What's On Screen and Filming in London: May 2024

Latest 8 May 2024

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Check out what's filming in London this month! Read all about a new Bollywood-style musical filming in London from legendary British-Indian filmmaker Gurinder Chandha! As ever, we've also listed all the exciting new content dropping this month featuring London on screen. Find out the real London film locations where new shows such as Baby Reindeer and Bridgerton Season 3 filmed!

Bridgerton Season 3, Netflix, 2024

Bridgerton Season 3, Netflix, 2024

Currently Filming in London

An exciting new musical comedy starring a phenomenal list of stars - Kunal Nayyar, Eva Longoria, Boy George, Danny Dyer, Billy Porter and Hugh Bonneville - has started filming in London! Christmas Karma is a contemporary Bollywood-style adaptation of a Christmas Carol from Gurinder Chandha OBE, the incredible filmmaker behind iconic classics such as Bend it Like Beckham and Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging. The new British-Indian-led film follows an immigrant who arrives to the capital, immediately facing an uphill struggle against the cost of living crisis. Blending real world drama with lighter and more uplifting musical tones, we're excited to see that another instant classic is in production in London!

Check out the array of other exciting titles now in production below!

Other notable productions currently filming on location and/or in studio include:

The Diplomat season 2 - Hit political thriller for Netflix starring Kerri Russell as U.S Ambassador to UK, Kate Wyler.

Slow Horses season 5 - Hit espionage series following a motley-crew of MI5 spy-rejects. Led by the indomitable Gary Oldman.

Too Much - Netflix 10-part series following Jessica (Megan Stalter) as she moves from New York to London in search of reprieve and a restart after an intense break-up.

Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning: Part Two - The eighth film in the iconic action franchise starring Tom Cruise, Hayley Atwell and Vanessa Kirby.

Unforgotten season 6- The powerhouse detective duo of Jessica James and Sunil 'Sunny' Khan, expertly portrayed by Sinéad Keenan and Sanjeev Bhaskar, return once more to solve a new spine-tingling crime

The Franchise - Comedy series from legendary UK filmmakers Sam Mendes and Armando Iannucci about the frustrations and artistic cynicism behind making a superhero film franchise.

Baby Reindeer, Netflix, 2024

Baby Reindeer, Netflix, 2024

On Screen

It's nearly here! Bridgerton Season 3 comes to Netflix from May 16 and we can't wait to see some of the show's astonishing real locations on screen. Season 3 filmed throughout London and the UK, with the following range of locations in the capital: Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, Hampton Court Palace, Rangers House, Osterley Park and House, Chiswick House, and finally a prominent central London filming location from the Regency era, Woburn Walk in Bloomsbury! Decorating these regal halls and palaces will be Penelope Featherington and Colin Bridgerton who will finally be propelled into the spotlight with their romantic theatrics. Played by Nicola Coughlan and Luke Newton, we're excited to see a new duo take centre stage to take on London's high society in this new season of Shondaland's hit show.

Insomnia is now out on Paramount+! The new chilling series has been adapted to the screen by the original novel's own author, Sarah Pinborough. The new show recounts the frightening tale of the novel's protagonist, Emma Averill, who - during the zenith of her demanding career at the age of 40 - simply stops sleeping. Only through investigating her mother's past does she begin to discover dark truths that are keeping her eternally awake. Starring BAFTA winner Vicky McClure, the psychological thriller filmed in the capital and you can catch a glimpse of a few London film locations in the trailer here.

Up next is a new show that has already taken the internet by storm. Baby Reindeer is now streaming on Netflix and features a plethora of London film locations. These include Greenwich Magistrate's Court, the famous Comedy Store in Leicester Square, as well as pub and comedy club locations in Hoxton, Stoke Newington and Vauxhall. This London-based series tells the true story of the show's own creator who was harassed and stalked by a woman as he was trying to establish his career as a comedian. The reviews for this new show have blown us all away, so don't miss London on-screen with Baby Reindeer on Netflix this month!

If you want MORE London on screen then head over to BBC IPlayer for a selection of brilliant stories set in the capital. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is now available to watch on the app and features some old school London film locations. The classic spy thriller starring Gary Oldman, adapted from the renowned John Le Carre novel, filmed at Blythe House in West London, Lloyd Square in Islington and the Farmiloe Building in Clerkenwell. If spy thrillers aren't your thing, you can also catch Rapman's modern cult classic, Blue Story about rival gangs in London. Also available on IPlayer is Steve McQueen's critically acclaimed and historically pertinent series, Small Axe, which filmed throughout London in locations such as Camden, Kentish Town and Kilburn.