Where was ‘One Day’ filmed: the key locations in the new rom-com Netflix series everyone's talking about
We also see them in all sorts of different places, from student lodgings to country houses and from a Parisian garret to a Tudor wedding venue. Along with its top-notch cast and a great soundtrack that puts Proustian hits alongside beautifully chosen oldies, the sheer variety of locations in One Day is one of its many delights. Here’s our guide to the highlights.
Where is the Graduation ball in One Day?
In episode one, Emma and Dexter meet for the first time at their Graduation Ball, on the final night of their time at university. The party was filmed in the surrounds of Edinburgh University’s Old College, the grand neoclassical series of buildings constructed at the turn of the 19th Century (when it was known as the New College) to a design by John Adam, though its impressive dome was added in 1887. Around its central courtyard are the Playfair Library Hall and Talbot Rice Gallery, and it remains at the heart of the university.
From here, the pair wander to Emma’s flat, filmed in Viewforth to the southwest of the city. After a sleepless night, they decide to climb Arthur’s Seat, the great volcanic hill that overlooks Edinburgh from the east, and is now part of Holyrood Park. Eventually, they part, but Dexter catches up with Emma to exchange phone numbers on The Vennel Steps, another city landmark in the Old Town that’s known as the best place to view Edinburgh Castle.
Where is the hotel in Rome in One Day?
In episode two, while Emma is touring primary schools with her theatre group, we find Dex living it up in Rome. On his way to meet his parents (Essie Davis and Tim McInnerny), we see him enjoy the sunshine in front of the 17th-century Fontana dell’Acqua Paola and the Spanish embassy across the via Garibaldi, and later wandering amid the greenery and restaurants of the Trastevere quarter.
For the hotel where he meets his mother, with its enviable view of the Rome skyline, filming took place at two hotels near Piazza Navona. The terrace is part of the Bio Hotel Raphaël on Largo Febo, while the entrance where Dex says his farewells is the Campo de’ Fiori, on via del Biscione.