Where in the World: Headquarters of Hercule Poirot

It’s Wednesday and time for another travel quiz.

Where in the world is this fab Art Deco building?

Where in the World

Hint: If you’re a mystery geek like me, you might recognize this as the residence of a famous detective.

Think you know the secret location? A winner will be selected among those who give the correct answer. She/he will get a mention here and on Sophie’s World’s facebook page.

Moderation is switched on, so don’t worry about giving away the answer if you know it. All comments will be published simultaneously. So go on, have a guess!

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Headquarters of Hercule Poirot

Update 17 February 2011
As many of you guessed, or perhaps knew, this is Poirot’s HQ in London. It’s called Whitehaven Mansions in the series, and Florin Court in the real world. My daughter is a Poirot fan and dragged us along to see it. (Rent seems reasonable, by the way).

Luckily, it turned out to be a short walk from all sorts of interesting landmarks: St Paul’s, the Gherkin and the City of London. And it’s just a minute or two down the road from historically interesting Smithfield, sight of numerous public executions. And a 12th century meat market (still in operation).

Eric of Trans-Americas Journeys, Jim of Around the World in Eighty Years, Dick Jordan of Tales Told from the Road and Mette of Italian Notes. You’re all winners! Honourable mention to Ana of Ana’s Travels.

29 Responses to “Where in the World: Headquarters of Hercule Poirot”

  1. Ana (Ana Travels) 15 February 2012 1705 #

    London
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    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 17 February 2012 1350 #

      London is right.

  2. Eric @ Trans-Americas Journey 15 February 2012 1838 #

    Generally, I would have had no idea…BUT… the first time I was in London (way back when) one of the people I was traveling with was an Agatha Christie fan and we had to seek out this building which I believe was the home of Detective Poirot.
    Eric @ Trans-Americas Journey recently posted..Hungry Hummingbirds Photo Essay – Chelemhá Lodge, Guatemala

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 17 February 2012 1352 #

      Right. And cool. That is how I often find places, too. My daughter is a fan of Poirot and so we had to search for this building.

  3. Cathy Sweeney 15 February 2012 1919 #

    Emma Peel’s apartment in The Avengers?? This is most likely not correct, but couldn’t resist throwing it out there.
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    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 17 February 2012 1353 #

      Haven’t seen the Avengers. Curious about it now.

  4. RyukyuMike 16 February 2012 1011 #

    In a city, I bet !

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 17 February 2012 1353 #

      The best :)

  5. InsideJourneys 16 February 2012 1308 #

    The only famous detective that came to mind was Sherlock Holmes. But that’s a fictional character so I’m not sure. Nice shot, though.
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    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 17 February 2012 1412 #

      Same city as Sherlock, at least :)

  6. Leigh 16 February 2012 1857 #

    I’m just going to throw out something and say Chicago – but really no clue.
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    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 17 February 2012 1354 #

      Not Chicago. Were you thinking of detective V.I. Warshawski, perhaps?

  7. Jim O'Donnell 16 February 2012 1947 #

    Poirot’s place! London.
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    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 17 February 2012 1354 #

      Right :)

  8. Dick Jordan 16 February 2012 1956 #

    In the PBS “Mystery” series, Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot resided at “Whitehaven Mansions” which is located at “Charterhouse Square … just west of Goswell Road/Aldersgate Street and one block north of Beech Street” according to this page on the “Hercule Poirot Central” Website: http://www.poirot.us/mansions.php
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    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 17 February 2012 1355 #

      Yes! :)

  9. Jessica 16 February 2012 2047 #

    I love these Where in the World posts, but I never know the answer. I always learn something new though.
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    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 17 February 2012 1356 #

      Thanks :)

  10. Michael Figueiredo 16 February 2012 2208 #

    Hmmm… I’m not sure! I can’t think of any non-fictional detectives. I need more clues!
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    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 17 February 2012 1357 #

      Eh… not exactly non-fictional. Should have made that clear, I suppose…

  11. Denise 17 February 2012 0156 #

    once again…I have no idea! I’m really bad at this!
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    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 17 February 2012 1357 #

      Thanks for having a peek, anyway :)

  12. ItalianNotes 17 February 2012 0841 #

    I’m always game, and this house could be Florin Court in London that has been used as Whitehaven Mansions, home of Agatha Christie’s great detective Poirot in the ad tedium rerun tv series.
    ItalianNotes recently posted..Sitting on a cloud sipping Marsala

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 17 February 2012 1358 #

      It is! Well done! (I sense you’re perhaps not a huge fan :) )

  13. Becca@R We There Yet Mom? 17 February 2012 1440 #

    As I’m not nearly as well-traveled as you :), I never can guess but I always think these posts are FUN!!

    ~Becca
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    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 17 February 2012 1545 #

      Thanks, Becca!

  14. Andrew Graeme Gould 17 February 2012 2013 #

    I’ve arrived too late to guess, but how interesting. Nice image, too.
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  15. Laurel 18 February 2012 0907 #

    i would have guessed London, but couldn’t have gone any further than that. I like seeing where famous people live.
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  16. Julie 19 February 2012 1610 #

    I think it must be in one of the northern countries, Denmark, Norway, Netherlands, UK, Sweden, or something like that. I think it because the windows are really huge, and that’s a sign of the architecture of the northern countries (because there is a lack of sunshine, so they always wanted to let the sunshine in the inner rooms.

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