Lights, camera, action! Are you on the lookout for perfect filming locations for hire? But you’re worried that finding the perfect one in London will be overly complicated? Well, it doesn’t have to be if you’re using Tagvenue! We’ve collected a list of London’s best filming studios and other camera-ready spaces for you to choose from. And the best part? Our smart search engine makes the process of searching for a filming location easy and efficient. Try it yourself and see how to find your ideal filming location in a snap.
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If you’re trying to shoot a memorable short film, commercial or wedding movie, you’re going to need a special location. London makes a great setting for any type of movie, combining classic and modern architecture. We’ll do our best to help you browse through the best filming locations and find one tailored to your needs.
When searching for filming locations, you can speed the process up if you start by making a very thorough and specific shooting script. Envision what you want to achieve to the best of your ability. Tally up the amount of actors, crew, and filming gear you will need to transport and set up in the venue. Once you’ve done that, you will have to make an important decision: do you want to build and furnish a set, or try to find a furnished venue that matches your needs? Both options offer significant benefits and drawbacks. If you create a set from scratch in a large warehouse, space constraints won’t be an issue. Your filming crew will be able to set up comfortably, and avoid getting into the shot. Not to mention the creative freedom of being able to arrange the space exactly how you want it. However, if you go for an already furnished venue, you will be guaranteed the type of organic feel that's so tricky to achieve with a set, for a much cheaper price. Plus, you won’t have to worry about bringing in as much props and furniture, too.
One way or another, Tagvenue will help you find the best space for your movie or commercial. Here’s a breakdown of the main types of venues you will find while searching for filming locations in London:
Are you an up and coming movie director looking for an ambitious space that won’t break the bank? Maybe you’re just a beginner trying to film a simple commercial or music video? Either way, we got you covered! Here’s our list of tips to make your search for cheap London filming locations easier:
The potential cost of your venue will strongly depend on the type of location you’re looking for. For short term hire, prices range all the way from £15 to £750 and beyond. For longer, per-day hires, expect between £100 for small studios and £7000 for huge venues and spaces. (All data from Tagvenue.)
First of all, make sure to plan for the amount of people and equipment you’re going to bring with you. Especially when you’re working in an organic setting, such as a real cafe or bar, you need to plan where you will set up your cameras, microphones, and other equipment so that none of it will be visible in the final footage. Then, it’s just about matching the location’s theme with the creative direction of your project. Whether you’re after a unique venue, or a blank creative space, we’ll help you find the best ones!
North London is famous for its trendy artistic neighbourhoods, with lots of stunning locations ready to become your next film set. Here are some of our favourite picks for this area:
Back Lounge at Little Bat Bar & Kitchen - Located just off Upper Street, this bar offers a semi-private lounge with classy decor.
Whole Venue at Simmons | Angel - A pub featuring a stunning brick wall with a neon light feature that is perfect for nightlife movie scenes. You can find it right in the heart of Islington.
Main Room at The Buckle Factory - This industrial setting will work for many different genres, and it includes a separate changing room with the hire. The venue is located in South Tottenham, close to Seven Sisters Station.
Main Hall at Wac Arts - this Belsize Park venue offers a large amount of space in a rustic college building. It’s fit for all sorts of filming endeavours.
East London features lots of greenery and some stunning venues for filming. Start your hunt around Olympic Park in Stratford, where you’ll be able to find some fresh creative spaces and exquisite bars and restaurants. Hackney Wick specifically offers a range of locations from blank canvas venues to a riverside barge. If you ever find yourself near Star Lane Park, make sure to take a look at some of the recording studios found nearby, too.
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