The Museum of London
Located in the heart of the city, the Museum of London tells the incredible story of the world’s greatest city and its people, with its immersive galleries showcasing London’s history from prehistoric times to the present day. Numerous creative galleries and blank canvas spaces, alongside dedicated outside areas, make the Museum of London the perfect versatile location for filming productions.
Standout spaces include the expansive blank canvas London Ellipse Hall, which features a 48-metre-long circular LED ellipse suspended from the ceiling; the striking Entrance Hall with futuristic bar; the People’s City Gallery where you can shoot alongside a 1930’s London Taxi or the Selfridge’s gilded bronze lift from 1928; and the recreated 18th century Pleasure Garden which features real trees and a variety of original dresses. We also have the London 2012 Olympic Cauldron on site, which is the star of its own Olympic-focussed gallery.
The numerous flexible spaces within the museum mean filming can easily be accommodated with additional areas for the green room, catering and more, as well as a private garden and terrace area if outdoor spaces are required.
Museum of London Docklands
Located over five floors with a charismatic late Georgian Warehouse, the Museum of London Docklands is Canary Wharf’s only Grade I listed building based on the waterfront and traces the 2,000-year history of London’s river, port and people. The museum features numerous immersive galleries and characterful blank canvas backdrops, as well as a private terrace which is situated next to the quayside. The versatility of the venue and its location, coupled with its history and warehouse-style aesthetic, make it an ideal choice for filming.
Standout spaces within the museum include the Quayside room which features an abundance of natural daylight and stunning views; the Muscovado Hall with its exposed brick walls and original pitch pine columns; the Rum Store which is situated by the waterside and offers beautiful Grade I listed features, as well as direct access to a private terrace; and the Wilberforce room which has all of the unique charm of a 19th century warehouse.
The history of the museum is brought to life in the No. 1 Warehouse Gallery which offers a rare insight into what was once the world’s largest dock complex, while Sailortown brings to life a Victorian street based around the notorious ramshackle London districts of Ratcliff, Wapping and Shadwell in the 1840s. The full-size reconstruction features mysterious alleyways, narrow streets, a wild animal emporium and even a pub!
With so many different spaces within the museum, filming can easily be accommodated with separate rooms for the green room, catering, and more.