Four Seasons Hotel London at Canary Wharf, London, UK

The swimming pool adjacent to the Four Seasons Hotel Canary Wharf stands in for a swimming pool in Shanghai in the movie SkyFall
The swimming pool adjacent to the Four Seasons Hotel Canary Wharf stands in for a swimming pool in Shanghai in the movie SkyFall
Four Seasons Hotel at Canary Wharf, seen from the river Thames.

photo © Danjaq, LLC, United Artists Corporation, Columbia Pictures
The first teaser image released for SkyFall: Bond resting on the edge of the pool.
photo © Danjaq, LLC, United Artists Corporation, Columbia Pictures

The swimming pool at the Virgin Active Canary Riverside Health Club

Guests of Four Seasons Hotel London at Canary Wharf enjoy complimentary access to the Virgin Active Health Club.

Two scenes in SkyFall (2012) were filmed in the Four Seasons Hotel at Canary Wharf in London.

The swimming pool of the Virgin Active Canary Riverside Health Club, which is located adjacent to the Four Seasons hotel, was used to film the swimming pool scene in SkyFall. The heated, 20-metre (65-foot) infinity-edge swimming pool is situated in a specially designed building with floor-to-ceiling glass walls, overlooking the River Thames on one side and beautifully landscaped gardens on the other. The scene was filmed on 1 December 2011, and is supposed to take place on the rooftop of Bond's (unnamed) hotel in Shanghai. The photo of Bond sitting on the edge of the pool was released in January 2012, and was the first promotional teaser image released for the movie SkyFall. The photo led to the identification of his swimming shorts, the Orlebar Brown Setter in Sky color.

The Virgin Active Canary Riverside Health Club is accessible for free for guests of the Four Seasons Hotel, or via a membership of the Virgin Active Health Club (prices range from £115 - £145 per month).

If you plan on staying in the Four Seasons Hotel at Canary Wharf, try to get room 712, as the shower scene with Bond and Severine (which is supposed to take place on the Chimera yacht) is said to be filmed there.

Four Seasons Hotel London at Canary Wharf is a luxury 5-star hotel with 142 rooms and suites containing large bay windows overlooking the River Thames. Room prices range from £200 - £700 per night.

Four Seasons Hotel London at Canary Wharf
46 Westferry Circus
E14 8RS Canary Wharf, London
Tel. +44 (20) 7510-1999

It is not the only location in London that doubles for Shanghai: the building where Patrice and Bond enter was filmed in front of and inside Broadgate Tower, Bishopsgate, London. The street where Patrice's taxi and Bond's Mercedes-Benz stop, Primrose Street, is right in front of the building. Part of the building was digitally modified, to make it look like Shanghai.

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