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Introduction VisitBritain is Britain’s national tourism agency, responsible for

With each location we have provided the following:

marketing Britain worldwide. We work with thousands of organisations

• Description

in the UK and overseas to market Britain successfully to visitors from around the world. Our partners include government agencies, airlines and operators, global brands as well as the tourism bodies for London, England, Scotland and Wales.

• Address and contact details with hyperlinks for web and email • Photography • Best time of day to film • Permit requirements

This guide, Britain for Broadcasters, which includes Northern Ireland,

• Filming fees

Isle of Man and the Channel Islands, has been designed to showcase

• Public liability insurance

the best locations that we have to offer for filming. You will see the depth and diversity of this destination from its cities, countryside and coast, which truly reflect what is quintessentially British. There are 400 pages of fantastic locations for filming, and we have simplified each chapter with an interactive index that will direct you to the content you need for: • London

• Stand up position if available • Maps - If you click on the image for each location, this will direct you to a Google map page for that location In addition, we have provided useful contacts and links to film offices around the UK. I hope this practical guide will provide plenty of information and

• England

inspiration for your filming of Britain, and if you need any further

• Scotland

information please don’t hesitate to contact me or one of our PR

• Wales

Managers in our 21 core markets worldwide.

• Northern Ireland • Channel Islands – Guernsey and Jersey • Isle of Man

Paul Gauger Head of International Media & Destination PR VisitBritain

VisitBritain can also help international media in the following ways:

Production Co-ordination We can help broadcasters with filming permits, guides, translators, transport and a whole range of other location services. We can assist with just part of a shoot or provide a comprehensive booking service for a whole shoot. Priority is given to broadcasters who represent one of our

Broadcast Quality HD Footage

21 core international markets.

We have wonderful high–definition footage available of many parts of

Britain, including aerial footage. Whatever you are looking for – coast, countryside, vibrant city life, sport or royal heritage – we have footage

Spokespeople and Characters

available for you to download instantly from our media centre at no

Our PR team has access to a ‘bank’ of people around Britain who can give

charge. There are currently over 250 different clips available, each tagged

great interviews and help bring a story to life. Museum curators, head

and stored to enable easy editing.

gardeners, chefs, fashion designers, artists, theatre producers – all the

people who work behind the scenes to help make a visit to Britain such a unique and interesting experience. We don’t publish these, so if there is a

Short Films

person or profession you are looking to interview please don’t hesitate to

We have a number of short films produced by the BBC available for

ask us. We also have people who have a connection to a particular country

broadcasters at no charge. These cover a variety of destinations in London

if you are looking for specific links that may relate to your audience.

and around the country. There are also films on other popular tourism destinations like Bath, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Portmeirion and Stonehenge.

Story Ideas

For those interested in Royal history and heritage, we have films such as

Every day at least one new story idea is loaded on our online media

the spectacular Trooping the Colour ceremony.

centre There is a good search function and you can also register on the media centre to receive regular bulletins by email. The centre is published in 14 different languages, including English.

Britain Calling

Research and Fact-checking

Every month we send out our top 10 story ideas under the banner of

Whenever possible we will assist journalists with research and

‘Britain Calling’. This includes links to the full story and free to download

fact checking. We always give priority to media from our 21 core

high-resolution images. You can register for this on:

international markets



Visiting Journalists Programme

Our online media centre hosts a comprehensive image library that has

If you are planning to visit Britain and have a definite commission from

thousands of high-resolution photographs that are completely free for

an approved media outlet we would be delighted to assist you with your

you to use. Images can be downloaded instantly and easily and there is

itinerary. We can also put you in direct contact with industry partners

a great search function:

and destinations around the UK who have expressed an interest in

hosting journalists.

If you can’t find a suitable image on the media centre there is a more

extensive image library available on: This is commercial photo library so charges may apply for


certain images.

