Location filming & photography

Southbank Centre offers a fantastic setting for both filming and stills photography, with the ability to accommodate a wide variety of shoots in both our indoor and outdoor spaces.

We manage the area of Queen’s Walk spanning the length of the River Thames, from the London Eye to the National Theatre. With views of the City, London Eye, Westminster and along the River Thames, the Queen’s Walk offers a quintessentially ‘London’ scenery for anybody who wants an instantly recognisable backdrop for their shoot.

We also manage the areas between this section of Queen’s Walk and Belvedere Road, including Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room, Hayward Gallery and the surrounding walkways. The celebrated Brutalist architecture offers a distinctly gritty and urban setting for shoots.

Site map

Please refer to our site map for a full breakdown of our locations.

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We can also accommodate indoor shoots in our world-famous concert halls outside of opening hours.  Please get in touch if you would like to know more.

Making an enquiry

All filming and photography applications need to be made via FilmApp.  Before filming or photoshoots can be confirmed, the following information must be supplied:

  • copy of public liability insurance (generally this should be to £10m, but for small shoots £5m may be acceptable)
  • a comprehensive, site-specific risk assessment and method statement for the shoot

The location fee must be paid in full before the shoot date.

We may need a few days to assess your application and complete the relevant paperwork, so please submit your enquiry with as much notice as possible. We can’t guarantee to manage shoots with fewer than five working days’ notice.

submit your enquiry via FilmApp 

Filming performances

You can bring your own film crew to film at Southbank Centre or hire our crew to film for you.

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