London is one of the most exciting cities to visit, and The Muppets are some of the funniest characters in entertainment. Put them together and you get a whole lot of fun! This Muppets’ guide to London shows you where the puppets hung out in The Great Muppet Caper.
In The Great Muppet Caper, Kermit, Fozzie Bear and Gonzo visit London to investigate Lady Holiday’s jewels theft. Their adventures take them all over the capital, with shots of famous landmarks such as Trafalgar Square.
This historic square is one of London’s most lively open spaces and is very popular with tourists. Here you’ll find Nelson’s Column and the four plinths. The impressive National Gallery overlooks the square.
The Happiness Hotel
After arriving in London, Kermit and co. settle in at ramshackle The Happiness Hotel. Kermit first comes across receptionist Miss Piggy at this hotel whilst searching for Lady Holiday. The pink madam instantly falls in love with our little green friend and pretends to be the Lady.
You can see The Happiness Hotel for yourself if you head to Walt Disney World. In London itself, you will probably prefer a trip to a fancy hotel rather than a dilapidated one! There are plenty of famous London hotels to see, including the Ritz and the Savoy.
The River Thames
Along with Trafalgar Square, the world famous River Thames is another real location used in the Muppet film. You can see the great river in all its glory with a Thames cruise. You could also take a stroll along the river banks and check out landmarks like Tower Bridge, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye.
The Dubonnet Club
The Dubonnet Club is a trendy London supper club, and is the scene of Miss Piggy and Kermit’s date. The club is the film’s equivalent of today’s upmarket London clubs.
There are plenty of stylish restaurants, clubs and bars in London like The Dubonnet Club that are ideal for a romantic evening. You should probably leave Gonzo and Fozzie Bear at the hotel though, unlike Kermit!
No. 17 Highbrow Street
Miss Piggy gets a recommendation to visit The Dubonnet Club for her evening out with Kermit while at the impressive No. 17 Highbrow Street. London is full of stunning townhouses like this one. When you’re strolling through the capital pay close attention to buildings adorned with blue plaques. These plaques mark homes and places of interest linked to famous people and events in history.
In The Great Muppet Caper, the Mallory Gallery is the scene for the final showdown between Kermit, his friends and the jewel thieves led by Nicky Holiday. Art lovers adore London as it is home to so many great galleries. These include the Tate Modern, National Portrait Gallery and Tate Britain.
So now you’ve got a good idea of what the Muppets got up to in London. When you visit the capital, you could enjoy your own great caper by dressing up in Muppet costumes. You could wear a Kermit mask, Gonzo nose or even a full Miss Piggy set.