Filming at St Paul's
Filming at St Paul's
TV and film producers and professional photographers, here’s everything you need to know about filming and photography at St Paul’s.
St Paul’s Cathedral is one of the most well-known buildings in London, and has been featured in a number of much-loved feature films, including Harry Potter, Sherlock Holmes and Mary Poppins.
We welcome enquiries from news and documentary crews, TV productions and feature films looking to shoot at St Paul’s. Read on to find out how to apply to film at St Paul’s and who to contact.
Documentary and news filming
As church of the nation and an architectural masterpiece with centuries of history, St Paul’s Cathedral has plenty of stories to tell. We have welcomed documentary and news crews from BBC, ITV, PBS and more.
To apply for permission to film at St Paul’s, please download and return a completed filming application form to the Press Office on email@example.com.
Please note this a request to film, and not a filming permit. If we can facilitate your filming, we will get in touch to arrange contracts and location fees.
To allow us to fully consider your request, we ask you contact us at least four weeks’ ahead of your proposed shoot date. We consider each application that we receive, and prioritise requests that focus on the work, mission and history of St Paul’s Cathedral.
To discuss filming including short notice news filming, please contact the Press Office on email firstname.lastname@example.org or on telephone +44 (0)207 246 8321 or +44 (0)7788 301838.
TV and feature filming
With our atmospheric crypt, imposing portico and iconic dome, St Paul’s has served as the striking backdrop for a number of cherished feature films:
- The geometric staircase appeared in two Harry Potter movies.
- The West Steps have welcomed both Sherlock Holmes and Mary Poppins Returns.
- The roof and side of the building were scaled by Tom Cruise during Mission Impossible 6.
We have extensive experience working with professional film crews, and would love to speak to those looking to utilise our unique building.
To discuss large scale filming and to arrange a recce, please contact the Press Office on email email@example.com or on telephone +44 (0)207 246 8321 or +44 (0)7788 301838.
Photography and images
If you are a professional photographer looking to organise a commercial photography shoot, please fill in the photography application form and email to the Press Office: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To allow us to fully consider your request, we ask for at least four weeks’ notice. All commercial photography must be agreed in advance, and may incur location fees.
For a selection of images of St Paul’s for press use, please email the Press Office email@example.com.
For stock images of St Paul’s and our Collections for academic, exhibition and commercial use, please contact the Collections Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note images for books and guidebooks may incur a licensing fee.
If you have any questions about a current or future project, feel free to send us an email and we will be happy to speak with you.