Monday, 31 March 2014

Locations Combat Episode 11

Locations Guide – Combat

By John Bond (a.k.a. The Doctor)

Well hello there my location groupies.  I hope you have been enjoying this edition of Project: Torchwood.  This month’s guide is going to be a short and sweet one as there are only two locations to show you.  This episode is one of my favourite episodes as it shows a dark side to the human nature.  We all know that this episode is focused around a Fight Club where Weevils are being stolen and used for gambling pleasure.  I won’t go into detail as I would be taking Jack’s job away from him.  So lets get down to the nitty gritty.

The Coal Exchange, Mount Pleasant Square, Butetown, CF10 5EB
The Coal Exchange was built in 1886 and is a historic landmark in the South of Cardiff that has housed concerts and has been used as a locations for many BBC Cymru programmes.  Unfortunately the building has now closed.  In Torchwood this location was used to shoot the fight scenes of Men fighting Weevils.

How to get to the Coal Exchange:
Catch a train at Cardiff Central Train Station to Cardiff Queen Street (Normally a Valleys train from Platform 6
Get off at Cardiff Queen Street and wait for the Cardiff Bay Train
Catch the Cardiff Bay Train from Cardiff Queen Street Station
Get off at Cardiff Bay Station
Come out of the station and turn left onto Bute Street
Walk down West Bute Street and turn off onto Mount Pleasant Square

Tiger Tiger, Greyfriars Road, Cardiff City Centre
This location was used for when Owen goes to a bar for a drink and gets into a fight with a boyfriend of a girl he chats up.  Tiger, Tiger is one of the most well-known bar and nightclubs in Cardiff and is a 2 second walk from the Hilton Hotel.

From Cardiff Bus Station
Walk along Wood Street and head to St Marys Street
Walk all the way up to Cardiff Castle and turn right
Follow Duke Street around to Kingsway and turn right by the Hilton Hotel
Walk along Greyfriars Road and the location is on your right.

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