Instead of using the real Tottenham pub (which is now called The Flying Horse) on Oxford Street in London, they used a pub called The Duke of York, which is situated in Fitzrovia. They changed the exterior of the pub to read ‘The Tottenham’. This will have been a quieter and more convenient location at which to film, as opposed to the crowded, bustling Oxford Street. The real Tottenham is also at an extremely busy intersection.
The Duke of York is featured in Episode 2 of Strike – The Cuckoo’s Calling.
Here, Strike gets drunk after finding out his ex-fiancé, Charlotte Campbell, is engaged to Jago Ross. Robin manages to track him down here after he’d already had eleven pints of Doom Bar.
Here’s an interior shot of the pub taken through a window. Unfortunately, when we were there, it was New Year’s Day, so the pub was closed.
After having a go at a bartender, whom Strike calls ‘beardy’ when he thinks the barman is laughing at him, he and Robin get kebabs before heading back to Denmark Street, where Strike is now sleeping in his office.
In Career of Evil, Robin comes here and gets drunk after finding out some upsetting news. Strike tracks her down, much like what she did for him in The Cuckoo’s Calling, and takes her to Hazlitt’s hotel on Frith Street where Strike pays for her to stay for the night.
You can find The Duke of York on Google Maps here.