The locations used in the filming of ufo

UFO: The Harlington-Straker Film Studio's (Neptune House) was the actual studio where the series was being filmed, originally the MGM-British Studios and later Pinewood Studios — although the Harlington-Straker Film Studio office block is seen throughout the series, a building at the former British National Studios in Borehamwood that was owned by ATV. Pinewood's studio buildings and streetscapes were used extensively in later episodes, particularly "Timelash" and "Mindbender" — the latter featuring scenes that show the behind-the-scenes workings of the UFO sets, when Ed Straker briefly finds himself hallucinating that he is an actor in a TV series and all his S.H.A.D.O. colleagues are likewise actors . . .

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UFO locations and associated Episodic details

Black Park, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, UK.
Peter Carlin (Peter Gordeno), Leila Carlin (Edwina Carroll) and Jean investigate a strange sound and sinister object in the woods. They discover a UFO but are suddenly attacked by an alien. Peter's sister, Leila is never seen again...

Radlett Aerodrome, Hertfordshire, UK.The base for Handley Page Aircraft Ltd. In use from 1929-1970, now closed. Location coordinates: 51.71°N 0.33°W.
History: The airfield was also known as RAF Radlett; No. 80 Wing RAF was based there. In the 2010's plans for the future use of the site's land were the subject of lengthy dispute, but in 2020 it was agreed that it would be redeveloped as a rail freight terminal.
Structure: The Handley-Page aircraft works were situated on the east of the former A5, then a main road into London from the Midlands. The site is between the A5 road, to the west, and the Midland Main Line, to the east. The M25 motorway crosses the entire former site from east to west. 

Handley Page Control Tower (Web link).

Handley Page/BAe Jetstream: the original aircraft used to fly in Gen. Henderson and Col. Straker into the UK (Web link).

Burnham Beeches, Burnham, Buckinghanshire, UK (Info link: SU950857).A UFO attacks the convoy (A Black Rolls-Royce and two Police Motorcycles) taking General Henderson, Colonel Ed Straker and the Minister to an important conference at Chequers as they travel along a winding road through a wood. They never make it...

Neptune House, Elstree Studios, Eldon Avenue, Borehamwood, WD6 1NL (link: 51°39′35″N 0°16′29″W).A S.H.A.D.O. Operative (Ayshea) approaches the main buildings of Harlington-Straker, and Ed Straker (Edward Bishop) arrives in his car shortly afterwards. 

BlackPark, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, UK. (Google Maps Link).A team of S.H.A.D.O. Operatives led by Lt. Mark Bradlley (Harry Baird) investigate a crashed UFO in Canada. After a fire fight they manage to capture an alien (Gito Santana) alive.

Alderton Drive, Ringshall, Berkhamsted, HP4 1NA, UK.Paul Roper (George Cole) arrives home in his bronze S.H.A.D.O. car to find Carol (Sonia Fox), his wife has been visited by a dangerous intruder. Some nights later the Roper's arrive home after a night out. As Paul puts his car away he takes the opportunity to pass on the information requested of him.

Aragon Coach House, Aldenham Road, Letchmore Heath, Hertfordshire, UK.A S.H.A.D.O. car passes the gates driving in towards Elstree.

Windermere Hall, Stonegrove, Edgware, HA8. UK. (Google Maps link).Colonel Paul Foster arrives at his girlfriend's: Tina Duval (Suzan Farmer) flat. Later Alec Freeman goes there to tell her about the loss of Paul Foster.

Dorney House, Fellows Road, London, NW3 3PP, UK.Paul Foster returns to his flat/apartment after being released from Hospital. Later he is attacked by two heavies who assault him and turn-over his flat/apartment.



Aragon Coach House, Aldenham Road, Letchmore Heath, Hertfordshire, UK.Commander Ed Straker drives his son home after a day taking him round the film studios.

Marlyn Cottage, Blackwell Hall Lane, Ley Hill, near Chesham, HP5 1UN, UK.Commander Ed Straker arrives at the cottage with his son (Barnaby Shaw) and meets his ex-wife Mary (Suzanne Neve) and her new husband (Philip Madoc). As he is leaving, his son is involved in an road-side accident. An ambulance is called and it arrives at the Ley Hill Road junction and speeds past Ashridge Farm towards the Cottage. Ed Straker follows in his car as it leaves for the hospital.

York House School, Sarratt Road, Croxley Green, Rickmansworth, Herts, WD3 4LW. (Google Maps link).Colonel Paul Foster's car approaches the S.H.A.D.O. Health Centre, from where he is later kidnapped and taken to a waiting UFO by the aliens.

Windermere Hall, Stonegrove, Edgware, HA8. UK. (Google Maps link).Commander Ed Straker's car arrives at Jo Fraser's (Jane Merrow) flat/apartment.

Alderton Drive, Ringshall, Berkhamsted, HP4 1NA, UK.Commander Ed Straker arrives home late at night with Jo Fraser.

Burnham Beeches, Burnham. After running Jo Fraser off the road, Ed Straker drives her through the woods to a restaurant so they can talk: (back projection).

