Blythe House is actually a store and archive used by the Victoria and Albert, Science and British Museums. Marvel fans will probably recognise it as the police station in Thor: The Dark World that Darcy and Ian liberate Selvig from
This filming location is actually quite hard to get to. Hammersmith is the closest Underground station, and then it is a good 15 minutes walk, and it is almost a mile away from the station. Thankfully there is a small park called Brook Green with plentiful benches at the halfway point, so there is a place to rest along your way
It’s been a few years since the movie debuted, but watching it this morning something familiar caught me. My family and I have been to the Blythe House! I went there two or so years ago (with appointment in hand) to watch a play on video. I recognized the building in the movie from its distinctive brick color pattern and tall gate surrounding it.
How marvelous! It was a beautiful building, but sadly I was not allowed to visit beyond the main gate
Exactly. With that location, they wouldn’t even let my family in (which we knew beforehand). I had to sign up for an account online (to get a library card for V&A once I got in the building) and had to have an appointment, otherwise there was no way I was getting through those gates. (I was there to watch a recorded play called Design for Living with Tom Burke and Andrew Scott – it was very funny.)