Batman Begins filming locations and itinerary

  • [codepeople-post-map] [itinerary][day title="Prison in Bhutan" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/1_Prison-Buthan_Coalhouse-Fort_The-Dark-Knight-Trilogy_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg" alt="Prison Bhutan Coalhouse Fort The Dark Knight Trilogy Batman Begins Filming Locations LegendaryTrips"]
    Coalhouse Fort, East Tilbury, Essex, United Kingdom
    Batman Begins starts in Bhutan where Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) is locked up for some petty theft as part of his full immersion in the underworld of criminals. This is where he meets for the first time Henri Ducard (Liam Neeson), agent of the powerful League of Shadows headed by the mysterious Ra's al Ghul. The Bhutanese prison is Coalhouse Fort located in East Tilbury in Essex (UK). Coalhouse Fort dates back to the Victorian Era and was built around 1870 to protect London. The fort is open for visit about 18 days per year. Oh and yeah... it's supposedly haunted, which fits perfectly with the dark atmosphere of Christopher Nolan's Trilogy. Prisoner: You're in Hell, rich man! And I am the Devil! Bruce Wayne: You're not the Devil. You're practice. [/day][day title="Himalayas, Tibet" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/2_Himalayas-Tibet_Iceland_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Öræfasveit, Vatnajökull and Svínafellsjökull, Iceland
    Bruce Wayne decides to accept the invitation of Ducard and heads to Tibet in the Himalayas to start his training in the League of Shadows. The Batman Begins filming locations for the scenes in Tibet were actually in Iceland. The beautiful and massive glacier that can be seen when Bruce arrives in the Himalayas is Vatnajökull, the largest in Iceland. The fight on ice where Bruce learns the hard way to always mind his surroundings was filmed in Svínafellsjökull. Check out this trip if you are interested in visiting Iceland and have your own ninja-style training on ice: Hiking Iceland in 2 weeks by the LegendaryTrips’ team [/day][day title="Wayne Enterprises, Gotham City" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/3_Wayne-Enterprises_Chicago_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Chicago Board of Trade Building, 141 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, United States
    The Wayne Enterprises building, central to Gotham City but also to the plot of Batman Begins, is the imposing Chicago Board of Trade Building. It is the tallest Art Deco building in the world outside of New York City. [/day][day title="Opera, Gotham City" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/4_Opera_Garrick-Theatre-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.png"]
    Garrick Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London, United Kingdom
    The opera scene where young Bruce Wayne is frightened by bat-looking actors was filmed at the Garrick Theatre located in Westminster in London. The tragic scene that follows and will define the life of Bruce Wayne was, however, filmed on a set at Cardington. Bruce... don't be afraid. [/day][day title="Gotham City Police Station" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/5_Gotham-City-Police-Station_Farmiloe-Building_London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    The Farmiloe Building, 28-36 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London, United Kingdom
    Christopher Nolan set up the first floor of the Farmiloe Building in London as Gotham City Police Station for his Dark Knight Trilogy. The very stylish Victorian building where Bruce meets Gordon (Gary Oldman) for the first time can also be seen in Eastern Promises and Inception. [/day][day title="Wayne Manor" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/6_Wayne-Manor_Mentmore-Towers_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Mentmore Towers, Mentmore, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
    Perhaps the most iconic Batman landmark, Wayne Manor was portrayed in Batman Begins by Mentmore Towers, a 16th-century revival country house built in 1854 for Baron Mayer de Rothschild and located in Buckinghamshire. Mentmore Towers is being transformed into a hotel so, unfortunately, it's currently not possible to visit the house. Thomas Wayne: Why do we fall, Bruce? So we can learn to pick ourselves up. [/day][day title="City of Gotham State Courts (ext.)" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/7_Court-House-Exterior_Jewelers-Building_Chicago_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Jewelers Building, 35 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, United States
    The exterior of City of Gotham State Courts where a revengeful Bruce attends the early release hearing of Joe Chill is the Jewelers Building in the Chicago Loop. This location is seen again later in the movie when Batman surveys Gotham City from the top of the building after putting Falcone behind bars. [/day][day title="City of Gotham State Courts (int.)" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/8_Court-House-Interior_Senate-House_London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London, United Kingdom
    The City of Gotham State Courts lobby where Joe Chill is shot a few seconds after his release is the Senate House in London. During the Second World War the Art Deco building hosted the Ministry of Information, which inspired George Orwell to use it for the description of the Ministry of Truth in his novel 1984. Rachel Dawes: You're not talking about justice. You're talking about revenge. Bruce Wayne: Sometimes they're the same. Rachel Dawes: No, they're never the same, Bruce. Justice is about harmony. [/day][day title="Rooftop scene with Sgt. Gordon" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/9_Rooftop-meeting-with-Gordon_Chicago_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    West Lake Street/Franklin Street, Chicago, United States
    The scene where Batman clumsily escapes after introducing himself to a not-so-welcoming Sergeant Gordon was filmed on the rooftops of buildings at the junction of West Lake Street and Franklin Street in Chicago. Police officer: What the hell was that? Gordon: Just some nut. [/day][day title="Lucius Fox's Tumbler demo" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/10_ExCel-London_Tumbler-Scene_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    ExCel, London, United Kingdom
    Back at Wayne Enterprises, Bruce Wayne gets acquainted with Lucius Fox and the Applied Sciences division. One item, the Tumbler, especially catches the eye of Bruce Wayne and an intrepid test drive follows. The scene was filmed in ExCeL London, a huge convention centre located between Canary Wharf and London City Airport. Lucius Fox: The Tumbler? Oh you wouldn't be interested in that. [/day][day title="Gotham City docks" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/11_Docks_Tilbury_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Tilbury Docks, Tilbury, Essex, United Kingdom
    The first feat of arms of Batman takes place on Gotham City docks. Batman intercepts a drug shipment and captures Falcone, putting an end to the long reign of the mobster over Gotham City. The docks in this scene are Tilbury Docks in Essex. [/day][day title="Restaurant exterior" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/12_Restaurant-Exterior_CityPoint-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    CityPoint, Ropemaker Street, London, United Kingdom
    Following Alfred (Michael Caine)'s recommendation to show himself in public to avoid suspicions about his night activities, Bruce Wayne puts on his playboy mask for a dinner in Gotham. The outside of the restaurant is CityPoint, a skyscraper in the City of London. Maître d'hôtel: Sir, the pool is for decoration, and your friends do not have swimwear. Bruce Wayne: Well, they're European. [/day][day title="Restaurant interior" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/13_Restaurant-Interior_Plateau-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Plateau restaurant, Canada Place, Canada Square, London, United Kingdom
    The interior of the restaurant where an embarrassed Bruce meets Rachel for the first time since returning to Gotham is the restaurant Plateau located on Canada Square in London. Bruce Wayne: Rachel, all- all this, it- it's not me, inside, I am, I am more. Rachel Dawes: Bruce, deep down you may still be that great kid you used to be, but it's not who you are underneath, it's what you do that defines you. [/day][day title="The Narrows" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/14_The-Narrows_Franklin-Street-Bridge-Chicago_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Franklin Street Bridge, Chicago, United States
    The bridge connecting Gotham City to the decaying neighborhood of the Narrows where Arkham Asylum is located is Chicago's Franklin Street Bridge. [/day][day title="Arkham Asylum (exterior)" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/15_Arkham-Exterior_National-Institute-for-Medical-Research-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    National Institute for Medical Research, Burtonhole Lane, Mill Hill, London, United Kingdom
    The exterior of Arkham Asylum is the National Institute for Medical Research in Mill Hill (London). This is where Rachel confronts the creepy Dr. Crane (Cillian Murphy) also known as Scarecrow. [/day][day title="Arkham Asylum's laboratory" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/16_Arkham_laboratory_Abbey-Mills-Pumping-Station-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Abbey Mills Pumping Station, Abbey Lane, West Ham, London, United Kingdom
    The no less creepy gothic interior of Arkham Asylum's laboratory where Scarecrow is dumping a powerful hallucinogen toxin into Gotham's water supply is London's Abbey Mills Pumping Station (B Station). Built in the 1860s during the Victorian Era, Abbey Mills Pumping Station is normally not open to the public but you can visit it during Open House London, an annual architecture festival that celebrates London's buildings and places. [/day][day title="Arkham Asylum's stairs" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/17_Arkham_interior-stairs_St-Pancras-Chambers_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    St Pancras Chambers, Euston Road, London, United Kingdom
    The stairwell of Arkham Asylum in the scene where Batman summons his ba(t)ckup to escape from the police's SWAT team is the gothic stairwell of St Pancras Chambers, now known as St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel. [/day][day title="Race to the antidote" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/18_Chase-through-Gotham_Chicago-Loop_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Chicago Loop: Jackson Boulevard/LaSalle Street/West Quincy Street, Chicago, United States
    After escaping from Arkham, Batman races to Wayne Manor to administer the antidote to Rachel who has been poisoned by Scarecrow. The spectacular chase with the police gives the Tumbler a run for its money and goes through most of the Chicago Loop. The parking garage that Batman takes as a 'shortcut' to reach the rooftops is Randolph and Wells Parking Garage (see photo here). Finally, the Batman Begins filming locations used to represent Gotham City's freeway were Lower Wacker Drive and the Amstutz Expressway. Oh and by the way, in case you are wondering: the Tumbler is real. The bespoke vehicle created especially for Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy is amazingly able to jump and speed in real life like on screen. You can read more information on the Tumbler/Batmobile here. [/day][/itinerary]"> Batman Begins filming locations and itinerary
  • [codepeople-post-map] [itinerary][day title="Prison in Bhutan" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/1_Prison-Buthan_Coalhouse-Fort_The-Dark-Knight-Trilogy_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg" alt="Prison Bhutan Coalhouse Fort The Dark Knight Trilogy Batman Begins Filming Locations LegendaryTrips"]
    Coalhouse Fort, East Tilbury, Essex, United Kingdom
    Batman Begins starts in Bhutan where Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) is locked up for some petty theft as part of his full immersion in the underworld of criminals. This is where he meets for the first time Henri Ducard (Liam Neeson), agent of the powerful League of Shadows headed by the mysterious Ra's al Ghul. The Bhutanese prison is Coalhouse Fort located in East Tilbury in Essex (UK). Coalhouse Fort dates back to the Victorian Era and was built around 1870 to protect London. The fort is open for visit about 18 days per year. Oh and yeah... it's supposedly haunted, which fits perfectly with the dark atmosphere of Christopher Nolan's Trilogy. Prisoner: You're in Hell, rich man! And I am the Devil! Bruce Wayne: You're not the Devil. You're practice. [/day][day title="Himalayas, Tibet" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/2_Himalayas-Tibet_Iceland_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Öræfasveit, Vatnajökull and Svínafellsjökull, Iceland
    Bruce Wayne decides to accept the invitation of Ducard and heads to Tibet in the Himalayas to start his training in the League of Shadows. The Batman Begins filming locations for the scenes in Tibet were actually in Iceland. The beautiful and massive glacier that can be seen when Bruce arrives in the Himalayas is Vatnajökull, the largest in Iceland. The fight on ice where Bruce learns the hard way to always mind his surroundings was filmed in Svínafellsjökull. Check out this trip if you are interested in visiting Iceland and have your own ninja-style training on ice: Hiking Iceland in 2 weeks by the LegendaryTrips’ team [/day][day title="Wayne Enterprises, Gotham City" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/3_Wayne-Enterprises_Chicago_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Chicago Board of Trade Building, 141 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, United States
    The Wayne Enterprises building, central to Gotham City but also to the plot of Batman Begins, is the imposing Chicago Board of Trade Building. It is the tallest Art Deco building in the world outside of New York City. [/day][day title="Opera, Gotham City" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/4_Opera_Garrick-Theatre-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.png"]
    Garrick Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London, United Kingdom
    The opera scene where young Bruce Wayne is frightened by bat-looking actors was filmed at the Garrick Theatre located in Westminster in London. The tragic scene that follows and will define the life of Bruce Wayne was, however, filmed on a set at Cardington. Bruce... don't be afraid. [/day][day title="Gotham City Police Station" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/5_Gotham-City-Police-Station_Farmiloe-Building_London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    The Farmiloe Building, 28-36 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London, United Kingdom
    Christopher Nolan set up the first floor of the Farmiloe Building in London as Gotham City Police Station for his Dark Knight Trilogy. The very stylish Victorian building where Bruce meets Gordon (Gary Oldman) for the first time can also be seen in Eastern Promises and Inception. [/day][day title="Wayne Manor" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/6_Wayne-Manor_Mentmore-Towers_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Mentmore Towers, Mentmore, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
    Perhaps the most iconic Batman landmark, Wayne Manor was portrayed in Batman Begins by Mentmore Towers, a 16th-century revival country house built in 1854 for Baron Mayer de Rothschild and located in Buckinghamshire. Mentmore Towers is being transformed into a hotel so, unfortunately, it's currently not possible to visit the house. Thomas Wayne: Why do we fall, Bruce? So we can learn to pick ourselves up. [/day][day title="City of Gotham State Courts (ext.)" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/7_Court-House-Exterior_Jewelers-Building_Chicago_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Jewelers Building, 35 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, United States
    The exterior of City of Gotham State Courts where a revengeful Bruce attends the early release hearing of Joe Chill is the Jewelers Building in the Chicago Loop. This location is seen again later in the movie when Batman surveys Gotham City from the top of the building after putting Falcone behind bars. [/day][day title="City of Gotham State Courts (int.)" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/8_Court-House-Interior_Senate-House_London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London, United Kingdom
    The City of Gotham State Courts lobby where Joe Chill is shot a few seconds after his release is the Senate House in London. During the Second World War the Art Deco building hosted the Ministry of Information, which inspired George Orwell to use it for the description of the Ministry of Truth in his novel 1984. Rachel Dawes: You're not talking about justice. You're talking about revenge. Bruce Wayne: Sometimes they're the same. Rachel Dawes: No, they're never the same, Bruce. Justice is about harmony. [/day][day title="Rooftop scene with Sgt. Gordon" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/9_Rooftop-meeting-with-Gordon_Chicago_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    West Lake Street/Franklin Street, Chicago, United States
    The scene where Batman clumsily escapes after introducing himself to a not-so-welcoming Sergeant Gordon was filmed on the rooftops of buildings at the junction of West Lake Street and Franklin Street in Chicago. Police officer: What the hell was that? Gordon: Just some nut. [/day][day title="Lucius Fox's Tumbler demo" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/10_ExCel-London_Tumbler-Scene_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    ExCel, London, United Kingdom
    Back at Wayne Enterprises, Bruce Wayne gets acquainted with Lucius Fox and the Applied Sciences division. One item, the Tumbler, especially catches the eye of Bruce Wayne and an intrepid test drive follows. The scene was filmed in ExCeL London, a huge convention centre located between Canary Wharf and London City Airport. Lucius Fox: The Tumbler? Oh you wouldn't be interested in that. [/day][day title="Gotham City docks" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/11_Docks_Tilbury_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Tilbury Docks, Tilbury, Essex, United Kingdom
    The first feat of arms of Batman takes place on Gotham City docks. Batman intercepts a drug shipment and captures Falcone, putting an end to the long reign of the mobster over Gotham City. The docks in this scene are Tilbury Docks in Essex. [/day][day title="Restaurant exterior" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/12_Restaurant-Exterior_CityPoint-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    CityPoint, Ropemaker Street, London, United Kingdom
    Following Alfred (Michael Caine)'s recommendation to show himself in public to avoid suspicions about his night activities, Bruce Wayne puts on his playboy mask for a dinner in Gotham. The outside of the restaurant is CityPoint, a skyscraper in the City of London. Maître d'hôtel: Sir, the pool is for decoration, and your friends do not have swimwear. Bruce Wayne: Well, they're European. [/day][day title="Restaurant interior" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/13_Restaurant-Interior_Plateau-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Plateau restaurant, Canada Place, Canada Square, London, United Kingdom
    The interior of the restaurant where an embarrassed Bruce meets Rachel for the first time since returning to Gotham is the restaurant Plateau located on Canada Square in London. Bruce Wayne: Rachel, all- all this, it- it's not me, inside, I am, I am more. Rachel Dawes: Bruce, deep down you may still be that great kid you used to be, but it's not who you are underneath, it's what you do that defines you. [/day][day title="The Narrows" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/14_The-Narrows_Franklin-Street-Bridge-Chicago_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Franklin Street Bridge, Chicago, United States
    The bridge connecting Gotham City to the decaying neighborhood of the Narrows where Arkham Asylum is located is Chicago's Franklin Street Bridge. [/day][day title="Arkham Asylum (exterior)" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/15_Arkham-Exterior_National-Institute-for-Medical-Research-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    National Institute for Medical Research, Burtonhole Lane, Mill Hill, London, United Kingdom
    The exterior of Arkham Asylum is the National Institute for Medical Research in Mill Hill (London). This is where Rachel confronts the creepy Dr. Crane (Cillian Murphy) also known as Scarecrow. [/day][day title="Arkham Asylum's laboratory" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/16_Arkham_laboratory_Abbey-Mills-Pumping-Station-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Abbey Mills Pumping Station, Abbey Lane, West Ham, London, United Kingdom
    The no less creepy gothic interior of Arkham Asylum's laboratory where Scarecrow is dumping a powerful hallucinogen toxin into Gotham's water supply is London's Abbey Mills Pumping Station (B Station). Built in the 1860s during the Victorian Era, Abbey Mills Pumping Station is normally not open to the public but you can visit it during Open House London, an annual architecture festival that celebrates London's buildings and places. [/day][day title="Arkham Asylum's stairs" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/17_Arkham_interior-stairs_St-Pancras-Chambers_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    St Pancras Chambers, Euston Road, London, United Kingdom
    The stairwell of Arkham Asylum in the scene where Batman summons his ba(t)ckup to escape from the police's SWAT team is the gothic stairwell of St Pancras Chambers, now known as St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel. [/day][day title="Race to the antidote" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/18_Chase-through-Gotham_Chicago-Loop_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Chicago Loop: Jackson Boulevard/LaSalle Street/West Quincy Street, Chicago, United States
    After escaping from Arkham, Batman races to Wayne Manor to administer the antidote to Rachel who has been poisoned by Scarecrow. The spectacular chase with the police gives the Tumbler a run for its money and goes through most of the Chicago Loop. The parking garage that Batman takes as a 'shortcut' to reach the rooftops is Randolph and Wells Parking Garage (see photo here). Finally, the Batman Begins filming locations used to represent Gotham City's freeway were Lower Wacker Drive and the Amstutz Expressway. Oh and by the way, in case you are wondering: the Tumbler is real. The bespoke vehicle created especially for Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy is amazingly able to jump and speed in real life like on screen. You can read more information on the Tumbler/Batmobile here. [/day][/itinerary]">
  • [codepeople-post-map] [itinerary][day title="Prison in Bhutan" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/1_Prison-Buthan_Coalhouse-Fort_The-Dark-Knight-Trilogy_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg" alt="Prison Bhutan Coalhouse Fort The Dark Knight Trilogy Batman Begins Filming Locations LegendaryTrips"]
    Coalhouse Fort, East Tilbury, Essex, United Kingdom
    Batman Begins starts in Bhutan where Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) is locked up for some petty theft as part of his full immersion in the underworld of criminals. This is where he meets for the first time Henri Ducard (Liam Neeson), agent of the powerful League of Shadows headed by the mysterious Ra's al Ghul. The Bhutanese prison is Coalhouse Fort located in East Tilbury in Essex (UK). Coalhouse Fort dates back to the Victorian Era and was built around 1870 to protect London. The fort is open for visit about 18 days per year. Oh and yeah... it's supposedly haunted, which fits perfectly with the dark atmosphere of Christopher Nolan's Trilogy. Prisoner: You're in Hell, rich man! And I am the Devil! Bruce Wayne: You're not the Devil. You're practice. [/day][day title="Himalayas, Tibet" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/2_Himalayas-Tibet_Iceland_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Öræfasveit, Vatnajökull and Svínafellsjökull, Iceland
    Bruce Wayne decides to accept the invitation of Ducard and heads to Tibet in the Himalayas to start his training in the League of Shadows. The Batman Begins filming locations for the scenes in Tibet were actually in Iceland. The beautiful and massive glacier that can be seen when Bruce arrives in the Himalayas is Vatnajökull, the largest in Iceland. The fight on ice where Bruce learns the hard way to always mind his surroundings was filmed in Svínafellsjökull. Check out this trip if you are interested in visiting Iceland and have your own ninja-style training on ice: Hiking Iceland in 2 weeks by the LegendaryTrips’ team [/day][day title="Wayne Enterprises, Gotham City" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/3_Wayne-Enterprises_Chicago_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Chicago Board of Trade Building, 141 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, United States
    The Wayne Enterprises building, central to Gotham City but also to the plot of Batman Begins, is the imposing Chicago Board of Trade Building. It is the tallest Art Deco building in the world outside of New York City. [/day][day title="Opera, Gotham City" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/4_Opera_Garrick-Theatre-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.png"]
    Garrick Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London, United Kingdom
    The opera scene where young Bruce Wayne is frightened by bat-looking actors was filmed at the Garrick Theatre located in Westminster in London. The tragic scene that follows and will define the life of Bruce Wayne was, however, filmed on a set at Cardington. Bruce... don't be afraid. [/day][day title="Gotham City Police Station" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/5_Gotham-City-Police-Station_Farmiloe-Building_London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    The Farmiloe Building, 28-36 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London, United Kingdom
    Christopher Nolan set up the first floor of the Farmiloe Building in London as Gotham City Police Station for his Dark Knight Trilogy. The very stylish Victorian building where Bruce meets Gordon (Gary Oldman) for the first time can also be seen in Eastern Promises and Inception. [/day][day title="Wayne Manor" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/6_Wayne-Manor_Mentmore-Towers_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Mentmore Towers, Mentmore, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
    Perhaps the most iconic Batman landmark, Wayne Manor was portrayed in Batman Begins by Mentmore Towers, a 16th-century revival country house built in 1854 for Baron Mayer de Rothschild and located in Buckinghamshire. Mentmore Towers is being transformed into a hotel so, unfortunately, it's currently not possible to visit the house. Thomas Wayne: Why do we fall, Bruce? So we can learn to pick ourselves up. [/day][day title="City of Gotham State Courts (ext.)" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/7_Court-House-Exterior_Jewelers-Building_Chicago_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Jewelers Building, 35 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, United States
    The exterior of City of Gotham State Courts where a revengeful Bruce attends the early release hearing of Joe Chill is the Jewelers Building in the Chicago Loop. This location is seen again later in the movie when Batman surveys Gotham City from the top of the building after putting Falcone behind bars. [/day][day title="City of Gotham State Courts (int.)" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/8_Court-House-Interior_Senate-House_London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London, United Kingdom
    The City of Gotham State Courts lobby where Joe Chill is shot a few seconds after his release is the Senate House in London. During the Second World War the Art Deco building hosted the Ministry of Information, which inspired George Orwell to use it for the description of the Ministry of Truth in his novel 1984. Rachel Dawes: You're not talking about justice. You're talking about revenge. Bruce Wayne: Sometimes they're the same. Rachel Dawes: No, they're never the same, Bruce. Justice is about harmony. [/day][day title="Rooftop scene with Sgt. Gordon" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/9_Rooftop-meeting-with-Gordon_Chicago_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    West Lake Street/Franklin Street, Chicago, United States
    The scene where Batman clumsily escapes after introducing himself to a not-so-welcoming Sergeant Gordon was filmed on the rooftops of buildings at the junction of West Lake Street and Franklin Street in Chicago. Police officer: What the hell was that? Gordon: Just some nut. [/day][day title="Lucius Fox's Tumbler demo" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/10_ExCel-London_Tumbler-Scene_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    ExCel, London, United Kingdom
    Back at Wayne Enterprises, Bruce Wayne gets acquainted with Lucius Fox and the Applied Sciences division. One item, the Tumbler, especially catches the eye of Bruce Wayne and an intrepid test drive follows. The scene was filmed in ExCeL London, a huge convention centre located between Canary Wharf and London City Airport. Lucius Fox: The Tumbler? Oh you wouldn't be interested in that. [/day][day title="Gotham City docks" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/11_Docks_Tilbury_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Tilbury Docks, Tilbury, Essex, United Kingdom
    The first feat of arms of Batman takes place on Gotham City docks. Batman intercepts a drug shipment and captures Falcone, putting an end to the long reign of the mobster over Gotham City. The docks in this scene are Tilbury Docks in Essex. [/day][day title="Restaurant exterior" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/12_Restaurant-Exterior_CityPoint-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    CityPoint, Ropemaker Street, London, United Kingdom
    Following Alfred (Michael Caine)'s recommendation to show himself in public to avoid suspicions about his night activities, Bruce Wayne puts on his playboy mask for a dinner in Gotham. The outside of the restaurant is CityPoint, a skyscraper in the City of London. Maître d'hôtel: Sir, the pool is for decoration, and your friends do not have swimwear. Bruce Wayne: Well, they're European. [/day][day title="Restaurant interior" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/13_Restaurant-Interior_Plateau-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Plateau restaurant, Canada Place, Canada Square, London, United Kingdom
    The interior of the restaurant where an embarrassed Bruce meets Rachel for the first time since returning to Gotham is the restaurant Plateau located on Canada Square in London. Bruce Wayne: Rachel, all- all this, it- it's not me, inside, I am, I am more. Rachel Dawes: Bruce, deep down you may still be that great kid you used to be, but it's not who you are underneath, it's what you do that defines you. [/day][day title="The Narrows" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/14_The-Narrows_Franklin-Street-Bridge-Chicago_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Franklin Street Bridge, Chicago, United States
    The bridge connecting Gotham City to the decaying neighborhood of the Narrows where Arkham Asylum is located is Chicago's Franklin Street Bridge. [/day][day title="Arkham Asylum (exterior)" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/15_Arkham-Exterior_National-Institute-for-Medical-Research-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    National Institute for Medical Research, Burtonhole Lane, Mill Hill, London, United Kingdom
    The exterior of Arkham Asylum is the National Institute for Medical Research in Mill Hill (London). This is where Rachel confronts the creepy Dr. Crane (Cillian Murphy) also known as Scarecrow. [/day][day title="Arkham Asylum's laboratory" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/16_Arkham_laboratory_Abbey-Mills-Pumping-Station-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Abbey Mills Pumping Station, Abbey Lane, West Ham, London, United Kingdom
