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Wedding and Lifestyle Photography Permits

Wedding or civil partnership photography in the Royal Parks must be licensed by the park office. Find out how to apply for a permit.

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Royal Parks News Permit

News permits are required for all media outlets wishing to film, photograph or sound record for the purposes of news coverage on any land managed by The Royal Parks.

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Filming and Photography during COVID-19

Current processing time – 5 working days


The Royal Parks is now accepting enquiries for small scale filming and photography shoots across all Royal Parks (currently up to 10 people), subject to following social distancing regulations, which is currently a minimum of 2 metres. Please be aware that it may not be possible to film in some locations under these circumstances. We will continue to review our guidelines in accordance with the Government advice. Please discuss your requirements for a larger crew size, if required, directly with the filming team.

The Royal Parks has a duty of care to the public and will not agree to any filming or photography request that does not contain realistic proposals to protect the public, each application will be assessed on a case by case basis. Please find The Royal Parks COVID-19 filming guidance here. This is in line with the Film London COVID-19 Guidance for Location Filming in London, the full version of which is available at http://core.filmlondon.org.uk/library/documents/COVID-19GuidanceforLocationFilming.pdf.

Please submit your online application for filming/photography via the form below. The following documents must be uploaded during submission of The Royal Parks online filming and photography application form:

  • Risk Assessment/Method Statement in accordance with the TRP Covid-19 Filming Guidance, specifically addressing the mitigation measures taken to reduce Covid-19 related risks
  • Public Liability Insurance to a minimum of £5 million
  • A signed copy of the TRP COVID-19 Filming Guidance.

Receipt of your application will be acknowledged in 24 hours, and no later than 48 hours.

Fees are determined dependent on the nature and purpose of the shoot, cast/crew size and length of time on site. For more information, download and view our rate card. Please note that payment is required prior to the shoot date.

Once the detail of the shoot is agreed, a formal Location Filming Agreement will be sent to you for signature containing all the details of your shoot.

For avoidance of doubt, material intended for news programmes should be discussed in the first instance with The Royal Parks' Press Office. Please click here for more information. Contact: press@royalparks.org.uk.

Filming and Photography Application Form

Wedding and Lifestyle Photography Permits

Wedding or civil partnership photography in the Royal Parks must be licensed by the park office. Find out how to apply for a permit.

Find out more »

Royal Parks News Permit

News permits are required for all media outlets wishing to film, photograph or sound record for the purposes of news coverage on any land managed by The Royal Parks.

Find out more »

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