Best venues for photo shoots in London

Find the perfect backdrop for your shoot with this handy list of stunning and versatile venues.

Updated on 07 September 2022

On the hunt for filming locations or stunning backdrops for a photo shoot in London? We’ve got you covered. The capital is bursting with amazing locations for all manner of photography and filming, whether it's for fashion, food, film or fun. But that’s not all. Many of London’s venues that allow filming also have detailed brochures highlighting rooms you might not have known about too. So, if you’re location scouting, take a look at the venues below and you might find the job gets a little easier.

If you’re new to filming in London, there are some key things to keep in mind while browsing venues. The first is how much space you’ll need. There are plenty of large venues in London so don’t worry if you’re planning something big. Next, scope out what facilities you’ll need. Longer shoots will require breaks, so you’ll need somewhere the models and staff can relax and get refreshments. Last but certainly not least, be sure to consider transport. Finding a venue that’s easily accessible for the crew will make everything run a lot more smoothly, and you’ll be less likely to overrun.

To make your project stand out, it might be worth looking at London’s most unusual and quirky venues too. After all, the city has more than its fair share of spaces that will stun audiences. As soon as you’ve found one that fits your requirements, click the ‘book now’ button to find out more and enquire. Some venues have specific filming enquiry forms on their own websites too, so be sure to keep an eye out for them. Finally, if all this planning feels a little overwhelming, we’ve got a 13-step guide for organising events that covers absolutely everything you need to know. When times are busy, we can always use a little refresher on the basics.

Sadler

Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, London, EC1 R4TN

Max Meeting 1500
Max Theatre 1500
Max Standing 350
Max Banquet 120
PocketSquare Skyline Bar and Terrace

PocketSquare Skyline Bar and Terrace

9th Floor, Hyatt Place London City East, Aldgate, London, E1 1DU

Max Standing 100
Max Banquet 80
The Tower of London

The Tower of London

Tower Hill , City of London, London, EC3N 4AB

Max Meeting 150
Max Standing 300
Max Banquet 240
10-11 Carlton House Terrace

10-11 Carlton House Terrace

10-11 Carlton House Terrace , St. James's, London, SW1Y 5AH

Max Meeting 35
Max Theatre 125
Max Standing 200
Max Banquet 100
Goodenough College Events & Venue Hire

Goodenough College Events & Venue Hire

Goodenough College, Bloomsbury, London, WC1N 2AB

Max Meeting 120
Max Theatre 250
Max Standing 250
Max Banquet 220
IET London: Savoy Place

IET London: Savoy Place

2 Savoy Place , Covent Garden, London, WC2R 0BL

Max Meeting 50
Max Theatre 451
Max Standing 330
Max Banquet 330
Barbican Conference Centre

Barbican Conference Centre

Silk Street, Barbican, London, EC2Y 8DS

Max Meeting 170
Max Theatre 1950
Max Standing 2000
Max Banquet 350
London Transport Museum

London Transport Museum

Covent Garden Piazza (south east corner), Covent Garden , London, WC2E 7BB

Max Meeting 80
Max Theatre 200
Max Standing 400
Max Banquet 150
Mansion House

Mansion House

Walbrook, City of london, London, EC4N 8BH

Max Meeting 400
Max Theatre 400
Max Standing 500
Max Banquet 360
The London Library

The London Library

14 St James's Square, St. James's, London, SW1Y 4LG

Max Meeting 100
Max Theatre 120
Max Standing 200
Max Banquet 100
Asia House

Asia House

63 New Cavendish Street , Marylebone, London, W1G 7LP

Max Meeting 84
Max Theatre 140
Max Standing 170
Max Banquet 120

Once you’ve enquired to the venue, the relevant events team will be in touch with more information. They will be happy to field any more specific questions that you might have, perhaps some that weren’t answered in the brochure. Once you wrap and all the editing is finished, you might want to host a screening to celebrate. In that case, we’ve got a brilliant list of the best cinemas and screening rooms for just that. This includes everything from chic galleries to huge auditoria, so we’re sure you’ll find one that matches what you’re looking for, no matter the size.

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