    The no less creepy gothic interior of Arkham Asylum's laboratory where Scarecrow is dumping a powerful hallucinogen toxin into Gotham's water supply is London's Abbey Mills Pumping Station (B Station). Built in the 1860s during the Victorian Era, Abbey Mills Pumping Station is normally not open to the public but you can visit it during Open House London, an annual architecture festival that celebrates London's buildings and places. [/day][day title="Arkham Asylum's stairs" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/17_Arkham_interior-stairs_St-Pancras-Chambers_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    St Pancras Chambers, Euston Road, London, United Kingdom
    The stairwell of Arkham Asylum in the scene where Batman summons his ba(t)ckup to escape from the police's SWAT team is the gothic stairwell of St Pancras Chambers, now known as St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel. [/day][day title="Race to the antidote" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/18_Chase-through-Gotham_Chicago-Loop_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Chicago Loop: Jackson Boulevard/LaSalle Street/West Quincy Street, Chicago, United States
    After escaping from Arkham, Batman races to Wayne Manor to administer the antidote to Rachel who has been poisoned by Scarecrow. The spectacular chase with the police gives the Tumbler a run for its money and goes through most of the Chicago Loop. The parking garage that Batman takes as a 'shortcut' to reach the rooftops is Randolph and Wells Parking Garage (see photo here). Finally, the Batman Begins filming locations used to represent Gotham City's freeway were Lower Wacker Drive and the Amstutz Expressway. Oh and by the way, in case you are wondering: the Tumbler is real. The bespoke vehicle created especially for Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy is amazingly able to jump and speed in real life like on screen. You can read more information on the Tumbler/Batmobile here. [/day][/itinerary]">
  • [codepeople-post-map] [itinerary][day title="Prison in Bhutan" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/1_Prison-Buthan_Coalhouse-Fort_The-Dark-Knight-Trilogy_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg" alt="Prison Bhutan Coalhouse Fort The Dark Knight Trilogy Batman Begins Filming Locations LegendaryTrips"]
    Coalhouse Fort, East Tilbury, Essex, United Kingdom
    Batman Begins starts in Bhutan where Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) is locked up for some petty theft as part of his full immersion in the underworld of criminals. This is where he meets for the first time Henri Ducard (Liam Neeson), agent of the powerful League of Shadows headed by the mysterious Ra's al Ghul. The Bhutanese prison is Coalhouse Fort located in East Tilbury in Essex (UK). Coalhouse Fort dates back to the Victorian Era and was built around 1870 to protect London. The fort is open for visit about 18 days per year. Oh and yeah... it's supposedly haunted, which fits perfectly with the dark atmosphere of Christopher Nolan's Trilogy. Prisoner: You're in Hell, rich man! And I am the Devil! Bruce Wayne: You're not the Devil. You're practice. [/day][day title="Himalayas, Tibet" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/2_Himalayas-Tibet_Iceland_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Öræfasveit, Vatnajökull and Svínafellsjökull, Iceland
    Bruce Wayne decides to accept the invitation of Ducard and heads to Tibet in the Himalayas to start his training in the League of Shadows. The Batman Begins filming locations for the scenes in Tibet were actually in Iceland. The beautiful and massive glacier that can be seen when Bruce arrives in the Himalayas is Vatnajökull, the largest in Iceland. The fight on ice where Bruce learns the hard way to always mind his surroundings was filmed in Svínafellsjökull. Check out this trip if you are interested in visiting Iceland and have your own ninja-style training on ice: Hiking Iceland in 2 weeks by the LegendaryTrips’ team [/day][day title="Wayne Enterprises, Gotham City" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/3_Wayne-Enterprises_Chicago_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Chicago Board of Trade Building, 141 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, United States
    The Wayne Enterprises building, central to Gotham City but also to the plot of Batman Begins, is the imposing Chicago Board of Trade Building. It is the tallest Art Deco building in the world outside of New York City. [/day][day title="Opera, Gotham City" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/4_Opera_Garrick-Theatre-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.png"]
    Garrick Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London, United Kingdom
    The opera scene where young Bruce Wayne is frightened by bat-looking actors was filmed at the Garrick Theatre located in Westminster in London. The tragic scene that follows and will define the life of Bruce Wayne was, however, filmed on a set at Cardington. Bruce... don't be afraid. [/day][day title="Gotham City Police Station" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/5_Gotham-City-Police-Station_Farmiloe-Building_London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    The Farmiloe Building, 28-36 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London, United Kingdom
    Christopher Nolan set up the first floor of the Farmiloe Building in London as Gotham City Police Station for his Dark Knight Trilogy. The very stylish Victorian building where Bruce meets Gordon (Gary Oldman) for the first time can also be seen in Eastern Promises and Inception. [/day][day title="Wayne Manor" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/6_Wayne-Manor_Mentmore-Towers_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Mentmore Towers, Mentmore, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
    Perhaps the most iconic Batman landmark, Wayne Manor was portrayed in Batman Begins by Mentmore Towers, a 16th-century revival country house built in 1854 for Baron Mayer de Rothschild and located in Buckinghamshire. Mentmore Towers is being transformed into a hotel so, unfortunately, it's currently not possible to visit the house. Thomas Wayne: Why do we fall, Bruce? So we can learn to pick ourselves up. [/day][day title="City of Gotham State Courts (ext.)" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/7_Court-House-Exterior_Jewelers-Building_Chicago_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Jewelers Building, 35 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, United States
    The exterior of City of Gotham State Courts where a revengeful Bruce attends the early release hearing of Joe Chill is the Jewelers Building in the Chicago Loop. This location is seen again later in the movie when Batman surveys Gotham City from the top of the building after putting Falcone behind bars. [/day][day title="City of Gotham State Courts (int.)" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/8_Court-House-Interior_Senate-House_London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London, United Kingdom
    The City of Gotham State Courts lobby where Joe Chill is shot a few seconds after his release is the Senate House in London. During the Second World War the Art Deco building hosted the Ministry of Information, which inspired George Orwell to use it for the description of the Ministry of Truth in his novel 1984. Rachel Dawes: You're not talking about justice. You're talking about revenge. Bruce Wayne: Sometimes they're the same. Rachel Dawes: No, they're never the same, Bruce. Justice is about harmony. [/day][day title="Rooftop scene with Sgt. Gordon" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/9_Rooftop-meeting-with-Gordon_Chicago_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    West Lake Street/Franklin Street, Chicago, United States
    The scene where Batman clumsily escapes after introducing himself to a not-so-welcoming Sergeant Gordon was filmed on the rooftops of buildings at the junction of West Lake Street and Franklin Street in Chicago. Police officer: What the hell was that? Gordon: Just some nut. [/day][day title="Lucius Fox's Tumbler demo" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/10_ExCel-London_Tumbler-Scene_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    ExCel, London, United Kingdom
    Back at Wayne Enterprises, Bruce Wayne gets acquainted with Lucius Fox and the Applied Sciences division. One item, the Tumbler, especially catches the eye of Bruce Wayne and an intrepid test drive follows. The scene was filmed in ExCeL London, a huge convention centre located between Canary Wharf and London City Airport. Lucius Fox: The Tumbler? Oh you wouldn't be interested in that. [/day][day title="Gotham City docks" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/11_Docks_Tilbury_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Tilbury Docks, Tilbury, Essex, United Kingdom
    The first feat of arms of Batman takes place on Gotham City docks. Batman intercepts a drug shipment and captures Falcone, putting an end to the long reign of the mobster over Gotham City. The docks in this scene are Tilbury Docks in Essex. [/day][day title="Restaurant exterior" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/12_Restaurant-Exterior_CityPoint-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    CityPoint, Ropemaker Street, London, United Kingdom
    Following Alfred (Michael Caine)'s recommendation to show himself in public to avoid suspicions about his night activities, Bruce Wayne puts on his playboy mask for a dinner in Gotham. The outside of the restaurant is CityPoint, a skyscraper in the City of London. Maître d'hôtel: Sir, the pool is for decoration, and your friends do not have swimwear. Bruce Wayne: Well, they're European. [/day][day title="Restaurant interior" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/13_Restaurant-Interior_Plateau-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Plateau restaurant, Canada Place, Canada Square, London, United Kingdom
    The interior of the restaurant where an embarrassed Bruce meets Rachel for the first time since returning to Gotham is the restaurant Plateau located on Canada Square in London. Bruce Wayne: Rachel, all- all this, it- it's not me, inside, I am, I am more. Rachel Dawes: Bruce, deep down you may still be that great kid you used to be, but it's not who you are underneath, it's what you do that defines you. [/day][day title="The Narrows" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/14_The-Narrows_Franklin-Street-Bridge-Chicago_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Franklin Street Bridge, Chicago, United States
    The bridge connecting Gotham City to the decaying neighborhood of the Narrows where Arkham Asylum is located is Chicago's Franklin Street Bridge. [/day][day title="Arkham Asylum (exterior)" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/15_Arkham-Exterior_National-Institute-for-Medical-Research-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    National Institute for Medical Research, Burtonhole Lane, Mill Hill, London, United Kingdom
    The exterior of Arkham Asylum is the National Institute for Medical Research in Mill Hill (London). This is where Rachel confronts the creepy Dr. Crane (Cillian Murphy) also known as Scarecrow. [/day][day title="Arkham Asylum's laboratory" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/16_Arkham_laboratory_Abbey-Mills-Pumping-Station-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Abbey Mills Pumping Station, Abbey Lane, West Ham, London, United Kingdom
    The no less creepy gothic interior of Arkham Asylum's laboratory where Scarecrow is dumping a powerful hallucinogen toxin into Gotham's water supply is London's Abbey Mills Pumping Station (B Station). Built in the 1860s during the Victorian Era, Abbey Mills Pumping Station is normally not open to the public but you can visit it during Open House London, an annual architecture festival that celebrates London's buildings and places. [/day][day title="Arkham Asylum's stairs" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/17_Arkham_interior-stairs_St-Pancras-Chambers_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    St Pancras Chambers, Euston Road, London, United Kingdom
    The stairwell of Arkham Asylum in the scene where Batman summons his ba(t)ckup to escape from the police's SWAT team is the gothic stairwell of St Pancras Chambers, now known as St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel. [/day][day title="Race to the antidote" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/18_Chase-through-Gotham_Chicago-Loop_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Chicago Loop: Jackson Boulevard/LaSalle Street/West Quincy Street, Chicago, United States
    After escaping from Arkham, Batman races to Wayne Manor to administer the antidote to Rachel who has been poisoned by Scarecrow. The spectacular chase with the police gives the Tumbler a run for its money and goes through most of the Chicago Loop. The parking garage that Batman takes as a 'shortcut' to reach the rooftops is Randolph and Wells Parking Garage (see photo here). Finally, the Batman Begins filming locations used to represent Gotham City's freeway were Lower Wacker Drive and the Amstutz Expressway. Oh and by the way, in case you are wondering: the Tumbler is real. The bespoke vehicle created especially for Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy is amazingly able to jump and speed in real life like on screen. You can read more information on the Tumbler/Batmobile here. [/day][/itinerary]">
  • [codepeople-post-map] [itinerary][day title="Prison in Bhutan" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/1_Prison-Buthan_Coalhouse-Fort_The-Dark-Knight-Trilogy_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg" alt="Prison Bhutan Coalhouse Fort The Dark Knight Trilogy Batman Begins Filming Locations LegendaryTrips"]
    Coalhouse Fort, East Tilbury, Essex, United Kingdom
    Batman Begins starts in Bhutan where Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) is locked up for some petty theft as part of his full immersion in the underworld of criminals. This is where he meets for the first time Henri Ducard (Liam Neeson), agent of the powerful League of Shadows headed by the mysterious Ra's al Ghul. The Bhutanese prison is Coalhouse Fort located in East Tilbury in Essex (UK). Coalhouse Fort dates back to the Victorian Era and was built around 1870 to protect London. The fort is open for visit about 18 days per year. Oh and yeah... it's supposedly haunted, which fits perfectly with the dark atmosphere of Christopher Nolan's Trilogy. Prisoner: You're in Hell, rich man! And I am the Devil! Bruce Wayne: You're not the Devil. You're practice. [/day][day title="Himalayas, Tibet" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/2_Himalayas-Tibet_Iceland_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Öræfasveit, Vatnajökull and Svínafellsjökull, Iceland
    Bruce Wayne decides to accept the invitation of Ducard and heads to Tibet in the Himalayas to start his training in the League of Shadows. The Batman Begins filming locations for the scenes in Tibet were actually in Iceland. The beautiful and massive glacier that can be seen when Bruce arrives in the Himalayas is Vatnajökull, the largest in Iceland. The fight on ice where Bruce learns the hard way to always mind his surroundings was filmed in Svínafellsjökull. Check out this trip if you are interested in visiting Iceland and have your own ninja-style training on ice: Hiking Iceland in 2 weeks by the LegendaryTrips’ team [/day][day title="Wayne Enterprises, Gotham City" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/3_Wayne-Enterprises_Chicago_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Chicago Board of Trade Building, 141 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, United States
    The Wayne Enterprises building, central to Gotham City but also to the plot of Batman Begins, is the imposing Chicago Board of Trade Building. It is the tallest Art Deco building in the world outside of New York City. [/day][day title="Opera, Gotham City" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/4_Opera_Garrick-Theatre-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.png"]
    Garrick Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London, United Kingdom
    The opera scene where young Bruce Wayne is frightened by bat-looking actors was filmed at the Garrick Theatre located in Westminster in London. The tragic scene that follows and will define the life of Bruce Wayne was, however, filmed on a set at Cardington. Bruce... don't be afraid. [/day][day title="Gotham City Police Station" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/5_Gotham-City-Police-Station_Farmiloe-Building_London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    The Farmiloe Building, 28-36 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London, United Kingdom
    Christopher Nolan set up the first floor of the Farmiloe Building in London as Gotham City Police Station for his Dark Knight Trilogy. The very stylish Victorian building where Bruce meets Gordon (Gary Oldman) for the first time can also be seen in Eastern Promises and Inception. [/day][day title="Wayne Manor" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/6_Wayne-Manor_Mentmore-Towers_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Mentmore Towers, Mentmore, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
    Perhaps the most iconic Batman landmark, Wayne Manor was portrayed in Batman Begins by Mentmore Towers, a 16th-century revival country house built in 1854 for Baron Mayer de Rothschild and located in Buckinghamshire. Mentmore Towers is being transformed into a hotel so, unfortunately, it's currently not possible to visit the house. Thomas Wayne: Why do we fall, Bruce? So we can learn to pick ourselves up. [/day][day title="City of Gotham State Courts (ext.)" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/7_Court-House-Exterior_Jewelers-Building_Chicago_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Jewelers Building, 35 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, United States
    The exterior of City of Gotham State Courts where a revengeful Bruce attends the early release hearing of Joe Chill is the Jewelers Building in the Chicago Loop. This location is seen again later in the movie when Batman surveys Gotham City from the top of the building after putting Falcone behind bars. [/day][day title="City of Gotham State Courts (int.)" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/8_Court-House-Interior_Senate-House_London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London, United Kingdom
    The City of Gotham State Courts lobby where Joe Chill is shot a few seconds after his release is the Senate House in London. During the Second World War the Art Deco building hosted the Ministry of Information, which inspired George Orwell to use it for the description of the Ministry of Truth in his novel 1984. Rachel Dawes: You're not talking about justice. You're talking about revenge. Bruce Wayne: Sometimes they're the same. Rachel Dawes: No, they're never the same, Bruce. Justice is about harmony. [/day][day title="Rooftop scene with Sgt. Gordon" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/9_Rooftop-meeting-with-Gordon_Chicago_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    West Lake Street/Franklin Street, Chicago, United States
    The scene where Batman clumsily escapes after introducing himself to a not-so-welcoming Sergeant Gordon was filmed on the rooftops of buildings at the junction of West Lake Street and Franklin Street in Chicago. Police officer: What the hell was that? Gordon: Just some nut. [/day][day title="Lucius Fox's Tumbler demo" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/10_ExCel-London_Tumbler-Scene_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    ExCel, London, United Kingdom
    Back at Wayne Enterprises, Bruce Wayne gets acquainted with Lucius Fox and the Applied Sciences division. One item, the Tumbler, especially catches the eye of Bruce Wayne and an intrepid test drive follows. The scene was filmed in ExCeL London, a huge convention centre located between Canary Wharf and London City Airport. Lucius Fox: The Tumbler? Oh you wouldn't be interested in that. [/day][day title="Gotham City docks" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/11_Docks_Tilbury_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Tilbury Docks, Tilbury, Essex, United Kingdom
    The first feat of arms of Batman takes place on Gotham City docks. Batman intercepts a drug shipment and captures Falcone, putting an end to the long reign of the mobster over Gotham City. The docks in this scene are Tilbury Docks in Essex. [/day][day title="Restaurant exterior" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/12_Restaurant-Exterior_CityPoint-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    CityPoint, Ropemaker Street, London, United Kingdom
    Following Alfred (Michael Caine)'s recommendation to show himself in public to avoid suspicions about his night activities, Bruce Wayne puts on his playboy mask for a dinner in Gotham. The outside of the restaurant is CityPoint, a skyscraper in the City of London. Maître d'hôtel: Sir, the pool is for decoration, and your friends do not have swimwear. Bruce Wayne: Well, they're European. [/day][day title="Restaurant interior" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/13_Restaurant-Interior_Plateau-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Plateau restaurant, Canada Place, Canada Square, London, United Kingdom
    The interior of the restaurant where an embarrassed Bruce meets Rachel for the first time since returning to Gotham is the restaurant Plateau located on Canada Square in London. Bruce Wayne: Rachel, all- all this, it- it's not me, inside, I am, I am more. Rachel Dawes: Bruce, deep down you may still be that great kid you used to be, but it's not who you are underneath, it's what you do that defines you. [/day][day title="The Narrows" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/14_The-Narrows_Franklin-Street-Bridge-Chicago_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Franklin Street Bridge, Chicago, United States
    The bridge connecting Gotham City to the decaying neighborhood of the Narrows where Arkham Asylum is located is Chicago's Franklin Street Bridge. [/day][day title="Arkham Asylum (exterior)" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/15_Arkham-Exterior_National-Institute-for-Medical-Research-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    National Institute for Medical Research, Burtonhole Lane, Mill Hill, London, United Kingdom
    The exterior of Arkham Asylum is the National Institute for Medical Research in Mill Hill (London). This is where Rachel confronts the creepy Dr. Crane (Cillian Murphy) also known as Scarecrow. [/day][day title="Arkham Asylum's laboratory" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/16_Arkham_laboratory_Abbey-Mills-Pumping-Station-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Abbey Mills Pumping Station, Abbey Lane, West Ham, London, United Kingdom
    The no less creepy gothic interior of Arkham Asylum's laboratory where Scarecrow is dumping a powerful hallucinogen toxin into Gotham's water supply is London's Abbey Mills Pumping Station (B Station). Built in the 1860s during the Victorian Era, Abbey Mills Pumping Station is normally not open to the public but you can visit it during Open House London, an annual architecture festival that celebrates London's buildings and places. [/day][day title="Arkham Asylum's stairs" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/17_Arkham_interior-stairs_St-Pancras-Chambers_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    St Pancras Chambers, Euston Road, London, United Kingdom
    The stairwell of Arkham Asylum in the scene where Batman summons his ba(t)ckup to escape from the police's SWAT team is the gothic stairwell of St Pancras Chambers, now known as St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel. [/day][day title="Race to the antidote" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/18_Chase-through-Gotham_Chicago-Loop_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Chicago Loop: Jackson Boulevard/LaSalle Street/West Quincy Street, Chicago, United States
    After escaping from Arkham, Batman races to Wayne Manor to administer the antidote to Rachel who has been poisoned by Scarecrow. The spectacular chase with the police gives the Tumbler a run for its money and goes through most of the Chicago Loop. The parking garage that Batman takes as a 'shortcut' to reach the rooftops is Randolph and Wells Parking Garage (see photo here). Finally, the Batman Begins filming locations used to represent Gotham City's freeway were Lower Wacker Drive and the Amstutz Expressway. Oh and by the way, in case you are wondering: the Tumbler is real. The bespoke vehicle created especially for Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy is amazingly able to jump and speed in real life like on screen. You can read more information on the Tumbler/Batmobile here. [/day][/itinerary]">
  • [codepeople-post-map] [itinerary][day title="Prison in Bhutan" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/1_Prison-Buthan_Coalhouse-Fort_The-Dark-Knight-Trilogy_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg" alt="Prison Bhutan Coalhouse Fort The Dark Knight Trilogy Batman Begins Filming Locations LegendaryTrips"]
    Coalhouse Fort, East Tilbury, Essex, United Kingdom
    Batman Begins starts in Bhutan where Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) is locked up for some petty theft as part of his full immersion in the underworld of criminals. This is where he meets for the first time Henri Ducard (Liam Neeson), agent of the powerful League of Shadows headed by the mysterious Ra's al Ghul. The Bhutanese prison is Coalhouse Fort located in East Tilbury in Essex (UK). Coalhouse Fort dates back to the Victorian Era and was built around 1870 to protect London. The fort is open for visit about 18 days per year. Oh and yeah... it's supposedly haunted, which fits perfectly with the dark atmosphere of Christopher Nolan's Trilogy. Prisoner: You're in Hell, rich man! And I am the Devil! Bruce Wayne: You're not the Devil. You're practice. [/day][day title="Himalayas, Tibet" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/2_Himalayas-Tibet_Iceland_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Öræfasveit, Vatnajökull and Svínafellsjökull, Iceland
    Bruce Wayne decides to accept the invitation of Ducard and heads to Tibet in the Himalayas to start his training in the League of Shadows. The Batman Begins filming locations for the scenes in Tibet were actually in Iceland. The beautiful and massive glacier that can be seen when Bruce arrives in the Himalayas is Vatnajökull, the largest in Iceland. The fight on ice where Bruce learns the hard way to always mind his surroundings was filmed in Svínafellsjökull. Check out this trip if you are interested in visiting Iceland and have your own ninja-style training on ice: Hiking Iceland in 2 weeks by the LegendaryTrips’ team [/day][day title="Wayne Enterprises, Gotham City" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/3_Wayne-Enterprises_Chicago_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Chicago Board of Trade Building, 141 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, United States
    The Wayne Enterprises building, central to Gotham City but also to the plot of Batman Begins, is the imposing Chicago Board of Trade Building. It is the tallest Art Deco building in the world outside of New York City. [/day][day title="Opera, Gotham City" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/4_Opera_Garrick-Theatre-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.png"]
    Garrick Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London, United Kingdom
    The opera scene where young Bruce Wayne is frightened by bat-looking actors was filmed at the Garrick Theatre located in Westminster in London. The tragic scene that follows and will define the life of Bruce Wayne was, however, filmed on a set at Cardington. Bruce... don't be afraid. [/day][day title="Gotham City Police Station" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/5_Gotham-City-Police-Station_Farmiloe-Building_London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    The Farmiloe Building, 28-36 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London, United Kingdom
    Christopher Nolan set up the first floor of the Farmiloe Building in London as Gotham City Police Station for his Dark Knight Trilogy. The very stylish Victorian building where Bruce meets Gordon (Gary Oldman) for the first time can also be seen in Eastern Promises and Inception. [/day][day title="Wayne Manor" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/6_Wayne-Manor_Mentmore-Towers_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Mentmore Towers, Mentmore, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
    Perhaps the most iconic Batman landmark, Wayne Manor was portrayed in Batman Begins by Mentmore Towers, a 16th-century revival country house built in 1854 for Baron Mayer de Rothschild and located in Buckinghamshire. Mentmore Towers is being transformed into a hotel so, unfortunately, it's currently not possible to visit the house. Thomas Wayne: Why do we fall, Bruce? So we can learn to pick ourselves up. [/day][day title="City of Gotham State Courts (ext.)" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/7_Court-House-Exterior_Jewelers-Building_Chicago_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Jewelers Building, 35 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, United States
    The exterior of City of Gotham State Courts where a revengeful Bruce attends the early release hearing of Joe Chill is the Jewelers Building in the Chicago Loop. This location is seen again later in the movie when Batman surveys Gotham City from the top of the building after putting Falcone behind bars. [/day][day title="City of Gotham State Courts (int.)" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/8_Court-House-Interior_Senate-House_London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London, United Kingdom
    The City of Gotham State Courts lobby where Joe Chill is shot a few seconds after his release is the Senate House in London. During the Second World War the Art Deco building hosted the Ministry of Information, which inspired George Orwell to use it for the description of the Ministry of Truth in his novel 1984. Rachel Dawes: You're not talking about justice. You're talking about revenge. Bruce Wayne: Sometimes they're the same. Rachel Dawes: No, they're never the same, Bruce. Justice is about harmony. [/day][day title="Rooftop scene with Sgt. Gordon" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/9_Rooftop-meeting-with-Gordon_Chicago_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    West Lake Street/Franklin Street, Chicago, United States
    The scene where Batman clumsily escapes after introducing himself to a not-so-welcoming Sergeant Gordon was filmed on the rooftops of buildings at the junction of West Lake Street and Franklin Street in Chicago. Police officer: What the hell was that? Gordon: Just some nut. [/day][day title="Lucius Fox's Tumbler demo" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/10_ExCel-London_Tumbler-Scene_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    ExCel, London, United Kingdom
    Back at Wayne Enterprises, Bruce Wayne gets acquainted with Lucius Fox and the Applied Sciences division. One item, the Tumbler, especially catches the eye of Bruce Wayne and an intrepid test drive follows. The scene was filmed in ExCeL London, a huge convention centre located between Canary Wharf and London City Airport. Lucius Fox: The Tumbler? Oh you wouldn't be interested in that. [/day][day title="Gotham City docks" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/11_Docks_Tilbury_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Tilbury Docks, Tilbury, Essex, United Kingdom
    The first feat of arms of Batman takes place on Gotham City docks. Batman intercepts a drug shipment and captures Falcone, putting an end to the long reign of the mobster over Gotham City. The docks in this scene are Tilbury Docks in Essex. [/day][day title="Restaurant exterior" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/12_Restaurant-Exterior_CityPoint-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    CityPoint, Ropemaker Street, London, United Kingdom
