Top 10 Locations Outside of London

When location scouting for your production, remaining within London is often the easiest option. Limit yourself to just one area of the UK, however, and you could be missing out on the perfect spot for your project.

Travelling outside of the M25 opens your eyes to a variety of unique, stunning locations, and using our location library, we’ve compiled a list of 10 UK sites that will change your mind about leaving London.

Brighton Villa – BN1

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Light and airy, this beautiful southern villa was made for summertime shoots. With 7 bedrooms in the main house and a separate 2-bed apartment, this location benefits from a private swimming pool and Jacuzzi, with stunning countryside views.

Distance from Central London: 52 miles, via M23 and A23

See more of this location, here.

Lake Manor – GU8

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Most recently utilised by James Wellbeloved, this expertly finished manor house boasts beautifully tended grounds, a private lake and forest, an authentic boathouse and well maintained outbuildings. Multiple locations in one!

Distance from Central London: 40 miles, via A3

See more of this location, here.

Cherry House – HP2

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With extra large windows and ample space for a large production, the colourful and contemporary Cherry House is located just outside the M25. As chic as it is modern, the four-bedroom location provides a beautiful backdrop for stills and filming.

Distance from Central London: 26 miles, via M1

See more of this location, here.

Bunker – RG14

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Expertly camouflaged, this authentic ex-military bunker provides a glimpse into army life. Complete with tunnels, scrubland and large storage sheds, the unique site is perfect for a large scale action production.

Distance from Central London: 63 miles, via M4

See more of this location, here.

White Beach House – BN43

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A tropical destination with a UK postcode, this location boasts Mediterranean glamour and calm, without the need to board a plane. Reminiscent of a Spanish hotel, the location was last year used in a poolside shoot for Specsavers, providing a convenient alternative to international shooting.

Distance from Central London: 60 miles, via M23 and A23

See more of this location, here.

Modern Wood – TN31

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Presented in a scandi-style, this contemporary home features bright interiors in a woodland setting. Perfect for those wishing to create a feeling of distance within the UK, the location is popular with international clients seeking Scandinavian charm.

Distance from Central London: 67 miles, via A21

See more of this location, here.

Firestone House – HP18

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Commissioned by Lord Rothschild and set within the English Countryside, this location is a true triumph in modern architecture. With feature steps built into the exterior of the property, the design allows easy roof access for views across private land. Quirky and artistic, the property provides the perfect setting for a fashion editorial.

Distance from Central London: 52 miles, via A40

See more of this location, here.

Derelict Slate – LL41

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In a setting you wouldn’t find within the confines of London, this derelict ghost town is set within the Welsh mountains. Abandoned and left to ruin, the impressive slate quarry provides a backdrop perfectly suited to a gripping thriller, or a haunting tale of natural disaster.

Distance from Central London: 223 miles, via M1

See more of this location, here.

Rambling Manor – OX7

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Built in 990, this impressive location was once home to a 10th Century Archbishop of Canterbury. A derelict manor on a private estate, this crumbling property is a picture of raw charm and potential.

Distance from Central London: 76 miles, via M40

See more of this location, here.

Grand Modernista – GU27

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With modernist architecture and vibrant interiors, this unusual location is a vision in contemporary design. An all white construct with teal detailing, this property provides a unique backdrop for your production.

Distance from Central London: 44 miles, via A3

See more of this location, here.

For more locations outside of London please visit our location library, or get in touch with the library team.


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Job Purpose:

Locate Productions is one of the UK’s leading service production companies, producing stills and moving image content in the UK and abroad. Established in London in 2005, the company works with some of the world’s leading brands, producing campaigns such as This Girl Can, NHS at 70, HSBC Premier and Jaguar XE.

Consisting of a dedicated team of producers, location scouts and managers, Locate Productions are experts in providing a high level, cost-effective production that is aligned to a strong business ethic of high standards, impartiality, sustainability and fairness.

As part of their expansion plans, Locate Productions are looking to recruit a Commercial Director to join their small, dynamic team and help attract new business. 


  • Working closely with the business owners and Head of Production to develop the company’s short, mid and long-term commercial strategy according to company goals and objectives to drive and accelerate growth. You will be set targets and your performance assessed on the achievement of this growth
  • To carry out analysis and help create and deliver detailed business plans on commercial opportunities such as business development and international growth
  • Develop strategies to identify and acquire new clients globally and drive new business, specifically targeting creative advertising agencies and commercial brand marketing sectors
  • Collaborate and co-ordinate with in-house teams such as International Production, Creative Hub, Production Services and Locations in generating new leads and building on existing contacts
  • Monitor and analyse the performance of the company’s commercial activities 
  • Support the wider company in maintaining the high standards of service across all sectors.


  • Demonstrated senior commercial experience working within the creative industries, ideally with a background in ad-agencies or brand marketing
  • In-depth understanding and proven track record of developing and executing winning commercial strategies
  • Experience of managing a prospect through the whole sales process from lead identification and outreach all the way through to signed contract and onboarding
  • Proven success in a comparable targeted role, including an existing network of relevant contacts to be able to hit the ground running.

Key Skills:

  • Excellent organisational and leadership skills
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities
  • Commercially-minded, with strong analytical skills and a strategic approach to tasks
  • Solution-orientated, with an entrepreneurial attitude
  • Experience of international travel, ideally involving trade shows and industry events
  • Strong understanding of the media production process both in the UK and globally
  • Solid knowledge of marketing trends and strategies along with performance reporting and financial/budgeting processes
  • A desire to be part of a close-knit team within a company that values its staff and adheres to a strong set of beliefs and principles.

Job Details:

  • A full-time role, predominately based in the London office but with flexibility over working hours and place of work
  • International travel (post-COVID)
  • 25 days paid holiday in addition to bank holidays
  • Competitive salary, dependant on experience
  • Basic plus performance bonus salary structure
  • Potential performance-related equity options

Application Process:

Please send a CV and covering letter to titled ‘CD Position’. 

Please get this to us as soon as possible as this is a position which is immediately available. 

Our communications will be in the strictest confidence; please ensure you outline your availability and expected salary. 

Second-round interviews will see candidates pitching a proposal based on a set topic. 

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