Little Germany is an area of particular historical interest in Bradford. The buildings within Little Germany date back to the 19th century, developing from 1855. They are the legacy of merchants from mainland Europe, many of them Jewish, who spent large sums of money constructing imposing warehouses for the storage and sale of their goods for export. Today these unique buildings form a collection of 85 buildings constructed between 1855 and 1890, of which 55 are listed. The architecture is predominantly neoclassical in style with an Italian influence. Many contemporary and period productions have been drawn to this unique conservation area, which is in the heartland of Bradford UNESCO City of Film.
Productions that have filmed in Little Germany include Downton Abbey, Gentleman Jack, Peaky Blinders, Red Riding, Gold, Testament of Youth and Funny Cow, to name but a few! Filming at this location is made possible with the support from our filming partners at Bradford Film Office.