Paul Gauger

E: T: +44 (0)20 7578 1180

Events Listings We hold a comprehensive database of events that are taking place around the UK. This includes exhibitions, festivals, openings, redevelopments and sporting championships as well as lots of unusual events that can only be found in Britain. We can arrange access to these events and have images and/or footage of many of them.

London - for international destination PR enquiries only Paul Gauger VisitBritain, Sanctuary Buildings, 20 Great Smith Street, London SW1P 3BT Head of International Media & Destination PR T: +44 (0) 20 7578 1180 M: +44 (0) 7884 233 647 E: Val Austin International Press Visits Manager T: +44 (0) 20 7578 1039 E: Rose Hughes International Press Visits Officer T: +44 (0) 20 7578 1038 E: Emma Mead International Press Visits Officer T: +44 (0) 20 7578 1032 E: Stephanie Siegle Destination PR Officer - GREAT Campaign T: +44 (0) 20 7578 1037 Rmishka Singh PR Editor T: +44 (0) 20 7578 1155 E:

FOR ALL UK & CORPORATE MEDIA ENQUIRIES Mark Di-Toro Senior Press Officer (Corporate PR Manager – until January 2014) T: +44 (0) 20 7578 1098 M: +44 (0) 7919 392 137 E: David Leslie Corporate PR Manager (on secondment until January 2014) T: +44 (0) 20 7578 1141 M: +44 (0) 7919 392 137 E:


Offices in Asia Pacific and the Middle East Australia Kristen Angus Insights and Communications Manager VisitBritain, Level 16, The Gateway, 1 Macquarie Place, Sydney NSW. 2000, Australia T: 0061 2 8247 2273 E: China - Beijing Tamily Liu Press & PR Executive Beijing Cultural and Education Section of the British Embassy, No.11 Guanghua Road, Beijing 100600, China T: 0086 10 51924346 F: 0086 10 6590 0977 E: China - Shanghai Bonnie Hua Press & PR Manager - China & Hong Kong VisitBritain, Suite 301 Shanghai Centre, 1376 Nanjing West Road, Shanghai, 200040, China PRC T: 0086 21 32792093 E: Hong Kong Janice Cheung Representative HK & South China VisitBritain, 5/F British Consulate-General, 1 Supreme Court Road, Admiralty, Hong Kong T : 00852 2901 3399 F : 00852 2901 3394 E: India Ritushri Dhanker Press and PR Manager 202-203 JMD Regent Square, Merhrauli-Gurgaon Road, Gurgaon 122001, Haryana, India T: 0091 124 262 4255 F: 0091 124 262 4200 E: Japan Katsue Takeshima PR Manager VisitBritain, 1 Ichibancho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0082, British Embassy Tokyo T: 0081 3 5211 1128 F: 0081 81 3 3265 5518 E: UAE and Saudi Arabia Rania Hatoum Online Marketing Executive UAE PO Box 33342 2nd Floor, Sharaf Building, Khalid Bin Waleed Road, Dubai, U.A.E Tel: 009 71 4 3960809

Offices in The Americas Brazil Mitsi Goulias Press & PR Manager Centro Brasileiro Britanico, Rua Ferreira de Araujo 741, 1 Andar, Pinheiros , Sao Paulo, Sp, 05428-002 Brazil T: 0055 11 3245 7653 F: 0055 11 3245 7651 E: Canada Cathy Stapells PR & Communications Manager 2800-777 Bay Street Toronto, Ontario M5G 2G2 T: 001 416 646 6676 F: 001 416 593 1229 E: Los Angeles Katrina Early Film Tourism and PR Manager (West Coast) 11766 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1200, Los Angeles, CA 90025 T: 00 1 310 996 3036 E: New York Meredith Pearson (maternity leave until December 2013) PR & Communications Manager USA 845 Third Avenue, Floor 10 New York, NY 10022 T: 001 212 850 0377 E: Kelly Harrison PR Executive USA 845 Third Avenue, Floor 10 New York, NY 10022 T: 001 212 850 0364 E:

