Islington provides backdrop for hit ITV drama

A scene in Mr Selfridge was filmed in Chapel Market

A scene in Mr Selfridge was filmed in Chapel Market - Credit: Archant

Islington features heavily in the much-anticipated final series of Mr Selfridge, currently being shown on ITV.

Filmed between 2013 and 2014, the series used streets in Farringdon, Clerkenwell and Finsbury - including Charterhouse Street, Lloyd Street, Lloyd Square and Cumberland Gardens.

Local landmarks that can be detected on screen include Manzes in Chapel Market; the Mildmay Club in Newington Green; the House of Detention in Sans Walk; and Farmiloes in St John Street.

Beginning in 1908, the hit series follows the rise and fall of the man behind the famous central London department store. The final series, which began on January 8, starts in 1928.

Karen Everett, the Director of FilmFixer, which managed filming access, said: “The new series opens at a high point in Mr Selfridge’s celebrity and influence. His gambling and liaisons with show girls like the Dolly sisters, all of which was true, make for a great story.

“By 1947, things have gone so wrong that he’s thrown out of his store. It’s a wonderful tale of our city, and we’ll be bidding it a fond farewell.”

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