Important information for applicants wishing to film or shoot stills in the Royal Parks.

Many of The Royal Parks have made popular backdrops for feature films and television programmes.

People wish to film in the parks for a variety of applications. If you would like to film, take photos or record audio you must obtain permission to do so.

A Royal Parks News permit is also required for any media outlet wishing to film on Royal Parks grounds.   

If you have sent a request to film@royalparks.gsi.gov.uk it will be dealt with, please do not forward additional copies of your application to alternate addresses.

If you wish to discuss your enquiry before submitting an application form please call us on either 0300 061 2110 or 0300 061 2111.

For all other general filming or photography enquiries please read the guideline documents on this page for more information and for our rate card.

Requests that do not provide a minimum of 5 working days notice will not be considered.

Filming guidelines, rates and an application form for filming and stills in the parks can be found in the links at the bottom of this page. Once you have read all relevant information, please forward your application or enquiry to the relevant filming contact as detailed on the bottom of the form.

About filming and photography permits and licences in The Royal Parks

For our purposes, the term 'filming' refers to all forms of moving image production. This includes feature films, television, commercials, music videos, drama documentaries, corporate productions, video and interactive media.

The term 'photography' refers to all forms of still, digital and photo imaging. This includes advertising, editorial, fashion and corporate photography.

News permits are issued to the media for the specific purpose of covering breaking news relating to the Parks.

Licences are issued to individuals and the media for the purpose of taking photos or recording anything in the Royal Parks agreed to by Park Management.

Both news permits and licences are subject to strict conditions and holders must comply with The Royal Parks Regulations 2004 and Other Open Spaces Regulations 1997.

The Royal Parks welcomes filming in the parks that is consistent with one or more of the following aims:

  • promotes the parks as a special natural environments and historical landscapes
  • respects the values of the parks, our users and stakeholders
  • raises the profile of London and the parks as tourist destinations in the foreign and home markets
  • contributes to wider Government policy objectives

All requests to film will be assessed according to these aims along with existing scheduled events, planned maintenance work, potential security risks, ceremonial activities and political sensitivities.

Contacts

Filming and Photography enquires

The filming office for: St. James's Park, The Green Park, The Regent's Park, Primrose Hill, Greenwich Park, Richmond Park, Bushy Park, Victoria Tower Gardens, Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, Brompton Cemetery and Grosvenor Square

T. 0300 061 2110 or 0300 061 2111
E. film@royalparks.gsi.gov.uk

Related documents:

Filming guidelines doc file [83kb] 

Filming and Photography application form doc file [60.50kB]

Filming and Photography rates doc file [60kb]

Risk Assessments doc file [76kb]

Location Guides

Regent's Park and Primrose Hill pdf file [1.6Mb]


Filming in the Royal Parks

Important information for applicants wishing to film or shoot stills in the Royal Parks.

Many of The Royal Parks have made popular backdrops for feature films and television programmes.

People wish to film in the parks for a variety of applications. If you would like to film, take photos or record audio you must obtain permission to do so.

A Royal Parks News permit is also required for any media outlet wishing to film on Royal Parks grounds.   

If you have sent a request to film@royalparks.gsi.gov.uk it will be dealt with, please do not forward additional copies of your application to alternate addresses.

If you wish to discuss your enquiry before submitting an application form please call us on either 0300 061 2110 or 0300 061 2111.

For all other general filming or photography enquiries please read the guideline documents on this page for more information and for our rate card.

Requests that do not provide a minimum of 5 working days notice will not be considered.

Filming guidelines, rates and an application form for filming and stills in the parks can be found in the links at the bottom of this page. Once you have read all relevant information, please forward your application or enquiry to the relevant filming contact as detailed on the bottom of the form.

About filming and photography permits and licences in The Royal Parks

For our purposes, the term 'filming' refers to all forms of moving image production. This includes feature films, television, commercials, music videos, drama documentaries, corporate productions, video and interactive media.

The term 'photography' refers to all forms of still, digital and photo imaging. This includes advertising, editorial, fashion and corporate photography.

