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Updated by cerys on Apr 21, 2021
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Event venues That Double As Film Locations

It's always exciting to see somewhere you recognise on telly, and after reading this you'll be able to spot plenty more. Here are some unique London venues that have been used as filming locations for film and TV.


Central Hall Westminster

Central Hall Westminster

We're certain you've seen this popular conference and concert venue on your screens before. Central Hall Westminster is one of the largest event venues in London and that makes it perfectly placed for large scale filming sets as well as intricate live TV broadcasts.

This popular choice of London filming location hire has been host to everyone from the BBC to FIFA for productions like:

  • Channel 4's Stand Up To Cancer charity broadcast
  • BBC's annual NYE concerts
  • The Late, Late Show with James Corden
  • FIFA Interactive World Cup Final
  • Netflix's The Crown (Season 3)
  • RED (film, 2013)
  • Amazon Prime's The Grand Tour (Season 1)

With such an impressive portfolio of film and TV productions under their belt, they've got a team full of expertise when it comes to putting on a streamlined performance. Plus, it's unique, historic interiors make it a striking backdrop for any shoot.


Congress Centre

Congress Centre

This is an unlikely, but incredible versatile London filming location.

It's unique 1950s interiors have made it a well-loved backdrop for TV and films that are set in that period. However, they're also modern enough to see them used in more recent production including BBC's Killing Eve, Hard Sun and MotherFatherSon.

Other productions Congress Centre has been featured in includes:

  • Netflix's The Crown
  • The Crooked House (film, 2017)
  • Our Kind of Traitor (film, 2016)
  • In The Loop (film, 2009
  • and more!

The distinctive 1950's wooden paneling in their Council Chamber is one of its most popular features for filming. You can find all the details about it's productions in this blog they shared:
London filming location: Congress Centre's best bits.


BMA House

BMA House

This little known gem is a brand new choice of filming location. Until recently it hadn't opened its gates to external film crews before, so it might not have the same portfolio of its counterparts but it's incredibly unique architecture and beautiful outdoor areas make it a great choice for endless TV and film productions. We see a lot of untapped potential with this one!

There is one caveat: only the outdoor areas are available for filming as the inside remains exclusive for the British Medical Association to use. With a choice of elegant and well-kept spaces however, we don't think that's a problem at all.

Fun fact: Not only is it a popular outdoor summer party venue, but it's also one of the most sustainable venues London has to offer. That's quite the flex.


10-11 Carlton House Terrace

10-11 Carlton House Terrace

This iconic venue must have one of the most impressive portfolios of any historic film location venue London.

This Westminster events venue is known for its grand and luxurious interiors - mirroring Buckingham Palace which is just down the street. Just a few of the productions this venue has been featured in includes:

  • BBC's Sherlock
  • Netflix's The Crown (again!)
  • Comic Relief - Bodyguard alternative ending
  • Sky One's There's Something About Movies

They'll also be found in some upcoming films like the next James bond: No Time to Die (2021) and Disney's Cruella (2021). If one thing is certain, this venue is certainly at the top of many location scout's lists.




This stunning, historic venue hasn't always been open for filming, but COVID has encouraged them to explore new horizons and they are now offering themselves as a shoot location.

We're confident this will quickly become a hot spot on the London filming venues map. With it's combination of authentic, regal spaces like the Long Room (pictured), it's well-kept 5-acre garden and endless Georgian features, there is lots of potential at this new London filming venue to hire.


Old Royal Naval College

Old Royal Naval College

This landmark venue simply speaks for itself. The Old Royal Naval college offers a brilliant variety of spaces, each highly unique and utterly memorable. You'll be hard pressed to find a more breathe-taking location for filming in London.

From the marble-pillared Queen Mary undercroft, to the frozen-in-time Admirals house, to the awe-inspiring Painted Hall, it's hard to pin down the exact number of productions this location has been featured in. It's naturally popular in historical TV and film dramas however it does occasionally feature in titles about modern London, as after all, it still does have a place in the city.

The team at the Old Royal Naval College are incredibly careful of the filming and photography allowed to be done on site, but that means they are well-versed in arranging the necessary precursors for each shoot.


Nicolson Square Edinburgh

Nicolson Square Edinburgh

This is a really special newcomer to the filming location market! Edinburgh is already known for it's movie magic and this brand new venue is sure to make an impact on the film scene.

Nicolson Square Edinburgh is a brand-new converted church in Edinburgh city centre. This means it's got a totally unique look, with stain-glass windows and pews, contrasted with a light, modern palette and lots of large windows to keep it bright and airy.

Since this venue has only just opened, they're yet to be utilised in film and TV, but there's no no doubt this will be snapped up by the industry fast. We're also confident they'll be a popular choice of Edinburgh conference venue as soon as it's safe to meet again!