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In pictures: From 'Peaky Blinders' to 'Game of Thrones', TV shows that inspired tourism boom

Updated : 2019-09-08 19:26:36

The popularity of the Netflix hit 'Peaky Blinders' prompted a significant increase in the number of tourists visiting Birmingham, UK. Although, the show isn’t actually filmed in the city, it still attracts a large number of fans who wish to explore the site because of its association with the hit gangster series. According to a recent Guardian report, 42.8 million tourists visited Birmingham last year as the city cashed in on its status as the home of the real-life Peaky Blinders criminal gang. Here are some of the places that became popular tourist destinations after being filmed in TV series:

Dark Hedges — 'Game of Thrones'. The lush Kingsroad in 'Game of Thrones', the hugely popular hit fantasy drama that gripped viewers for eight years, was filmed here. The site is near Stanocum in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
Dark Hedges — 'Game of Thrones'. The lush Kingsroad in 'Game of Thrones', the hugely popular hit fantasy drama that gripped viewers for eight years, was filmed here. The site is near Stanocum in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
3828 Piermont Dr NE, Albuquerque — 'Breaking Bad'. The White Residence, where Walter and Skyler White lived with their two (later briefly with three) children in 'Breaking Bad', actually houses a real-life couple in Albuquerque, New Mexico, US.
3828 Piermont Dr NE, Albuquerque — 'Breaking Bad'. The White Residence, where Walter and Skyler White lived with their two (later briefly with three) children in 'Breaking Bad', actually houses a real-life couple in Albuquerque, New Mexico, US.
Grand Central Oyester Bar — 'Mad Men'. The multiple award-winning drama series about the heady New York advertising executives in the 1960s filmed its episode ‘Red in the Face’ (Season 1, Episode 7) at this bar in New York. The place has turned quite popular since.
Grand Central Oyester Bar — 'Mad Men'. The multiple award-winning drama series about the heady New York advertising executives in the 1960s filmed its episode ‘Red in the Face’ (Season 1, Episode 7) at this bar in New York. The place has turned quite popular since.
Greenwich Village — 'Friends'. The exteriors of Grove and Bedford in Greenwich Village in New York was filmed for the outside shots of the apartment used in one of the most popular sitcoms of all time, 'Friends.'
Greenwich Village — 'Friends'. The exteriors of Grove and Bedford in Greenwich Village in New York was filmed for the outside shots of the apartment used in one of the most popular sitcoms of all time, 'Friends.'
Senoia — 'The Walking Dead'. The town of Senoia in Georgia, United States was filmed as the rural town of Woodbury in the famous TV series ‘The Walking Dead.’ The site was used for the third episode of the show's third season.
Senoia — 'The Walking Dead'. The town of Senoia in Georgia, United States was filmed as the rural town of Woodbury in the famous TV series ‘The Walking Dead.’ The site was used for the third episode of the show's third season.
Speedy's Sandwich Bar & Cafe — 'Sherlock'. The museum above 221B Baker Street was Sherlock Holmes’s real abode. However, it was moved to North Gower Street in London, above Speedy's Sandwich Bar & Cafe for the Benedict Cumberbatch-starring crime drama.
Speedy's Sandwich Bar & Cafe — 'Sherlock'. The museum above 221B Baker Street was Sherlock Holmes’s real abode. However, it was moved to North Gower Street in London, above Speedy's Sandwich Bar & Cafe for the Benedict Cumberbatch-starring crime drama.
Tom's Restaurant — 'Seinfeld'. Jerry Seinfeld and his friends George Costanza, Elaine Benes, and Cosmo Kramer spent most of their time in either Jerry's apartment or at the 'coffee shop', which in real life is Tom's Restaurant in Manhattan, New York.
Tom's Restaurant — 'Seinfeld'. Jerry Seinfeld and his friends George Costanza, Elaine Benes, and Cosmo Kramer spent most of their time in either Jerry's apartment or at the 'coffee shop', which in real life is Tom's Restaurant in Manhattan, New York.
Mystic Grill — 'The Vampire Diaries'. Initially, the front of this Covington store, in Georgia, was used for filming 'The Vampire Diaries'. After the show gained popularity, the building was turned into Mystic Grill, a popular restaurant, café, and bar in Mystic Falls, Virginia.
Mystic Grill — 'The Vampire Diaries'. Initially, the front of this Covington store, in Georgia, was used for filming 'The Vampire Diaries'. After the show gained popularity, the building was turned into Mystic Grill, a popular restaurant, café, and bar in Mystic Falls, Virginia.
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