    Following Alfred (Michael Caine)'s recommendation to show himself in public to avoid suspicions about his night activities, Bruce Wayne puts on his playboy mask for a dinner in Gotham. The outside of the restaurant is CityPoint, a skyscraper in the City of London. Maître d'hôtel: Sir, the pool is for decoration, and your friends do not have swimwear. Bruce Wayne: Well, they're European. [/day][day title="Restaurant interior" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/13_Restaurant-Interior_Plateau-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Plateau restaurant, Canada Place, Canada Square, London, United Kingdom
    The interior of the restaurant where an embarrassed Bruce meets Rachel for the first time since returning to Gotham is the restaurant Plateau located on Canada Square in London. Bruce Wayne: Rachel, all- all this, it- it's not me, inside, I am, I am more. Rachel Dawes: Bruce, deep down you may still be that great kid you used to be, but it's not who you are underneath, it's what you do that defines you. [/day][day title="The Narrows" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/14_The-Narrows_Franklin-Street-Bridge-Chicago_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Franklin Street Bridge, Chicago, United States
    The bridge connecting Gotham City to the decaying neighborhood of the Narrows where Arkham Asylum is located is Chicago's Franklin Street Bridge. [/day][day title="Arkham Asylum (exterior)" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/15_Arkham-Exterior_National-Institute-for-Medical-Research-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    National Institute for Medical Research, Burtonhole Lane, Mill Hill, London, United Kingdom
    The exterior of Arkham Asylum is the National Institute for Medical Research in Mill Hill (London). This is where Rachel confronts the creepy Dr. Crane (Cillian Murphy) also known as Scarecrow. [/day][day title="Arkham Asylum's laboratory" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/16_Arkham_laboratory_Abbey-Mills-Pumping-Station-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Abbey Mills Pumping Station, Abbey Lane, West Ham, London, United Kingdom
    The no less creepy gothic interior of Arkham Asylum's laboratory where Scarecrow is dumping a powerful hallucinogen toxin into Gotham's water supply is London's Abbey Mills Pumping Station (B Station). Built in the 1860s during the Victorian Era, Abbey Mills Pumping Station is normally not open to the public but you can visit it during Open House London, an annual architecture festival that celebrates London's buildings and places. [/day][day title="Arkham Asylum's stairs" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/17_Arkham_interior-stairs_St-Pancras-Chambers_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    St Pancras Chambers, Euston Road, London, United Kingdom
    The stairwell of Arkham Asylum in the scene where Batman summons his ba(t)ckup to escape from the police's SWAT team is the gothic stairwell of St Pancras Chambers, now known as St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel. [/day][day title="Race to the antidote" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/18_Chase-through-Gotham_Chicago-Loop_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Chicago Loop: Jackson Boulevard/LaSalle Street/West Quincy Street, Chicago, United States
    After escaping from Arkham, Batman races to Wayne Manor to administer the antidote to Rachel who has been poisoned by Scarecrow. The spectacular chase with the police gives the Tumbler a run for its money and goes through most of the Chicago Loop. The parking garage that Batman takes as a 'shortcut' to reach the rooftops is Randolph and Wells Parking Garage (see photo here). Finally, the Batman Begins filming locations used to represent Gotham City's freeway were Lower Wacker Drive and the Amstutz Expressway. Oh and by the way, in case you are wondering: the Tumbler is real. The bespoke vehicle created especially for Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy is amazingly able to jump and speed in real life like on screen. You can read more information on the Tumbler/Batmobile here. [/day][/itinerary]">
  • [codepeople-post-map] [itinerary][day title="Prison in Bhutan" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/1_Prison-Buthan_Coalhouse-Fort_The-Dark-Knight-Trilogy_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg" alt="Prison Bhutan Coalhouse Fort The Dark Knight Trilogy Batman Begins Filming Locations LegendaryTrips"]
    Coalhouse Fort, East Tilbury, Essex, United Kingdom
    Batman Begins starts in Bhutan where Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) is locked up for some petty theft as part of his full immersion in the underworld of criminals. This is where he meets for the first time Henri Ducard (Liam Neeson), agent of the powerful League of Shadows headed by the mysterious Ra's al Ghul. The Bhutanese prison is Coalhouse Fort located in East Tilbury in Essex (UK). Coalhouse Fort dates back to the Victorian Era and was built around 1870 to protect London. The fort is open for visit about 18 days per year. Oh and yeah... it's supposedly haunted, which fits perfectly with the dark atmosphere of Christopher Nolan's Trilogy. Prisoner: You're in Hell, rich man! And I am the Devil! Bruce Wayne: You're not the Devil. You're practice. [/day][day title="Himalayas, Tibet" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/2_Himalayas-Tibet_Iceland_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Öræfasveit, Vatnajökull and Svínafellsjökull, Iceland
    Bruce Wayne decides to accept the invitation of Ducard and heads to Tibet in the Himalayas to start his training in the League of Shadows. The Batman Begins filming locations for the scenes in Tibet were actually in Iceland. The beautiful and massive glacier that can be seen when Bruce arrives in the Himalayas is Vatnajökull, the largest in Iceland. The fight on ice where Bruce learns the hard way to always mind his surroundings was filmed in Svínafellsjökull. Check out this trip if you are interested in visiting Iceland and have your own ninja-style training on ice: Hiking Iceland in 2 weeks by the LegendaryTrips’ team [/day][day title="Wayne Enterprises, Gotham City" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/3_Wayne-Enterprises_Chicago_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Chicago Board of Trade Building, 141 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, United States
    The Wayne Enterprises building, central to Gotham City but also to the plot of Batman Begins, is the imposing Chicago Board of Trade Building. It is the tallest Art Deco building in the world outside of New York City. [/day][day title="Opera, Gotham City" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/4_Opera_Garrick-Theatre-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.png"]
    Garrick Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London, United Kingdom
    The opera scene where young Bruce Wayne is frightened by bat-looking actors was filmed at the Garrick Theatre located in Westminster in London. The tragic scene that follows and will define the life of Bruce Wayne was, however, filmed on a set at Cardington. Bruce... don't be afraid. [/day][day title="Gotham City Police Station" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/5_Gotham-City-Police-Station_Farmiloe-Building_London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    The Farmiloe Building, 28-36 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London, United Kingdom
    Christopher Nolan set up the first floor of the Farmiloe Building in London as Gotham City Police Station for his Dark Knight Trilogy. The very stylish Victorian building where Bruce meets Gordon (Gary Oldman) for the first time can also be seen in Eastern Promises and Inception. [/day][day title="Wayne Manor" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/6_Wayne-Manor_Mentmore-Towers_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Mentmore Towers, Mentmore, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
    Perhaps the most iconic Batman landmark, Wayne Manor was portrayed in Batman Begins by Mentmore Towers, a 16th-century revival country house built in 1854 for Baron Mayer de Rothschild and located in Buckinghamshire. Mentmore Towers is being transformed into a hotel so, unfortunately, it's currently not possible to visit the house. Thomas Wayne: Why do we fall, Bruce? So we can learn to pick ourselves up. [/day][day title="City of Gotham State Courts (ext.)" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/7_Court-House-Exterior_Jewelers-Building_Chicago_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Jewelers Building, 35 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, United States
    The exterior of City of Gotham State Courts where a revengeful Bruce attends the early release hearing of Joe Chill is the Jewelers Building in the Chicago Loop. This location is seen again later in the movie when Batman surveys Gotham City from the top of the building after putting Falcone behind bars. [/day][day title="City of Gotham State Courts (int.)" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/8_Court-House-Interior_Senate-House_London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London, United Kingdom
    The City of Gotham State Courts lobby where Joe Chill is shot a few seconds after his release is the Senate House in London. During the Second World War the Art Deco building hosted the Ministry of Information, which inspired George Orwell to use it for the description of the Ministry of Truth in his novel 1984. Rachel Dawes: You're not talking about justice. You're talking about revenge. Bruce Wayne: Sometimes they're the same. Rachel Dawes: No, they're never the same, Bruce. Justice is about harmony. [/day][day title="Rooftop scene with Sgt. Gordon" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/9_Rooftop-meeting-with-Gordon_Chicago_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    West Lake Street/Franklin Street, Chicago, United States
    The scene where Batman clumsily escapes after introducing himself to a not-so-welcoming Sergeant Gordon was filmed on the rooftops of buildings at the junction of West Lake Street and Franklin Street in Chicago. Police officer: What the hell was that? Gordon: Just some nut. [/day][day title="Lucius Fox's Tumbler demo" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/10_ExCel-London_Tumbler-Scene_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    ExCel, London, United Kingdom
    Back at Wayne Enterprises, Bruce Wayne gets acquainted with Lucius Fox and the Applied Sciences division. One item, the Tumbler, especially catches the eye of Bruce Wayne and an intrepid test drive follows. The scene was filmed in ExCeL London, a huge convention centre located between Canary Wharf and London City Airport. Lucius Fox: The Tumbler? Oh you wouldn't be interested in that. [/day][day title="Gotham City docks" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/11_Docks_Tilbury_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Tilbury Docks, Tilbury, Essex, United Kingdom
    The first feat of arms of Batman takes place on Gotham City docks. Batman intercepts a drug shipment and captures Falcone, putting an end to the long reign of the mobster over Gotham City. The docks in this scene are Tilbury Docks in Essex. [/day][day title="Restaurant exterior" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/12_Restaurant-Exterior_CityPoint-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    CityPoint, Ropemaker Street, London, United Kingdom
    Following Alfred (Michael Caine)'s recommendation to show himself in public to avoid suspicions about his night activities, Bruce Wayne puts on his playboy mask for a dinner in Gotham. The outside of the restaurant is CityPoint, a skyscraper in the City of London. Maître d'hôtel: Sir, the pool is for decoration, and your friends do not have swimwear. Bruce Wayne: Well, they're European. [/day][day title="Restaurant interior" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/13_Restaurant-Interior_Plateau-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Plateau restaurant, Canada Place, Canada Square, London, United Kingdom
    The interior of the restaurant where an embarrassed Bruce meets Rachel for the first time since returning to Gotham is the restaurant Plateau located on Canada Square in London. Bruce Wayne: Rachel, all- all this, it- it's not me, inside, I am, I am more. Rachel Dawes: Bruce, deep down you may still be that great kid you used to be, but it's not who you are underneath, it's what you do that defines you. [/day][day title="The Narrows" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/14_The-Narrows_Franklin-Street-Bridge-Chicago_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Franklin Street Bridge, Chicago, United States
    The bridge connecting Gotham City to the decaying neighborhood of the Narrows where Arkham Asylum is located is Chicago's Franklin Street Bridge. [/day][day title="Arkham Asylum (exterior)" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/15_Arkham-Exterior_National-Institute-for-Medical-Research-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    National Institute for Medical Research, Burtonhole Lane, Mill Hill, London, United Kingdom
    The exterior of Arkham Asylum is the National Institute for Medical Research in Mill Hill (London). This is where Rachel confronts the creepy Dr. Crane (Cillian Murphy) also known as Scarecrow. [/day][day title="Arkham Asylum's laboratory" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/16_Arkham_laboratory_Abbey-Mills-Pumping-Station-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Abbey Mills Pumping Station, Abbey Lane, West Ham, London, United Kingdom
    The no less creepy gothic interior of Arkham Asylum's laboratory where Scarecrow is dumping a powerful hallucinogen toxin into Gotham's water supply is London's Abbey Mills Pumping Station (B Station). Built in the 1860s during the Victorian Era, Abbey Mills Pumping Station is normally not open to the public but you can visit it during Open House London, an annual architecture festival that celebrates London's buildings and places. [/day][day title="Arkham Asylum's stairs" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/17_Arkham_interior-stairs_St-Pancras-Chambers_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    St Pancras Chambers, Euston Road, London, United Kingdom
    The stairwell of Arkham Asylum in the scene where Batman summons his ba(t)ckup to escape from the police's SWAT team is the gothic stairwell of St Pancras Chambers, now known as St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel. [/day][day title="Race to the antidote" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/18_Chase-through-Gotham_Chicago-Loop_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Chicago Loop: Jackson Boulevard/LaSalle Street/West Quincy Street, Chicago, United States
    After escaping from Arkham, Batman races to Wayne Manor to administer the antidote to Rachel who has been poisoned by Scarecrow. The spectacular chase with the police gives the Tumbler a run for its money and goes through most of the Chicago Loop. The parking garage that Batman takes as a 'shortcut' to reach the rooftops is Randolph and Wells Parking Garage (see photo here). Finally, the Batman Begins filming locations used to represent Gotham City's freeway were Lower Wacker Drive and the Amstutz Expressway. Oh and by the way, in case you are wondering: the Tumbler is real. The bespoke vehicle created especially for Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy is amazingly able to jump and speed in real life like on screen. You can read more information on the Tumbler/Batmobile here. [/day][/itinerary]">
  • [codepeople-post-map] [itinerary][day title="Prison in Bhutan" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/1_Prison-Buthan_Coalhouse-Fort_The-Dark-Knight-Trilogy_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg" alt="Prison Bhutan Coalhouse Fort The Dark Knight Trilogy Batman Begins Filming Locations LegendaryTrips"]
    Coalhouse Fort, East Tilbury, Essex, United Kingdom
    Batman Begins starts in Bhutan where Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) is locked up for some petty theft as part of his full immersion in the underworld of criminals. This is where he meets for the first time Henri Ducard (Liam Neeson), agent of the powerful League of Shadows headed by the mysterious Ra's al Ghul. The Bhutanese prison is Coalhouse Fort located in East Tilbury in Essex (UK). Coalhouse Fort dates back to the Victorian Era and was built around 1870 to protect London. The fort is open for visit about 18 days per year. Oh and yeah... it's supposedly haunted, which fits perfectly with the dark atmosphere of Christopher Nolan's Trilogy. Prisoner: You're in Hell, rich man! And I am the Devil! Bruce Wayne: You're not the Devil. You're practice. [/day][day title="Himalayas, Tibet" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/2_Himalayas-Tibet_Iceland_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Öræfasveit, Vatnajökull and Svínafellsjökull, Iceland
    Bruce Wayne decides to accept the invitation of Ducard and heads to Tibet in the Himalayas to start his training in the League of Shadows. The Batman Begins filming locations for the scenes in Tibet were actually in Iceland. The beautiful and massive glacier that can be seen when Bruce arrives in the Himalayas is Vatnajökull, the largest in Iceland. The fight on ice where Bruce learns the hard way to always mind his surroundings was filmed in Svínafellsjökull. Check out this trip if you are interested in visiting Iceland and have your own ninja-style training on ice: Hiking Iceland in 2 weeks by the LegendaryTrips’ team [/day][day title="Wayne Enterprises, Gotham City" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/3_Wayne-Enterprises_Chicago_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Chicago Board of Trade Building, 141 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, United States
    The Wayne Enterprises building, central to Gotham City but also to the plot of Batman Begins, is the imposing Chicago Board of Trade Building. It is the tallest Art Deco building in the world outside of New York City. [/day][day title="Opera, Gotham City" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/4_Opera_Garrick-Theatre-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.png"]
    Garrick Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London, United Kingdom
    The opera scene where young Bruce Wayne is frightened by bat-looking actors was filmed at the Garrick Theatre located in Westminster in London. The tragic scene that follows and will define the life of Bruce Wayne was, however, filmed on a set at Cardington. Bruce... don't be afraid. [/day][day title="Gotham City Police Station" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/5_Gotham-City-Police-Station_Farmiloe-Building_London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    The Farmiloe Building, 28-36 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London, United Kingdom
    Christopher Nolan set up the first floor of the Farmiloe Building in London as Gotham City Police Station for his Dark Knight Trilogy. The very stylish Victorian building where Bruce meets Gordon (Gary Oldman) for the first time can also be seen in Eastern Promises and Inception. [/day][day title="Wayne Manor" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/6_Wayne-Manor_Mentmore-Towers_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Mentmore Towers, Mentmore, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
    Perhaps the most iconic Batman landmark, Wayne Manor was portrayed in Batman Begins by Mentmore Towers, a 16th-century revival country house built in 1854 for Baron Mayer de Rothschild and located in Buckinghamshire. Mentmore Towers is being transformed into a hotel so, unfortunately, it's currently not possible to visit the house. Thomas Wayne: Why do we fall, Bruce? So we can learn to pick ourselves up. [/day][day title="City of Gotham State Courts (ext.)" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/7_Court-House-Exterior_Jewelers-Building_Chicago_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Jewelers Building, 35 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, United States
    The exterior of City of Gotham State Courts where a revengeful Bruce attends the early release hearing of Joe Chill is the Jewelers Building in the Chicago Loop. This location is seen again later in the movie when Batman surveys Gotham City from the top of the building after putting Falcone behind bars. [/day][day title="City of Gotham State Courts (int.)" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/8_Court-House-Interior_Senate-House_London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London, United Kingdom
    The City of Gotham State Courts lobby where Joe Chill is shot a few seconds after his release is the Senate House in London. During the Second World War the Art Deco building hosted the Ministry of Information, which inspired George Orwell to use it for the description of the Ministry of Truth in his novel 1984. Rachel Dawes: You're not talking about justice. You're talking about revenge. Bruce Wayne: Sometimes they're the same. Rachel Dawes: No, they're never the same, Bruce. Justice is about harmony. [/day][day title="Rooftop scene with Sgt. Gordon" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/9_Rooftop-meeting-with-Gordon_Chicago_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    West Lake Street/Franklin Street, Chicago, United States
    The scene where Batman clumsily escapes after introducing himself to a not-so-welcoming Sergeant Gordon was filmed on the rooftops of buildings at the junction of West Lake Street and Franklin Street in Chicago. Police officer: What the hell was that? Gordon: Just some nut. [/day][day title="Lucius Fox's Tumbler demo" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/10_ExCel-London_Tumbler-Scene_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    ExCel, London, United Kingdom
    Back at Wayne Enterprises, Bruce Wayne gets acquainted with Lucius Fox and the Applied Sciences division. One item, the Tumbler, especially catches the eye of Bruce Wayne and an intrepid test drive follows. The scene was filmed in ExCeL London, a huge convention centre located between Canary Wharf and London City Airport. Lucius Fox: The Tumbler? Oh you wouldn't be interested in that. [/day][day title="Gotham City docks" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/11_Docks_Tilbury_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Tilbury Docks, Tilbury, Essex, United Kingdom
    The first feat of arms of Batman takes place on Gotham City docks. Batman intercepts a drug shipment and captures Falcone, putting an end to the long reign of the mobster over Gotham City. The docks in this scene are Tilbury Docks in Essex. [/day][day title="Restaurant exterior" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/12_Restaurant-Exterior_CityPoint-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    CityPoint, Ropemaker Street, London, United Kingdom
    Following Alfred (Michael Caine)'s recommendation to show himself in public to avoid suspicions about his night activities, Bruce Wayne puts on his playboy mask for a dinner in Gotham. The outside of the restaurant is CityPoint, a skyscraper in the City of London. Maître d'hôtel: Sir, the pool is for decoration, and your friends do not have swimwear. Bruce Wayne: Well, they're European. [/day][day title="Restaurant interior" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/13_Restaurant-Interior_Plateau-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Plateau restaurant, Canada Place, Canada Square, London, United Kingdom
    The interior of the restaurant where an embarrassed Bruce meets Rachel for the first time since returning to Gotham is the restaurant Plateau located on Canada Square in London. Bruce Wayne: Rachel, all- all this, it- it's not me, inside, I am, I am more. Rachel Dawes: Bruce, deep down you may still be that great kid you used to be, but it's not who you are underneath, it's what you do that defines you. [/day][day title="The Narrows" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/14_The-Narrows_Franklin-Street-Bridge-Chicago_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Franklin Street Bridge, Chicago, United States
    The bridge connecting Gotham City to the decaying neighborhood of the Narrows where Arkham Asylum is located is Chicago's Franklin Street Bridge. [/day][day title="Arkham Asylum (exterior)" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/15_Arkham-Exterior_National-Institute-for-Medical-Research-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    National Institute for Medical Research, Burtonhole Lane, Mill Hill, London, United Kingdom
    The exterior of Arkham Asylum is the National Institute for Medical Research in Mill Hill (London). This is where Rachel confronts the creepy Dr. Crane (Cillian Murphy) also known as Scarecrow. [/day][day title="Arkham Asylum's laboratory" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/16_Arkham_laboratory_Abbey-Mills-Pumping-Station-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Abbey Mills Pumping Station, Abbey Lane, West Ham, London, United Kingdom
    The no less creepy gothic interior of Arkham Asylum's laboratory where Scarecrow is dumping a powerful hallucinogen toxin into Gotham's water supply is London's Abbey Mills Pumping Station (B Station). Built in the 1860s during the Victorian Era, Abbey Mills Pumping Station is normally not open to the public but you can visit it during Open House London, an annual architecture festival that celebrates London's buildings and places. [/day][day title="Arkham Asylum's stairs" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/17_Arkham_interior-stairs_St-Pancras-Chambers_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    St Pancras Chambers, Euston Road, London, United Kingdom
    The stairwell of Arkham Asylum in the scene where Batman summons his ba(t)ckup to escape from the police's SWAT team is the gothic stairwell of St Pancras Chambers, now known as St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel. [/day][day title="Race to the antidote" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/18_Chase-through-Gotham_Chicago-Loop_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Chicago Loop: Jackson Boulevard/LaSalle Street/West Quincy Street, Chicago, United States
    After escaping from Arkham, Batman races to Wayne Manor to administer the antidote to Rachel who has been poisoned by Scarecrow. The spectacular chase with the police gives the Tumbler a run for its money and goes through most of the Chicago Loop. The parking garage that Batman takes as a 'shortcut' to reach the rooftops is Randolph and Wells Parking Garage (see photo here). Finally, the Batman Begins filming locations used to represent Gotham City's freeway were Lower Wacker Drive and the Amstutz Expressway. Oh and by the way, in case you are wondering: the Tumbler is real. The bespoke vehicle created especially for Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy is amazingly able to jump and speed in real life like on screen. You can read more information on the Tumbler/Batmobile here. [/day][/itinerary]">
  • [codepeople-post-map] [itinerary][day title="Prison in Bhutan" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/1_Prison-Buthan_Coalhouse-Fort_The-Dark-Knight-Trilogy_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg" alt="Prison Bhutan Coalhouse Fort The Dark Knight Trilogy Batman Begins Filming Locations LegendaryTrips"]
    Coalhouse Fort, East Tilbury, Essex, United Kingdom
    Batman Begins starts in Bhutan where Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) is locked up for some petty theft as part of his full immersion in the underworld of criminals. This is where he meets for the first time Henri Ducard (Liam Neeson), agent of the powerful League of Shadows headed by the mysterious Ra's al Ghul. The Bhutanese prison is Coalhouse Fort located in East Tilbury in Essex (UK). Coalhouse Fort dates back to the Victorian Era and was built around 1870 to protect London. The fort is open for visit about 18 days per year. Oh and yeah... it's supposedly haunted, which fits perfectly with the dark atmosphere of Christopher Nolan's Trilogy. Prisoner: You're in Hell, rich man! And I am the Devil! Bruce Wayne: You're not the Devil. You're practice. [/day][day title="Himalayas, Tibet" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/2_Himalayas-Tibet_Iceland_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Öræfasveit, Vatnajökull and Svínafellsjökull, Iceland
    Bruce Wayne decides to accept the invitation of Ducard and heads to Tibet in the Himalayas to start his training in the League of Shadows. The Batman Begins filming locations for the scenes in Tibet were actually in Iceland. The beautiful and massive glacier that can be seen when Bruce arrives in the Himalayas is Vatnajökull, the largest in Iceland. The fight on ice where Bruce learns the hard way to always mind his surroundings was filmed in Svínafellsjökull. Check out this trip if you are interested in visiting Iceland and have your own ninja-style training on ice: Hiking Iceland in 2 weeks by the LegendaryTrips’ team [/day][day title="Wayne Enterprises, Gotham City" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/3_Wayne-Enterprises_Chicago_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Chicago Board of Trade Building, 141 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, United States
    The Wayne Enterprises building, central to Gotham City but also to the plot of Batman Begins, is the imposing Chicago Board of Trade Building. It is the tallest Art Deco building in the world outside of New York City. [/day][day title="Opera, Gotham City" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/4_Opera_Garrick-Theatre-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.png"]
    Garrick Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London, United Kingdom
    The opera scene where young Bruce Wayne is frightened by bat-looking actors was filmed at the Garrick Theatre located in Westminster in London. The tragic scene that follows and will define the life of Bruce Wayne was, however, filmed on a set at Cardington. Bruce... don't be afraid. [/day][day title="Gotham City Police Station" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/5_Gotham-City-Police-Station_Farmiloe-Building_London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    The Farmiloe Building, 28-36 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London, United Kingdom
    Christopher Nolan set up the first floor of the Farmiloe Building in London as Gotham City Police Station for his Dark Knight Trilogy. The very stylish Victorian building where Bruce meets Gordon (Gary Oldman) for the first time can also be seen in Eastern Promises and Inception. [/day][day title="Wayne Manor" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/6_Wayne-Manor_Mentmore-Towers_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Mentmore Towers, Mentmore, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
    Perhaps the most iconic Batman landmark, Wayne Manor was portrayed in Batman Begins by Mentmore Towers, a 16th-century revival country house built in 1854 for Baron Mayer de Rothschild and located in Buckinghamshire. Mentmore Towers is being transformed into a hotel so, unfortunately, it's currently not possible to visit the house. Thomas Wayne: Why do we fall, Bruce? So we can learn to pick ourselves up. [/day][day title="City of Gotham State Courts (ext.)" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/7_Court-House-Exterior_Jewelers-Building_Chicago_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Jewelers Building, 35 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, United States
    The exterior of City of Gotham State Courts where a revengeful Bruce attends the early release hearing of Joe Chill is the Jewelers Building in the Chicago Loop. This location is seen again later in the movie when Batman surveys Gotham City from the top of the building after putting Falcone behind bars. [/day][day title="City of Gotham State Courts (int.)" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/8_Court-House-Interior_Senate-House_London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London, United Kingdom
    The City of Gotham State Courts lobby where Joe Chill is shot a few seconds after his release is the Senate House in London. During the Second World War the Art Deco building hosted the Ministry of Information, which inspired George Orwell to use it for the description of the Ministry of Truth in his novel 1984. Rachel Dawes: You're not talking about justice. You're talking about revenge. Bruce Wayne: Sometimes they're the same. Rachel Dawes: No, they're never the same, Bruce. Justice is about harmony. [/day][day title="Rooftop scene with Sgt. Gordon" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/9_Rooftop-meeting-with-Gordon_Chicago_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    West Lake Street/Franklin Street, Chicago, United States
