Royal Museums Greenwich offers an array of opportunities with five unique venues and some world-famous backdrops and views. Recent filming projects have included The Aeronauts and Holmes and Watson as well as television pieces and documentaries.
The first consciously classical building in Britain, the Queen’s House remains one of the greatest examples of classical elegance and simplicity and makes a perfect setting for period productions. Features of particular interest include the graceful Tulip Stairs, the loggia looking out onto Greenwich Park, and the marble floored Great Hall.
The grounds provide spectacular filming opportunities, offering stunning vistas of the Old Royal Naval College and the hills of Greenwich Park, offset by the iconic classical-style colonnades connecting the Queen’s House and the wings of the National Maritime Museum. The Royal Observatory affords a dramatically contrasting view, with the modern skyscrapers of Canary Wharf rising above the National Maritime Museum and Old Royal Naval College. The grounds also contain a CAA-approved landing site for helicopters.
CuttySark is the world's only surviving tea clipper and, at 150 years old, offers an authentic nautical setting with extensive views of the Thames, whilst the National Maritime Museum offers striking a striking mix of 19th century and contemporary architecture. The Museum also houses the world’s leading collection of artefacts relating to British maritime history.
With the Prime Meridian Line running through its heart, the Royal Observatory Greenwich presents unrivalled opportunities to film at the birthplace of time as we know it. Sir Christopher Wren’s Flamsteed House was the first purpose-built scientific research facility in Britain. Other features include the Great Equatorial Telescope and the Astronomy Centre, which combines cutting-edge architectural galleries internally with a carefully preserved Victorian exterior.