The Silkworm


 silkworm Here are many of the real-life locations featured in the pages of The Silkworm, the second book in the Cormoran Strike series. Click on each location for more info.

The Albion – A pub in Hammersmith where Strike and Robin have lunch and talk about the case.


Barons Court – Underground Tube station nearest Quine and Fancourt’s house on Talgarth Road.


The Cambridge – A 19th century pub on Cambridge Circus where Strike and Robin celebrate his birthday.


Charing Cross Road/Tottenham Court Road – Roads near Denmark Street.


Chelsea Arts Club – Where Roper Chard hosts a party for one of their celebrated authors.


Clement Attlee Court — The council housing where Kathryn Kent lives, which her home — Stafford Cripps House — is part of.


Denmark Street – The street where Strike’s office (and home) is located.


FoylesWhere Robin buys an Owen Quine book.


Fulham Palace RoadWhere Elizabeth Tassel lives.


The Groucho Club – The private club where Strike interviews Michael Fancourt.


Hamleys Toy Shop – Where Strike buys gifts for his nephews and godson.


Hazlitt RoadWhere Jerry Waldegrave lives.


The Kings Arms – The pub on Roupell St. where Strike and Matthew meet for the first time. 


King’s Cross Station – Where Robin catches the train north.

  Mango Tree – The Thai restaurant in Belgravia that Matthew name drops.

Masham – The small market town in Yorkshire that Robin is from.


Metro Cafe – A cafe next to Barons Court Tube station, where Strike grabs a couple of coffees.


New Scotland Yard – The Metropolitan Police Service’s headquarters, where Strike often finds himself.


Pescatori – Where Strike has lunch with Liz Tassel.


Piccadilly Circus – The iconic circular thoroughfare in London.


The River Cafe – The elegant restaurant where Strike meets his brother Al and does some investigation.


Simpson’s-in-the-Strand – Where Strike interviews Jerry Waldegrave.


Smithfield Cafe – Where Strike meets Dominic Culpepper early one morning.


St. Mawes – The small town in Cornwall where Strike spent half his childhood, and where his Aunt Joan and Uncle Ted still live.


Talgarth Road – Where Quine and Fancourt’s house is located.


The Tottenham PubStrike’s favorite local pub.


Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese – Where Strike meets Nina Lascelles.

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