Tuesday, November 09, 2010

The Prisoner Shop, Portmeirion

From the shop's website:
This is located in a building called The Round House (1959-60, listed Grade II, 1971) one of a pair of Baroque shops linked by an overhead walkway. ...

In 1966 Patrick McGoohan used the Round House as Number Six's residence in The Prisoner. The interiors were filmed at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios, Borehamwood. The interior of No. 6's house was an exact replica of his London home which is seen in the first episode.

The Round House is of course too small to accommodate a spacious lounge, bedroom, bathroom and kitchen and this can come as a surprise to visitors who know it from the television series. The building now houses Number Six, the Prisoner Shop.

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