Top 10 Photo Shoot & Filming Locations for 2018

Its that time of year again when we sift through all our location bookings data and put together our list of the most popular locations for photo shoots and filming in 2018.

Top 10 Shoot Locations

**Top 10 list based on bookings of location.

 

1. The Cottage

Location: London N1

This is a three bedroom, semi-detached cottage in Islington that has recently undergone a complete overhaul.

The Cottage Location - Kitchen - Top 10 Locations in 2018 - SHOOTFACTORY

 

The interior is contemporary, and has a slightly masculine edge, with cool deep colours and the use of natural textures and finishes, such as the concrete and reclaimed parquet floors, plus exposed brick features.

The Cottage Location - Lounge - Top 10 Shoot Locations in 2018 - SHOOTFACTORY

 
Brands: San Miguel / Sunday Times Style Magazine / Coca Cola / Cos / Debenhams / Urban Outfitters / Sainsbury’s / House of Fraser / Crabtree & Evelyn / John Lewis / NEXT Home / Not on the High Street / DFS / Waitrose / M&S / Furniture Village / The White Company

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2. Lordship

Location: London N16

An unusually large Victorian location house spread over four distinctly styled floors.

Lordship Location - Disco - Top 10 Shoot Locations for 2018 - SHOOTFACTORY

 

Three floors, ranging in style from Louis xv panelled rooms with tapestries and candelabras to groovy, all-white, 1960s nightclub with curved, futuristic doorways and a spectacular checker board light installation. The space has been designed, decorated and furnished with a mixture of junk shop, auction and ebay finds.

Lordship Location - French Distressed - Top 10 Photo Shoot Locations for 2018 - SHOOTFACTORY

 

Brands: Ted Baker / Avon / Triumph Lingerie

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3. Cannon

Location: London BR7

A 6,000sq ft. 5 bedroom detached Victorian Arts and Crafts location property with a wealth of original features.

Cannon Location - Lounge - Top 10 Filming Locations for 2018 - SHOOTFACTORY

 
This family home is beautifully finished throughout and provides a choice of spacious reception rooms, a huge kitchen dining space, lots of period features and great outdoor spaces. The home has a classic feel to it and the owners have been really careful to retain a traditional style but with a modern approach.

Cannon Location - Kitchen - Top 10 Shoot Locations in 2018 - SHOOTFACTORY

 

Brands: Not on the High Street / Argos / Robinsons / ITN Productions / Matalan / Laura Ashley / Morso Stoves / Boden / M&S / Hilton Hotels / Orion Books / White Stuff / Wedgwood / Jack Wills.

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4. Mastershipwrights

Location: London SE8

A huge rambling location house near Greenwich with large rooms with interesting decor and props.

Mastershipwrights Location - Exposed Brick - Top 10 Shoot Location in 2018 - SHOOTFACTORY

 
Wonderful pieces of antique furniture, exposed plaster walls, large industrial kitchen, stone floors, large staircases. Extensive grounds with river views, great outside space, and quirky wood built structure.

Mastershipwrights Location - Industrial Kitchen - Top 10 Photo Shoot Locations in 2018 - SHOOTFACTORY

 

Brands: The Telegraph / Amica Magazine / French Connection / Neptune / Romo fabrics / Another Magazine / Osprey London / Chi Chi Clothing / River Island / Next Fashion / French Vogue / Boots No.7 / John Lewis / Next Home.

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5. Beckenham

Location: London BR3

This beautifully designed family home offers great flexibility for shooting. The rooms are all large with high ceilings and great daylight.

Beckenham Location - Fireplace, Exposed Brick - Top 10 Photo Shoot Locations in 2018 - SHOOTFACTORY

 
The double length sitting room has exposed brick features, some wall panelling, dark floors and window shutters to the rear. The furnishings are minimal but comfortable and there are two stone fireplaces. The large kitchen to the rear is an adaptable space with a movable island.

Beckenham Location - Kitchen - Top 10 Filming Locations in 2018 - SHOOTFACTORY

 

Brands: Tropic Skincare / Lakeland / Debenhams / Chrisanne Clover / Wedgwood / QVC / Asiatic Carpets / Octopus Publishing / Jo Loves / John Lewis / Hillary’s / Talking Tables / Harrods.

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6. Dorothy

Location: London NW6

This is a large, four bedroom Victorian terraced location house.

Dorothy Location - Bathroom - Top 10 Shoot Locations in 2018 - SHOOTFACTORY

 
The house is approximately 4,000 sq ft overall and has been subject to complete renovation works in recent years with some interesting additions. A double height extension to the rear is home to a fantastic kitchen, living and dining space. The kitchen is fitted with a professional cooker and extraction above. In the dining area double height glazed sliding doors allow natural light to flood into the home.

