Here are the known filming locations, in chronological order, for episodes 3 and 4 of Strike: Troubled Blood.
Louise Tucker Flashbacks
Strike and Robin interview Brian Tucker at his home. As he speaks, we see some flashbacks of his daughter Louise. The scene in which Louise is seen talking to her friends was filmed at Broadstone House in Vauxhall, London.
Louise is then shown walking along the edge of a park. This was filmed in nearby Albert Square, which has Albert Square Garden in the centre.
The Tottenham/Duke of York
After talking with Brian Tucker at his home, Strike declares himself in need of a pint, and he and Robin go to the pub. The scene was shot in The Duke of York on Rathbone Street, a location that has been used in previous series as Strike’s local, The Tottenham.
Robin meets up with Izzy Chiswell to ask for her help with being granted an interview with Dennis Creed. They sit on a bench on the Embankment on the opposite side of the Thames from the Houses of Parliament.
Strike is seen walking drunkenly toward Robin’s flat on the night of her dinner party. This scene was filmed on Lower Clapton Road, in east London.
Although we do not have an exact location for the flat used as Robin and Max’s, we know it is found in an old factory building located in East London.
After the dinner party, Robin follows the drunk Strike out of her flat where they have a row in an alleyway. Again, this is on the Lower Clapton Road in East London.
Lucy and Strike Drive to Cornwall
The following day, Lucy drives a hungover Strike to Cornwall. We see a shot of her car driving along an elevated section of the A40, at Westbourne Park.
Strike and Lucy Reach Ted and Joan’s by Boat
Towards the end of their difficult journey, Strike and Lucy are met by Dave Polworth and two friends and they cover the final stretch in a small boat. Again, these scenes were filmed in Port Navas in a shoot that went on until the early hours of the morning.
After Joan’s death, Strike is shown retreating to a cave he has visited since childhood. The cave used for filming is Holywell Cave (also known as St Cuthbert’s Cave) on Holywell Bay. It’s on Cornwall’s west coast, about an hour’s drive from St Mawes.
You can find out more about the cave here.
Robin drives Strike to Broadmoor to interview Dennis Creed. The Land Rover is shown driving around the perimeter wall of the real Broadmoor Hospital in Berkshire.
Holloway Prison in North London, which has been closed since 2016, was used to film the scenes of Strike interviewing Creed. The same prison was used as a location in The Silkworm.
The scenes of the police investigating the well at the Archer Hotel were filmed at the Mildmay Social Club in Stoke Newington, London.
The American Bar at the Stafford Hotel
In the book, Robin and Strike meet Carl Oakden in the American Bar at the Stafford Hotel in St James’s, and these scenes were filmed in that location.
Max and Strike meet in a cafe bar to continue their discussion about Max’s new television role. This scene was filmed at Estrela Bar, a Portuguese restaurant and tapas bar on South Lambeth Road in London.
Skegness Train Station
After Christmas, Strike catches the train to Skegness, and Robin meets him with the Land Rover outside the station. These scenes were filmed on location in Skegness.
They are then shown driving east up Lumley Road towards the Clock Tower.
Robin and Strike have time to kill before Douthwaite returns to the Allardyce. They get fish and chips and eat them on the promenade overlooking the beach. This scene was filmed early one morning in February, a few metres south of the RNLI Lifeguard Station.
In the book, the Allardice Hotel is on Scarbrough Avenue. For the television adaptation, the North Parade Hotel on North Parade was used to film both the exterior and interior scenes.
Strike and Robin then leave the Allardice and have a conversation by the Land Rover.
Skegness Police Station
The scene showing Steve Douthwaite being interviewed by George Layborn was filmed in a pub called the Courthouse, which is on the corner of Roman Bank and Ida Road in Skegness.
Baxton’s Holiday Camp, Canvey Island
The flashback scene showing Janice talking to Douthwaite the morning after Julie Wilkes’ death was shot at Trevorick Holiday Park in Holywell Bay, Cornwall.
The house used as Janice’s is 42 Balfour Road in Ealing, West London.
Filming took place over two days towards the end of March.
Piccadilly Arcade and Burlington Arcade
The final scenes of the show were filmed in two historic shopping arcades near Piccadilly. Strike waits for Robin, holding the pony balloon, in Piccadilly Arcade, a Grade II listed building which runs between Jermyn Street and Piccadilly.
The perfume shop used is actually located in the older Burlington Arcade. It is located on the other side of Piccadilly, and runs between Piccadilly and Burlington Gardens.
The shop is called Roja Parfums.
The final scene of the show was again shot at Piccadilly Arcade and shows Robin and Strike embracing on the stairs at the southern end of the arcade …
… before heading out of the arcade and turning right up Jermyn Street.