    The scene where Batman clumsily escapes after introducing himself to a not-so-welcoming Sergeant Gordon was filmed on the rooftops of buildings at the junction of West Lake Street and Franklin Street in Chicago. Police officer: What the hell was that? Gordon: Just some nut. [/day][day title="Lucius Fox's Tumbler demo" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/10_ExCel-London_Tumbler-Scene_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    ExCel, London, United Kingdom
    Back at Wayne Enterprises, Bruce Wayne gets acquainted with Lucius Fox and the Applied Sciences division. One item, the Tumbler, especially catches the eye of Bruce Wayne and an intrepid test drive follows. The scene was filmed in ExCeL London, a huge convention centre located between Canary Wharf and London City Airport. Lucius Fox: The Tumbler? Oh you wouldn't be interested in that. [/day][day title="Gotham City docks" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/11_Docks_Tilbury_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Tilbury Docks, Tilbury, Essex, United Kingdom
    The first feat of arms of Batman takes place on Gotham City docks. Batman intercepts a drug shipment and captures Falcone, putting an end to the long reign of the mobster over Gotham City. The docks in this scene are Tilbury Docks in Essex. [/day][day title="Restaurant exterior" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/12_Restaurant-Exterior_CityPoint-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    CityPoint, Ropemaker Street, London, United Kingdom
    Following Alfred (Michael Caine)'s recommendation to show himself in public to avoid suspicions about his night activities, Bruce Wayne puts on his playboy mask for a dinner in Gotham. The outside of the restaurant is CityPoint, a skyscraper in the City of London. Maître d'hôtel: Sir, the pool is for decoration, and your friends do not have swimwear. Bruce Wayne: Well, they're European. [/day][day title="Restaurant interior" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/13_Restaurant-Interior_Plateau-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Plateau restaurant, Canada Place, Canada Square, London, United Kingdom
    The interior of the restaurant where an embarrassed Bruce meets Rachel for the first time since returning to Gotham is the restaurant Plateau located on Canada Square in London. Bruce Wayne: Rachel, all- all this, it- it's not me, inside, I am, I am more. Rachel Dawes: Bruce, deep down you may still be that great kid you used to be, but it's not who you are underneath, it's what you do that defines you. [/day][day title="The Narrows" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/14_The-Narrows_Franklin-Street-Bridge-Chicago_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Franklin Street Bridge, Chicago, United States
    The bridge connecting Gotham City to the decaying neighborhood of the Narrows where Arkham Asylum is located is Chicago's Franklin Street Bridge. [/day][day title="Arkham Asylum (exterior)" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/15_Arkham-Exterior_National-Institute-for-Medical-Research-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    National Institute for Medical Research, Burtonhole Lane, Mill Hill, London, United Kingdom
    The exterior of Arkham Asylum is the National Institute for Medical Research in Mill Hill (London). This is where Rachel confronts the creepy Dr. Crane (Cillian Murphy) also known as Scarecrow. [/day][day title="Arkham Asylum's laboratory" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/16_Arkham_laboratory_Abbey-Mills-Pumping-Station-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Abbey Mills Pumping Station, Abbey Lane, West Ham, London, United Kingdom
    The no less creepy gothic interior of Arkham Asylum's laboratory where Scarecrow is dumping a powerful hallucinogen toxin into Gotham's water supply is London's Abbey Mills Pumping Station (B Station). Built in the 1860s during the Victorian Era, Abbey Mills Pumping Station is normally not open to the public but you can visit it during Open House London, an annual architecture festival that celebrates London's buildings and places. [/day][day title="Arkham Asylum's stairs" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/17_Arkham_interior-stairs_St-Pancras-Chambers_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    St Pancras Chambers, Euston Road, London, United Kingdom
    The stairwell of Arkham Asylum in the scene where Batman summons his ba(t)ckup to escape from the police's SWAT team is the gothic stairwell of St Pancras Chambers, now known as St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel. [/day][day title="Race to the antidote" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/18_Chase-through-Gotham_Chicago-Loop_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Chicago Loop: Jackson Boulevard/LaSalle Street/West Quincy Street, Chicago, United States
    After escaping from Arkham, Batman races to Wayne Manor to administer the antidote to Rachel who has been poisoned by Scarecrow. The spectacular chase with the police gives the Tumbler a run for its money and goes through most of the Chicago Loop. The parking garage that Batman takes as a 'shortcut' to reach the rooftops is Randolph and Wells Parking Garage (see photo here). Finally, the Batman Begins filming locations used to represent Gotham City's freeway were Lower Wacker Drive and the Amstutz Expressway. Oh and by the way, in case you are wondering: the Tumbler is real. The bespoke vehicle created especially for Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy is amazingly able to jump and speed in real life like on screen. You can read more information on the Tumbler/Batmobile here. [/day][/itinerary]">
  • [codepeople-post-map] [itinerary][day title="Prison in Bhutan" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/1_Prison-Buthan_Coalhouse-Fort_The-Dark-Knight-Trilogy_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg" alt="Prison Bhutan Coalhouse Fort The Dark Knight Trilogy Batman Begins Filming Locations LegendaryTrips"]
    Coalhouse Fort, East Tilbury, Essex, United Kingdom
    Batman Begins starts in Bhutan where Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) is locked up for some petty theft as part of his full immersion in the underworld of criminals. This is where he meets for the first time Henri Ducard (Liam Neeson), agent of the powerful League of Shadows headed by the mysterious Ra's al Ghul. The Bhutanese prison is Coalhouse Fort located in East Tilbury in Essex (UK). Coalhouse Fort dates back to the Victorian Era and was built around 1870 to protect London. The fort is open for visit about 18 days per year. Oh and yeah... it's supposedly haunted, which fits perfectly with the dark atmosphere of Christopher Nolan's Trilogy. Prisoner: You're in Hell, rich man! And I am the Devil! Bruce Wayne: You're not the Devil. You're practice. [/day][day title="Himalayas, Tibet" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/2_Himalayas-Tibet_Iceland_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Öræfasveit, Vatnajökull and Svínafellsjökull, Iceland
    Bruce Wayne decides to accept the invitation of Ducard and heads to Tibet in the Himalayas to start his training in the League of Shadows. The Batman Begins filming locations for the scenes in Tibet were actually in Iceland. The beautiful and massive glacier that can be seen when Bruce arrives in the Himalayas is Vatnajökull, the largest in Iceland. The fight on ice where Bruce learns the hard way to always mind his surroundings was filmed in Svínafellsjökull. Check out this trip if you are interested in visiting Iceland and have your own ninja-style training on ice: Hiking Iceland in 2 weeks by the LegendaryTrips’ team [/day][day title="Wayne Enterprises, Gotham City" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/3_Wayne-Enterprises_Chicago_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Chicago Board of Trade Building, 141 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, United States
    The Wayne Enterprises building, central to Gotham City but also to the plot of Batman Begins, is the imposing Chicago Board of Trade Building. It is the tallest Art Deco building in the world outside of New York City. [/day][day title="Opera, Gotham City" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/4_Opera_Garrick-Theatre-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.png"]
    Garrick Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London, United Kingdom
    The opera scene where young Bruce Wayne is frightened by bat-looking actors was filmed at the Garrick Theatre located in Westminster in London. The tragic scene that follows and will define the life of Bruce Wayne was, however, filmed on a set at Cardington. Bruce... don't be afraid. [/day][day title="Gotham City Police Station" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/5_Gotham-City-Police-Station_Farmiloe-Building_London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    The Farmiloe Building, 28-36 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London, United Kingdom
    Christopher Nolan set up the first floor of the Farmiloe Building in London as Gotham City Police Station for his Dark Knight Trilogy. The very stylish Victorian building where Bruce meets Gordon (Gary Oldman) for the first time can also be seen in Eastern Promises and Inception. [/day][day title="Wayne Manor" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/6_Wayne-Manor_Mentmore-Towers_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Mentmore Towers, Mentmore, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
    Perhaps the most iconic Batman landmark, Wayne Manor was portrayed in Batman Begins by Mentmore Towers, a 16th-century revival country house built in 1854 for Baron Mayer de Rothschild and located in Buckinghamshire. Mentmore Towers is being transformed into a hotel so, unfortunately, it's currently not possible to visit the house. Thomas Wayne: Why do we fall, Bruce? So we can learn to pick ourselves up. [/day][day title="City of Gotham State Courts (ext.)" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/7_Court-House-Exterior_Jewelers-Building_Chicago_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Jewelers Building, 35 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, United States
    The exterior of City of Gotham State Courts where a revengeful Bruce attends the early release hearing of Joe Chill is the Jewelers Building in the Chicago Loop. This location is seen again later in the movie when Batman surveys Gotham City from the top of the building after putting Falcone behind bars. [/day][day title="City of Gotham State Courts (int.)" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/8_Court-House-Interior_Senate-House_London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London, United Kingdom
    The City of Gotham State Courts lobby where Joe Chill is shot a few seconds after his release is the Senate House in London. During the Second World War the Art Deco building hosted the Ministry of Information, which inspired George Orwell to use it for the description of the Ministry of Truth in his novel 1984. Rachel Dawes: You're not talking about justice. You're talking about revenge. Bruce Wayne: Sometimes they're the same. Rachel Dawes: No, they're never the same, Bruce. Justice is about harmony. [/day][day title="Rooftop scene with Sgt. Gordon" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/9_Rooftop-meeting-with-Gordon_Chicago_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    West Lake Street/Franklin Street, Chicago, United States
    The scene where Batman clumsily escapes after introducing himself to a not-so-welcoming Sergeant Gordon was filmed on the rooftops of buildings at the junction of West Lake Street and Franklin Street in Chicago. Police officer: What the hell was that? Gordon: Just some nut. [/day][day title="Lucius Fox's Tumbler demo" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/10_ExCel-London_Tumbler-Scene_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    ExCel, London, United Kingdom
    Back at Wayne Enterprises, Bruce Wayne gets acquainted with Lucius Fox and the Applied Sciences division. One item, the Tumbler, especially catches the eye of Bruce Wayne and an intrepid test drive follows. The scene was filmed in ExCeL London, a huge convention centre located between Canary Wharf and London City Airport. Lucius Fox: The Tumbler? Oh you wouldn't be interested in that. [/day][day title="Gotham City docks" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/11_Docks_Tilbury_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Tilbury Docks, Tilbury, Essex, United Kingdom
    The first feat of arms of Batman takes place on Gotham City docks. Batman intercepts a drug shipment and captures Falcone, putting an end to the long reign of the mobster over Gotham City. The docks in this scene are Tilbury Docks in Essex. [/day][day title="Restaurant exterior" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/12_Restaurant-Exterior_CityPoint-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    CityPoint, Ropemaker Street, London, United Kingdom
    Following Alfred (Michael Caine)'s recommendation to show himself in public to avoid suspicions about his night activities, Bruce Wayne puts on his playboy mask for a dinner in Gotham. The outside of the restaurant is CityPoint, a skyscraper in the City of London. Maître d'hôtel: Sir, the pool is for decoration, and your friends do not have swimwear. Bruce Wayne: Well, they're European. [/day][day title="Restaurant interior" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/13_Restaurant-Interior_Plateau-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Plateau restaurant, Canada Place, Canada Square, London, United Kingdom
    The interior of the restaurant where an embarrassed Bruce meets Rachel for the first time since returning to Gotham is the restaurant Plateau located on Canada Square in London. Bruce Wayne: Rachel, all- all this, it- it's not me, inside, I am, I am more. Rachel Dawes: Bruce, deep down you may still be that great kid you used to be, but it's not who you are underneath, it's what you do that defines you. [/day][day title="The Narrows" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/14_The-Narrows_Franklin-Street-Bridge-Chicago_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Franklin Street Bridge, Chicago, United States
    The bridge connecting Gotham City to the decaying neighborhood of the Narrows where Arkham Asylum is located is Chicago's Franklin Street Bridge. [/day][day title="Arkham Asylum (exterior)" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/15_Arkham-Exterior_National-Institute-for-Medical-Research-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    National Institute for Medical Research, Burtonhole Lane, Mill Hill, London, United Kingdom
    The exterior of Arkham Asylum is the National Institute for Medical Research in Mill Hill (London). This is where Rachel confronts the creepy Dr. Crane (Cillian Murphy) also known as Scarecrow. [/day][day title="Arkham Asylum's laboratory" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/16_Arkham_laboratory_Abbey-Mills-Pumping-Station-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Abbey Mills Pumping Station, Abbey Lane, West Ham, London, United Kingdom
    The no less creepy gothic interior of Arkham Asylum's laboratory where Scarecrow is dumping a powerful hallucinogen toxin into Gotham's water supply is London's Abbey Mills Pumping Station (B Station). Built in the 1860s during the Victorian Era, Abbey Mills Pumping Station is normally not open to the public but you can visit it during Open House London, an annual architecture festival that celebrates London's buildings and places. [/day][day title="Arkham Asylum's stairs" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/17_Arkham_interior-stairs_St-Pancras-Chambers_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    St Pancras Chambers, Euston Road, London, United Kingdom
    The stairwell of Arkham Asylum in the scene where Batman summons his ba(t)ckup to escape from the police's SWAT team is the gothic stairwell of St Pancras Chambers, now known as St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel. [/day][day title="Race to the antidote" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/18_Chase-through-Gotham_Chicago-Loop_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Chicago Loop: Jackson Boulevard/LaSalle Street/West Quincy Street, Chicago, United States
    After escaping from Arkham, Batman races to Wayne Manor to administer the antidote to Rachel who has been poisoned by Scarecrow. The spectacular chase with the police gives the Tumbler a run for its money and goes through most of the Chicago Loop. The parking garage that Batman takes as a 'shortcut' to reach the rooftops is Randolph and Wells Parking Garage (see photo here). Finally, the Batman Begins filming locations used to represent Gotham City's freeway were Lower Wacker Drive and the Amstutz Expressway. Oh and by the way, in case you are wondering: the Tumbler is real. The bespoke vehicle created especially for Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy is amazingly able to jump and speed in real life like on screen. You can read more information on the Tumbler/Batmobile here. [/day][/itinerary]">
  • [codepeople-post-map] [itinerary][day title="Prison in Bhutan" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/1_Prison-Buthan_Coalhouse-Fort_The-Dark-Knight-Trilogy_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg" alt="Prison Bhutan Coalhouse Fort The Dark Knight Trilogy Batman Begins Filming Locations LegendaryTrips"]
    Coalhouse Fort, East Tilbury, Essex, United Kingdom
    Batman Begins starts in Bhutan where Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) is locked up for some petty theft as part of his full immersion in the underworld of criminals. This is where he meets for the first time Henri Ducard (Liam Neeson), agent of the powerful League of Shadows headed by the mysterious Ra's al Ghul. The Bhutanese prison is Coalhouse Fort located in East Tilbury in Essex (UK). Coalhouse Fort dates back to the Victorian Era and was built around 1870 to protect London. The fort is open for visit about 18 days per year. Oh and yeah... it's supposedly haunted, which fits perfectly with the dark atmosphere of Christopher Nolan's Trilogy. Prisoner: You're in Hell, rich man! And I am the Devil! Bruce Wayne: You're not the Devil. You're practice. [/day][day title="Himalayas, Tibet" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/2_Himalayas-Tibet_Iceland_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Öræfasveit, Vatnajökull and Svínafellsjökull, Iceland
    Bruce Wayne decides to accept the invitation of Ducard and heads to Tibet in the Himalayas to start his training in the League of Shadows. The Batman Begins filming locations for the scenes in Tibet were actually in Iceland. The beautiful and massive glacier that can be seen when Bruce arrives in the Himalayas is Vatnajökull, the largest in Iceland. The fight on ice where Bruce learns the hard way to always mind his surroundings was filmed in Svínafellsjökull. Check out this trip if you are interested in visiting Iceland and have your own ninja-style training on ice: Hiking Iceland in 2 weeks by the LegendaryTrips’ team [/day][day title="Wayne Enterprises, Gotham City" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/3_Wayne-Enterprises_Chicago_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Chicago Board of Trade Building, 141 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, United States
    The Wayne Enterprises building, central to Gotham City but also to the plot of Batman Begins, is the imposing Chicago Board of Trade Building. It is the tallest Art Deco building in the world outside of New York City. [/day][day title="Opera, Gotham City" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/4_Opera_Garrick-Theatre-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.png"]
    Garrick Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London, United Kingdom
    The opera scene where young Bruce Wayne is frightened by bat-looking actors was filmed at the Garrick Theatre located in Westminster in London. The tragic scene that follows and will define the life of Bruce Wayne was, however, filmed on a set at Cardington. Bruce... don't be afraid. [/day][day title="Gotham City Police Station" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/5_Gotham-City-Police-Station_Farmiloe-Building_London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    The Farmiloe Building, 28-36 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London, United Kingdom
    Christopher Nolan set up the first floor of the Farmiloe Building in London as Gotham City Police Station for his Dark Knight Trilogy. The very stylish Victorian building where Bruce meets Gordon (Gary Oldman) for the first time can also be seen in Eastern Promises and Inception. [/day][day title="Wayne Manor" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/6_Wayne-Manor_Mentmore-Towers_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Mentmore Towers, Mentmore, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
    Perhaps the most iconic Batman landmark, Wayne Manor was portrayed in Batman Begins by Mentmore Towers, a 16th-century revival country house built in 1854 for Baron Mayer de Rothschild and located in Buckinghamshire. Mentmore Towers is being transformed into a hotel so, unfortunately, it's currently not possible to visit the house. Thomas Wayne: Why do we fall, Bruce? So we can learn to pick ourselves up. [/day][day title="City of Gotham State Courts (ext.)" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/7_Court-House-Exterior_Jewelers-Building_Chicago_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Jewelers Building, 35 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, United States
    The exterior of City of Gotham State Courts where a revengeful Bruce attends the early release hearing of Joe Chill is the Jewelers Building in the Chicago Loop. This location is seen again later in the movie when Batman surveys Gotham City from the top of the building after putting Falcone behind bars. [/day][day title="City of Gotham State Courts (int.)" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/8_Court-House-Interior_Senate-House_London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London, United Kingdom
    The City of Gotham State Courts lobby where Joe Chill is shot a few seconds after his release is the Senate House in London. During the Second World War the Art Deco building hosted the Ministry of Information, which inspired George Orwell to use it for the description of the Ministry of Truth in his novel 1984. Rachel Dawes: You're not talking about justice. You're talking about revenge. Bruce Wayne: Sometimes they're the same. Rachel Dawes: No, they're never the same, Bruce. Justice is about harmony. [/day][day title="Rooftop scene with Sgt. Gordon" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/9_Rooftop-meeting-with-Gordon_Chicago_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    West Lake Street/Franklin Street, Chicago, United States
    The scene where Batman clumsily escapes after introducing himself to a not-so-welcoming Sergeant Gordon was filmed on the rooftops of buildings at the junction of West Lake Street and Franklin Street in Chicago. Police officer: What the hell was that? Gordon: Just some nut. [/day][day title="Lucius Fox's Tumbler demo" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/10_ExCel-London_Tumbler-Scene_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    ExCel, London, United Kingdom
    Back at Wayne Enterprises, Bruce Wayne gets acquainted with Lucius Fox and the Applied Sciences division. One item, the Tumbler, especially catches the eye of Bruce Wayne and an intrepid test drive follows. The scene was filmed in ExCeL London, a huge convention centre located between Canary Wharf and London City Airport. Lucius Fox: The Tumbler? Oh you wouldn't be interested in that. [/day][day title="Gotham City docks" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/11_Docks_Tilbury_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Tilbury Docks, Tilbury, Essex, United Kingdom
    The first feat of arms of Batman takes place on Gotham City docks. Batman intercepts a drug shipment and captures Falcone, putting an end to the long reign of the mobster over Gotham City. The docks in this scene are Tilbury Docks in Essex. [/day][day title="Restaurant exterior" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/12_Restaurant-Exterior_CityPoint-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    CityPoint, Ropemaker Street, London, United Kingdom
    Following Alfred (Michael Caine)'s recommendation to show himself in public to avoid suspicions about his night activities, Bruce Wayne puts on his playboy mask for a dinner in Gotham. The outside of the restaurant is CityPoint, a skyscraper in the City of London. Maître d'hôtel: Sir, the pool is for decoration, and your friends do not have swimwear. Bruce Wayne: Well, they're European. [/day][day title="Restaurant interior" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/13_Restaurant-Interior_Plateau-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Plateau restaurant, Canada Place, Canada Square, London, United Kingdom
    The interior of the restaurant where an embarrassed Bruce meets Rachel for the first time since returning to Gotham is the restaurant Plateau located on Canada Square in London. Bruce Wayne: Rachel, all- all this, it- it's not me, inside, I am, I am more. Rachel Dawes: Bruce, deep down you may still be that great kid you used to be, but it's not who you are underneath, it's what you do that defines you. [/day][day title="The Narrows" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/14_The-Narrows_Franklin-Street-Bridge-Chicago_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Franklin Street Bridge, Chicago, United States
    The bridge connecting Gotham City to the decaying neighborhood of the Narrows where Arkham Asylum is located is Chicago's Franklin Street Bridge. [/day][day title="Arkham Asylum (exterior)" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/15_Arkham-Exterior_National-Institute-for-Medical-Research-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    National Institute for Medical Research, Burtonhole Lane, Mill Hill, London, United Kingdom
    The exterior of Arkham Asylum is the National Institute for Medical Research in Mill Hill (London). This is where Rachel confronts the creepy Dr. Crane (Cillian Murphy) also known as Scarecrow. [/day][day title="Arkham Asylum's laboratory" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/16_Arkham_laboratory_Abbey-Mills-Pumping-Station-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Abbey Mills Pumping Station, Abbey Lane, West Ham, London, United Kingdom
    The no less creepy gothic interior of Arkham Asylum's laboratory where Scarecrow is dumping a powerful hallucinogen toxin into Gotham's water supply is London's Abbey Mills Pumping Station (B Station). Built in the 1860s during the Victorian Era, Abbey Mills Pumping Station is normally not open to the public but you can visit it during Open House London, an annual architecture festival that celebrates London's buildings and places. [/day][day title="Arkham Asylum's stairs" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/17_Arkham_interior-stairs_St-Pancras-Chambers_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    St Pancras Chambers, Euston Road, London, United Kingdom
    The stairwell of Arkham Asylum in the scene where Batman summons his ba(t)ckup to escape from the police's SWAT team is the gothic stairwell of St Pancras Chambers, now known as St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel. [/day][day title="Race to the antidote" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/18_Chase-through-Gotham_Chicago-Loop_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Chicago Loop: Jackson Boulevard/LaSalle Street/West Quincy Street, Chicago, United States
    After escaping from Arkham, Batman races to Wayne Manor to administer the antidote to Rachel who has been poisoned by Scarecrow. The spectacular chase with the police gives the Tumbler a run for its money and goes through most of the Chicago Loop. The parking garage that Batman takes as a 'shortcut' to reach the rooftops is Randolph and Wells Parking Garage (see photo here). Finally, the Batman Begins filming locations used to represent Gotham City's freeway were Lower Wacker Drive and the Amstutz Expressway. Oh and by the way, in case you are wondering: the Tumbler is real. The bespoke vehicle created especially for Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy is amazingly able to jump and speed in real life like on screen. You can read more information on the Tumbler/Batmobile here. [/day][/itinerary]">
  • [codepeople-post-map] [itinerary][day title="Prison in Bhutan" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/1_Prison-Buthan_Coalhouse-Fort_The-Dark-Knight-Trilogy_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg" alt="Prison Bhutan Coalhouse Fort The Dark Knight Trilogy Batman Begins Filming Locations LegendaryTrips"]
    Coalhouse Fort, East Tilbury, Essex, United Kingdom
    Batman Begins starts in Bhutan where Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) is locked up for some petty theft as part of his full immersion in the underworld of criminals. This is where he meets for the first time Henri Ducard (Liam Neeson), agent of the powerful League of Shadows headed by the mysterious Ra's al Ghul. The Bhutanese prison is Coalhouse Fort located in East Tilbury in Essex (UK). Coalhouse Fort dates back to the Victorian Era and was built around 1870 to protect London. The fort is open for visit about 18 days per year. Oh and yeah... it's supposedly haunted, which fits perfectly with the dark atmosphere of Christopher Nolan's Trilogy. Prisoner: You're in Hell, rich man! And I am the Devil! Bruce Wayne: You're not the Devil. You're practice. [/day][day title="Himalayas, Tibet" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/2_Himalayas-Tibet_Iceland_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Öræfasveit, Vatnajökull and Svínafellsjökull, Iceland
    Bruce Wayne decides to accept the invitation of Ducard and heads to Tibet in the Himalayas to start his training in the League of Shadows. The Batman Begins filming locations for the scenes in Tibet were actually in Iceland. The beautiful and massive glacier that can be seen when Bruce arrives in the Himalayas is Vatnajökull, the largest in Iceland. The fight on ice where Bruce learns the hard way to always mind his surroundings was filmed in Svínafellsjökull. Check out this trip if you are interested in visiting Iceland and have your own ninja-style training on ice: Hiking Iceland in 2 weeks by the LegendaryTrips’ team [/day][day title="Wayne Enterprises, Gotham City" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/3_Wayne-Enterprises_Chicago_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Chicago Board of Trade Building, 141 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, United States
    The Wayne Enterprises building, central to Gotham City but also to the plot of Batman Begins, is the imposing Chicago Board of Trade Building. It is the tallest Art Deco building in the world outside of New York City. [/day][day title="Opera, Gotham City" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/4_Opera_Garrick-Theatre-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.png"]
    Garrick Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London, United Kingdom
    The opera scene where young Bruce Wayne is frightened by bat-looking actors was filmed at the Garrick Theatre located in Westminster in London. The tragic scene that follows and will define the life of Bruce Wayne was, however, filmed on a set at Cardington. Bruce... don't be afraid. [/day][day title="Gotham City Police Station" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/5_Gotham-City-Police-Station_Farmiloe-Building_London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    The Farmiloe Building, 28-36 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London, United Kingdom
    Christopher Nolan set up the first floor of the Farmiloe Building in London as Gotham City Police Station for his Dark Knight Trilogy. The very stylish Victorian building where Bruce meets Gordon (Gary Oldman) for the first time can also be seen in Eastern Promises and Inception. [/day][day title="Wayne Manor" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/6_Wayne-Manor_Mentmore-Towers_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Mentmore Towers, Mentmore, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
