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Locations for Filming in London and the UK

Lights, camera, action! 

The best of London filming locations

We’re really not joking when we say we have the best of the best locations for filming in London. We’re proud (and perhaps just a little bit smug) to be one of the leading film location agencies in the UK. During our 18 years we’ve racked up a pretty impressive list of clients within the filming industry who have chosen to use our filming shoot locations for film, TV and music videos. 

Some of these include our highly sought after exclusive London location, Clapham Common which was used in a Nespresso advert featuring George Clooney. It was also used in Jose Mourinho’s BT Sport commercial and a Formula 1 advert where an F1 car was parked in the driveway. 

Our other claims to fame include recent shoots at The Factory to film Lucky Man aired on Sky Atlantic, as well as the filming of Marcella at our film shoot locations Crystal and the stunning Birchland.

What sets us apart from other film location agencies?

Our clients are at the heart of everything we do here at 1st Option, and although there might be other location agencies in London, none will give you the customer service and attention that we do. We’ll also make sure you get the best deal possible for your budget and specifications, assisting you from start to finish. If you’re happy, we’re happy.

What houses for filming does 1st Option offer?

As you’ll be able to see in our advanced filter search, we offer properties in every shape, size and style to suit film crews of any size. From stately manor homes that look like they’ve fallen straight out the pages of a Jane Austen Novel to city slick apartments fit for the likes of James Bond, and everything in between.

If you want it, we can almost guarantee we’ll have it. If you can’t see it online don’t worry, we have a whole host of offline locations we can search through to find your perfect shoot location.

All our film shoot locations and photoshoot locations have friendly and accommodating owners with great access and easy parking.

Why choose 1st Option as your film location agency?

Did we mention we have over 18 years experience within the industry already? Over those 18 years we’ve become experts in providing our clients with an incredible range of filming locations. Our dedicated film location agents love going the extra mile to ensure you come away with your perfect shoot location. Whether you're a big production company, brand, stylist or photographer we'd love to help on your search.

Our wealth of knowledge and dedicated team of film location scouts sourcing great properties is our specialty. We pride ourselves in delivering the highest customer service in the industry and are always happy to help new and existing clients with their filming enquiries.

Finding your perfect location houses for filming

We understand that the thought of scrolling through over 400 properties is probably a little daunting, so our clever tech guys have created handy comprehensive search filters at the top of this page to make your life a little bit easier when you search our location library for your perfect film shoot location. You’re welcome.

If you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for or if your requirements are a bit more unusual, please give us a call and one of our location managers we’ll be happy to help.

Locations for filming in London and beyond

I know it might be hard to believe, but life does exist outside of London. If you’re feeling adventurous and fancy escaping the big smoke for a bit we have a fantastic selection of shoot locations in London and around the UK and Europe. If you’d like to find out more about these properties, give us a call! 

Want to see your house on the big screen? We can make that happen for you. Register your property with us.

Check out the links below to some of the recent shoots that have taken place at our London filming locations -

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

Filming location FAQ’s

  • Costs for filming at a location?

    The cost of filming at one of our locations depends on your requirements. If you are looking to film ‘behind the scenes’ on top of a stills shoot, then this starts from as little as £300. A full-on film production will naturally be a lot more expensive but we will try to work with your budget and get you the best deal. The type of film location you‘re looking for is always a cost factor. Some owners will accept smaller budgets while others may be less inclined. Feel free to call us to discuss your needs further. We’ll be happy to help!

  • How long is a shoot day?

    When booking any of our filming locations, we require our clients to sign a standard booking form. This clearly sets out the agreement between the client, the property owner and our responsibilities as the agent acting on behalf of both parties. In some cases, it is necessary to do a ‘Schedule of Conditions’ before the shoot starts, which we are happy to help with. Please feel free to get in contact with us to find out more.

  • Can I set-build at the property?

    Most owners will allow alterations to their property as long as it is put back to its original state and the owner is satisfied following the film shoot. Each client will sign a booking form accepting responsibility for any damage that might be caused during filming; agreeing to leave the property in the condition it was in before the shoot. It is the responsibility of the client to ensure that the property owner is happy when the film shoot is over.

  • Any filming Locations outside London?

    We have a large selection of locations suitable for filming outside of the M25 and also spread across the UK. These locations include beach houses, country manors and farms. To find these properties, use our search filters on our main locations landing page. This will help you to narrow down your search but if you still can’t find what you’re looking for, give us a call. We also have a large off-line library and a selection of properties from overseas, so get in touch to see how we can help you.