Belgium Myriam De Mulder Press Executive Avenue D’Auderghem-Oudergemselaan 10 1040 Brussels T: 00 322 287 6223 M: 00 322 472 487964 E:

Italy Silvia Bocciarelli Press and PR VisitBritain Italia c/o Consolato Britannico Via San Paolo 7 20121 Milano T: 00 39 02 72300228 F: 00 39 02 72020153 M: 00 39 340 3524660 E:

Denmark Jette Ward Representative Denmark, VisitBritain, British Embassy, Kastelsvej 36-40 2100 Copenhagen T: 00 45 3375 5005 F: 00 45 3375 5008 E:

Netherlands Margot Eggink, B2B The Netherlands VisitBritain Koningslaan 44 1075 AE Amsterdam (not open to the public) T: 0031 20 607 7704 E:

France Florence Valette Communications Manager BP 70-154 75363 PARIS Cedex 08 Tel. 0033 1 44 51 34 95 Fax. 0033 1 44 51 34 91 E:

Norway Kim Lovlie Marketing Executive VisitBritain Norway British Embassy 0244 Oslo T: 00 47 23 13 65 80 M: 00 47 971 04 944 E:

Germany Andrea Hetzel Media Relations Manager VisitBritain Alexanderplatz 1 10178 Berlin T: 0049 30 3157 1941 F: 0049 30 31571940 E:

Poland Joanna Sosnowska Marketing Representative VisitBritain British Council, Al. Jerozolimskie 59 00-697 Warszawa T: 0048 22 695 59 25 E:

Offices in Europe

Sabine Kalkmann PR Executive VisitBritain Alexanderplatz 1 10178 Berlin T: 0049 30 3157 1942 F: 0049 30 3157 1940 E:

Russia Ekaterina Merenchuk PR & Marketing Executive 10 Smolenskaya Naberezhnaya, Moscow, 121009 T: 00 74 95 95 67 310 E:

Spain Maria Eugenia Benito Press and PR Visit Britain British Embassy Torre Espacio Paseo de la Castellana 259D 28046 Madrid (not open to the public) T: 0034 91 714 6498 M: 0034 647 57 36 54 E: Sweden Helene Hofverberg Press and PR Manager VisitBritain c/o British Embassy Skarpogatan 6-8, Box 27819 115 93 Stockholm T: 00 46 8 4401 706 M: 00 46 702 58 64 53 E: Switzerland/Austria Andrea Hetzel Media Relations Manager VisitBritain Alexanderplatz 1 10178 Berlin T: 0049 30 3157 1941 F: 0049 30 31571940 E: Sabine Kalkmann PR Executive VisitBritain Alexanderplatz 1 10178 Berlin T: 0049 30 3157 1942 F: 0049 30 3157 1940 E:


Facing the challenges of filming in London Iconic landmarks, a chat with a celebrity, a stroll across the famous Abbey Road zebra crossing; London has so much to offer in the way of filming opportunities. Although there may be a few hurdles to jump along the way, with a little advance planning international film crews visiting the capital can ensure the filming process runs smoothly. • We all like an organised work diary and London’s landmarks and venues are no different. Many places would like at least 5 working days’ notice to arrange a film permit – giving two weeks’ notice is even better • Full public liability insurance (PLI) worth at least £5million is essential for filming in most of London so crews should ensure it is in place before making a request • Check with the location whether they are happy to have tripods, lighting etc. Many locations prefer small crews using hand-held equipment • Major events – for example, the Chelsea Flower Show in late May or Wimbledon Tennis Championships in late June/early July – may have broadcasting rights, so check first. However, there are great alternative filming options that capture the essence of a particular event • Celebrities, politicians, the Royal Family…everyone would love to meet them! The best first point of contact is through official offices, publicists or management. VisitBritain can help point you in the right direction • London’s shops make great filming locations but check with them for permission first • Filming on the streets of London? The good news is that, in theory, your crew doesn’t need a permit, but bear in mind this is open to interpretation and any member of the public can claim the crew is causing an obstruction. To be on the safe side, you can apply for a Notice of No Objection • Check with a location if you would like to film the interior and exterior – there may be different arrangements for both • Some of London’s streets and bridges cut across two boroughs; ask VisitBritain if they do and we can steer you towards where to obtain permission for filming in both • And don’t forget…VisitBritain has plenty of broadcast-quality, B-roll footage available of many of London’s top spots – so if time is tight or permission is hard to obtain, this is a useful alternative