    Perhaps the most iconic Batman landmark, Wayne Manor was portrayed in Batman Begins by Mentmore Towers, a 16th-century revival country house built in 1854 for Baron Mayer de Rothschild and located in Buckinghamshire. Mentmore Towers is being transformed into a hotel so, unfortunately, it's currently not possible to visit the house. Thomas Wayne: Why do we fall, Bruce? So we can learn to pick ourselves up. [/day][day title="City of Gotham State Courts (ext.)" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/7_Court-House-Exterior_Jewelers-Building_Chicago_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Jewelers Building, 35 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, United States
    The exterior of City of Gotham State Courts where a revengeful Bruce attends the early release hearing of Joe Chill is the Jewelers Building in the Chicago Loop. This location is seen again later in the movie when Batman surveys Gotham City from the top of the building after putting Falcone behind bars. [/day][day title="City of Gotham State Courts (int.)" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/8_Court-House-Interior_Senate-House_London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London, United Kingdom
    The City of Gotham State Courts lobby where Joe Chill is shot a few seconds after his release is the Senate House in London. During the Second World War the Art Deco building hosted the Ministry of Information, which inspired George Orwell to use it for the description of the Ministry of Truth in his novel 1984. Rachel Dawes: You're not talking about justice. You're talking about revenge. Bruce Wayne: Sometimes they're the same. Rachel Dawes: No, they're never the same, Bruce. Justice is about harmony. [/day][day title="Rooftop scene with Sgt. Gordon" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/9_Rooftop-meeting-with-Gordon_Chicago_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    West Lake Street/Franklin Street, Chicago, United States
    The scene where Batman clumsily escapes after introducing himself to a not-so-welcoming Sergeant Gordon was filmed on the rooftops of buildings at the junction of West Lake Street and Franklin Street in Chicago. Police officer: What the hell was that? Gordon: Just some nut. [/day][day title="Lucius Fox's Tumbler demo" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/10_ExCel-London_Tumbler-Scene_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    ExCel, London, United Kingdom
    Back at Wayne Enterprises, Bruce Wayne gets acquainted with Lucius Fox and the Applied Sciences division. One item, the Tumbler, especially catches the eye of Bruce Wayne and an intrepid test drive follows. The scene was filmed in ExCeL London, a huge convention centre located between Canary Wharf and London City Airport. Lucius Fox: The Tumbler? Oh you wouldn't be interested in that. [/day][day title="Gotham City docks" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/11_Docks_Tilbury_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Tilbury Docks, Tilbury, Essex, United Kingdom
    The first feat of arms of Batman takes place on Gotham City docks. Batman intercepts a drug shipment and captures Falcone, putting an end to the long reign of the mobster over Gotham City. The docks in this scene are Tilbury Docks in Essex. [/day][day title="Restaurant exterior" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/12_Restaurant-Exterior_CityPoint-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    CityPoint, Ropemaker Street, London, United Kingdom
    Following Alfred (Michael Caine)'s recommendation to show himself in public to avoid suspicions about his night activities, Bruce Wayne puts on his playboy mask for a dinner in Gotham. The outside of the restaurant is CityPoint, a skyscraper in the City of London. Maître d'hôtel: Sir, the pool is for decoration, and your friends do not have swimwear. Bruce Wayne: Well, they're European. [/day][day title="Restaurant interior" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/13_Restaurant-Interior_Plateau-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Plateau restaurant, Canada Place, Canada Square, London, United Kingdom
    The interior of the restaurant where an embarrassed Bruce meets Rachel for the first time since returning to Gotham is the restaurant Plateau located on Canada Square in London. Bruce Wayne: Rachel, all- all this, it- it's not me, inside, I am, I am more. Rachel Dawes: Bruce, deep down you may still be that great kid you used to be, but it's not who you are underneath, it's what you do that defines you. [/day][day title="The Narrows" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/14_The-Narrows_Franklin-Street-Bridge-Chicago_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Franklin Street Bridge, Chicago, United States
    The bridge connecting Gotham City to the decaying neighborhood of the Narrows where Arkham Asylum is located is Chicago's Franklin Street Bridge. [/day][day title="Arkham Asylum (exterior)" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/15_Arkham-Exterior_National-Institute-for-Medical-Research-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    National Institute for Medical Research, Burtonhole Lane, Mill Hill, London, United Kingdom
    The exterior of Arkham Asylum is the National Institute for Medical Research in Mill Hill (London). This is where Rachel confronts the creepy Dr. Crane (Cillian Murphy) also known as Scarecrow. [/day][day title="Arkham Asylum's laboratory" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/16_Arkham_laboratory_Abbey-Mills-Pumping-Station-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Abbey Mills Pumping Station, Abbey Lane, West Ham, London, United Kingdom
    The no less creepy gothic interior of Arkham Asylum's laboratory where Scarecrow is dumping a powerful hallucinogen toxin into Gotham's water supply is London's Abbey Mills Pumping Station (B Station). Built in the 1860s during the Victorian Era, Abbey Mills Pumping Station is normally not open to the public but you can visit it during Open House London, an annual architecture festival that celebrates London's buildings and places. [/day][day title="Arkham Asylum's stairs" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/17_Arkham_interior-stairs_St-Pancras-Chambers_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    St Pancras Chambers, Euston Road, London, United Kingdom
    The stairwell of Arkham Asylum in the scene where Batman summons his ba(t)ckup to escape from the police's SWAT team is the gothic stairwell of St Pancras Chambers, now known as St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel. [/day][day title="Race to the antidote" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/18_Chase-through-Gotham_Chicago-Loop_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Chicago Loop: Jackson Boulevard/LaSalle Street/West Quincy Street, Chicago, United States
    After escaping from Arkham, Batman races to Wayne Manor to administer the antidote to Rachel who has been poisoned by Scarecrow. The spectacular chase with the police gives the Tumbler a run for its money and goes through most of the Chicago Loop. The parking garage that Batman takes as a 'shortcut' to reach the rooftops is Randolph and Wells Parking Garage (see photo here). Finally, the Batman Begins filming locations used to represent Gotham City's freeway were Lower Wacker Drive and the Amstutz Expressway. Oh and by the way, in case you are wondering: the Tumbler is real. The bespoke vehicle created especially for Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy is amazingly able to jump and speed in real life like on screen. You can read more information on the Tumbler/Batmobile here. [/day][/itinerary]">
  • [codepeople-post-map] [itinerary][day title="Prison in Bhutan" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/1_Prison-Buthan_Coalhouse-Fort_The-Dark-Knight-Trilogy_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg" alt="Prison Bhutan Coalhouse Fort The Dark Knight Trilogy Batman Begins Filming Locations LegendaryTrips"]
    Coalhouse Fort, East Tilbury, Essex, United Kingdom
    Batman Begins starts in Bhutan where Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) is locked up for some petty theft as part of his full immersion in the underworld of criminals. This is where he meets for the first time Henri Ducard (Liam Neeson), agent of the powerful League of Shadows headed by the mysterious Ra's al Ghul. The Bhutanese prison is Coalhouse Fort located in East Tilbury in Essex (UK). Coalhouse Fort dates back to the Victorian Era and was built around 1870 to protect London. The fort is open for visit about 18 days per year. Oh and yeah... it's supposedly haunted, which fits perfectly with the dark atmosphere of Christopher Nolan's Trilogy. Prisoner: You're in Hell, rich man! And I am the Devil! Bruce Wayne: You're not the Devil. You're practice. [/day][day title="Himalayas, Tibet" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/2_Himalayas-Tibet_Iceland_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Öræfasveit, Vatnajökull and Svínafellsjökull, Iceland
    Bruce Wayne decides to accept the invitation of Ducard and heads to Tibet in the Himalayas to start his training in the League of Shadows. The Batman Begins filming locations for the scenes in Tibet were actually in Iceland. The beautiful and massive glacier that can be seen when Bruce arrives in the Himalayas is Vatnajökull, the largest in Iceland. The fight on ice where Bruce learns the hard way to always mind his surroundings was filmed in Svínafellsjökull. Check out this trip if you are interested in visiting Iceland and have your own ninja-style training on ice: Hiking Iceland in 2 weeks by the LegendaryTrips’ team [/day][day title="Wayne Enterprises, Gotham City" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/3_Wayne-Enterprises_Chicago_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Chicago Board of Trade Building, 141 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, United States
    The Wayne Enterprises building, central to Gotham City but also to the plot of Batman Begins, is the imposing Chicago Board of Trade Building. It is the tallest Art Deco building in the world outside of New York City. [/day][day title="Opera, Gotham City" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/4_Opera_Garrick-Theatre-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.png"]
    Garrick Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London, United Kingdom
    The opera scene where young Bruce Wayne is frightened by bat-looking actors was filmed at the Garrick Theatre located in Westminster in London. The tragic scene that follows and will define the life of Bruce Wayne was, however, filmed on a set at Cardington. Bruce... don't be afraid. [/day][day title="Gotham City Police Station" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/5_Gotham-City-Police-Station_Farmiloe-Building_London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    The Farmiloe Building, 28-36 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London, United Kingdom
    Christopher Nolan set up the first floor of the Farmiloe Building in London as Gotham City Police Station for his Dark Knight Trilogy. The very stylish Victorian building where Bruce meets Gordon (Gary Oldman) for the first time can also be seen in Eastern Promises and Inception. [/day][day title="Wayne Manor" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/6_Wayne-Manor_Mentmore-Towers_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Mentmore Towers, Mentmore, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
    Perhaps the most iconic Batman landmark, Wayne Manor was portrayed in Batman Begins by Mentmore Towers, a 16th-century revival country house built in 1854 for Baron Mayer de Rothschild and located in Buckinghamshire. Mentmore Towers is being transformed into a hotel so, unfortunately, it's currently not possible to visit the house. Thomas Wayne: Why do we fall, Bruce? So we can learn to pick ourselves up. [/day][day title="City of Gotham State Courts (ext.)" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/7_Court-House-Exterior_Jewelers-Building_Chicago_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Jewelers Building, 35 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, United States
    The exterior of City of Gotham State Courts where a revengeful Bruce attends the early release hearing of Joe Chill is the Jewelers Building in the Chicago Loop. This location is seen again later in the movie when Batman surveys Gotham City from the top of the building after putting Falcone behind bars. [/day][day title="City of Gotham State Courts (int.)" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/8_Court-House-Interior_Senate-House_London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London, United Kingdom
    The City of Gotham State Courts lobby where Joe Chill is shot a few seconds after his release is the Senate House in London. During the Second World War the Art Deco building hosted the Ministry of Information, which inspired George Orwell to use it for the description of the Ministry of Truth in his novel 1984. Rachel Dawes: You're not talking about justice. You're talking about revenge. Bruce Wayne: Sometimes they're the same. Rachel Dawes: No, they're never the same, Bruce. Justice is about harmony. [/day][day title="Rooftop scene with Sgt. Gordon" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/9_Rooftop-meeting-with-Gordon_Chicago_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    West Lake Street/Franklin Street, Chicago, United States
    The scene where Batman clumsily escapes after introducing himself to a not-so-welcoming Sergeant Gordon was filmed on the rooftops of buildings at the junction of West Lake Street and Franklin Street in Chicago. Police officer: What the hell was that? Gordon: Just some nut. [/day][day title="Lucius Fox's Tumbler demo" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/10_ExCel-London_Tumbler-Scene_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    ExCel, London, United Kingdom
    Back at Wayne Enterprises, Bruce Wayne gets acquainted with Lucius Fox and the Applied Sciences division. One item, the Tumbler, especially catches the eye of Bruce Wayne and an intrepid test drive follows. The scene was filmed in ExCeL London, a huge convention centre located between Canary Wharf and London City Airport. Lucius Fox: The Tumbler? Oh you wouldn't be interested in that. [/day][day title="Gotham City docks" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/11_Docks_Tilbury_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Tilbury Docks, Tilbury, Essex, United Kingdom
    The first feat of arms of Batman takes place on Gotham City docks. Batman intercepts a drug shipment and captures Falcone, putting an end to the long reign of the mobster over Gotham City. The docks in this scene are Tilbury Docks in Essex. [/day][day title="Restaurant exterior" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/12_Restaurant-Exterior_CityPoint-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    CityPoint, Ropemaker Street, London, United Kingdom
    Following Alfred (Michael Caine)'s recommendation to show himself in public to avoid suspicions about his night activities, Bruce Wayne puts on his playboy mask for a dinner in Gotham. The outside of the restaurant is CityPoint, a skyscraper in the City of London. Maître d'hôtel: Sir, the pool is for decoration, and your friends do not have swimwear. Bruce Wayne: Well, they're European. [/day][day title="Restaurant interior" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/13_Restaurant-Interior_Plateau-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Plateau restaurant, Canada Place, Canada Square, London, United Kingdom
    The interior of the restaurant where an embarrassed Bruce meets Rachel for the first time since returning to Gotham is the restaurant Plateau located on Canada Square in London. Bruce Wayne: Rachel, all- all this, it- it's not me, inside, I am, I am more. Rachel Dawes: Bruce, deep down you may still be that great kid you used to be, but it's not who you are underneath, it's what you do that defines you. [/day][day title="The Narrows" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/14_The-Narrows_Franklin-Street-Bridge-Chicago_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Franklin Street Bridge, Chicago, United States
    The bridge connecting Gotham City to the decaying neighborhood of the Narrows where Arkham Asylum is located is Chicago's Franklin Street Bridge. [/day][day title="Arkham Asylum (exterior)" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/15_Arkham-Exterior_National-Institute-for-Medical-Research-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    National Institute for Medical Research, Burtonhole Lane, Mill Hill, London, United Kingdom
    The exterior of Arkham Asylum is the National Institute for Medical Research in Mill Hill (London). This is where Rachel confronts the creepy Dr. Crane (Cillian Murphy) also known as Scarecrow. [/day][day title="Arkham Asylum's laboratory" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/16_Arkham_laboratory_Abbey-Mills-Pumping-Station-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Abbey Mills Pumping Station, Abbey Lane, West Ham, London, United Kingdom
    The no less creepy gothic interior of Arkham Asylum's laboratory where Scarecrow is dumping a powerful hallucinogen toxin into Gotham's water supply is London's Abbey Mills Pumping Station (B Station). Built in the 1860s during the Victorian Era, Abbey Mills Pumping Station is normally not open to the public but you can visit it during Open House London, an annual architecture festival that celebrates London's buildings and places. [/day][day title="Arkham Asylum's stairs" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/17_Arkham_interior-stairs_St-Pancras-Chambers_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    St Pancras Chambers, Euston Road, London, United Kingdom
    The stairwell of Arkham Asylum in the scene where Batman summons his ba(t)ckup to escape from the police's SWAT team is the gothic stairwell of St Pancras Chambers, now known as St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel. [/day][day title="Race to the antidote" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/18_Chase-through-Gotham_Chicago-Loop_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Chicago Loop: Jackson Boulevard/LaSalle Street/West Quincy Street, Chicago, United States
    After escaping from Arkham, Batman races to Wayne Manor to administer the antidote to Rachel who has been poisoned by Scarecrow. The spectacular chase with the police gives the Tumbler a run for its money and goes through most of the Chicago Loop. The parking garage that Batman takes as a 'shortcut' to reach the rooftops is Randolph and Wells Parking Garage (see photo here). Finally, the Batman Begins filming locations used to represent Gotham City's freeway were Lower Wacker Drive and the Amstutz Expressway. Oh and by the way, in case you are wondering: the Tumbler is real. The bespoke vehicle created especially for Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy is amazingly able to jump and speed in real life like on screen. You can read more information on the Tumbler/Batmobile here. [/day][/itinerary]">
  • [codepeople-post-map] [itinerary][day title="Prison in Bhutan" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/1_Prison-Buthan_Coalhouse-Fort_The-Dark-Knight-Trilogy_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg" alt="Prison Bhutan Coalhouse Fort The Dark Knight Trilogy Batman Begins Filming Locations LegendaryTrips"]
    Coalhouse Fort, East Tilbury, Essex, United Kingdom
    Batman Begins starts in Bhutan where Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) is locked up for some petty theft as part of his full immersion in the underworld of criminals. This is where he meets for the first time Henri Ducard (Liam Neeson), agent of the powerful League of Shadows headed by the mysterious Ra's al Ghul. The Bhutanese prison is Coalhouse Fort located in East Tilbury in Essex (UK). Coalhouse Fort dates back to the Victorian Era and was built around 1870 to protect London. The fort is open for visit about 18 days per year. Oh and yeah... it's supposedly haunted, which fits perfectly with the dark atmosphere of Christopher Nolan's Trilogy. Prisoner: You're in Hell, rich man! And I am the Devil! Bruce Wayne: You're not the Devil. You're practice. [/day][day title="Himalayas, Tibet" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/2_Himalayas-Tibet_Iceland_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Öræfasveit, Vatnajökull and Svínafellsjökull, Iceland
    Bruce Wayne decides to accept the invitation of Ducard and heads to Tibet in the Himalayas to start his training in the League of Shadows. The Batman Begins filming locations for the scenes in Tibet were actually in Iceland. The beautiful and massive glacier that can be seen when Bruce arrives in the Himalayas is Vatnajökull, the largest in Iceland. The fight on ice where Bruce learns the hard way to always mind his surroundings was filmed in Svínafellsjökull. Check out this trip if you are interested in visiting Iceland and have your own ninja-style training on ice: Hiking Iceland in 2 weeks by the LegendaryTrips’ team [/day][day title="Wayne Enterprises, Gotham City" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/3_Wayne-Enterprises_Chicago_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Chicago Board of Trade Building, 141 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, United States
    The Wayne Enterprises building, central to Gotham City but also to the plot of Batman Begins, is the imposing Chicago Board of Trade Building. It is the tallest Art Deco building in the world outside of New York City. [/day][day title="Opera, Gotham City" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/4_Opera_Garrick-Theatre-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.png"]
    Garrick Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London, United Kingdom
    The opera scene where young Bruce Wayne is frightened by bat-looking actors was filmed at the Garrick Theatre located in Westminster in London. The tragic scene that follows and will define the life of Bruce Wayne was, however, filmed on a set at Cardington. Bruce... don't be afraid. [/day][day title="Gotham City Police Station" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/5_Gotham-City-Police-Station_Farmiloe-Building_London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    The Farmiloe Building, 28-36 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London, United Kingdom
    Christopher Nolan set up the first floor of the Farmiloe Building in London as Gotham City Police Station for his Dark Knight Trilogy. The very stylish Victorian building where Bruce meets Gordon (Gary Oldman) for the first time can also be seen in Eastern Promises and Inception. [/day][day title="Wayne Manor" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/6_Wayne-Manor_Mentmore-Towers_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Mentmore Towers, Mentmore, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
    Perhaps the most iconic Batman landmark, Wayne Manor was portrayed in Batman Begins by Mentmore Towers, a 16th-century revival country house built in 1854 for Baron Mayer de Rothschild and located in Buckinghamshire. Mentmore Towers is being transformed into a hotel so, unfortunately, it's currently not possible to visit the house. Thomas Wayne: Why do we fall, Bruce? So we can learn to pick ourselves up. [/day][day title="City of Gotham State Courts (ext.)" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/7_Court-House-Exterior_Jewelers-Building_Chicago_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Jewelers Building, 35 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, United States
    The exterior of City of Gotham State Courts where a revengeful Bruce attends the early release hearing of Joe Chill is the Jewelers Building in the Chicago Loop. This location is seen again later in the movie when Batman surveys Gotham City from the top of the building after putting Falcone behind bars. [/day][day title="City of Gotham State Courts (int.)" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/8_Court-House-Interior_Senate-House_London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London, United Kingdom
    The City of Gotham State Courts lobby where Joe Chill is shot a few seconds after his release is the Senate House in London. During the Second World War the Art Deco building hosted the Ministry of Information, which inspired George Orwell to use it for the description of the Ministry of Truth in his novel 1984. Rachel Dawes: You're not talking about justice. You're talking about revenge. Bruce Wayne: Sometimes they're the same. Rachel Dawes: No, they're never the same, Bruce. Justice is about harmony. [/day][day title="Rooftop scene with Sgt. Gordon" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/9_Rooftop-meeting-with-Gordon_Chicago_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    West Lake Street/Franklin Street, Chicago, United States
    The scene where Batman clumsily escapes after introducing himself to a not-so-welcoming Sergeant Gordon was filmed on the rooftops of buildings at the junction of West Lake Street and Franklin Street in Chicago. Police officer: What the hell was that? Gordon: Just some nut. [/day][day title="Lucius Fox's Tumbler demo" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/10_ExCel-London_Tumbler-Scene_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    ExCel, London, United Kingdom
    Back at Wayne Enterprises, Bruce Wayne gets acquainted with Lucius Fox and the Applied Sciences division. One item, the Tumbler, especially catches the eye of Bruce Wayne and an intrepid test drive follows. The scene was filmed in ExCeL London, a huge convention centre located between Canary Wharf and London City Airport. Lucius Fox: The Tumbler? Oh you wouldn't be interested in that. [/day][day title="Gotham City docks" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/11_Docks_Tilbury_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Tilbury Docks, Tilbury, Essex, United Kingdom
    The first feat of arms of Batman takes place on Gotham City docks. Batman intercepts a drug shipment and captures Falcone, putting an end to the long reign of the mobster over Gotham City. The docks in this scene are Tilbury Docks in Essex. [/day][day title="Restaurant exterior" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/12_Restaurant-Exterior_CityPoint-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    CityPoint, Ropemaker Street, London, United Kingdom
    Following Alfred (Michael Caine)'s recommendation to show himself in public to avoid suspicions about his night activities, Bruce Wayne puts on his playboy mask for a dinner in Gotham. The outside of the restaurant is CityPoint, a skyscraper in the City of London. Maître d'hôtel: Sir, the pool is for decoration, and your friends do not have swimwear. Bruce Wayne: Well, they're European. [/day][day title="Restaurant interior" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/13_Restaurant-Interior_Plateau-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Plateau restaurant, Canada Place, Canada Square, London, United Kingdom
    The interior of the restaurant where an embarrassed Bruce meets Rachel for the first time since returning to Gotham is the restaurant Plateau located on Canada Square in London. Bruce Wayne: Rachel, all- all this, it- it's not me, inside, I am, I am more. Rachel Dawes: Bruce, deep down you may still be that great kid you used to be, but it's not who you are underneath, it's what you do that defines you. [/day][day title="The Narrows" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/14_The-Narrows_Franklin-Street-Bridge-Chicago_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Franklin Street Bridge, Chicago, United States
    The bridge connecting Gotham City to the decaying neighborhood of the Narrows where Arkham Asylum is located is Chicago's Franklin Street Bridge. [/day][day title="Arkham Asylum (exterior)" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/15_Arkham-Exterior_National-Institute-for-Medical-Research-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    National Institute for Medical Research, Burtonhole Lane, Mill Hill, London, United Kingdom
    The exterior of Arkham Asylum is the National Institute for Medical Research in Mill Hill (London). This is where Rachel confronts the creepy Dr. Crane (Cillian Murphy) also known as Scarecrow. [/day][day title="Arkham Asylum's laboratory" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/16_Arkham_laboratory_Abbey-Mills-Pumping-Station-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Abbey Mills Pumping Station, Abbey Lane, West Ham, London, United Kingdom
    The no less creepy gothic interior of Arkham Asylum's laboratory where Scarecrow is dumping a powerful hallucinogen toxin into Gotham's water supply is London's Abbey Mills Pumping Station (B Station). Built in the 1860s during the Victorian Era, Abbey Mills Pumping Station is normally not open to the public but you can visit it during Open House London, an annual architecture festival that celebrates London's buildings and places. [/day][day title="Arkham Asylum's stairs" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/17_Arkham_interior-stairs_St-Pancras-Chambers_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    St Pancras Chambers, Euston Road, London, United Kingdom
    The stairwell of Arkham Asylum in the scene where Batman summons his ba(t)ckup to escape from the police's SWAT team is the gothic stairwell of St Pancras Chambers, now known as St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel. [/day][day title="Race to the antidote" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/18_Chase-through-Gotham_Chicago-Loop_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Chicago Loop: Jackson Boulevard/LaSalle Street/West Quincy Street, Chicago, United States
    After escaping from Arkham, Batman races to Wayne Manor to administer the antidote to Rachel who has been poisoned by Scarecrow. The spectacular chase with the police gives the Tumbler a run for its money and goes through most of the Chicago Loop. The parking garage that Batman takes as a 'shortcut' to reach the rooftops is Randolph and Wells Parking Garage (see photo here). Finally, the Batman Begins filming locations used to represent Gotham City's freeway were Lower Wacker Drive and the Amstutz Expressway. Oh and by the way, in case you are wondering: the Tumbler is real. The bespoke vehicle created especially for Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy is amazingly able to jump and speed in real life like on screen. You can read more information on the Tumbler/Batmobile here. [/day][/itinerary]">
  • [codepeople-post-map] [itinerary][day title="Prison in Bhutan" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/1_Prison-Buthan_Coalhouse-Fort_The-Dark-Knight-Trilogy_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg" alt="Prison Bhutan Coalhouse Fort The Dark Knight Trilogy Batman Begins Filming Locations LegendaryTrips"]
    Coalhouse Fort, East Tilbury, Essex, United Kingdom
    Batman Begins starts in Bhutan where Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) is locked up for some petty theft as part of his full immersion in the underworld of criminals. This is where he meets for the first time Henri Ducard (Liam Neeson), agent of the powerful League of Shadows headed by the mysterious Ra's al Ghul. The Bhutanese prison is Coalhouse Fort located in East Tilbury in Essex (UK). Coalhouse Fort dates back to the Victorian Era and was built around 1870 to protect London. The fort is open for visit about 18 days per year. Oh and yeah... it's supposedly haunted, which fits perfectly with the dark atmosphere of Christopher Nolan's Trilogy. Prisoner: You're in Hell, rich man! And I am the Devil! Bruce Wayne: You're not the Devil. You're practice. [/day][day title="Himalayas, Tibet" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/2_Himalayas-Tibet_Iceland_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Öræfasveit, Vatnajökull and Svínafellsjökull, Iceland
    Bruce Wayne decides to accept the invitation of Ducard and heads to Tibet in the Himalayas to start his training in the League of Shadows. The Batman Begins filming locations for the scenes in Tibet were actually in Iceland. The beautiful and massive glacier that can be seen when Bruce arrives in the Himalayas is Vatnajökull, the largest in Iceland. The fight on ice where Bruce learns the hard way to always mind his surroundings was filmed in Svínafellsjökull. Check out this trip if you are interested in visiting Iceland and have your own ninja-style training on ice: Hiking Iceland in 2 weeks by the LegendaryTrips’ team [/day][day title="Wayne Enterprises, Gotham City" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/3_Wayne-Enterprises_Chicago_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Chicago Board of Trade Building, 141 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, United States
