On Location: Universal Exports

Whilst casually browsing the internet for pictures for one of my other Bond location posts, I found a screencap from The Living Daylights (1987); an exterior shot showcasing a sign for the MI6 cover organisation, Universal Exports. The locale around the sign looked pretty familiar and I realised that there was a Canadian flag in the background, with what looked like the Canadian embassy in Trafalgar Square. After doing some further digging I found out that my suspicions were correct – the location for Universal Exports from The Living Daylights is located at Trafalgar Square, at a building that is now dedicated to Malaysian tourism. Unfortunately I caught my thumb in the best photo where you can see the Canadian embassy flag in the background!

Photo shot on iPhone 6.

Hint for tomorrow’s (final) location: Ending this series of posts with a bang!


  1. Love this series…maybe an idea to start a blogathon based on this with each blogger making pictures of locations where movies were set in their hometown? 🙂

    1. Thanks Nostra, I think your idea is amazing! I would love to see what people come up with!

  2. MI6 cover organisation eh? Intriguing….

    1. Only in the Bond universe!

  3. […] in New York from Live and Let Die, this random door that he remembered from Die Another Day (2002), the Universal Exports building from The Living Daylights (1987), the MI6 building from Skyfall (2012), and the Fighting Temeraire […]

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