LONDON Cycling in London London’s Barclays Cycle Hire is a public bike-sharing scheme for shorter journeys around the capital. There are more than 8,000 bikes at 570 locations across London. More than 17 million journeys have been made on the bikes since the scheme’s launch in 2010. The “Boris bikes” (named after London’s Mayor Boris Johnson) are available to casual users - including non-UK residents - as well as members. The bikes are easy to hire – simply swipe your membership key, credit or debit card, grab a bike and go. After you’ve paid your daily, weekly or yearly access fee, your first half-hour is free, with no additional charge provided the bicycle is returned within 30 minutes. When you’ve finished your journey, just drop the bike back to one of the many docking stations across London. Cycle Hire docking stations are located across nine London boroughs and in several Royal Parks in central London. It’s a fact: Waterloo Station is the most popular place to hire and dock cycles. The scheme is managed by Transport for London and more details can be found on the website Barclays Cycle Hire is happy for crews to film using a bike, but they will need to pay the hire fee. There is no need to let them know, but you might need to let the relevant Borough Film Office know if you are planning to film on public highways. Did you know? The London Cycle Guides are a set of cycle route maps, originally developed by the London Cycling Campaign in 2002, and now published and given away free by Transport for London. They cover all of Greater London, and show routes advantageous to cyclists, including parts of the London Cycling Network and the Cycle Superhighways. They also show traffic-free routes in canals and parks, and some areas blocked to cyclists. Fourteen maps are required to cover the whole of Greater London, so you’ll probably want several to cover areas where you plan to ride. For more details and to order a copies of the guides visit:


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LONDON Filming on London’s Bridges London Bridge was the first bridge built across The River Thames and there has been a crossing at or near its present site for nearly two thousand years. The most recent bridge to be built is the Millennium Bridge, completed in 2002. Adjacent to the Tower of London, Tower Bridge is one of London’s most famous and distinctive landmarks and probably the best known of all London’s bridges. Considered as a masterpiece of Victorian engineering, the bridge crosses The Thames between Tower Hamlets to the north and Southwark to the south. However, filming on the bridge itself is controlled by the City of London. The boundary line for boroughs on either side of The Thames runs through the middle of the river - splitting authority over London’s bridges in two. However, for filming purposes the majority of boroughs have agreed that one will take responsibility for an entire bridge. For more details, take a look at Film London’s guide to filming on bridges and who you need to contact: For more details on camera positions for the Tower of London, information can be found on Film London’s website:


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LONDON Filming on London Buses London Buses manages one of the largest bus networks in the world. Approximately 7,500 iconic red buses carry more than six million passengers each weekday on a network serving all parts of Greater London. In February 2012, the New Bus for London was introduced and was the first bus in more than 50 years to be designed specifically for the capital’s streets. It runs on two of London’s bus routes – the No 38 and No 24. The interior and external styling of the bus was developed with help from Transport for London’s design partner, Heatherwick Studio. It was inspired by the old Routemaster, but is modern, fully accessible and uses the latest green technology. It’s a fact: More than 90 per cent of Londoners live within 400 metres of one of the 19,500 bus stops in the capital. Best time of day to film: Transport for London doesn’t usually allow filming on buses that are in service. However, outside peak commuter hours you can hire a bus that will look like the bus on the route you wish to film, complete with driver. Access restrictions: You can’t film in most working bus stations and depots. Some operators will allow limited filming as long as you meet the costs of providing filming supervision. You will also need to provide them with a description of what you will be filming and what the film will be used for, plus the number of people involved in filming, times you would like to film and how long you expect to film for. Filming permit: In most cases you will need to give at least seven days’ notice. Filming fee: Yes. Public liability insurance: Yes.

