The World's End will boost tourism in Welwyn Garden City claims councillor

PUBLISHED: 17:33 17 July 2013 | UPDATED: 18:06 17 July 2013

The World's End starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Martin Freeman was shot in Welwyn Garden City

The World's End starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Martin Freeman was shot in Welwyn Garden City

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THE World's End will put Welwyn Garden City on the movie map and attract tourists, a senior politician has claimed.

The World’s End pub crawl

* The First Post

* The Old Familiar

* The Famous Cock

* The Cross Hands

* The Good Companions

* The Trusty Servant

* The Two Headed Dog

* The Mermaid

* The Beehive

* The King’s Head

* The Hole in the Wall

* The World’s End

Film lovers will soon be able to watch the boozy sci-fi flick in the cinema and Welwyn Hatfield Council believes audiences will soon flock to the town in which it was filmed.

Councillor Mandy Perkins, executive member for planning and business, said: “The filming of The World’s End was a really exciting event which we believe will put Welwyn Garden City on the map and hopefully bring in more visitors.

“Many of the scenes feature our town centre pubs and streets, such as Parkway, and it’s particularly satisfying that the area was chosen to represent what the characters view from the start as the ‘idyllic town’ they grew up in.

“I would encourage everyone to go and see The World’s End for themselves.

Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike and Nick Frost at the world premiere of The World's End in LondonSimon Pegg, Rosamund Pike and Nick Frost at the world premiere of The World's End in London

“Our residents and town centre businesses were fantastic in their patience and willingness to co-operate with the production.”

Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg were not the only stars to film in the borough last year, with a pivotal scene from the Jack Ryan reboot shot in Hatfield.

Cllr Perkins added: “Both towns are building up a rich legacy as ideal locations for Hollywood blockbusters!”

* See this week’s Welwyn Hatfield Times, out today (Wednesday), for interviews with The World’s End stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, and director Edgar Wright on filming in Welwyn Garden City.

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