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Unique and period London film locations at University of London Venues

Our flagship venue, Senate House is an iconic building, which provides unique settings for filming live action and still photography. It was one of London's first skyscrapers and expresses architect Charles Holden's fascination with both Art Deco and Modernist design. A first-rate venue for conferences, it is equally appealing to the creative industries with grand vistas and intimate spaces, versatile facilities, and a central London location with access to the latest technology.

If you need outdoor spaces we can provide beautiful locations that can be customised as you require for your production. Our stunning garden squares, provide the ideal outdoor space for a film set.

Contact our in-house team today to book your next event.

Senate House: filming in London

Senate House regularly catches the eye of filmmakers, photographers and stylists. In recent years, Senate House has featured in numerous blockbuster films and acclaimed TV dramas. The Chancellor's Hall appears in the 2010 film Nanny McPhee and The Big Bang which is set during the Second World War and features Senate House as the offices of the Ministry of War. Find out more about Senate House on screen.

The Dark Knight Rises at Senate House - London Film Location
The Foyer and Crush Hall appear during a charity ball scene in the 2012 film The Dark Knight Rises, as well as 2014's film Jack Ryan.

Art deco film shoot location in London

Art Deco-inspired settings have been known to make spectacular backdrops for film projects and photoshoots. Emerging during the 30s, the style captures the glitz and glamour of the jazz age, blending style and functionality. 

Art Deco venues make great film locations for period pieces and can be adapted to portray a grand background for historical adaptations. Grand vistas, halls and architectural details create an elegant Art Deco backdrop here at Senate House. Both modern and period sets can be created within our classrooms, meeting rooms and magnificent library. We can also replicate a large-scale industrial atmosphere within the University boiler room.

Our blog details more on Art Deco architecture.

Senate House - Advertising Venue

Advertising venue

Senate House also regularly provides a stylish backdrop for filming advertisements, product launches and photo shoots. A winning blend of aesthetics and accessibility ensures that Senate House will help you to make a big impression.

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Get in touch with our University of London Venues’ events team for more information on filming at Senate House. Contact the team, email them at or make an online enquiry.