Aragon Coach House, Aldenham Road, Letchmore Heath, Hertfordshire, UK.Ed Straker drives past after picking up Jo Fraser.

Crystal Palace Park, Thicket Rd, London, SE19 2GA, UK.Ed Straker escorts Jo Fraser back to her car after she has interviewed him at the Harlington-Straker Studios (Crystal Palace National Sports Centre). She watches him walk away to his duties on the back-lot then makes her way back to Ed Straker's office. Later Ed Straker chases Jo Fraser in his car after she flees from the motel after being confronted by Straker. After a short chase Ed Straker forces Jo off the road (Crystal Palace Race Circuit, disused since 1972).

Black Park Lake, Black Park, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, UK.
Liz Newton (Adrenne Corri) and Cass Fowler (Patrick Mower) arrive at the Newton's country home (BlackPark Lodge). Later that night an unexpected visitor pays a call. A S.H.A.D.O. Operative later escorts Liz to a nearby S.H.A.D.O. Jeep where Cass Fowler is already waiting.

St. Mary's Church, Church Hill, Harefield, UB9 6DU, UK.Liz Newton visits her husband's grave and is met by her lover, Cass Fowler as she leaves.

Kursaal Fun Fair, Southend on Sea, Essex (now demolished).
Commander Straker and Colonel Foster take a 'virtual' roller coaster ride in the film studios courtesy of back projection.

Aragon Coach House, Aldenham Road, Letchmore Heath, Hertfordshire, UK.Commander Straker and Colonel Freeman drive past the gates on their way from Paul Foster's flat/apartment.

Aldenham Road, Letchmore Heath, just opposite Aldenham School.Commander Straker drives Alec Freeman, in his S.H.A.D.O. car to Paul Foster's flat/apartment.

Moor Mills Gravel Pit, Smug Oak Lane, Colney Street (now redeveloped).Colonel Paul Foster escapes from the Harlington Straker Studio complex to some nearby waste ground. S.H.A.D.O. security guards are not far behind him. Despite Foster’s best attempts to escape his pursuers, he is cornered and shot.


Northwick Park Hospital, Watford Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 3UJ, UK.
An office block being built opposite the Harlington Straker film studios to cover the construction of S.H.A.D.O.'s underground headquarters.

Kitt's End Road, Kitt's End.Ed Straker's American saloon pulls up by the side of the road. Ed Straker changes behind a bush whilst Mary (Suzanne Neve) waits.

Gate and footpath to Wash Lane at Watergate and Swanland Roads in Herfordshire.Ed Straker and Mary have pulled over to the side of the road, next to a sign pointing out the entrance to a footpath to Wash Lane, South Mimms. South Mimms is a village in the county of Hertfordshire, this is actually the beginning of the footpath to Wash Lane at Watergate and Swanland Roads in Herfordshire.

The Queen's Building at London's Heathrow Airport, UK.The Queen's Building was demolished in 2009 in order to build a new terminal on the site.

Oaklands College, Elstree Way, Borehamwood, WD6 1FT, UK.Straker's American saloon car pulls up at the entrance.

Moat House Hotel, St Albans Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, England, WD17 1RN, UK.The Airport Hotel where Mary and Ed Straker stayed just prior to leaving for their flight to Athens for their honeymoon.

Dean Park Hotel, St. Albans Road, Watford , Hertfordshire, WD247R, UK.Ed and Mary arrive in their American saloon, and carry out 'Confetti Check' before entering the building .

Canterbury House, Borehamwood.A private detective follows Ed Straker and Nina Barry to her apartment and photographs them together.

CitiPark, Church St. Car Park, Exchange Road, Watford, UK.Ed Straker picks up Nina Barry in his Jensen on the top level of Church Car Park, Exchange Road. They leave by the spiral ramp followed by a detective in a Ford Corsair. Lower High Street seen in back projection as the detective follows Ed Straker's car.

Bishops Rise, near the junction with Hilbury, South Hatfield.The top floor car park where Ed Straker collected Nina Barry, prior to taking her to her flat/apartment.

M.G.M. Borehamwood Studios, Elstree Way, Borehamwood (now demolished).An ambulance carries Mary Straker to hospital. An ambulance pulls up outside the hospital and Mary is taken inside on a stretcher, followed by Commander Straker.

225 Bath Road, Slough, Berkshire (now demolished).John Croxley (John Stratton) leaves work by the factory's side gate and is met by his wife, Stella (Deborah Stanford). They arrive at the main entrance and Croxley leaves his wife to see Dr. Ward/Dr. Brünner (Douglas Wilmer). Commander Straker and Colonel Freeman arrive at the main entrance later to discuss Croxley with Dr. Ward/Dr. Brünner.


Marlyn Cottage, Blackwell Hall Lane, Ley Hill, near Chesham, HP5 1UN, UK. Commander Straker thinks and visualizes about his son's death when he is trapped in Skydiver.

Stone Dean Farm, Potkiln Lane, Jordans, nr. Chalfont Common.

