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On screen

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 the many starring roles of the Roupell Street Conservation Area…

James Bond

In No Time to Die, Daniel Craig as James Bond and Naomie Harris as Moneypenny visit to the home of inventor Q in Roupell Street

DNA Journey

In ITV's family history hit, sports mates Freddie Flintoff and Jamie Redknapp hear about a rogue Redknapp

The Aeronauts

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

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:

The Nevers, See How They Run, She Said, Mrs Harris Goes to Paris, Magic Mike’s Last Ride, Slow Horses, Better Things, Mr Selfridge, Undercover, Giri/Haji, New Tricks, Silent Witness, War of the Worlds, Suffragette, A United Kingdom, Hard Sun, Prime Suspect 1973, Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, SS-GB, Unforgotten, Law and Order UK, Whitechapel, Desperate Romantics, Murder on the Home Front, Sword of Honour, The Bill, Dempsey & Makepeace, Lloyds Bank 250th anniversary advert, Guinness advert, FKA Twigs – Don’t Judge Me music video, Absolutely Anything and The Sky is Pink.

 

For four decades, the London Television Centre was nearby and our streets frequently featured in ITV programmes. They also often appear as backdrops in news reports, adverts, 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 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.

 

You still need to approach Lambeth Council for any of its services of course, such as parking suspensions and traffic orders. Brad Street isn’t under council control, so you should ask The Arch Company about filming there.

Please click here to download the LERA Filming Code. We developed it with industry professionals, reflecting Film London best practice guidelines, 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.

To make a proposal for filming, please click here to download our questionnaire then email your completed copy to filming@lera.org.uk.