Filming locations through 1st Option

We have a fantastic selection of top end filming locations at 1st Option and have had some great shoots recently, including George Clooney’s Nespresso ad and Jose Mourinho’s BT Sport ad, both shot at Clapham Common, along with a Formula 1 ad that parked an F1 car in their driveway! We also did both the main houses for the Ab Fab movie, Archer and Barnes, and the main house featured in the ITV series Marcella.

Behind the Scenes filming

More and more clients are looking to film ‘behind the scenes’ or film content for their websites while doing stills shoots. At 1st Option we understand that this is a growing trend, talk to us about your requirements and we’ll make sure you get the best rates!

What types of filming locations do we offer?

We have a whole host of beautiful film-friendly houses with accommodating owners, good access and easy parking. We also have a large off-line library containing all kinds of other types of houses and apartments along with more unusual offerings - give us a call!

  • Jose Mourinho - BT Sport Ad
  • Kate Moss - Mango Ad
  • Ab Fab - The Movie
  • George Clooney - Nespresso Ad

Why choose 1st Option?

1st Option have been providing cutting edge filming locations to the industry for over 15 years and have a wealth of experience in sourcing great properties for our clients. We have a dedicated team of agents who will be happy to help with your enquiry.

What sets us apart from other agencies?

At 1st Option we strive to give the highest levels of customer service! We’ll always go the extra mile to find you the perfect location for your shoot and we’ll also do our best to work with your budget and get you the best deal possible. We have a wealth of experience in dealing with both small and large scale filming projects and are happy to assist you through the whole process from setting up reccees to dealing with all the associated details and paperwork.

Photoshoot location FAQ's

  • How much does filming cost?

    This will depend on your requirements - behind the scenes shoots on top of stills shoots can start from as little as £300, Naturally, full-on filming productions will be a lot more expensive but we will always try to work with your budget and get you the best rates possible. The type of property will be a factor too, some owners are happy to accept smaller budgets while others will be less willing. Feel free to call us to discuss your needs, we’re here to help!

  • How long is a shoot day?

    All filming bookings will require the client to sign our standard booking form, which sets out the agreement between you and the property owner and details the responsibilities of both as well as our responsibilities as the agent acting on behalf of both parties. In some cases, it will be necessary to do a ‘Schedule of Conditions’ prior to the start of the shoot and we’re happy to help with this too. If you’d like more info, feel free to get in touch.

  • Can I set-build at the property?

    Most owners are happy to allow alterations to their property, provided it is re-instated to their complete satisfaction following the shoot. All clients sign a booking form accepting responsibility for any damage that might be done during the execution of their shoot and agreeing to leave the property in the condition it was prior to any filming. It’s always the client’s responsibility to ensure the owner is happy when the shoot is over.

  • Any locations outside London?

    We have a large selection of locations outside the M25 and spread around the rest of the country, including beach houses, country manors and farms. We also have a selection of properties abroad. Have a look at the search filters on the main landing page on the site to help you to narrow down your search. We have a large off-line library too, so if you can’t see what you’re looking for on the website just give us a call!