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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Locate Productions is one of the leading Location and Production service companies in the UK, producing shoots and sourcing locations for the TV and photographic industry nationwide and abroad.  

We are looking for an ‘In House Runner’ to help assist the Production team in the office and on shoots, maintain the location library database and complete general office admin etc.

This job is offered on a full time basis and the role is based at our office in Clapham Common, SW4.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To assist the Production team with prepping shoots; both in the office and occasionally on set
  • Maintaining the Location Library database, ensuring contact details are up to date and photos are tagged
  • Gather content and images for newsletters / website / portfolio updates and assisting with wider marketing projects
  • Uploading research, recce, scouting and casting photos to the Locate website
  • To carry out administrative tasks such as organising couriers, caterers and other suppliers
  • Organising all production kit ensuring it is returned, cleaned and sorted when jobs finish ready for the next one
  • Completing general office tasks such as receiving deliveries and reconciling receipts
  • Answering phones in the office and taking clear and coherent messages

Desired Attributes:

  • An interest in Production & Locations
  • Working knowledge of DSLR cameras and photographic equipment
  • The ability to work both in a team and under own initiative
  • An understanding of Mac OSX and Microsoft Office. Photoshop / Lightroom knowledge would be beneficial
  • Strong organisation skills and the ability to prioritise a workload
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Good attention to detail and the desire to learn
  • The ability to work in a fast paced media industry, as part of a tight knit team
  • An interest in keeping a positive working environment
  • To hold a full, clean UK drivers license. Van driving experience would be beneficial

Job Details:

  • Competitive salary dependent on experience including company performance related bonus
  • Based on a 40 hour week at the Locate Productions office in Clapham Common, SW4
  • 25 paid days holiday plus public holidays

To apply please email your CV and a covering letter to addressed ‘Runner Application – YOUR NAME’, to arrive no later than 09:00 on 10th February 2020.

Interviews to be staged week commencing 17th February 2020. 

Any questions, please call Drew or Rosie on 0207 978 1688.

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