5 iconic scenes that have been filmed at 116 Pall Mall
From an Oscar-winning epic to a tribute for a Head of State, 116 Pall Mall has provided the backdrop for some memorable filming moments from the big and small screen…
In 1982, one film dominated the Oscars as Gandhi won eight awards including Best Picture. The Nash Room on the first floor - named after celebrated Regency architect John Nash, the man who designed 116 Pall Mall - was used for a scene in Sir Richard Attenborough’s epic film, in which was meant to depict the Viceroy’s Office in India.
A scene from the most quintessentially British period drama of recent times featured perhaps the most spectacular feature of 116 Pall Mall - the magnificent staircase. This setting is made even more striking by the 15-foot, original, hand-made Regency chandelier which was presented as a gift to by George IV to commemorate the Battle of Waterloo.
Margaret Thatcher’s Eulogy for Ronald Reagan
On July 11, 2004, the funeral for the 40th President of the United States was held at Washington National Cathedral. On the advice her doctor, the former Prime Minister’s eulogy was delivered by video link in the cathedral, using plasma screens. It was filmed in the Nash Room and Thatcher began her tribute to Reagan by saying, “We have lost a great president, a great American, and a great man, and I have lost a dear friend.”
The Dark Knight
Several locations in and around Piccadilly were featured in Christopher Nolan’s acclaimed 2008 blockbuster including Café Duke, which was created from the original washrooms for officers of the United Services Club. The room has retained its original features to showcase its unique and quirky architecture.
Made in Chelsea
The cultural phenomenon that is Made in Chelsea decided to start season 13 in suitably decadent fashion. The rich and infamous of SW3 made the short journey to SW1 and 116 Pall Mall became the setting for Mark and Victoria’s extravagant Russian Ball just after the big news was revealed that Binky was pregnant. Champagne for everyone! Except for Binky, of course.
Want to read more articles like this? Sign up to our newsletter to receive our latest news, blogs, offers and industry trends.
Filming locations at 116 Pall Mall
116 Pall Mall, a historic, Grade-1 listed Georgian masterpiece in central London is the perfect backdrop for film shoots, whether large-scale films or smaller shoots. Surrounded by iconic landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, St James’s Park, Piccadilly Circus, Waterloo Place and Trafalgar Square, we are the ideal film location.