Coalhouse Fort

Batman movie locations

Although Gotham city is the fictitious city, but you can visit it by watching the movie batman begins. This is so because the movie is filmed in different beautiful places of Chicago and UK. Let’s see in detail, which places of Gotham city you can visit. Coalhouse Fort in East Tilbury is one of the most captivating places to visit in Thurrock, Essex. The scenes of the Bhutanese prison, in which rock-bottom is hit by Bruce Wayne before being found by Henri Ducard are filmed in Coalhouse Fort.

Coalhouse Fort

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Coalhouse Fort is a worth-seeing place because of so many reasons. It reminds us of Victorian age, when it was built with the intention to protect London from French invaders in 1870. Today, it stands in a lovely green park which is protected by its moat. You can go inside on occasional open days. The Tibetan Himalayas scenes in which Wayne flees to seek counsel with the strange ninja leader Ra’s Al Ghul are filmed at Öræfasveit, Vatnajökuls and Svínafellsjökuls. Öræfasveit, Vatnajökuls and Svínafellsjökuls are the most isolated Iceland and glacier in the world.

Cardington village in the Borough of Bedford in Bedfordshire, England is also a beautiful place to visit. The sword fight between Wayne and Ducard is filmed in the glacial ice but an exterior set was constructed at Cardington. The murder scene of the parents of Bruce by Joe Chill was also filmed at Cardington. If you want to see the head quarter of Wayne Enterprises then you have to go to Chicago because the scenes of the head quarter are filmed at Board of Trade Building, 141 West Jackson Boulevard.

The scenes of The Gotham opera house are filmed in the Garrick Theatre, Charing Cross Road, WC2, which is in the heart of London’s West End. The Garrick Theatre is worth-seeing place in the City of Westminster.

The scenes of the Gotham City Police Station in which Sergeant Gordon works, was filmed in the first floor offices of the Farmiloe Building, 28-36 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London. The scene in which Bruce Wayne disappears after visiting Sergeant Gordon was filmed on the rooftops of the buildings located on the south side of West Lake Street in Chicago.

The Jewelers Building and Senate House are two appealing locations where scenes of the Gotham court’s lobby are filmed.

The scene in which Chill is gunned down by one of Falcone’s lackeys is filmed at Senate House. Senate House is the favorite place of film makers due to its captivating and strong architecture. Although Senate Hall is not open to public but whenever you get chance, do not forget to go inside to see attractive work of an architect in shape of the Grand Hall of Senate House, and Senate House Library, etc.

Bruce Wayne bumps into Rachel Dawes in Conran’s restaurant Plateau on the fourth floor of Canada. It is a great restaurant where you can stay during your tour.

Some other filming locations of the ‘batman begins’ are CityPoint, Ropemaker Street near Moorgate, Chicago’s Franklin Street Bridge, and St Pancras Chambers, etc. Put briefly all the locations of batman begins are attractive and must-see.

Date posted: 25th October, 2013

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