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. These are:

  • Brompton Cemetery
  • Bushy Park
  • The Green Park (including Canada Gate for views of Buckingham Palace)
  • Greenwich Park
  • Grosvenor Square Gardens
  • Hyde Park
  • Kensington Gardens
  • The Regent's Park and Primrose Hill
  • Richmond Park
  • St James's Park (including The Mall, Horse Guards Road & Birdcage Walk)
  • Victoria Tower Gardens

News permits cost £100 (exc VAT) per year and must be worn when operating within The Royal Parks.

Please note: This permit does not allow access for vehicles, such as satellite trucks. Vehicle access must be requested via The Royal Parks press office: press@royalparks.gsi.gov.uk. If you are requesting access when the press office is closed; Monday - Friday (5:30pm - 9am) and at weekends, please include the following email addresses when making your request: clockyer@royalparks.gsi.gov.uk, sdonovan@royalparks.gsi.gov.uk and jchambers@royalparks.gsi.gov.uk. If your request is urgent, the out-of-hours press officer can be contacted on 07977 004542.

All communication regarding this permit must be addressed to The Royal Parks press office: press@royalparks.gsi.gov.uk or phone 0300 061 2128 or the on-call number 07977 004 542.

For filming of all non-news programming, including documentaries and factual, see Filming in the Royal Parks.

Apply for a Royal Parks Annual News Permit

To apply for an annual permit, please complete the online form below. Alternatively, you can download and print an application form and send to press@royalparks.gsi.gov.uk.

This is an application to request an annual news permit to film/photograph/sound record for news reports in the Royal Parks. It does not permit filming or photography for non-news or commercial programming.

News permits will be sent to applicants by post.

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News permits cost £100 each exc. VAT.
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