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Topic: Location of the Hildebrand Safe house

Just for fun, i thought i would see if i could find the Hildebrand Safe house on Apple and Google maps, and it was much easier than I thought.

The panning shot of M, Taner and Q walking up the steps at the rear of the house shows Trafalgar square in the background

http://s13.postimg.cc/wqaadnw9v/IMG_0200.jpg


Apple maps, used at roughly the same angle shows the same building, wit the 3 flights of steps, and this is on Spring Gardens

http://s10.postimg.cc/6hrhboot1/IMG_0202.jpg


Google street view of the building, shows this disused shop front, notice the 2 recessed bays, and particular shutters

http://s10.postimg.cc/4ifgy0jv9/IMG_0197.jpg


The initial shots of M, Tanner and Q entering that building at street level shows this.... familiar?

http://s10.postimg.cc/exq8ko6fp/IMG_0198.jpg

So its on Spring Gardens, just off Trafalgar Square, possibly 29 or 25....

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Brilliant find!

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Clever stuff !  ajb007/martini

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A fantastic bit of investigation.  ajb007/martini  I ( wrongly) assumed
The panning shot of M, Taner and Q walking up the steps
at the rear of the house, was a bit of set/CGI stuff.  ajb007/smile

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Thunderpussy wrote:

A fantastic bit of investigation.  ajb007/martini  I ( wrongly) assumed
The panning shot of M, Taner and Q walking up the steps
at the rear of the house, was a bit of set/CGI stuff.  ajb007/smile

Maybe that bit is. I also thought it look a bit "fake"

Great research by the OP!

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Thanks guys, it surprised me there was so much continuity in the building, would have been easy to use Pinewood for the internals but it seems they didn't. The continuing story where Madaline says goodbye to JB is on Spring Gardens too, they do exit that shop and have the conversation right outside.

I guess now MI5 needs a new safe house...this one has been properly compromised!

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Excellent work!

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Another location for Fans to stop for a photo, while other people look at us
like we're insane.  ajb007/biggrin

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just now waiting for a picture of ASP 9MM to post his waving arm, and Omega in front  of the building ajb007/biggrin

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Nice work!

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Google Maps shows Spring Gardens as being somewhere else entirely. WHat am i getting wrong?

Disregard! Found it!

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Thunderpussy wrote:

A fantastic bit of investigation.  ajb007/martini  I ( wrongly) assumed
The panning shot of M, Taner and Q walking up the steps
at the rear of the house, was a bit of set/CGI stuff.  ajb007/smile

Strange, I thought it was CGI added on top of a building (like they did in SF). Strange it looked fake when it was real - must of been the lighting!

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Nice.

Last edited by moneyofpropre (1st Feb 2016 10:44)

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HalfMonk HalfHitman wrote:

Google Maps shows Spring Gardens as being somewhere else entirely. WHat am i getting wrong?

Disregard! Found it!

Just to confuse matters there's more than one Spring Gardens... Ironically there's one quite close to the MI6 building in Vauxhall too.

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Charmed & Dangerous wrote:
HalfMonk HalfHitman wrote:

Google Maps shows Spring Gardens as being somewhere else entirely. WHat am i getting wrong?

Disregard! Found it!

Just to confuse matters there's more than one Spring Gardens... Ironically there's one quite close to the MI6 building in Vauxhall too.

The Spring Gardens south of the Thames in Vauxhall is not the correct location. That's where the National Criminal Intelligence Service was located.

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There seems to be quite a few Spring Gardens in the london area as pointed out. I have added 2 more photo maps to make it easier to spot... i yount be back to the UK until about July, so if anyone could get some better street shots that would be cool

its the Spring Gardens to the right of The Mall in the first picture

http://s18.postimg.cc/d1u31hdpx/IMG_0203_2.jpg

http://s22.postimg.cc/ho21segvx/IMG_0204.jpg

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So when is a Safe House not a Safe House... When it's only a front!

Went over to the Hildebrand Safe House location today to check it out and as per Tennyson's directions it is in Spring Gardens south of The Mall between Admiralty Arch and the south west corner of Trafalgar Square.

http://s24.postimg.cc/447iyv2ht/image.jpg

The door to the left is number 27, but is a separate building. In fact, where there should be a door as per the movie, there isn't one, just window, panel and wall.

http://s13.postimg.cc/y408243ub/image.jpg

Sorry the pic is on it's side, but that should be where the door is you can see Q closing in the screen capture Tennyson has in his first post. So there is no door or stairs behind. The next pics are poor quality but show the inside, which is empty. It appears this is the rear of a premises, but this 'front' has no exit coming from it out of either recess.

http://s2.postimg.cc/tuyibu3r9/image.jpg

http://s2.postimg.cc/rp47hc0at/image.jpg

The second pic is trying to show the area where the stairs M and Tanner are standing should be (again on it's side, sorry).

Looking up you can see some of the external fire escape that the actors climb, giving the wonderful outside panoramic shots of the London skyline, but it doesn't make for a worthwhile picture from ground level.

So it seems production used the outside location, but the interior was a studio sound stage.

Finally, a gratuitous shot of the 'Safe House' with my watch in the way  ajb007/biggrin

http://s9.postimg.cc/h1hnv49uj/image.jpg

Congrats Tennyson, excellent detective work  ajb007/cheers

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Thanks Skippy, its really good to see what is beyond google street view! Also surprised that after using an actual front, along with the back of the same building they decided to build a sound stage for what was a fleeting shot of the interior, but I guess they needed a certain look and feel they could get in reality. It's all smoke and mirrors!

Thanks for checking it out, I will see it for myself in June when I am next in Londinium!

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Some nighttime shots.

http://s18.postimg.cc/oikpo89j9/IMG_3675.jpg


http://s8.postimg.cc/xr1cbetch/IMG_3676.jpg


http://s15.postimg.cc/i1k6ngv6f/IMG_3677.jpg


http://s21.postimg.cc/4ts6xzm9f/IMG_3680.jpg

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Some great photos.  ajb007/martini

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Great pics, thanks  ajb007/martini

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That bloody great. I have to visit that place next time I'm in London.

I think I just might do a SPECTRE tour through London.

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SPECTRE are running tours now! ......... shows just how Evil are they !   ajb007/biggrin

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Good pics HH  ajb007/cheers The place looks much more the part after dark.

Although driving through the other day, I had the same view you took in the first picture and the fire escape they climb up is much more visible from that position.

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Better?  ajb007/lol


http://s12.postimg.cc/z57uumh2x/Hildebrand.jpg