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In “Skyfall” James Bond (Daniel Craig) was chasing Raoul Silva (Javier Bardem) in the tunnels of the London Underground. Silva came out of the Embankment Underground Station and got into a police car.

The scene in which Raoul Silva came out of the tube station was filmed on March 11th 2012 at the intersection of Northumberland Avenue and Whitehall Place in London. In fact Javier Bardem who played Raoul Silva came out of a staff entrance to the Farmes Club (3 photos below). There was a fake “UNDERGROUND” sign attached to the metal frame above the entrance.
Staff entrance to The Farmers Club - Whitehall Place in LondonStaff entrance to The Farmers Club - Whitehall Place in LondonStaff entrance to The Farmers Club - Whitehall Place in London

When Silva got into a police car parked at Whitehall Place, there was another fake “UNDERGROUND” sign visible in background. It was placed above a disused Charing Cross exit, between the Playhouse Theatre and Embankment Place (photo below). Real entrance to the Embankment Underground Station is located at the end of Embankment Place.

The Playhouse Theatre and Embankment Place in LondonThere is a poster with the title of the play above the entrance to the Playhouse Theatre. In March 2012 it was “Dreamboats and Petticoats“, however for the purposes of “Skyfall” it was replaced with fictional production of “Assassins”.

When I was taking pictures for this post at the beginning of 2016, the Playhouse Theatre was performing „The End of Longing” with Matthew Perry, very well known as Chandler Bing from “Friends” TV series. At the theatre I saw enthusiastic group of people. There was Matthew Perry between them signing autographs.

The police car with Raoul Silva drove off down the Whitehall Place and turned left in front of the entrance to the Corinthia Hotel. In pictures below you can see the Whitehall Place with the illuminated facade of the Corinthia Hotel on the right side. In that hotel the official announcement of “Skyfall” movie was made at press conference held on November 3rd 2011, 50 years to the day after Sean Connery was revealed as James Bond in “Dr. No”. At the end of the street there is a Department of Energy and Climate Change. James Bond was looking at London panorama at the end of “Skyfall” from the roof of that building. 

Whitehall Place in London

Whitehall Place in London

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