The Cuckoo’s Calling Locations

Here are many of the real-life locations featured in the pages of The Cuckoo’s Calling, the first book in the Strike & Ellacott series. Click on each location for more info. (Sorry, kids, but Vashti and Kentigern Gardens are fictitious.) 

  Aldershot – The “Home of the British Army.”
Amputee Centre, Queen Mary’s Hospital – Where Strike attends an appointment with his specialist.
  The Blue Anchor – A pub where Strike goes whilst in Hammersmith.
Bromley – Where Strike’s half-sister Lucy lives.
Brixton – Where Strike meets Wilson.
Charing Cross Road/Tottenham Court Road – Streets near Denmark Street.
  Cipriani – Where Strike meets Tansy Bestigui and Ursula May for lunch.
Denmark Street – The street where Strike’s office (and home) is located.
  Dominion Theatre – A theatre in the West End that Strike walks past.
  The Feathers – The pub near New Scotland Yard where Strike meets Eric Wardle.
  Franklin Row – The street in the Chelsea area of London where Yvette Bristow lives.
Hamleys Toy Shop – Strike buys his nephew Jack’s birthday present here.
Holland Park Avenue – Charlotte Campbell’s neighborhood.
Hyde Park – Strike meets John Bristow here, and they do a bit of strolling.
Kebab Shop – Where Strike and Robin get kebabs so Strike can sober up.
Malmaison Hotel, Oxford – Tony Landry attended a conference meeting here the day before Lula died.
Mayfair – The area of London where the fictitious Kentigern Gardens is located.
New Scotland Yard – The Metropolitan Police Service’s headquarters, where Strike often finds himself.
Ordnance Arms – The pub where Strike meets Marlene Higson, Lula Landry’s biological mother.
  Phoenix Café – Where Strike interviews Derrick Wilson and Kieran Kolovas-Jones.
Piccadilly Circus – The iconic circular thoroughfare in London.
Pinewood Studios – Strike goes here to meet Freddie Bestigui.
Serpentine Bar and Kitchen – The restaurant where Strike meets with John Bristow, as well as Tony Landry.
SOAS University – Where Robin goes to find information on Professor Agyeman.
St. Mawes (mentioned) – The small town in Cornwall where Strike spent half his childhood, and where his Aunt Joan and Uncle Ted still live.
St Thomas’ Hospital – Where Strike goes to find Rochelle.
The Tottenham Pub – Strike’s favourite pub.
University of London Union (ULU) – Strike regularly makes use of ULU’s showers, pool and cafe.
The Windmill – This gastropub on Clapham Common is Matthew’s favourite.
Wong Kei – The Chinese restaurant where Strike meets with Spanner.
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