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Netflix recently dropped one of the most intriguing limited series, Baby Reindeer. Over a month after its release on April 11, 2024, the show has still been trending as online discussions continue regarding the series’ complex themes of stalking, abuse, mental Health, and trauma. With a story that moves across the United Kingdom, let’s explore the filming locations of Baby Reindeer, offering a glimpse into the world inhabited by the show’s characters.

Reports indicate that Baby Reindeer is primarily set in London and Edinburgh in the United Kingdom. Created by and starring Richard Gadd, the seven-episode limited series follows the life of Donny Dunn, a standup comedian who juggles stand-up routines with his pub job in London. Hence, the Army & Navy public house at Stoke Newington in London features prominently as a filming location for Baby Reindeer. Keep scrolling to learn more about the other filming locations.

Baby Reindeer: Cast, ratings and more

Beyond Richard Gadd’s central role, the gripping series features Jessica Gunning and Nava Mau in pivotal roles. Gunning portrays Donny’s unsettling stalker, Martha, who lovingly gives him the nickname ‘Baby Reindeer’. Meanwhile, Mau plays Teri, a trans woman with whom Donny begins a relationship.

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Baby Reindeer has garnered critical acclaim, achieving a high rating of 8.2 on IMDb and an audience score of 84 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. The series has left a lasting impression on viewers in just two weeks since its release.

Iconic London landmarks take centre stage throughout the show. Fans can easily spot locations like The Regent’s Canal near Haggerston Park, the historic Royal Vauxhall Tavern cabaret club, and Brockley’s renowned Rivoli Ballroom. Keep reading for further insights into the filming locations of Baby Reindeer.

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Edinburgh, Scotland

A significant filming location for Baby Reindeer, Donny is shown spending considerable time in the capital of Scotland to perform at the popular Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Baby Reindeer filming locations
(Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland | Image credit: JeniFoto/Shutterstock)

Fans can spot iconic locations like Grassmarket, known for its vibrant architecture, and Royal Mile, an ancient street in Edinburgh, on the show.

However, the highlight in Edinburgh is The Hoppy in Meadowbank. A Glamour report stated that this pub served as a Baby Reindeer filming location, as confirmed by a Facebook post during lockdown. “Towards the end of the lockdown, we were lucky enough to have been asked by Netflix to use The Hoppy exterior in the new Netflix series Baby Reindeer.”

Key attractions in Edinburgh: Edinburgh Castle, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, The Edinburgh Dungeon, Museum of Childhood, The Real Mary King’s Close, Palace of Holyroodhouse, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh Zoo, Dynamic Earth, and Scott Monument

Best time to visit: June to August

How to reach: Edinburgh Airport is approximately 14 km from the city centre

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Baby Reindeer filming locations in London, England

As the show is London-based, the capital of England has been used as a major filming location for various scenes in Baby Reindeer. Some of the popular spots include (spoiler alert):

 

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Stoke Newington — Army & Navy pub: This popular Sports club doubles as the pub where Donny performs stand-up comedy, much to the annoyance of Football fans. It’s also where he encounters the intimidating TV personality, Darrien (played by Tom Goodman-Hill).

Haggerston — The Regent’s Canal: An important scene unfolds near this picturesque canal when Donny runs into Martha after a date with Teri.

Baby Reindeer filming locations
(The Regent’s Canal, London, UK | Image credit: TravelKiwis/Shutterstock)

Hoxton — The Stag’s Head and F Cooke: In the first episode, F Cooke, a coffee shop, is the backdrop for Donny’s date with Martha. Additionally, viewers can spot The Stag’s Head pub exterior during a scene where Donny walks towards The Heart Pub.

Brockley — Rivoli Ballroom: An iconic staple in shows and flicks, this popular location has been featured in the series Killing Eve (2018-2022) and the 2015 movie Avengers: Age of Ultron. This spot appears during an emotional moment where Donny struggles onstage before an unappreciative audience.

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Vauxhall — Royal Vauxhall Tavern: This is where Donny goes on a date with Teri in the third episode.

Leicester Square — The Comedy Store: To avoid spoilers, we won’t reveal details about this prominent filming location featured in the final episode of Baby Reindeer.

Comedy Store London
(Comedy Store, Leicester Square, London | Image credit: Cktravels.com/Shutterstock)

Key attractions in London: The London Eye, Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, ABBA Voyage, Madame Tussauds London, Westminster Abbey, British Museum, Royal Observatory, London Dungeon and Trafalgar Square

Best time to visit: May to July and September to November (shoulder season)

How to reach: Heathrow Airport is approximately 24 km from central London

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This story first appeared on Travel + Leisure India.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is Baby Reindeer based on a real story?
It is based on Richard Gadd’s encounters with a stalker in his personal life.

When did the shooting for Baby Reindeer begin?
The shooting for the gripping series began in August 2022, according to reports.

Where can I watch Baby Reindeer?
You can watch the show on Netflix.

How many episodes does Baby Reindeer have?
The Netflix drama has a total of seven episodes.

Will there be a Season 2 for Baby Reindeer?
While there’s no confirmation from Netflix, the limited series format suggests a second season is unlikely.

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