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Where is One Day filmed? All the locations in Rome, Paris, London and the Greek Islands revealed

Simon Calder’s Travel

The highly anticipated romantic comedy drama series One Day has finally dropped on Netflix.

The brand new adaptation of David Nicholls’ 2009 best-selling novel of the same name stars Leo Woodall (The White Lotus) and Ambika Mod (This is Going to Hurt) as the star-crossed lovers, Dexter and Emma.

Set over 14 episodes, the first scene is on 15 July 1988, with each episode taking place exactly a year later, so we see the pair growing up and taking different paths through life.

And with filming taking place in Rome, Greece, London and Edinburgh, there are plenty of scenes that will ignite your wanderlust.

Where was One Day filmed?

Leo Woodall and Ambika Mod in a scene from the Netflix adaptation of One Day

(Ludovic Robert/Netflix)

Filming for One Day took place in several locations around the UK and Europe.

In the first episode, we see Emma and Dexter first meeting at a university graduation party in Edinburgh.

The scenes were filmed in the courtyard of The Old College, a late 18th-century to early 19th-century building of the University of Edinburgh.

After getting better acquainted, the pair hike up the picturesque extinct volcano and Scottish landmark of Arthur’s Seat.

And in the final moments of episode one, we see Dexter chase after Emma to get her phone, a scene that was filmed on the Vennel Steps, a historic and scenic alleyway situated off the Grassmarket, with an incredible view of Edinburgh Castle.

Feeling inspired? Check out our round-up of the best places to bed down in the Scottish capital here.

Episode two sees Dexter on holiday in Rome, where he meets his parents. Viewers watch him standing in front of the statuesque 17th-century Fontana dell’Acqua Paola, wandering through the green space and restaurants of the Trastevere quarter, and meeting his mother on the Spanish Steps.

Leo Woodall and Essie Davis in One Day


According to Condé Nast Traveller, the hotel where Dexter meets his mother with a stellar view of the Rome skyline, was actually filmed at two hotels near Piazza Navona. The terrace is part of the Bio Hotel Raphaël on Largo Febo, while the entrance where Dexter says goodbye is the Campo de’ Fiori, on via del Biscione.

The Greek island where the young couple take a holiday together is Paros. In episode four, we see the harbour at Naousa, the pretty fishing village in the north of the island, as well…

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