Russell Stone (Michael Jayston) and Anne Stone (Susan Jameson) exercise their horses at their farm. A tramp, Cully (Nigel Gregory), steals into the stables at night and comes to a sticky end. Paul Foster (Michael Billington) visits the farm whilst searching for a grounded UFO and joins Anne and Mr. Stone (Richard Vernon) in a search for Russell.

Black Park Lake, BlackPark, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, UK. (Google Maps Link).Russell and Anne exercise their horses in the wood and find a tramp, Cully, camped by the lake. Paul Foster (Michael Billington) suspects that a UFO is hiding in the lake whilst searching for Russ.


Horse Guards Parade, 13 Macclesfield St, London W1D 5BR, UK.The Navy ship sends a message back to The Admiralty in code where the alien’s agent Sarah Bosanquet (Stephanie Beacham) is in place to receive it (establishing shots of 'Horse Guards Parade' and 'The Admiralty Building').

Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN, UK.Commander Straker and Colonel Lake are in London to search Sarah Bosanquet’s apartment.

Kendal Street, Westminster, London, W2 2BP, UK.Having been given Sarah Bosanquet’s keys by Colonel Paul Foster, Commander Straker and Colonel Lake go to search her apartment.

Burnham Beeches, Burnham, UK.Admiral Sheringham’s limousine is escorted to S.H.A.D.O. Headquarters through a winding road in a wooded area (footage from Identified).

Marlyn Cottage, Blackwell Hall Lane, Ley Hill, near Chesham, HP5 1UN, UK.The ambulance carrying Colonel Grey speeds past Ashridge farm on its way to hospital.

M.G.M. Borehamwood Studios, Elstree Way, Borehamwood. (now demolished).The Ambulance carrying Colonel Grey arrives at the hospital. 

Ashridge Farm, Ashridge Road, Chesham, Buckinghamshire HP5@ 39:33 Ashridge Farm can be seen to the left of the road as the 'Ambulance vehicle' rushes past.

Junction 2, M40 near Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, UK.
Clem Mason (Mike Pratt) is having trouble with his men on his motorway construction site when the aliens summon him to do their will. He walks off the site, narrowly missing being run-down on the way.

London WallLinda Simmonds (Deborah Grant) works as a personal assistant in an office block overlooking some mediaeval ruins (St. Alphege's Church) until, under the aliens' influence, she chokes her boss to death.

Albion House, Common Road, Slough, Berkshire, UK. (now demolished).Colonel Paul Foster is sent to question Linda Simmons and he is waiting outside her apartment block when she arrives. 

Abersoch, Gwynedd, Wales, UK. Commander Ed Straker watches scenes of a "Cornish fishing village" in the studio cinema. A static shot of Abersoch harbour establishes the location of ther village.

Whitby, North Yorkwhire, UK.Commander Straker watches scenes of this "Cornish fishing village" in the studio cinema.

Pinewood Studios, Pinewood Road, Iver Heath, Bucks, UK.After a night-time UFO attack Commander Straker and Colonel Lake arrive at the Harlington Straker Studio's gates in his S.H.A.D.O. car and find themselves suddenly in daylight.

Marlyn Cottage, Blackwell Hall Lane, Ley Hill, near Chesham, HP5 1UN, UK.Commander Ed Straker sees a film of the accident that caused the death of his son being screened at the film studio.

Wexham Park Hospital, Stoke Green, Slough, Berkshire, SL2 4HL, UK.
Commander Ed Straker goes to visit Catherine in hospital.

Billet Lane and Hollybush Lane, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, UK. After escaping from the farm, Catherine Frazer (Tessa Wyatt) manages to get a lift from a passing van driver (John Garrie). His van pulls off the road into a car park (Langley Park car park) and Catherine is attacked by the van driver and runs in front of Commander Straker's car.

Piccadilly Circus, London. Wandering alone in London Catherine stops to chat with Tim (Christian Roberts) before they are both moved on by a policeman.

Tower Bridge, Tower Bridge Rd, London, SE1 2UP, UK.Catherine and Tim take a trip on a Thames riverboat. Tim explains his reasons for quitting medicine.

Regent's Park Zoo, London. NW1 4RY, UK.Catherine and Tim walk and talk by the canal.

Covent Garden Market, 130 King St, London. N6A 1C5. 
Catherine and Tim hitch a lift on a lorry leaving the market.

Canal Bridge 189, Benbow Waye, Cowley, Greater London, UK. Catherine and Tim walk and talk by the canal. Catherine now recalls how she threw an alien mechanism into a house-boat on the canal. Paul Foster arrives in his car at the bridge to search for the device but finds the body of the house boat's owner instead.

The Coachouse, Sevenhills Road, Iver Heath, Bucks, SL0 0PA, UK.Catherine is taken to a farm by Tim where they experiment with mind altering drugs. A UFO arrives and its two occupants plant a bomb in the cellar. Tim takes part of the bomb and after a chase he is killed when he falls from the roof. Ten years later Ed Straker and Foster arrive at the farm but are too late to stop Tim from activating the bomb. A bomb disposal expert (Christopher Robbie) is sent for and his squad help load the bomb aboard a Space Dumper.

NB: All the Information shown above is supplied from the screen credits from all 26 UFO episodes and other sources.