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Top 5 Film Locations: April

Now that we all have a timely 'spring' in our step, it's time to get out and about and find that perfect location for your next shoot. Aprils Top 5 concentrates on the grooviest spring locations in the city, most of which offer outside space as well as interiors and some fantastic views to boot.

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5) Penthouse

This amazing spot offers unbeatable views of all London's major landmarks - specifically the city and docklands.

Immaculate, chic and contemporary, the Penthouse offers a glamorous backdrop for both interior and exterior filming and photography. On offer are an open plan living room space and adjoining kitchenette; as well as a bathroom, bedroom and balcony terrace.

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4) Columbia Road Flower Market

This very popular market is an institution in London and is always a hot ticket when it comes to filming. Colourful, vibrant and busy come rain or shine the market will add that bustling London atmosphere to any shoot. A little oasis (quite literally) in the east end, friendly traders sell everything from bedding plants to 10 foot banana' trees. The adjoining streets are also adorned with picturesque Georgian houses if you happen to stray away from the main drag.

As with all markets, contact Film Office to ensure you have the correct permissions prior to your shoot!

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3) Wood Rooftop

Take in the stunning sights of  the London Eye, The Gherkin, BT Tower and Regents Canal (just to mention a few) at this glorious location with near panoramic view of the city,

South West facing, the 130 sq. meters of terrace enjoys day-long sun, and a central location that is prime for photography and stills shoots. The terrace is split into two with trellis partitions and there is easy access with two lifts and stairs. Two bathrooms and changing areas are available and a vehicle unloading area is situated immediately outside the building.

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2) The Mill

Offering both internal and external locations, The Mill is a beautiful Non operational grade I listed 18th century tidal mill set in a beautiful riverside location. The largest existing tidal mill in the world is comprised of 5 floors with access to the roof and a rear garden.

Timbre makes up the majority of the interior with a brick fa├žade. Distinctive and good-looking.

Parking options are also available on application. 

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1) Mile End Park

This east end skate park is a versatile location offering great spec for a variety of shoots ranging from commercials and music videos through to student films.

Quirky and extensive with a smattering of interesting street art, it is used primarily for BMXers, skaters, and scooters alike. There is an edgy urban back drop here with railway arches looming into the background.

Have something else in mind? Take a look at the location library and we will be happy to discuss your brief in further detail.