Re-live some classic comedy capers on the Only Fools and Horses Locations Tour from Bristol. Explore the streets and locations that hosted one of Britain’s most-loved TV comedies.
Offering up laughs by the van-full, Only Fools and Horses is a TV series that has stood the test of time. The ever-hustling Del Boy and his younger brother Rodney have become icons of the small screen. Their personalities and hijinks embody the types of characters that can be found throughout Southeast London. However, while their adventures were set around Peckham, many of their scenes were filmed in Bristol. Now you have the opportunity to explore the Trotters’ true home.
Discover the locations of all of your favourite Only Fools and Horses scenes.
Bristol is the home for some of the TV show’s most iconic moments and settings. Fans are sure to recognise the Whitemead House tower block. Throughout the show’s life, this building featured as Nelson Mandela House, where the Trotters’ apartment was. Around the corner from this are also the lock-up garages where Del Boy and Rodney kept their swag. It was in their garage that they found an old pocket watch that made them their long-awaited fortune.
Close by, in the Ashton area of Bristol, is the Miles Motor Company, which featured as Boycie’s successful car showroom. Smiley Miley, who owned the business in real life, was a former BBC Radio 1 DJ.
In the same neighbourhood is the Ashton Gate stadium. The stadium’s car park stood in for the famous Peckham market. The Trotter brothers set up here to attempt selling some dodgy skiing gear. Another notable marketplace is the Broadwalk Shopping Centre, on the outskirts of the city. Here, Del Boy tried unsuccessfully to flog some defective toy dolls.
While travelling between locations, you’ll be treated to some of your favourite Only Fools and Horses episodes.
One of the most popular is Heroes and Villains. In this episode, the Trotters roam the streets dressed as Batman and Robin. The Only Fools and Horses Locations Tour from Bristol also visits all of the important locations from this episode. From Penn Street, where the famous three-wheeled, yellow van broke down. To the Backfields, where the masked Trotter brothers scare off some muggers who are trying to steal a handbag. Later in the same episode, Rodney is chased by one of the same muggers, only to be saved by Del Boy. Park Avenue was the filming location for the whole sequence.
And there are plenty more iconic settings to feast your eyes on. Like the White Horse in Bedminster, which doubled as the local Peckham watering hole, the Nag’s Head. You can also see the Belgo, which featured in the fan favourite episode Yuppy Love. Many will remember this as the bar where Del Boy fell through an open hatch.
With all of these and more, you’re sure to enjoy a day of laughs and entertainment. Lovely jubbly!