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Filming and the Olympics

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This is an online resource for national and international media and producers planning to shoot a film, TV, commercial or news coverage in London during 2012. It provides up-to-date advice on shooting in the capital during the year in which London will be host to the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

These pages offer relevant information on how the Games may affect filming activity in parts of the capital during the build-up to the Olympic and Paralympic Games as well as during the four weeks the Games are taking place this summer.

The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games run:

  • Olympic Games - 27 July to 12 August 2012
  • Paralympic Games - 29 August to 9 September 2012

Media in London during the Games
Media in the capital to cover the Games should visit the London Media Centre (LMC) website for accreditation.

LMC Accredited Media can access a list of popular areas and locations frequently used for filming, which are covered by the LMC pass. E-mail with the subject header: "LMC Pass List" for a copy.

Find the capital's most popular locations and view bespoke maps which illustrate the best camera positions to film the city's most iconic landmarks.

To contact the Film London desk at the London Media Centre call 07920 799 712 or email The desk is open between 9am and 8pm during Games time.

Get regular updates
If you would like to get regular updates about filming in London in the Olympic and Paralympic year, please sign up to receive Film London's Filming in 2012 fortnightly newsletter by emailing with "Subscribe to Filming in 2012 Newsletter" in the subject line.

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