In case you missed the cameras at the time, this list complies seven TV and movie sets you may have seen near Watford.

Even setting aside the popularity of Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden as a blockbuster film location, which this list has done, the town has proved to be a hot location for filming.

See the list below.


Watford Observer: Filming at Fred and Ginger Coffee in Kings Langley High StreetFilming at Fred and Ginger Coffee in Kings Langley High Street (Image: Newsquest)

Interior scenes for a new film under the name Spiral were shot in Kings Langley’s Fred and Ginger Coffee, apparently "on short notice", from 8am until 1pm on March 22.

Staff remained tight-lipped on what the movie is about or who is starring in it.

The Watford Observer’s best guess at the time was Spiral may have been a working title for a sequel to Ghostbusters Afterlife.

Silent Witness

Long-running crime drama Silent Witness recorded scenes in Market Street, Watford, on May 18, including some inside Jenny’s Café and Oana Hair Studio.

The BBC production department confirmed that it will not be depicting Watford in the programme, instead Market Street will be “merely shown as a generic road and café in the UK”.

Big Boys

Abbots Langley Village Café, in the High Street, closed early on June 1 due to filming for a TV show with a major link to the area.

Big Boys, broadcast by Channel 4, was filming at the café and is loose based on the life of show creator and comedian Jack Rooke, who grew up in Rickmansworth.

Unknown Sarah Parish/Hugh Bonneville project

Watford Observer:  The Swan, Park Road, Bushey The Swan, Park Road, Bushey (Image: Newsquest)

The Swan in Park Road was covered in large black sheets as filming took place from 12pm to 6pm at the pub on July 10.

W1A stars Sarah Parish and Hugh Bonneville were spotted and have recently posted pictures teasing “something exciting” coming soon from them. However, it isn’t clear exactly what was being filmed.

Unknown (at Hollywood Bowl)

Although it is again unclear what was being filmed, it was confirmed that Hollywood Bowl in atria Watford closed "for filming" when it was hired out for three days from July 24.

Slow Horses

Watford Observer: The film setThe film set (Image: Stephen Danzig)

Perhaps the most prominent set, Watford Borough Council announced that Apple TV thriller Slow Horses would be filming at West Herts College, in Hempstead Road, on the evening of July 28.

The college was turned into a shopping centre for scenes involving stunts.


Watford Observer: Grantchester filmingGrantchester filming (Image: Contribution)

The Old Palace in Langley Hill, Kings Langley, became 'The Hope and Anchor' as film crews were at work inside and outside the boozer on Thursday (August 3).

Robson Green was on set as scenes were shot for ITV mystery series Grantchester.