We discuss where was the Netflix film Enola Holmes 2 filmed which may contain minor plot references.
Enola Holmes (Millie Bobby Brown) has been quite busy since her first investigation and is coming into her own as a detective. Now a detective-for-hire, Enola Holmes takes on her first official case to find a missing girl as the sparks of a dangerous conspiracy ignite a mystery that requires the help of friends – and Sherlock (Henry Cavill) himself – to unravel.
This story is based on actual events and is more female-centric than the first installment. It was great to see women at the forefront during a time when their opinions were silenced. In this mystery, the women were trying to expose the corruption within the government and community. Like any Holmes mystery, there are a lot of moving parts and this story was a bit easier to follow than the first.
Enola Holmes is trying to make her way as a Detective in London, but sadly she is always in her older brother’s shadow. She thought after her first case people would know her name. Instead, they go to her hoping there would be easier access to her brother Sherlock.
Below is a breakdown of the locations where shooting took place in order to give Enola Holmes 2 its period setting and cultivate a sense of place. There are some fun crossovers with other iterations of Sherlock Holmes and a lot of cultural history that helps to give the film some visual authenticity.
Where was the Netflix film Enola Holmes 2 filmed – a breakdown of locations
Hull’s Old Town
The opening sequence of this film was really fun and energetic to bring us back into the world of Enola Holmes. This sequence and the exterior of the home on Bell Place were shot in Hull’s Old Town, a historic area in England that’s filled with centuries-old cobbled streets, free museums, and traditional pubs.
The film’s matchstick factory interior is probably the most important location in the film because of Enola’s investigation. The matchstick factory interior was built in an old printing factory in the Wapping neighbourhood in London. It’s actually not too far from the original Bryant and May factory. The factory building is now part of a residential apartment complex called the Bow Quarter.
The Historic Dockyard Chatham
The factory walkout was filmed at the Historic Dockyard Chatham in Kent, England. The exterior of the match factory was built there, and the location was used for the exteriors of the Paragon Theatre and the match girls’ house. This is where other Sherlock iterations intertwine as the red brick warehouse specifically has been used in Sherlock Holmes with Robert Downey Jr.
Halton House is in Buckinghamshire, England, it is where the ballroom scene was filmed.
The film’s interior shots were mostly filmed at Shepperton Studios in Surrey, England. Including the prison, Lord Tewksbury’s place, the Paragon Theatre, Bell Place, some parts of the match factory, and Sherlock’s apartment.
Queen Anne’s Gate
The exterior of Sherlock’s flat is played by a home on Queen Anne’s Gate, a street in London’s Westminster neighbourhood.