Top 3 UK shoot location houses

We”™ve never been so busy with location hire.   Our clients, both UK and overseas are looking for new properties to hire for their shoots. We update our location library every week with new houses, venues, studios and apartments.   However, there are a few location houses that get hired every week without fail.

WHAT MAKES A LOCATION HOUSE SO POPULAR?

 

Lordship Park ““  an unusually large Victorian house spread over four distinctly styled floors.

  What makes it so desirable as a shoot location? First of all, the owners:   they”™ve been hiring out their home as a location for photo shoot, TV and film for around 10 years.   They are pleasant to deal with, helpful and they understand how some photo shoots are stress-free and others are intense and stressful.  Secondly, the house offers the photographer and client variety.   It has four levels with distinctive decoration and furniture; from a futuristic all-white cavernous space, an elegant French inspired reception room, to a glamorous James Bond bedroom.  

Mapesbury – glamorous and  sumptuous decoration and furniture

  Photographers and film makers hire this location house for its unique and inspiring decoration and furniture.   Furthermore it offers around 6000 sq ft, in addition to the grounds.   The owner works in the industry and knows what to expect on a typical shoot day; she understands what a stylist and photographer look for in a shoot location.   It”™s also a major plus for a London house to have parking.

Depositories – a unique venue for events, photo shoots and filming

  a unique venue, originally the setting for BBC”™s Dragon”™s Den.    6,500 sq/ft industrial warehouse set over four floors with a variety of textured walls and different floors as well as large windows offering great natural daylight.   The ground floor originally housed horse stables and is dark and atmospheric with a spiral staircase and original lift shaft. The first floor has a mezzanine floor and dilapidated, peeling walls while the second and third levels have more of a loft feel with original polished oak floorboards and a mixture of glazed and texture brick walls.

Marlow house and grounds

  loved by photographers and directors, this private estate offers a large manor house, railway and animal sanctuary.   The house is an eclectic and vibrant mix of styles with props in abundance.   There are so many rooms to discover and a variety of back drops for the photographer and client alike.   The railway offers engines and carriages and emulates a period of history but on private land, that is long forgotten.  The animal sanctuary, where the twenty or so varieties of animals can run free, is a great alternative to filming at zoo. +Jonathan King