London County Hall, Belvedere Road, London
London County Hall, situated on Belvedere Road, Lambeth, London, SE1, was the headquarters of London County Council and later the Greater London Council (GLC).
The building is now home to the London Dungeon tourist attraction which features macabre exhibits and historical reenactments, including Jack the Ripper.
At the start of Sabotage, Hitchcock included a shot of the Palace of Westminster in darkness, following the sabotage of Battersea Power Station, which was filmed from the embankment next to County Hall.
According to Gary Giblin, Hitchcock shot scenes at County Hall on August 2nd, 3rd and 26th, September 28th, and December 16th, 1971, including restaging the opening helicopter sequence. Hitchcock the returned on January 3rd, 1972 to film parts of the "Frenzy"s trailer.
- River Thames, London (0.2 miles)
- New Scotland Yard, Victoria Embankment, London (0.2 miles)
- Waterloo Station, London (0.3 miles)
- Palace of Westminster, London (0.3 miles)
- Foreign Office, London (0.3 miles)
- Trafalgar Square, London (0.5 miles)
- Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London (0.6 miles)
Selection of film frames: London County Hall
Notes & References
- Alfred Hitchcock's London: A Reference Guide to Locations (2009) by Gary Giblin, page 88
- Alfred Hitchcock's London: A Reference Guide to Locations (2009) by Gary Giblin, pages 87-89
- The Guardian (31/Oct/1975) - "She kissed a lion once and it licked her back, taking off a layer of skin"