Pictures show first look inside Wonka set at Verulamium Park in St Albans

A first look at set preperations on the new Wonka film in St Albans.

A first look at set preparations on the new Wonka film in St Albans. - Credit: Pearce Bates

Set preparations continue in St Albans as Warner Bros prepare to film the latest Hollywood hit Wonka.  

The Herts Advertiser has the first look at the beginnings of the set design.

A fairground ride and zoo sets are being prepped in Verulamium Park, next to St Albans Cathedral.

Sets of Wonka are beginning to take shape. 

Sets of Wonka are beginning to take shape. - Credit: Pearce Bates

A bright multi-coloured carousel has been built by the lake, as well as bronze direction signs for ‘flamingos’ and the ‘giraffehaus’. 

A bright carousel from the Wonka set in Verulamium Park. 

A bright carousel from the Wonka set in Verulamium Park. - Credit: Pearce Bates

Signs for the Wonka set labelled 'flamingos' and 'giraffenhaus'. 

Signs for the Wonka set labelled 'flamingos' and 'giraffenhaus'. - Credit: Pearce Bates

Black lanterns for lampposts labelled ‘Wonka’ have been left by production crews who have yet to put them together for the 2023 film.  

A glimpse at the Wonka set. 

A glimpse at the Wonka set. - Credit: Pearce Bates

Some of the Wonka set in Verulamium Park. 

Some of the Wonka set in Verulamium Park. - Credit: Pearce Bates


Buildings and large sets are being erected next to the Ye Olde Fighting Cocks pub on Abbey Mill Lane. The production is underway despite the damp weather in St Albans so far this week.  

Production crews worked to prepare the sets despite the damp weather today (March 1). 

Production crews worked to prepare the sets despite the damp weather today (March 1). - Credit: Pearce Bates

A large set was being prepped near to the Ye Olde Fighting Cocks pub on Abbey Mill Lane. 

A large set was being prepped near to the Ye Olde Fighting Cocks pub on Abbey Mill Lane. - Credit: Pearce Bates

Sets are midway through construction for the new Wonka film. 

Sets are midway through construction for the new Wonka film. - Credit: Pearce Bates


Film crews began production last week (February 24) on the musical family film starring Timothée Chalamet. 

Production continues after crews arrived last week. 

Production continues after crews arrived last week. - Credit: Pearce Bates

Wonka is being produced by Warner Bros Studios and will also star Hugh Grant, Olivia Colman and Rowan Atkinson. 

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