Tuesday 1st of September 2015
Our Easirent Bootle depot is perfectly placed for visiting some of Liverpool’s finest film locations. Hop in your Easirent hire car and head into the centre of Liverpool, which is home to some of the most unique locations in the United Kingdom. Due to Liverpool’s concentration of Grade I listed buildings, the city is the most used place for film locations in the country outside of London. If you’re looking to make a weekend of it, why not check into one of Easirent hire car’s top hotels in the Bootle and Liverpool area?
1. Georgian Quarter
Located in between Liverpool city centre and Toxteth, the Georgian Quarter is one of the country’s best preserved 19th Century residential areas. One of the main areas of interest in the Georgian Quarter is Falkner Square, an area of land that was named after Edward Falkner, a soldier who mustered 1000 men in 1797 when a French invasion threatened the streets of Liverpool. Nowadays, Falkner Square and its surrounding areas are the go-to choice for film crews looking for the perfect period setting and it has been the backdrop to famous film and television productions such as: The Forsythe Saga, Crimson Petal and White, Foyle’s War and Peaky Blinders.
2. Stanley Dock
Located just a short drive in your Easirent hire car from our Bootle depot, Stanley Dock is part of the Northern Dock system. Designed by Jesse Hartley and opened in 1848, the Stanley Dock was one of the biggest tobacco warehouses in the country. Today, Stanley Dock is used by film crews due to its likeness to the city of London; keep your eyes peeled for Stanley Dock next time you’re watching Sherlock Holmes, Peaky Blinders and Captain America.
3. Water Street and Brunswick Street
Water Street is one of the oldest roads in the city, and was originally situated on the banks of the River Mersey before the land was reclaimed, and the iconic Liverpool waterfront was constructed. Water Street was also home to the Liverpool Tower; the Tower protected Lord Stanley and his family and was also used as a prison for French captives during the Napoleonic Wars. Nowadays, Water Street is used as one of the main thoroughfares into the city and it is also utilised by film crews looking to emulate the streets of London and New York City. Recent stars to the streets include Hugh Grant and Meryl Streep, who were filming for their latest Hollywood hit Florence Foster Jenkins.
4. Cunard Building
Flanked by the Royal Liver Building and the Port of Liverpool Building, the Cunard Building is one of the city’s ‘Three Graces’ and is part of Liverpool’s UNESCO World Heritage Maritime Mercantile City. The building, which is a mix of Italian Renaissance and Greek Revival architectural styles has a structural form which is very similar in style to American Beaux-Arts buildings that can be found in New York City. As such, the Cunard Building has been used to emulate the streets of the Big Apple in films including Florence Foster Jenkins; and the streets of Hastings in Foyle’s War
5. Liverpool Town Hall
Nestled in the heart of Liverpool’s World Heritage Site on the junction between Dale Street, Water Street and Castle Street, the Liverpool Town Hall has been named as one of the finest surviving examples of 18th Century town halls in the the country. Thanks to this, the Liverpool Town Hall has been featured in film and television productions such as: Jack Ryan, Foyle’s War and Chariots of Fire.