Dorothy Location - Kitchen - Top 10 Photo Shoot Locations for 2018 - SHOOTFACTORY

 

Brands: Cosmopolitan Magazine / DFS / Sainsbury’s / Agile Films / Sony / Amazon / M&S / G Plan / John Lewis / Laura Ashley / Dyson / Boots

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7. Billie

Location: London NW10

A beautifully bright, and minimally furnished terraced location property on a quiet residential street in Kensal Rise.

Billie Location - Lounge - Top 10 Locations for 2018 - SHOOTFACTORY

 
Painted white throughout, the ground floor sitting room has a bay window, original fireplace and cornicing. A dark parquet floor runs through to the rear, where the room steps down to a polished concrete floor in the open plan kitchen and dining room. The kitchen cabinets are an interesting colour, and the countertops are quartz. Crittal doors open to the rear garden and a large skylight runs the entire length of the kitchen diner.

Billie Location - Kitchen - Top 10 Shoot Locations in 2018 - SHOOTFACTORY

 

Brands: Living Etc / M&S / Batiste Dry Shampoo / Urban Outfitters / Microsoft / Pooky Lighting / Royal Mail / Woman and Home.

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8. Steele

Location: London E14

A simply stunning example of a warehouse apartment conversion.

Steele Location - Lounge Warehouse Conversion - Top 10 Photo Shoot Locations 2018 - SHOOTFACTORY

 
Almost 2,000sq ft of lateral living space, with concrete floors, super sleek lines, industrial crittal windows, exposed brick walls, a wall of glass, hidden skylights, and ultra high tech lighting systems.

Steele Location - Concrete Floors - Top 10 Shoot Locations for 2018 - SHOOTFACTORY

 

Brands: Jimmy Choo / Barbour / Audi / John Lewis / Siemens / Dyson / Tom Ford for Mr Porter.

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9. Judes

Location: London NW10

Magnificent 19th century Gothic church conversion.

Judes Location - Church Conversion Lounge - Top 10 Shoot Locations in 2018 - SHOOTFACTORY

 
The huge triple height open plan living, kitchen and dining space is flooded with natural light thanks to the replacement of the old stained glass windows to the top level of the building. The large arched windows to one side of the main space with a view out to the courtyard also adds to the brightness of this space.

 

Brands: Floris London / Charlotte Tilbury / Clarke & Clarke / The Sofa & Chair Company / Clarins / Net-A-Porter / In the Style / Molton Brown.

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10. Grove

Location: London SW11

A semi-detached early Victorian location house in Battersea. Fully refurbished in 2015, the work was faithful to the old market-garden cottages that are a feature of this particular road, but with a subtle modern feel. General colour palette is pale, light greys with contrast of dark greys.

Grove Location - Staircase - Top 10 Filming Locations 2018 - SHOOTFACTORY

 
The hallway entrance has a limestone floor, features a spiral staircase and curved walls, and is lit by the skylight above. There are wide Dinesen floorboards in the kitchen/living room, with marble tops softened by classic English kitchen units and copper pendants, white painted wall boards, and long sash windows and panelled garden doors onto the garden. The more classic sitting-room with wood-burner leads to the snug-come-library, which leads back to the kitchen via glass panelled sliding doors.

Grove Location - Kitchen - Top 10 Film Locations 2018 - SHOOTFACTORY

 

Brands: Orion Publishing / Peacocks / Dove (tv commercial) / Telegraph / Brides Magazine / Mothercare.

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Bonus Location

This is a really beautiful property that didn’t make it into the top 10 in terms of number of bookings, but this look is very popular.

Name: AHM House

Location: Harpenden AL5

“Probably the best Modern house in the world” is how this incredible property was described in an article in The Sunday Times by the architecture critic Hugh Pearman.

AHM House Location - Brick - Top 10 Most Popular Locations 2018 - SHOOTFACTORY

 
Internally it extends to almost 4,500 sq ft, it has six bedrooms, and enjoys extensive, secluded gardens. The living accommodation is bathed in natural light, thanks to the floor to ceiling, and wall to wall glass. Concrete and timber detailing.

AHM House Location - Open Plan - Top 10 Photo Shoot & Film Locations 2018 - SHOOTFACTORY

 

Brands: Carpetright / Burton / DFS / Mr Porter / John Lewis / Net-A-Porter / Habitat / Dwell.

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