Courtyard at 51 made famous in Howard’s End

51 Buckingham Gate – Howards End (1992)

Howards End, the 1992 film adaptation of E.M. Forster’s acclaimed novel, features the courtyard of the luxurious 5-star  51 Buckingham Gate. The colourful courtyard of the converted Edwardian buildings, which is located between St James’s Park and Victoria, is used as the exterior of the London home of Anthony Hopkins’ character, Henry Wilcox. If you look carefully through the hotel’s gateway, you can see the leafy landscaped courtyard, with its Shakespearean figures and central fountain set against the green-tiled and red-bricked walls of the imposing art nouveau mansion flats. 51 Buckingham Gate is part of the Taj group of hotels and includes the Michelin-starred Quilon restaurant and Spa at 51 with gym, sauna and steam rooms.

By Felix Lowe, LondonTown.com

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