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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.

Street scenes

To fit a historical period or meet the demands of the story, designers change the look of the streets or add sets.

ITV's Murder on the Home Front recreated wartime blitz destruction by constructing a bombed house in Windmill Walk.
Skilled set-builders restored the frontages of former shops and added extra ones to get the right period feel for Legend.
An alleyway was specially built for an excited boy to run through in the opening sequence of The Aeronauts.

Have you spotted us?

Just a few of our many starring roles…

James Bond

'No Time to Die' is due for release soon. It includes Daniel Craig as 007, driving to the home of genius inventor Q in Roupell Street.

The Aeronauts

Felicity Jones rode in a carriage along Whittlesey Street, about to embark on her greatest challenge as a hot air balloonist.

War of the Worlds

At the end of a chase, guns out in Brad Street for Fox TV's take on the alien invasion classic

Legend

Tom Hardy played both of the Kray twins through their gangland reign of terror - including this near miss with a speeding car. The Krays' house was in Whittlesey Street, with filming in all streets.

EastEnders

In her final scenes for the BBC drama, Dame Barbara Windsor as Peggy showed Steve McFadden as son Phil the old Mitchell family home in Roupell Street.

Call the Midwife

Theed, Whittlesey and Roupell streets have all featured in episodes of this long-running global hit, set in the 1950s.

Pennyworth

The King's Arms became the Severed Arms for this Batman prequel series, starring Jack Bannon as the ex-SAS soldier who would later become butler Alfred Pennyworth.

Doctor Who

One from the archives, though Whovians can still be spotted tracing the locations... Several regenerations ago, the Doctor was caught between rival factions of Daleks in Theed Street.

Others include:

Music video with FKA Twigs, New Tricks, Silent Witness, Undercover, Suffragette, A United Kingdom, Hard Sun, Prime Suspect 1973, Mr Selfridge, Unforgotten, Giri/Haji, 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.

Interested in our streets as a location?

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, which also trades as Lambeth Film Office, but only over local government functions outsourced to it by our council, such as parking, traffic orders and physical changes to the streets.

 

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.