Last Night in Soho Takes Place Across Central London, Through These Famous Spots

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Last Night in Soho is the new psychological slasher from Edgar Wright, and unsurprisingly, the majority of the film is set in London's Soho. Following an aspiring fashion designer named Ellie (played by Thomasin McKenzie), who studies at London College of Fashion, the film takes us on a journey not only through Ellie's life, but on a journey through Central London — from the past to the present day.

Filmed in a number of prestigious London landmarks (including Liberty and Ronnie Scott's renowned Jazz Club), Last Night in Soho switches between the 1960s and pre-pandemic London, often showcasing what some of those older landmarks have become. For those living in or regularly visiting London, there are a number of spots that you may recognize while watching the film, so we've pulled together a handy list of all the significant places and why you might have heard of them.

Read on to find out more about the filming locations in Last Night in Soho.

The Truman Brewery

Founded in 1666, the Truman Brewery is one of London's largest breweries in history. Now famous for its fashion week events and exhibitions, the popular building features in the final scene of Last Night in Soho, where a London College of Fashion show takes place for its first-year students.

Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club

Anya Taylor-Joy, who plays Sandy in the film, is eager to become a singer in one of the most famous London venues, Cafe de Paris — and here's a fun fact: she actually does the singing herself. Another famous venue that's showcased in the film is Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, which hosts a number of live musicians and jazz performances to this day.

Liberty London

Ellie, played by Thomasin McKenzie, is an aspiring fashion designer studying at London College of Fashion. For anyone studying fashion in London, or anyone who's even been to Carnaby Street for that matter, you'll have heard of Liberty. One of London's most famous department stores: it's particularly well-known for its haberdashery department and Christmas shop.

London College of Fashion

London College of Fashion is one of the many campuses that are part of University of Arts London, one of the most popular places to study art and fashion in the UK. As Ellie (Thomasin McKenzie) studies at LCF in the film, a lot of the scenes take place at LCF's John Princes Street building, located in Oxford Circus.

Empire Cinema Haymarket

Empire Cinema is located in Haymarket near Leicester Square, which is essentially the UK's biggest film district. In Last Night in Soho, Taylor-Joy attends a screening of Thunderball at the cinema, which still exists today.

The Toucan

The Toucan is an Irish pub in Soho known for its shrine-like serving of the drink Guinness. During the film, Ellie attends a night out at the pub and eventually finds herself her first job in London.