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Filming Location in London

Unique and period London film locations at University of London Venues.

Our flagship venue, Senate House was one of London's first skyscrapers and expresses architect Charles Holden's fascination with both Art Deco and Modernist design. It is an iconic building, which provides unique settings for filming live action and still photography.
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Many of the qualities that make Senate House a first-rate venue for conferences and banquets, are equally appealing to the creative industries - grand vistas and intimate spaces, versatile facilities, a central London location and access to the latest technology.

scene from the BBC drama the Bodyguard

Bodyguard 2018 - Current (Series 1; Episode 3)


Shoot location in London

Grand vistas, halls and architectural details create an elegant Art Deco backdrop. Both modern and period sets can be easily created within our classrooms, meeting rooms and magnificent library. We can provide unique filming locations with a large-scale industrial feel within the University boiler room.

If you need private outdoor spaces we can provide beautiful locations that can be customised as you require for your production. Our stunning garden squares, Gordon and Woburn provide the ideal outdoor space for a film set.

senate house black mirror

Black Mirror 2011- Current (Series 4; Episode 6) Image Credit: Reddit


Senate House: Filming in London

Senate House regularly catches the eye of filmmakers, photographers and stylists. In recent years, Senate House has featured in numerous blockbuster films and acclaimed TV dramas. The Chancellor's Hall appears in the 2010 film Nanny McPhee and The Big Bang (pictured) which is set during the Second World War and features Senate House as the offices of the Ministry of War. The Foyer and Crush Hall appears during a charity ball scene in the 2012 film The Dark Knight Rises. Senate House was also used as a key location in 2014's Jack Ryan starring Chris Pine and Keira Knightley.

Iconic with movie filming in London today, Senate House has also featured in recent TV dramas such as BBC’s Bodyguard and Killing Eve as well Silent Witness and the Netflix series Black Mirror. If you’re a location scout in London, then Senate House could be the ideal film location for your next project. 

Senate House in Batman Begins

Batman Begins - 2005 Image Credit: UK Movie Locations

Fashion shoot and advertising Venue

Senate House also regularly provides a stylish backdrop for filming advertisements, product launches and photo shoots, and is a hot-ticket venue during London Fashion Week. A winning blend of aesthetics and accessibility ensures that Senate House will help you to make a big impression.

Find out more about Filming in London

Get in touch with our University of London events team for more information on filming at Senate House. Contact the team on 020 7862 8127 email them at or make an online enquiry
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