4 Wonka Filming Locations You Can Visit in England (And Not Only)
Follow in the footsteps of Timothee Chalamet.
Wonka has become a real Christmas hit and is a must see if you miss the holiday spirit. Of course, the locations, which look like all the European capitals combined, played a huge role in creating the cozy and dreamlike atmosphere.
1. The Colonnaded Street – Bath Street, Bath, England
An amazingly beautiful street with a lot of columns where a flock of flamingos emerged out of nowhere is actually the historic center of the city of Bath.
Bath is one of the main tourist destinations for both foreigners and the Brits themselves. It is one of the most fascinating cities in the whole country, with an ancient history and medieval sights. The city's historic center contains some 500 buildings of great historical and architectural significance, and Bath itself is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
2. The City’s Cathedral – St. Paul's Cathedral, London, England
The scene in the large and majestic cathedral with a giraffe was filmed in St. Paul's Cathedral in London. Situated at the highest point in the city, the magnificent cathedral is the seat of the Bishop of London and the largest Anglican church in Europe.
As the main church of the city, the cathedral is the site of all major services and events of national importance. Such as the wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, the funerals of Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher.
3. Wonka’s Clock Tower – Powder Tower, Prague, Czech Republic
The impressive Wonka's Clock Tower was inspired by one of Prague's most important symbols, the Powder Tower.
The tower is a neo-Gothic building – the ground floor is decorated with statues of Czech kings and angels flying above them. In the corners there are figures symbolizing the virtues of the rulers.
4. The Castle – Bodiam Castle, East Sussex, England
The huge castle we see at the very end of the movie is Bodiam Castle in East Sussex.
If, as a child, you ever imagined a prince on a white horse with, of course, his own castle, this is probably what it looked like. Legend has it that this classic castle was built to protect the English coast from French attacks. Bodiam looks as if it has grown out of the water, surrounded on all sides by a moat.