Recreate 'The World's End' Pub Crawl in the UK
The third film in Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright's Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy, The World's End - about a group of friends who attempt to recreate a pub crawl from their youth and unwittingly become the world's only hope for survival against an aliens invasion - hits theaters in the U.S. next week.
With the movie's worldwide release, Hertfordshire, where most of the movie was filmed, is getting ready for its own invasion of tourists hoping to recreate the movie's big screen binge, starting at The First Post and ending at the aptly named The World’s End.
Here's a look at where you can find some of the real-life pubs which play the bars along the movie's Golden Mile.
· You can find the The First Post at Hollybush Lane, Welwyn Garden City but it is actually called The Peartree.
· The Doctor’s Tonic was renamed The Old Familiar for the movie and can be found at 18 Church Road, AL8 6PR Welwyn Garden City.
· The Cork, located at 9 Howardsgate , AL8 6AW, is the The Famous Cock on screen.
· The Parkway Bar, 67 Bridge Road AL8 6TP Welwyn Garden City, plays The Cross Hands, while Wendy’s Shop in Letchworth is The Good Companions.
· Three Magnets at 18-20 Leys Avenue Letchworth is the next stop on the pub crawl, The Trusty Servant, and The Colonnade was transformed into The Two Headed Dog.
· Next up, Broadway Cinema plays The Mermaid, the location of the movie's Thai Garden Restaurant is really The Beehive, and The Arena Tavern is The King’s Head, 84 High St, Barnet, Hertfordshire.
· Letchworth Railway Station was converted into The Hole in the Wall and, finally, The World’s End is actually the famed The Gardener’s Arms pub.
Can't make it to the UK? You can still get into the spirit of the movie by catching the entire trilogy in an AMC theater near you on Aug. 22. Tickets are on sale now at amctheatres.com.