Hampstead Location

A warm feel-good romcom where we find Emily Walters exploring Hampstead discovering Donald Horner who has been living off the land on Hampstead Heath for 17 years. The story was inspired by the life of Harry Hallowes who lived in Hampstead Heath. What a setting to enjoy.

Hampstead Heath is a vibrant area of rich beautiful locations and culture. If you enjoyed the film then this location will not fail to disappoint with it's large open grass park lands, spectacular views of London city and it's buildings, open air swimming ponds and a maze of streets with quaint shops and incredible delicatessens. Experience a great part of London.

Lunch with an Accountant

Hampstead | London | United Kingdom

Lunch with an Accountant Location

Emily has lunch with her new accountant, James Smythe played by the wonderful Jason Watkins. James of course is interested in Emily as well as her financial problems and meets her for lunch and wine at a pleasant balcony restaurant.

The restaurant is the Villa Bianca Restaurant, 1 Perrin's Court in Hampstead. This is a beautiful cosy Italian restaurant that is typical of this part of London. If you're staying or visiting Hampstead then this is a must for fans of the film. Booking can be made by calling the restaurant, full details are available on the website;


While you're in the area you can wander the Antique Emporium, the quaint Zebra One Gallery or tour the many coffee shops around the back streets, alleys and Hampstead High Street. A wonderful area to wander.

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Emily's Riverside Cottage

Cliveden House | Taplow, Berkshire | United Kingdom

The cottage which Emily moves to, a small but crucial part of the film, is located in the beautiful grounds of the National Trust owned estate of Cliveden House Hotel in Berkshire west of London. This is an incredible place to visit and if you want you can rent and stay in the actual cottage used in the film. The cottage is known as Ferry Cottage and set near the river for the perfect break away. You can also stay at the near-by exquisite Cliveden House Hotel as an alternative accommodation.

While you're there visit the stately home, enjoy the gardens, explore the woodlands or hire a row boat on the river Thames.

* This location may be subject to seasonal or restricted opening dates. Please check their official website for opening dates.

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A Swim In The Pond

Hampstead Heath | London | United Kingdom

A Swim In The Pond Location

In the film we see Donald bathing and swimming in his local Pond but this isn't as strange an occurence in Hampstead Heath as it may seem. Pond swimming in one of the many dedicated outdoor bathing ponds is a popular activity.

Ponds include the mixed pond at the southern end of the Heath, Highgate Men's Bathing Pond, the Kenwood Ladies' Bathing Pond at the east-side and the Parliament Hill Lido in the far south east corner. Cost is just a few of pounds, depending on time of day, which goes towards the upkeep of the swimming facilities. If you fancy this off-beat activity bring your swimming bathers and bravery for the low temperature of the water.

The ponds have life guards and are run by the City of London. Full details can be found on the official website;


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