    The Wayne Enterprises building, central to Gotham City but also to the plot of Batman Begins, is the imposing Chicago Board of Trade Building. It is the tallest Art Deco building in the world outside of New York City. [/day][day title="Opera, Gotham City" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/4_Opera_Garrick-Theatre-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.png"]
    Garrick Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London, United Kingdom
    The opera scene where young Bruce Wayne is frightened by bat-looking actors was filmed at the Garrick Theatre located in Westminster in London. The tragic scene that follows and will define the life of Bruce Wayne was, however, filmed on a set at Cardington. Bruce... don't be afraid. [/day][day title="Gotham City Police Station" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/5_Gotham-City-Police-Station_Farmiloe-Building_London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    The Farmiloe Building, 28-36 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London, United Kingdom
    Christopher Nolan set up the first floor of the Farmiloe Building in London as Gotham City Police Station for his Dark Knight Trilogy. The very stylish Victorian building where Bruce meets Gordon (Gary Oldman) for the first time can also be seen in Eastern Promises and Inception. [/day][day title="Wayne Manor" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/6_Wayne-Manor_Mentmore-Towers_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Mentmore Towers, Mentmore, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
    Perhaps the most iconic Batman landmark, Wayne Manor was portrayed in Batman Begins by Mentmore Towers, a 16th-century revival country house built in 1854 for Baron Mayer de Rothschild and located in Buckinghamshire. Mentmore Towers is being transformed into a hotel so, unfortunately, it's currently not possible to visit the house. Thomas Wayne: Why do we fall, Bruce? So we can learn to pick ourselves up. [/day][day title="City of Gotham State Courts (ext.)" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/7_Court-House-Exterior_Jewelers-Building_Chicago_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Jewelers Building, 35 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, United States
    The exterior of City of Gotham State Courts where a revengeful Bruce attends the early release hearing of Joe Chill is the Jewelers Building in the Chicago Loop. This location is seen again later in the movie when Batman surveys Gotham City from the top of the building after putting Falcone behind bars. [/day][day title="City of Gotham State Courts (int.)" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/8_Court-House-Interior_Senate-House_London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London, United Kingdom
    The City of Gotham State Courts lobby where Joe Chill is shot a few seconds after his release is the Senate House in London. During the Second World War the Art Deco building hosted the Ministry of Information, which inspired George Orwell to use it for the description of the Ministry of Truth in his novel 1984. Rachel Dawes: You're not talking about justice. You're talking about revenge. Bruce Wayne: Sometimes they're the same. Rachel Dawes: No, they're never the same, Bruce. Justice is about harmony. [/day][day title="Rooftop scene with Sgt. Gordon" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/9_Rooftop-meeting-with-Gordon_Chicago_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    West Lake Street/Franklin Street, Chicago, United States
    The scene where Batman clumsily escapes after introducing himself to a not-so-welcoming Sergeant Gordon was filmed on the rooftops of buildings at the junction of West Lake Street and Franklin Street in Chicago. Police officer: What the hell was that? Gordon: Just some nut. [/day][day title="Lucius Fox's Tumbler demo" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/10_ExCel-London_Tumbler-Scene_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    ExCel, London, United Kingdom
    Back at Wayne Enterprises, Bruce Wayne gets acquainted with Lucius Fox and the Applied Sciences division. One item, the Tumbler, especially catches the eye of Bruce Wayne and an intrepid test drive follows. The scene was filmed in ExCeL London, a huge convention centre located between Canary Wharf and London City Airport. Lucius Fox: The Tumbler? Oh you wouldn't be interested in that. [/day][day title="Gotham City docks" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/11_Docks_Tilbury_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Tilbury Docks, Tilbury, Essex, United Kingdom
    The first feat of arms of Batman takes place on Gotham City docks. Batman intercepts a drug shipment and captures Falcone, putting an end to the long reign of the mobster over Gotham City. The docks in this scene are Tilbury Docks in Essex. [/day][day title="Restaurant exterior" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/12_Restaurant-Exterior_CityPoint-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    CityPoint, Ropemaker Street, London, United Kingdom
    Following Alfred (Michael Caine)'s recommendation to show himself in public to avoid suspicions about his night activities, Bruce Wayne puts on his playboy mask for a dinner in Gotham. The outside of the restaurant is CityPoint, a skyscraper in the City of London. Maître d'hôtel: Sir, the pool is for decoration, and your friends do not have swimwear. Bruce Wayne: Well, they're European. [/day][day title="Restaurant interior" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/13_Restaurant-Interior_Plateau-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Plateau restaurant, Canada Place, Canada Square, London, United Kingdom
    The interior of the restaurant where an embarrassed Bruce meets Rachel for the first time since returning to Gotham is the restaurant Plateau located on Canada Square in London. Bruce Wayne: Rachel, all- all this, it- it's not me, inside, I am, I am more. Rachel Dawes: Bruce, deep down you may still be that great kid you used to be, but it's not who you are underneath, it's what you do that defines you. [/day][day title="The Narrows" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/14_The-Narrows_Franklin-Street-Bridge-Chicago_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Franklin Street Bridge, Chicago, United States
    The bridge connecting Gotham City to the decaying neighborhood of the Narrows where Arkham Asylum is located is Chicago's Franklin Street Bridge. [/day][day title="Arkham Asylum (exterior)" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/15_Arkham-Exterior_National-Institute-for-Medical-Research-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    National Institute for Medical Research, Burtonhole Lane, Mill Hill, London, United Kingdom
    The exterior of Arkham Asylum is the National Institute for Medical Research in Mill Hill (London). This is where Rachel confronts the creepy Dr. Crane (Cillian Murphy) also known as Scarecrow. [/day][day title="Arkham Asylum's laboratory" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/16_Arkham_laboratory_Abbey-Mills-Pumping-Station-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Abbey Mills Pumping Station, Abbey Lane, West Ham, London, United Kingdom
    The no less creepy gothic interior of Arkham Asylum's laboratory where Scarecrow is dumping a powerful hallucinogen toxin into Gotham's water supply is London's Abbey Mills Pumping Station (B Station). Built in the 1860s during the Victorian Era, Abbey Mills Pumping Station is normally not open to the public but you can visit it during Open House London, an annual architecture festival that celebrates London's buildings and places. [/day][day title="Arkham Asylum's stairs" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/17_Arkham_interior-stairs_St-Pancras-Chambers_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    St Pancras Chambers, Euston Road, London, United Kingdom
    The stairwell of Arkham Asylum in the scene where Batman summons his ba(t)ckup to escape from the police's SWAT team is the gothic stairwell of St Pancras Chambers, now known as St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel. [/day][day title="Race to the antidote" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/18_Chase-through-Gotham_Chicago-Loop_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Chicago Loop: Jackson Boulevard/LaSalle Street/West Quincy Street, Chicago, United States
    After escaping from Arkham, Batman races to Wayne Manor to administer the antidote to Rachel who has been poisoned by Scarecrow. The spectacular chase with the police gives the Tumbler a run for its money and goes through most of the Chicago Loop. The parking garage that Batman takes as a 'shortcut' to reach the rooftops is Randolph and Wells Parking Garage (see photo here). Finally, the Batman Begins filming locations used to represent Gotham City's freeway were Lower Wacker Drive and the Amstutz Expressway. Oh and by the way, in case you are wondering: the Tumbler is real. The bespoke vehicle created especially for Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy is amazingly able to jump and speed in real life like on screen. You can read more information on the Tumbler/Batmobile here. [/day][/itinerary]">
  • [codepeople-post-map] [itinerary][day title="Prison in Bhutan" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/1_Prison-Buthan_Coalhouse-Fort_The-Dark-Knight-Trilogy_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg" alt="Prison Bhutan Coalhouse Fort The Dark Knight Trilogy Batman Begins Filming Locations LegendaryTrips"]
    Coalhouse Fort, East Tilbury, Essex, United Kingdom
    Batman Begins starts in Bhutan where Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) is locked up for some petty theft as part of his full immersion in the underworld of criminals. This is where he meets for the first time Henri Ducard (Liam Neeson), agent of the powerful League of Shadows headed by the mysterious Ra's al Ghul. The Bhutanese prison is Coalhouse Fort located in East Tilbury in Essex (UK). Coalhouse Fort dates back to the Victorian Era and was built around 1870 to protect London. The fort is open for visit about 18 days per year. Oh and yeah... it's supposedly haunted, which fits perfectly with the dark atmosphere of Christopher Nolan's Trilogy. Prisoner: You're in Hell, rich man! And I am the Devil! Bruce Wayne: You're not the Devil. You're practice. [/day][day title="Himalayas, Tibet" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/2_Himalayas-Tibet_Iceland_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Öræfasveit, Vatnajökull and Svínafellsjökull, Iceland
    Bruce Wayne decides to accept the invitation of Ducard and heads to Tibet in the Himalayas to start his training in the League of Shadows. The Batman Begins filming locations for the scenes in Tibet were actually in Iceland. The beautiful and massive glacier that can be seen when Bruce arrives in the Himalayas is Vatnajökull, the largest in Iceland. The fight on ice where Bruce learns the hard way to always mind his surroundings was filmed in Svínafellsjökull. Check out this trip if you are interested in visiting Iceland and have your own ninja-style training on ice: Hiking Iceland in 2 weeks by the LegendaryTrips’ team [/day][day title="Wayne Enterprises, Gotham City" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/3_Wayne-Enterprises_Chicago_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Chicago Board of Trade Building, 141 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, United States
    The Wayne Enterprises building, central to Gotham City but also to the plot of Batman Begins, is the imposing Chicago Board of Trade Building. It is the tallest Art Deco building in the world outside of New York City. [/day][day title="Opera, Gotham City" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/4_Opera_Garrick-Theatre-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.png"]
    Garrick Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London, United Kingdom
    The opera scene where young Bruce Wayne is frightened by bat-looking actors was filmed at the Garrick Theatre located in Westminster in London. The tragic scene that follows and will define the life of Bruce Wayne was, however, filmed on a set at Cardington. Bruce... don't be afraid. [/day][day title="Gotham City Police Station" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/5_Gotham-City-Police-Station_Farmiloe-Building_London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    The Farmiloe Building, 28-36 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London, United Kingdom
    Christopher Nolan set up the first floor of the Farmiloe Building in London as Gotham City Police Station for his Dark Knight Trilogy. The very stylish Victorian building where Bruce meets Gordon (Gary Oldman) for the first time can also be seen in Eastern Promises and Inception. [/day][day title="Wayne Manor" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/6_Wayne-Manor_Mentmore-Towers_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Mentmore Towers, Mentmore, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
    Perhaps the most iconic Batman landmark, Wayne Manor was portrayed in Batman Begins by Mentmore Towers, a 16th-century revival country house built in 1854 for Baron Mayer de Rothschild and located in Buckinghamshire. Mentmore Towers is being transformed into a hotel so, unfortunately, it's currently not possible to visit the house. Thomas Wayne: Why do we fall, Bruce? So we can learn to pick ourselves up. [/day][day title="City of Gotham State Courts (ext.)" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/7_Court-House-Exterior_Jewelers-Building_Chicago_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Jewelers Building, 35 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, United States
    The exterior of City of Gotham State Courts where a revengeful Bruce attends the early release hearing of Joe Chill is the Jewelers Building in the Chicago Loop. This location is seen again later in the movie when Batman surveys Gotham City from the top of the building after putting Falcone behind bars. [/day][day title="City of Gotham State Courts (int.)" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/8_Court-House-Interior_Senate-House_London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London, United Kingdom
    The City of Gotham State Courts lobby where Joe Chill is shot a few seconds after his release is the Senate House in London. During the Second World War the Art Deco building hosted the Ministry of Information, which inspired George Orwell to use it for the description of the Ministry of Truth in his novel 1984. Rachel Dawes: You're not talking about justice. You're talking about revenge. Bruce Wayne: Sometimes they're the same. Rachel Dawes: No, they're never the same, Bruce. Justice is about harmony. [/day][day title="Rooftop scene with Sgt. Gordon" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/9_Rooftop-meeting-with-Gordon_Chicago_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    West Lake Street/Franklin Street, Chicago, United States
    The scene where Batman clumsily escapes after introducing himself to a not-so-welcoming Sergeant Gordon was filmed on the rooftops of buildings at the junction of West Lake Street and Franklin Street in Chicago. Police officer: What the hell was that? Gordon: Just some nut. [/day][day title="Lucius Fox's Tumbler demo" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/10_ExCel-London_Tumbler-Scene_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    ExCel, London, United Kingdom
    Back at Wayne Enterprises, Bruce Wayne gets acquainted with Lucius Fox and the Applied Sciences division. One item, the Tumbler, especially catches the eye of Bruce Wayne and an intrepid test drive follows. The scene was filmed in ExCeL London, a huge convention centre located between Canary Wharf and London City Airport. Lucius Fox: The Tumbler? Oh you wouldn't be interested in that. [/day][day title="Gotham City docks" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/11_Docks_Tilbury_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Tilbury Docks, Tilbury, Essex, United Kingdom
    The first feat of arms of Batman takes place on Gotham City docks. Batman intercepts a drug shipment and captures Falcone, putting an end to the long reign of the mobster over Gotham City. The docks in this scene are Tilbury Docks in Essex. [/day][day title="Restaurant exterior" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/12_Restaurant-Exterior_CityPoint-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    CityPoint, Ropemaker Street, London, United Kingdom
    Following Alfred (Michael Caine)'s recommendation to show himself in public to avoid suspicions about his night activities, Bruce Wayne puts on his playboy mask for a dinner in Gotham. The outside of the restaurant is CityPoint, a skyscraper in the City of London. Maître d'hôtel: Sir, the pool is for decoration, and your friends do not have swimwear. Bruce Wayne: Well, they're European. [/day][day title="Restaurant interior" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/13_Restaurant-Interior_Plateau-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Plateau restaurant, Canada Place, Canada Square, London, United Kingdom
    The interior of the restaurant where an embarrassed Bruce meets Rachel for the first time since returning to Gotham is the restaurant Plateau located on Canada Square in London. Bruce Wayne: Rachel, all- all this, it- it's not me, inside, I am, I am more. Rachel Dawes: Bruce, deep down you may still be that great kid you used to be, but it's not who you are underneath, it's what you do that defines you. [/day][day title="The Narrows" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/14_The-Narrows_Franklin-Street-Bridge-Chicago_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Franklin Street Bridge, Chicago, United States
    The bridge connecting Gotham City to the decaying neighborhood of the Narrows where Arkham Asylum is located is Chicago's Franklin Street Bridge. [/day][day title="Arkham Asylum (exterior)" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/15_Arkham-Exterior_National-Institute-for-Medical-Research-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    National Institute for Medical Research, Burtonhole Lane, Mill Hill, London, United Kingdom
    The exterior of Arkham Asylum is the National Institute for Medical Research in Mill Hill (London). This is where Rachel confronts the creepy Dr. Crane (Cillian Murphy) also known as Scarecrow. [/day][day title="Arkham Asylum's laboratory" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/16_Arkham_laboratory_Abbey-Mills-Pumping-Station-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Abbey Mills Pumping Station, Abbey Lane, West Ham, London, United Kingdom
    The no less creepy gothic interior of Arkham Asylum's laboratory where Scarecrow is dumping a powerful hallucinogen toxin into Gotham's water supply is London's Abbey Mills Pumping Station (B Station). Built in the 1860s during the Victorian Era, Abbey Mills Pumping Station is normally not open to the public but you can visit it during Open House London, an annual architecture festival that celebrates London's buildings and places. [/day][day title="Arkham Asylum's stairs" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/17_Arkham_interior-stairs_St-Pancras-Chambers_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    St Pancras Chambers, Euston Road, London, United Kingdom
    The stairwell of Arkham Asylum in the scene where Batman summons his ba(t)ckup to escape from the police's SWAT team is the gothic stairwell of St Pancras Chambers, now known as St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel. [/day][day title="Race to the antidote" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/18_Chase-through-Gotham_Chicago-Loop_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Chicago Loop: Jackson Boulevard/LaSalle Street/West Quincy Street, Chicago, United States
    After escaping from Arkham, Batman races to Wayne Manor to administer the antidote to Rachel who has been poisoned by Scarecrow. The spectacular chase with the police gives the Tumbler a run for its money and goes through most of the Chicago Loop. The parking garage that Batman takes as a 'shortcut' to reach the rooftops is Randolph and Wells Parking Garage (see photo here). Finally, the Batman Begins filming locations used to represent Gotham City's freeway were Lower Wacker Drive and the Amstutz Expressway. Oh and by the way, in case you are wondering: the Tumbler is real. The bespoke vehicle created especially for Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy is amazingly able to jump and speed in real life like on screen. You can read more information on the Tumbler/Batmobile here. [/day][/itinerary]">
  • [codepeople-post-map] [itinerary][day title="Prison in Bhutan" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/1_Prison-Buthan_Coalhouse-Fort_The-Dark-Knight-Trilogy_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg" alt="Prison Bhutan Coalhouse Fort The Dark Knight Trilogy Batman Begins Filming Locations LegendaryTrips"]
    Coalhouse Fort, East Tilbury, Essex, United Kingdom
    Batman Begins starts in Bhutan where Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) is locked up for some petty theft as part of his full immersion in the underworld of criminals. This is where he meets for the first time Henri Ducard (Liam Neeson), agent of the powerful League of Shadows headed by the mysterious Ra's al Ghul. The Bhutanese prison is Coalhouse Fort located in East Tilbury in Essex (UK). Coalhouse Fort dates back to the Victorian Era and was built around 1870 to protect London. The fort is open for visit about 18 days per year. Oh and yeah... it's supposedly haunted, which fits perfectly with the dark atmosphere of Christopher Nolan's Trilogy. Prisoner: You're in Hell, rich man! And I am the Devil! Bruce Wayne: You're not the Devil. You're practice. [/day][day title="Himalayas, Tibet" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/2_Himalayas-Tibet_Iceland_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Öræfasveit, Vatnajökull and Svínafellsjökull, Iceland
    Bruce Wayne decides to accept the invitation of Ducard and heads to Tibet in the Himalayas to start his training in the League of Shadows. The Batman Begins filming locations for the scenes in Tibet were actually in Iceland. The beautiful and massive glacier that can be seen when Bruce arrives in the Himalayas is Vatnajökull, the largest in Iceland. The fight on ice where Bruce learns the hard way to always mind his surroundings was filmed in Svínafellsjökull. Check out this trip if you are interested in visiting Iceland and have your own ninja-style training on ice: Hiking Iceland in 2 weeks by the LegendaryTrips’ team [/day][day title="Wayne Enterprises, Gotham City" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/3_Wayne-Enterprises_Chicago_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Chicago Board of Trade Building, 141 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, United States
    The Wayne Enterprises building, central to Gotham City but also to the plot of Batman Begins, is the imposing Chicago Board of Trade Building. It is the tallest Art Deco building in the world outside of New York City. [/day][day title="Opera, Gotham City" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/4_Opera_Garrick-Theatre-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.png"]
    Garrick Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London, United Kingdom
    The opera scene where young Bruce Wayne is frightened by bat-looking actors was filmed at the Garrick Theatre located in Westminster in London. The tragic scene that follows and will define the life of Bruce Wayne was, however, filmed on a set at Cardington. Bruce... don't be afraid. [/day][day title="Gotham City Police Station" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/5_Gotham-City-Police-Station_Farmiloe-Building_London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    The Farmiloe Building, 28-36 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London, United Kingdom
    Christopher Nolan set up the first floor of the Farmiloe Building in London as Gotham City Police Station for his Dark Knight Trilogy. The very stylish Victorian building where Bruce meets Gordon (Gary Oldman) for the first time can also be seen in Eastern Promises and Inception. [/day][day title="Wayne Manor" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/6_Wayne-Manor_Mentmore-Towers_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Mentmore Towers, Mentmore, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
    Perhaps the most iconic Batman landmark, Wayne Manor was portrayed in Batman Begins by Mentmore Towers, a 16th-century revival country house built in 1854 for Baron Mayer de Rothschild and located in Buckinghamshire. Mentmore Towers is being transformed into a hotel so, unfortunately, it's currently not possible to visit the house. Thomas Wayne: Why do we fall, Bruce? So we can learn to pick ourselves up. [/day][day title="City of Gotham State Courts (ext.)" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/7_Court-House-Exterior_Jewelers-Building_Chicago_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Jewelers Building, 35 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, United States
    The exterior of City of Gotham State Courts where a revengeful Bruce attends the early release hearing of Joe Chill is the Jewelers Building in the Chicago Loop. This location is seen again later in the movie when Batman surveys Gotham City from the top of the building after putting Falcone behind bars. [/day][day title="City of Gotham State Courts (int.)" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/8_Court-House-Interior_Senate-House_London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London, United Kingdom
    The City of Gotham State Courts lobby where Joe Chill is shot a few seconds after his release is the Senate House in London. During the Second World War the Art Deco building hosted the Ministry of Information, which inspired George Orwell to use it for the description of the Ministry of Truth in his novel 1984. Rachel Dawes: You're not talking about justice. You're talking about revenge. Bruce Wayne: Sometimes they're the same. Rachel Dawes: No, they're never the same, Bruce. Justice is about harmony. [/day][day title="Rooftop scene with Sgt. Gordon" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/9_Rooftop-meeting-with-Gordon_Chicago_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    West Lake Street/Franklin Street, Chicago, United States
    The scene where Batman clumsily escapes after introducing himself to a not-so-welcoming Sergeant Gordon was filmed on the rooftops of buildings at the junction of West Lake Street and Franklin Street in Chicago. Police officer: What the hell was that? Gordon: Just some nut. [/day][day title="Lucius Fox's Tumbler demo" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/10_ExCel-London_Tumbler-Scene_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    ExCel, London, United Kingdom
    Back at Wayne Enterprises, Bruce Wayne gets acquainted with Lucius Fox and the Applied Sciences division. One item, the Tumbler, especially catches the eye of Bruce Wayne and an intrepid test drive follows. The scene was filmed in ExCeL London, a huge convention centre located between Canary Wharf and London City Airport. Lucius Fox: The Tumbler? Oh you wouldn't be interested in that. [/day][day title="Gotham City docks" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/11_Docks_Tilbury_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Tilbury Docks, Tilbury, Essex, United Kingdom
    The first feat of arms of Batman takes place on Gotham City docks. Batman intercepts a drug shipment and captures Falcone, putting an end to the long reign of the mobster over Gotham City. The docks in this scene are Tilbury Docks in Essex. [/day][day title="Restaurant exterior" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/12_Restaurant-Exterior_CityPoint-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    CityPoint, Ropemaker Street, London, United Kingdom
    Following Alfred (Michael Caine)'s recommendation to show himself in public to avoid suspicions about his night activities, Bruce Wayne puts on his playboy mask for a dinner in Gotham. The outside of the restaurant is CityPoint, a skyscraper in the City of London. Maître d'hôtel: Sir, the pool is for decoration, and your friends do not have swimwear. Bruce Wayne: Well, they're European. [/day][day title="Restaurant interior" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/13_Restaurant-Interior_Plateau-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Plateau restaurant, Canada Place, Canada Square, London, United Kingdom
    The interior of the restaurant where an embarrassed Bruce meets Rachel for the first time since returning to Gotham is the restaurant Plateau located on Canada Square in London. Bruce Wayne: Rachel, all- all this, it- it's not me, inside, I am, I am more. Rachel Dawes: Bruce, deep down you may still be that great kid you used to be, but it's not who you are underneath, it's what you do that defines you. [/day][day title="The Narrows" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/14_The-Narrows_Franklin-Street-Bridge-Chicago_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Franklin Street Bridge, Chicago, United States
    The bridge connecting Gotham City to the decaying neighborhood of the Narrows where Arkham Asylum is located is Chicago's Franklin Street Bridge. [/day][day title="Arkham Asylum (exterior)" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/15_Arkham-Exterior_National-Institute-for-Medical-Research-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    National Institute for Medical Research, Burtonhole Lane, Mill Hill, London, United Kingdom
    The exterior of Arkham Asylum is the National Institute for Medical Research in Mill Hill (London). This is where Rachel confronts the creepy Dr. Crane (Cillian Murphy) also known as Scarecrow. [/day][day title="Arkham Asylum's laboratory" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/16_Arkham_laboratory_Abbey-Mills-Pumping-Station-London_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Abbey Mills Pumping Station, Abbey Lane, West Ham, London, United Kingdom
    The no less creepy gothic interior of Arkham Asylum's laboratory where Scarecrow is dumping a powerful hallucinogen toxin into Gotham's water supply is London's Abbey Mills Pumping Station (B Station). Built in the 1860s during the Victorian Era, Abbey Mills Pumping Station is normally not open to the public but you can visit it during Open House London, an annual architecture festival that celebrates London's buildings and places. [/day][day title="Arkham Asylum's stairs" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/17_Arkham_interior-stairs_St-Pancras-Chambers_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    St Pancras Chambers, Euston Road, London, United Kingdom
    The stairwell of Arkham Asylum in the scene where Batman summons his ba(t)ckup to escape from the police's SWAT team is the gothic stairwell of St Pancras Chambers, now known as St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel. [/day][day title="Race to the antidote" image="http://www.legendarytrips.com/wp-content/uploads/18_Chase-through-Gotham_Chicago-Loop_The-Dark-Knight_Batman-Begins_LegendaryTrips.jpg"]
    Chicago Loop: Jackson Boulevard/LaSalle Street/West Quincy Street, Chicago, United States
    After escaping from Arkham, Batman races to Wayne Manor to administer the antidote to Rachel who has been poisoned by Scarecrow. The spectacular chase with the police gives the Tumbler a run for its money and goes through most of the Chicago Loop. The parking garage that Batman takes as a 'shortcut' to reach the rooftops is Randolph and Wells Parking Garage (see photo here). Finally, the Batman Begins filming locations used to represent Gotham City's freeway were Lower Wacker Drive and the Amstutz Expressway. Oh and by the way, in case you are wondering: the Tumbler is real. The bespoke vehicle created especially for Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy is amazingly able to jump and speed in real life like on screen. You can read more information on the Tumbler/Batmobile here. [/day][/itinerary]">
Overview