News permits are issued to the media for the specific purpose of covering breaking news relating to the Parks.

Licences are issued to individuals and the media for the purpose of taking photos or recording anything in the Royal Parks agreed to by Park Management.

Both news permits and licences are subject to strict conditions and holders must comply with The Royal Parks Regulations 2004 and Other Open Spaces Regulations 1997.

The Royal Parks welcomes filming in the parks that is consistent with one or more of the following aims:

  • promotes the parks as a special natural environments and historical landscapes
  • respects the values of the parks, our users and stakeholders
  • raises the profile of London and the parks as tourist destinations in the foreign and home markets
  • contributes to wider Government policy objectives

All requests to film will be assessed according to these aims along with existing scheduled events, planned maintenance work, potential security risks, ceremonial activities and political sensitivities.

Contacts

Filming and Photography enquires

The filming office for: St. James's Park, The Green Park, The Regent's Park, Primrose Hill, Greenwich Park, Richmond Park, Bushy Park, Victoria Tower Gardens, Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, Brompton Cemetery and Grosvenor Square

T. 0300 061 2110 or 0300 061 2111
E. film@royalparks.gsi.gov.uk

Related documents:

Filming guidelines doc file [83kb] 

Filming and Photography application form doc file [60.50kB]

Filming and Photography rates doc file [60kb]

Risk Assessments doc file [76kb]

Location Guides

Regent's Park and Primrose Hill pdf file [1.6Mb]

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Important information for applicants wishing to film or shoot stills in the Royal Parks.

Many of The Royal Parks have made popular backdrops for feature films and television programmes.

People wish to film in the parks for a variety of applications. If you would like to film, take photos or record audio you must obtain permission to do so.

A Royal Parks News permit is also required for any media outlet wishing to film on Royal Parks grounds.   

If you have sent a request to film@royalparks.gsi.gov.uk it will be dealt with, please do not forward additional copies of your application to alternate addresses.

If you wish to discuss your enquiry before submitting an application form please call us on either 0300 061 2110 or 0300 061 2111.

For all other general filming or photography enquiries please read the guideline documents on this page for more information and for our rate card.

Requests that do not provide a minimum of 5 working days notice will not be considered.

Filming guidelines, rates and an application form for filming and stills in the parks can be found in the links at the bottom of this page. Once you have read all relevant information, please forward your application or enquiry to the relevant filming contact as detailed on the bottom of the form.

About filming and photography permits and licences in The Royal Parks

For our purposes, the term 'filming' refers to all forms of moving image production. This includes feature films, television, commercials, music videos, drama documentaries, corporate productions, video and interactive media.

The term 'photography' refers to all forms of still, digital and photo imaging. This includes advertising, editorial, fashion and corporate photography.

News permits are issued to the media for the specific purpose of covering breaking news relating to the Parks.

Licences are issued to individuals and the media for the purpose of taking photos or recording anything in the Royal Parks agreed to by Park Management.

Both news permits and licences are subject to strict conditions and holders must comply with The Royal Parks Regulations 2004 and Other Open Spaces Regulations 1997.

The Royal Parks welcomes filming in the parks that is consistent with one or more of the following aims:

All requests to film will be assessed according to these aims along with existing scheduled events, planned maintenance work, potential security risks, ceremonial activities and political sensitivities.

Contacts

Filming and Photography enquires

The filming office for: St. James's Park, The Green Park, The Regent's Park, Primrose Hill, Greenwich Park, Richmond Park, Bushy Park, Victoria Tower Gardens, Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, Brompton Cemetery and Grosvenor Square

T. 0300 061 2110 or 0300 061 2111
E. film@royalparks.gsi.gov.uk

Related documents:

Filming guidelines doc file [83kb] 

Filming and Photography application form doc file [60.50kB]

Filming and Photography rates doc file [60kb]

Risk Assessments doc file [76kb]

Location Guides

Regent's Park and Primrose Hill pdf file [1.6Mb]