The opening scene started with student Jack Rayan watched 9/11 on the TV news at the main entrance of the London School of Economics.
Though the driving scenes that passed St Basil’s Cathedral and the Kremlin are real, the Moscow hotel, Hotel Grushinski, is a large early 20th-century office building called Victoria House, built for, and for many decades occupied by, Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society.
The futuristic Cherevin building is Exchange House on primrose streeta in London. The building that was opened in 1990 won numerous awards.
Foyer and The Crush Hall at Senate House at University of London is used as the best restaurant in Moscow. This landmark Art Deco building, designed by the British architect Charles Holden (1875–1960), houses the unique resources of Senate House Library and the University’s central staff.
The church Cherevin swore to avenge on American soil is Westminster Cathedral. It is the largest Catholic church in England and Wales and one of London's few buildings in Byzantine style. Many visitors to London don't even know this cathedral exists unless they stumble upon it on their way to Wesminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament.