Information for Local Residents and Businesses
The film and television industry is an important sector of London’s cultural industries and film activity can bring direct benefits to the local economy. We aim to encourage filming locally, but we also demand that all film crews observe correct procedure and work to a high standard of professionalism.
You can view the London Location Filming Code of Practice (external link), which all productions must adhere to.
Concerns about filming
If you have received notification of intended filming and you have concerns:
- Firstly, you should contact the location manager directly if you have their contact details
- If you are still concerned, then please contact us at the Film Office to discuss and we will attempt to mediate
If a shoot is in progress and you are experiencing undue disturbance or inconvenience:
- Try to contact the location manager directly, to see if the problem can be resolved swiftly. It is a location manager’s job to manage all practical aspects of the location shoot, so they should be contactable and available to hear your concerns at all times
- If you’re unable to contact the location manager then please do not hesitate to contact us at the Film Office and we will try to assist
After the shoot has finished:
- If you have any feedback to report, either positive or negative, then please do contact us at the Film Office as we welcome any input from residents and businesses that can help to avoid problems in the future
Location managers are always looking for new locations. If you would like the Film Office to keep your property on a register of locations then please contact us to discuss further.
The best way to break into the film and television industry is to gain direct experience on a set. We facilitate hundreds of shoots each year and in the past have helped local residents to gain their first experience on a shoot. If you are interested then please contact us with your details.