Jones (Kieran in the book). Strike then walks down Manette Street. (The Cuckoo’s Calling, Episode 1)

Smith & Wollensky

In The Cuckoo’s Calling book, Strike arranges to meet John Bristow at the Serpentine Bar & Kitchen in Hyde Park, but is ambushed by John’s uncle, Tony Landry. In the TV series, Strike goes to Smith & Wollensky to meet Tansy Bestigui, but upon his arrival finds Tony Landry instead. Best line from this scene: “If you ever insult my mother again, I’ll introduce you to something worse than an over-chilled burgundy,” Strike informs Landry. (The Cuckoo’s Calling, Episode 1)

Ariana II Afghan Restaurant

Strike meets John Bristow here to discuss the terms and conditions of his taking on the case and to ask a few questions. (The Cuckoo’s Calling, Episode 1)

Zippy Diner and Shepherd’s Bush Market

This is the cafe where Strike arranges to meet Rochelle Onifade and offers to buy her burger and chips. She runs off and Strike attempts to chase her on his painful knee through Shepherd’s Bush Market. (The Cuckoo’s Calling, Episode 1). In the book, they go to McDonald’s near a psychiatric hospital.

George Loveless House, Hoxton

This is where Rochelle’s tower block flat is filmed.

Bateman Street, Soho

Robin walks down this street, past the tapas restaurant and Mimi’s Hotel and goes into the Dog and Duck pub in search of Strike. (The Cuckoo’s Calling, Episode 2)

Queen’s Gate, Kensington

Here, Strike follows Tansy Bestigui and finds her meeting up with Tony Landry before they walk into the K Bar across the road. (The Cuckoo’s Calling, Episode 2)

Dalston Kingsland Station, Kingsland High Street

Ciara Porter tells Strike to wait outside this station for her. He crosses the road to get in the car with her to go to the nightclub Uzi, where Ciara introduces Strike to Evan Duffield. (The Cuckoo’s Calling, Episode 2)

Ashcombe Avenue, Surbiton

Strike visits Lady Yvette Bristow in her home in Southborough House on Ashcombe Avenue. In the book, Yvette lives in a flat on Franklins Row, Chelsea. (The Cuckoo’s Calling, Episodes 2 and 3)

SOAS University

Robin takes Lula Landry’s library card to access the library in the School of Oriental and African Studies at Russell Square (The Cuckoo’s Calling, Episode 3). SOAS is the university that is also in the book.

Buckingham Street

On this street, Cormoran waits for Tony Landry. (The Cuckoo’s Calling, Episode 3)

Ennismore Gardens

This is where Strike talks to John Bristow about the progress of the investigation. (The Cuckoo’s Calling, Episode 3)

City Snacks

This diner is where Strike meets Wardle for the first time. Robin also briefly meets Strike here one morning. Located at 29 Theobalds Road in Holborn, City Snacks is now closed.

Efes Snooker & Bar 

This is where Strike finds Shanker playing pool. It’s located in Dalston near Shacklewell at 17B Stoke Newington Rd., not too far from the Dalston Kingsland station.