Search filters Search by area Reset search
Search by area
Location types Clear selection
Keywords Clear selection

Photoshoot locations in London & the UK

Say Cheese!

What makes the ultimate london locations for photoshoots?

We’re glad you asked, because creating the perfect photo shoot location is actually a little bit trickier than you might expect. However, if we were to pinpoint the key features of some of our most popular London photoshoot locations, they certainly all boast plenty of natural lighting, spacious rooms with high ceilings, large kitchens and are easily accessible for public transport and parking. Phew, not much then?

Of course, the best photoshoots locations in London is in the eye of the beholder. By beholder, we’re referring to our lovely clients, who may have specific requirements for their photo shoot venue depending on their creative brief.

What kind of clients come to 1st Option for their photo shoot locations?

We’re pretty proud of our list of clients that have chosen 1st Option to assist them in their search to find a location for their photo shoot. From newspapers, magazines, catalogues, brands, and PR and Ad companies, we’ve leant a helping hand to everyone who’s anyone within the industry.

Designer Stella McCartney recently chose one of our fashion photo shoot locations in London for her range with Matches Fashion. Other name drops include the likes of Net-a-porter, who fell in love with our stunning shoot location, Curious, and iconic fashion publication Vogue,  who used the magnificent location Swan Court for their previous winter edition.

To view our very extensive (and impressive) list of clients, click here.

What types of London locations for photoshoots do we offer?

Another good question, and luckily for you we have another good answer. We offer location photography venues in every form, style and size. From snug coastal beach huts to ginormous country estates complete with their own lake, stables and out buildings to everything in between. From the weird to the wonderful, we have it. Need a gothic asylum? We’ve got one. Looking for an ultra slick city apartment? Got lots of those too. Or are you on the hunt for a beachside mansion? You guessed it; we can certainly help with that too.

Why should you choose 1st Option to find you fantastic London locations for your photoshoots?

We don’t want to brag, but having over 18 years in the industry kind of makes us experts in knowing exactly what makes a perfect photo shoot location for our clients. Over those 18 years we’ve also mastered how to match our clients briefs to a location exactly, regardless of how unique and unusual your requirements might be. Our super friendly photo shoot location agents are dedicated to ensuring you come away more than satisfied with the service and location house we’ve provided for your photo shoot. We’d love to help you find the perfect location for your photographic shoot, whether you’re a production company, brand, stylist or photographer, we can cater to may types of photo shoots.

What sets us apart from other photo shoot location agencies?

Although we’d love to be the one and only photo shoot location agency in London, we aren’t. But what we definitely are is the agency that’ll deliver the most efficient and outstanding customer service within the industry, because our clients are at the heart of everything we do.

Finding your dream photoshoot location in London

The thought of searching through hundreds of properties might seem a little daunting, but hunting for your perfect location for a photo shoot has never been easier. Our super smart tech guys have created easy-to-use comprehensive search filters that you’ll be able to find at the top of this page. It’ll help you tailor your search so you only view properties that fit your brief. We told you they were smart, eh?

If you can’t find what you’re looking for on our site, don’t worry; we have an extensive range of offline locations we can search through to find your ideal shoot location.

Houses for photoshoots in London and beyond

If you’d like to venture outside of the City, we have an amazing range of photo shoot locations available to hire around the UK and throughout Europe.

Fancy seeing your house in the pages of glossy magazines? Of course you do. Register your property with us for more information.

To give you an idea of how your home could look in a magazine, have a look some of our recent location photoshoots below -

  • Kiera Knightly for Harpers Bazaar Kiera Knightly for Harpers Bazaar
  • Diana Gomez @ Bassett Road Diana Gomez @ Bassett Road
  • Kelly Brook for Fabulous Mag Kelly Brook for Fabulous Mag
  • Misguided @ Montagu House Misguided @ Montagu House

Stills photoshoot location FAQ’s

  • Costs for a stills shoot location?

    The cost of hiring our locations for a photo shoot depends on your needs. An editorial shoot can start from £400 but rise significantly for some of our higher- end locations. Advertorial and advertising shoots will be more expensive than editorial rates and filming locations even more. Prices also vary depending on crew size and the amount of disruption to the owner. Standard booking fees at 1st Option are £95 or 5% of the overall shoot fee, whichever is greater. On filming shoots our booking fee is higher.

  • How long is a shoot day?

    A standard shoot day runs from 9am to 6pm and sometimes 8am to 5pm during the winter in order to make better use of daylight hours. Usually it is possible to arrive earlier and to shoot later into the evening, but this will incur overtime charges. Standard overtime rates are typically charged at 20% of the day rate per hour, increasing after 9pm. Overtime is at the discretion of the owner, as are weekend shoots, which also carry a higher rate.

  • Can I decorate at the property?

    Most owners are happy to allow decorating at their property, provided it is re-instated to their complete satisfaction following the shoot. All clients sign a booking form prior to their shoot accepting responsibility for any damage that might be done during the execution of their shoot. Some owners actually prefer the clients decoration changes and are happy to keep them afterwards, although in our experience this is quite rare!

  • Any shoot locations outside London?

    We have a large selection of locations outside the M25 and throughout the rest of the UK. Our portfolio includes beach houses, country manors and also farms. Additionally, we have a selection of properties in our off-line library and also have some properties abroad. Use our search filters to find what you need, or please get in touch with us and tell us what you are looking for.