Email: Website:

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LONDON Filming in London’s Hotels, Pubs and Restaurants London has a wide range of wonderful hotels, restaurants and pubs where some of the greatest chefs in the world work. Many overseas broadcasters want to film and sample the legendary British afternoon tea – more details on where you can try the best afternoon tea can be found on the UK Tea Council’s website Although many do allow filming, they usually request that afternoon tea is filmed outside normal customer hours, therefore in the morning, and restaurants generally request that filming takes place when there are no customers dining. The Wolseley, by the Ritz Hotel on Piccadilly, for example, only allows filming after midnight and before 07.00. Pubs are more accommodating, but still require permission in advance.


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LONDON London From the Air We can organise aerial filming anywhere around the UK, Europe and the world. Access restrictions: Contact us for specific location information Filming permit: Central London has restrictions although we have standing exemptions to film over central London. Public liability insurance: £15million

Alternative Helicopter companies: Flight Logistics Tim Desbois Tel: +44 (0) 870 620 8046 Mobile: +44 (0)7831 627878

Weston Aviation Tel: + 44 (0) 208 742 3111 Helimanx Tel: +44 (0) 1624 877770 Mobile: +44 (0) 7836 610823

Contact: Jeremy Braben Telephone: +44 (0)1895 833365 Email: Website:

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LONDON London’s Theatreland This internationally renowned area is home to more than 45 playhouses that stage classic revivals, new plays, musicals, comedy, opera and ballet. Prominent theatre locations include Shaftesbury Avenue, St Martin’s Lane, Covent Garden and The Strand and historic venues include Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Theatre Royal Haymarket, London Palladium, London Coliseum and Royal Opera House. Most of the theatres were built in the 18th or 19th centuries and are some of the capital’s most impressive and iconic buildings. The legendary tkts ticket booth in Leicester Square, run by the Society of London Theatre, is the one-stop shop for discount tickets. Filming locations, including external theatre shots and theatre foyers, is by arrangement with the Society of London Theatre and EPKs of most productions can be supplied. Owing to current copyright laws it is not possible to film shows in their entirety. For further information please contact Anthony McNeill Press & Communications Manager, Society of London Theatre E: T: +44 (0) 207 557 6727 M: + 44 (0) 7872 5019


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Location & Production Support in the English Regions Creative England works to support and promote the creative industries in England. England offers some of the very best locations, crew, facilities and studios in the world – Creative England offer a free service to help your production find and access them, and can liaise with local authorities on your behalf to ensure your shoot goes smoothly. Our experienced Locations and Production Support team, based across the country, provides a joined-up service covering all the English regions outside London. Working with specialist regional knowledge and a network of industry, Film Office, and local authority contacts, our team can fast–track you to a wealth of locations, crew, studios and facility companies wherever you are looking to film in England. For help finding and accessing locations across the country, contact us at or ring 0844 824 6042 and ask for the Locations and Production Services Department. For help with crewing and facilities please contact our Crew and Facilities Manager Nicky Ball at: or on 07887 813 441 To discuss working together with Creative England contact Kaye Elliot, Head of Locations and Production Services at:

Locations Service

FifeScreen and TayScreen

Creative Scotland 249 West George St, Glasgow G2 4QE tel +44 (0) 141 302 1723/1724 fax +44 (0) 141 302 1711 Contact: Belle Doyle, Louise Harris, Francis Lopez

