The awards season is not just an exciting time for film lovers, but for location lovers, too. With many years experience supplying locations for film and TV shoots, we’ve learned that choosing the right location is just as important as finding the right cast. Here’s a few of our favourites from the big screen…

Wes Anderson is regarded by many as a modern-day example of the auteur. He has received consistent praise for his works, including The Royal Tenenbaums, Moonrise Kingdom, and The Grand Budapest Hotel. Below is an iconic image of a location used in The Royal Tenenbaums, paying tribute to the film’s comical and rather garish tone. Anderson’s set choices demonstrate an effort to distinguish the film from a recognisable New York City, in which it was located, and, instead, pull together different trends from different time periods in order to establish an amalgamation of interior designs. 

The Royal Tenenbaums…

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Essex House, Deerhurst Road and 78


Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby is a 2013 romantic ‘period drama’ film based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel by the same name. With Leonardo DiCaprio playing the notorious Jay Gatsby, and Carey Mulligan as golden girl Daisy Buchanan, the film’s award-winning cast meant that we were on the edge of our seats to find out what Lurhmann had in store. However, it was his distinctive style, in particular his impeccable choice of locations, which received the same, if not more recognition. Each scene throughout the film was carefully chosen and beautifully crafted in terms of its detailing and aesthetics, remaining faithful to the glitz and glamour of the novel’s 1920s spirit. But with a $190 million budget, we wouldn’t expect much less…

The Great Gatsby…

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Mapesbury Road,  Cavendish Place and Clapham Common 


Fast-forwarding a few decades, Tom Ford’s films Nocturnal Animals and A Single Man are equally recognisable by their locations, but for very different reasons. Nocturnal Animals, a 2016 film based on the 1993 Austin Wright novel Tony and Susan, is a Neo-noir psychological thriller which centres on a divorced art gallery owner, who reads a new novel by her ex-husband and begins to notice the similarities between the relationship in the novel and her former one with him. As seen below, the sinister plot unfolds within particularly contemporary and cutting edge locations, reminding us of the slick interiors and grand design chic of our very own Archer, Blackheath and Birchland.

Nocturnal Animals…

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ArcherBlackheath, and Birchland


Another of Ford’s films, A Single Man, tells the story of a depressed gay British professor’s struggles after the death of his partner, Jim. Coming from an illustrious background in fashion designing, and being Ford’s directorial debut, this 2009 award-winner demonstrates a fusion of two industries, and shows the importance of style and aesthetics within the worlds of both film and fashion. In this image, Ford’s set design encapsulates the culture of 1960s America, with its woody interior and artistic brickwork. The structure feels modern and slightly avant-garde, moving away from more traditional architectural frameworks, but still offering a warm and earthy feel.

A Single Man…

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Jacks Windmill, Kingsley, Cherrytree and 78


Academy Award-winning film, The Danish Girl, is an epic love story following the relationship between Gerda Wegener, played by Alicia Vikander and Einar Wegener, played by Eddie Redmayne. Throughout the film, Einar is a male who identifies as a female (later known as Lili Elbe) and is the first person to undergo sex reassignment surgery. Alongside the captivating plot are the film’s spectacular locations, set in the 1920s across Paris, Copenhagen and Dresden. There is nothing quite like the historical architecture and traditional decor of a beautiful European city to create a bit of romanticism. 

The Danish Girl…

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Faversham, Little Venice, The Manor and Cowley Street


Finally, big congratulations to The Shape of Water for their Oscar win! This 2017 film, directed by Guillermo del Toro, is set in Baltimore in 1962 and follows a mute custodian at a high-security government laboratory who falls in love with a captured humanoid amphibian creature. The film’s fantasy plot is complemented by del Toro’s interesting choice of set, often placing his characters in derelict and rundown buildings. These locations are particularly stylised and full of character, just like our very own Asylum, Church Walk and Lancaster Gate

The Shape of Water…

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The Asylum, Church Walk and Lancaster Gate


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