Batman Begins is the first opus of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy revisiting DC Comics superhero Batman. Christian Bale brilliantly portrays Bruce Wayne and puts on the Batsuit for the first time on screen. Nolan thought of starting with a clean slate after the horrendous turnips directed by Joel Schumacher and took the Batman legend back to its roots by revisiting the story of Bruce Wayne: his fear from bats, the murder of his parents, his pilgrimage in the crime underworld and training in the League of Shadows and, finally, his return to Gotham as Batman to save the city from crime and corruption.

In just a little more than two hours Batman Begins achieves masterpiece status by appropriating and redefining Batman’s universe with a unique dark atmosphere and Nolan’s signature grandiose tone often imitated never duplicated. While fast-paced, Batman Begins doesn’t lack depth and takes time to explore fascinating aspects of Batman like Bruce Wayne’s journey from revenge and hate to justice and compassion. The extraordinary casts helps a lot naturally: even with sometime just a few scenes, side characters like Bruce’s friend Rachel (Katie Holmes) or deranged psychiatrist Dr. Crane (Cillian Murphy) are vividly portrayed and leave a significant footprint in the Batman legacy.

The transformation of Bruce Wayne into Batman is a unique occasion to travel to Bhutan and Tibet, home of the League of Shadows, and to visit Gotham City. In terms of actual filming locations this translates into Iceland, United Kingdom and, of course, Chicago: Gotham City’s counterpart in the real world.