DCA, 152 Nethergate, Dundee DD1 4DY tel +44 (0) 1382 432483/5 fax +44 (0) 1382 432471 mob +44 (0) 7951 380403 Contact Julie Craik/ Anna Rathband

Aberdeen City & Shire Film Office

Glasgow Film Office

VIewmount, Arduthie Rd, Stonehaven AB39 2DQ tel+44 (0) 1569 768353 Contact: Marie Shaw

Exchange House, George St, Glasgow G1 1QU tel +44 (0) 141 287 0424 fax +44 (0) 141 287 0311 Contact: Jennifer Reynolds

Argyll & Bute Council 1a Manse Brae, Lochgilphead PA31 8RD tel +44 (0) 1546 604166 Contact: Archie Crawford

Clackmannanshire Council Kilncraigs, Greenside St., Alloa FK10 1EB tel +44 (0) 1259 452195 fax +44 (0) 1259 452230 Contact: Carolyn McGill

Highlands Film Commission Highland Council HQ, Glenurquhart Rd, Inverness IV3 5NX tel +44 (0) 1463 702955 fax +44 (0) 1463 702298 Contact: Trish Shorthouse / Jenny Yeomans / Lawrence Sutcliffe www.scotfi

Inverclyde Council Business Store 75-81 Cathcart St, Greenock PA15 1DE tel +44 (0) 1475 715555 Contact: Rosemary Grace

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar - Western Isles Sandwick Rd, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis HS1 2BW tel +44 (0) 1851 822693 fax +44 (0) 1851 709388 mob +44 (0) 7770 867795 Contact: Donna MacLeod

Marketing Edinburgh Film Focus 1a Glenfinlas St, Edinburgh EH3 6AQ tel +44 (0) 131 622 7337 / 473 3665 fax +44 (0) 131 473 3878 mob +44 (0) 7946 644212 Contact: Ros Davis / Rosie Ellison

Lanarkshire Screen Locations – North & South Lanarkshire North Lanarkshire Council Chief Executive’s Office – Regeneration Services, 3rd Floor Civic Centre, Windmillhill St, Motherwell ML1 1AB tel +44 (0) 1698 302772/3 fax +44 (0) 1698 302851 mob +44 (0) 7793 598943 Contact: John Brinkins / Shona Wilson

Moray Council Council Office, Elgin IV30 1BX tel +44 (0) 1343 563493 fax +44 (0) 1343 563483 Contact: Mairi McIntosh

North Ayrshire Council Chief Executive Services Irvine KA12 8EE tel +44 (0) 1292 354134 fax +44 (0) 1292 354154 Contact: Kevin Dyson

Orkney Islands Council Development Section, School Place, Kirkwall, Orkney KW15 1NY tel +44 (0) 1856 873535 ext 2852 Contact: Morag Robertson / Shona Croy

Renfrewshire Council Renfrewshire House, Cotton St, Paisley PA1 1LL tel +44 (0) 141 842 5421 fax +44 (0) 141 842 5040

Shetland Islands Council Economic Development Unit 3 North Ness Business Park, Lerwick Shetland ZE1 0LZ tel +44 (0) 1595 744960 fax +44 (0) 1595 744961 Contact: Neil Henderson

South Ayrshire Council 5th Floor, Burns House, Burns Statue Square, Ayr KA7 1UT tel +44 (0) 1292 616361 Contact: Patsy Devlin

South West Scotland Screen Commission – Dumfries & Galloway Militia House, Dumfries DG1 2HR tel / fax +44 (0) 1387 263666 mob +44 (0) 7725 065463 Contact: Mark Geddes

Stirling Council Film Liaison Viewforth, Stirling FK8 2ET tel +44 (0) 1786 442535 fax +44 (0) 1786 443199 Contact: Fiona Buchanan

Creative Scotland +44 (0) 330 333 2000 / +44 (0) 845 603 6000 Glasgow Reception +44 (0) 141 302 1700 Edinburgh Reception +44 (0) 131 523 0000

