Our streets have been made world famous by the hundreds of films, TV shows and commercials shot here. They’re one of the most popular locations in London, and we’re proud to share them on screen.
To fit a historical period or meet the demands of the story, designers change the look of the streets or add sets.
Just a few of our many starring roles…
Giri/Haji, New Tricks, Silent Witness, Undercover, Suffragette, Hard Sun, Prime Suspect 1973, Mr Selfridge, Law and Order UK, Desperate Romantics, Murder on the Home Front, Sword of Honour, SS-GB, Absolutely Anything, The Sky is Pink and The Bill.
For four decades, the London Television Centre was nearby and our streets frequently featured in ITV programmes like, for several series, the title sequence of Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway. They also often appear as backdrops in news reports, commercials, fashion spreads and short films.
LERA deals directly with productions over all resident aspects of filming, and we encourage you to get in touch at the earliest opportunity. We will happily discuss your project and aim to work with you – it’s essential to strike a balance between your needs and what residents can live with, and experience has proved that direct relationships are best for you and us. We will discuss consulting residents and suggest a community payment, depending on the type of production and what’s involved but along typical industry lines. Your donations enable the important work featured elsewhere on our website, which is good for everyone, and we’re grateful for them.
Dealing directly with each other is quick and responsive, avoiding third party delays and misunderstandings; we’re on the ground so available when and where needed, and of course we know our area, neighbours and details of past filming better than anyone. LERA is not represented by any location agencies. We liaise with one agency, Filmfixer (also trading as ‘Lambeth Film Office’), but only over local government functions such as parking, traffic orders and physical changes to the streets, which are outsourced to it by our council.
Please click here to download the LERA Filming Code. We developed it with industry professionals, reflecting the Film London Best Practice Guide for location filming, and it’s endorsed by Lambeth Council. Our residents have the assurance they can trust productions following the code, and we hope you’ll find it practical, flexible and helpful.