Trip route

Step by step

Prison in Bhutan

Coalhouse Fort, East Tilbury, Essex, United Kingdom

Batman Begins starts in Bhutan where Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) is locked up for some petty theft as part of his full immersion in the underworld of criminals. This is where he meets for the first time Henri Ducard (Liam Neeson), agent of the powerful League of Shadows headed by the mysterious Ra's al Ghul.

Prisoner: You're in Hell, rich man! And I am the Devil!
Bruce Wayne: You're not the Devil. You're practice.

The Bhutanese prison is Coalhouse Fort located in East Tilbury in Essex (UK). Coalhouse Fort dates back to the Victorian Era and was built around 1870 to protect London. The fort is open for visit about 18 days per year. Oh and yeah... it's supposedly haunted, which fits perfectly with the dark atmosphere of Christopher Nolan's Trilogy.

Himalayas, Tibet

Öræfasveit, Vatnajökull and Svínafellsjökull, Iceland

Bruce Wayne decides to accept the invitation of Ducard and heads to Tibet in the Himalayas to start his training in the League of Shadows.

The Batman Begins filming locations for the scenes in Tibet were actually in Iceland. The beautiful and massive glacier that can be seen when Bruce arrives in the Himalayas is Vatnajökull, the largest in Iceland. The fight on ice where Bruce learns the hard way to always mind his surroundings was filmed in Svínafellsjökull.

Check out this trip if you are interested in visiting Iceland and have your own ninja-style training on ice: Hiking Iceland in 2 weeks by the LegendaryTrips’ team

Wayne Enterprises, Gotham City

Chicago Board of Trade Building, 141 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, United States

The Wayne Enterprises building, central to Gotham City but also to the plot of Batman Begins, is the imposing Chicago Board of Trade Building. It is the tallest Art Deco building in the world outside of New York City.

 

Opera, Gotham City

Garrick Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London, United Kingdom

The opera scene where young Bruce Wayne is frightened by bat-looking actors was filmed at the Garrick Theatre located in Westminster in London. The tragic scene that follows and will define the life of Bruce Wayne was, however, filmed on a set at Cardington.

Bruce... don't be afraid.

Gotham City Police Station

The Farmiloe Building, 28-36 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London, United Kingdom

Christopher Nolan set up the first floor of the Farmiloe Building in London as Gotham City Police Station for his Dark Knight Trilogy. The very stylish Victorian building where Bruce meets Gordon (Gary Oldman) for the first time can also be seen in Eastern Promises and Inception.

 

Wayne Manor

Mentmore Towers, Mentmore, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom

Perhaps the most iconic Batman landmark, Wayne Manor was portrayed in Batman Begins by Mentmore Towers, a 16th-century revival country house built in 1854 for Baron Mayer de Rothschild and located in Buckinghamshire. Mentmore Towers is being transformed into a hotel so, unfortunately, it's currently not possible to visit the house.

Thomas Wayne: Why do we fall, Bruce? So we can learn to pick ourselves up.

City of Gotham State Courts (ext.)

Jewelers Building, 35 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, United States

The exterior of City of Gotham State Courts where a revengeful Bruce attends the early release hearing of Joe Chill is the Jewelers Building in the Chicago Loop. This location is seen again later in the movie when Batman surveys Gotham City from the top of the building after putting Falcone behind bars.

 

Rooftop scene with Sgt. Gordon

West Lake Street/Franklin Street, Chicago, United States
The scene where Batman clumsily escapes after introducing himself to a not-so-welcoming Sergeant Gordon was filmed on the rooftops of buildings at the junction of West Lake Street and Franklin Street in Chicago.

Police officer: What the hell was that?
Gordon: Just some nut.

Lucius Fox's Tumbler demo

ExCel, London, United Kingdom

Back at Wayne Enterprises, Bruce Wayne gets acquainted with Lucius Fox and the Applied Sciences division. One item, the Tumbler, especially catches the eye of Bruce Wayne and an intrepid test drive follows. The scene was filmed in ExCeL London, a huge convention centre located between Canary Wharf and London City Airport.

Lucius Fox: The Tumbler? Oh you wouldn't be interested in that.

Gotham City docks

Tilbury Docks, Tilbury, Essex, United Kingdom

The first feat of arms of Batman takes place on Gotham City docks. Batman intercepts a drug shipment and captures Falcone, putting an end to the long reign of the mobster over Gotham City.
The docks in this scene are Tilbury Docks in Essex.

 

Restaurant exterior

CityPoint, Ropemaker Street, London, United Kingdom

Following Alfred (Michael Caine)'s recommendation to show himself in public to avoid suspicions about his night activities, Bruce Wayne puts on his playboy mask for a dinner in Gotham. The outside of the restaurant is CityPoint, a skyscraper in the City of London.

Maître d'hôtel: Sir, the pool is for decoration, and your friends do not have swimwear.
Bruce Wayne: Well, they're European.

Restaurant interior

Plateau restaurant, Canada Place, Canada Square, London, United Kingdom

The interior of the restaurant where an embarrassed Bruce meets Rachel for the first time since returning to Gotham is the restaurant Plateau located on Canada Square in London.

Bruce Wayne: Rachel, all- all this, it- it's not me, inside, I am, I am more.
Rachel Dawes: Bruce, deep down you may still be that great kid you used to be, but it's not who you are underneath, it's what you do that defines you.

The Narrows

Franklin Street Bridge, Chicago, United States

The bridge connecting Gotham City to the decaying neighborhood of the Narrows where Arkham Asylum is located is Chicago's Franklin Street Bridge.

 

Arkham Asylum (exterior)

National Institute for Medical Research, Burtonhole Lane, Mill Hill, London, United Kingdom

The exterior of Arkham Asylum is the National Institute for Medical Research in Mill Hill (London). This is where Rachel confronts the creepy Dr. Crane (Cillian Murphy) also known as Scarecrow.

 

Arkham Asylum's laboratory

Abbey Mills Pumping Station, Abbey Lane, West Ham, London, United Kingdom

The no less creepy gothic interior of Arkham Asylum's laboratory where Scarecrow is dumping a powerful hallucinogen toxin into Gotham's water supply is London's Abbey Mills Pumping Station (B Station).

Built in the 1860s during the Victorian Era, Abbey Mills Pumping Station is normally not open to the public but you can visit it during Open House London, an annual architecture festival that celebrates London's buildings and places.

Arkham Asylum's stairs

St Pancras Chambers, Euston Road, London, United Kingdom

The stairwell of Arkham Asylum in the scene where Batman summons his ba(t)ckup to escape from the police's SWAT team is the gothic stairwell of St Pancras Chambers, now known as St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel.

 

Race to the antidote

Chicago Loop: Jackson Boulevard/LaSalle Street/West Quincy Street, Chicago, United States

After escaping from Arkham, Batman races to Wayne Manor to administer the antidote to Rachel who has been poisoned by Scarecrow.

The spectacular chase with the police gives the Tumbler a run for its money and goes through most of the Chicago Loop. The parking garage that Batman takes as a 'shortcut' to reach the rooftops is Randolph and Wells Parking Garage.

Finally, the Batman Begins filming locations used to represent Gotham City's freeway were Lower Wacker Drive and the Amstutz Expressway.

Oh and by the way, in case you are wondering: the Tumbler is real. The bespoke vehicle created especially for Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy is amazingly able to jump and speed in real life like on screen. You can read more information on the Tumbler/Batmobile here.

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