British Film Commission Suite 6.10, The Tea Building 56 Shoreditch High St London E1 6JJ Contact: Samantha Perahia tel: +44 (0) 207 603 7672 Hazel Borthwick tel: +44 (0) 207 613 7690

PEMBROKESHIRE Stackpole National Trust, Stackpole, Pembroke, SA71 5DQ This coastal estate is packed with with cliffs, beaches and the famous Bosherston Lily Ponds. Best Vantage Points: Stackpole Head, Barafundle, Lily Ponds, Stackpole Court, Eight-Arch Bridge. Restrictions: Pedestrian – vehicular by arrangement. Best Time of Day: An all-year, all-weather location. Permits: Yes – via Richard Ellis or Harvey Edgington at Fees: Yes, depending on purpose of film. Public Liability Insurance: Yes. See The National Trust’s Film Unit notes on page 439.

Contact: Richard Ellis Telephone: 01834 832006 Email: Website:

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The National Trust’s Film Unit handles virtually all enquiries regarding filming and commercial photography from its office in Central London. Contact us Contact Harvey Edgington or Lauren Taylor in the NT’s Film Unit to discuss your requirements. You can reach us on:, tel 0207 824 7128, or, tel 0207 824 7129.

Contracts The NT’s Film Unit issues all contracts for filming and commercial photography, and you cannot proceed without a completed and countersigned contract. To draft a contract we need from you:-

Finding a suitable location If you need help in finding a suitable location, we can advise. You may also find it useful to look at the NT’s Photo Library website first and browse the images for suitable places using the search facility. Go to

A copy of your valid PL&I certificate.

The name of the producer or director of the crew, the full name of the company, and the billing address to which we will send the invoice.

Reccy Depending on the scale and complexity of your project, you may need to arrange a reccy to one or more locations, and we strongly advise you to factor that in to your pre-shoot schedule. We can arrange the reccy for you, putting you in touch with key NT personnel on site. There is no charge for a reccy.

Full details on the project including the names of clients.

Agreed dates and locations for your filming or photography, including start and finish times.

Equipment details such as lighting, tracking, cherry-pickers etc.

Insurance You will need to provide us with a copy of your current Public Liability and Indemnity Insurance certificate, with cover of at least £5 million sterling. Please scan the document and e-mail it to Harvey or Lauren. If you do not have PL&I cover, you will not be able to film or take photographs for commercial purposes at NT properties. Student film-makers should ask their course tutors for copies of their college’s PL&I documents.

An agreed fee, including any extra staffing costs (see above).

Any other relevant information, such as a Risk Assessment if applicable.

Fees The National Trust is a conservation charity and realistic location fees are charged for filming and commercial photography at our sites. The fees that you pay go in their entirety to the place where you filmed or took photographs, helping to conserve it for the future. We will agree a fee with you based on what you want to do, the scale of the project and the level of disruption involved. Please note that if a member of NT staff needs to accompany your crew, there is an extra charge of £30 per staff member per hour. In some instances, such as filming in fragile interiors, a conservation expert needs to be in attendance, in which case there is an extra charge of £500 per day. All total fees are subject to VAT, and the current rate is 20%.


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The Film Unit will issue you with a contract to cover your time and activities at the location. Please check the contract carefully and sign and date pages 4 and 6. Please return the whole contract to us by scanning it and sending it to either Harvey or Lauren’s e-mail addresses. We will then countersign it, and return copies to you, and send a copy to the relevant NT staff at the location you have chosen. Once a contract has been signed we may charge a cancellation fee if you choose to cancel the shoot without notifying us in writing within 48 hours of the planned shoot date. In the case of poor weather during external shoots we will endeavour to rearrange the shoot with no extra charge. Invoicing After the shoot at our property has been completed, the NT’s accounts department will send you an invoice.

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