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Date updated: 12/04/2024

Many of the parks, gardens and churchyards in the Square Mile provide a unique setting for filming and photography shoots.

If you are making a visit to one of our locations to use it as a setting for an organised photoshoot, which may include a cast and crew, you must first apply for a licence or permit.

Visitors to our open spaces are welcome to take photos and videos of their visit, there is no need ask permission.

Filming and commercial photography

Including student projects or portfolios. 

Apply for a permit

Contact the Film team or access the Film App to apply for permit.

Wedding and lifestyle photography

Including engagement, wedding, civil partnerships, other celebrations and portraits and stills.


£270 - up to 2 hours (between hours of 8am - 6pm)

Apply for a City Gardens Photography Licence

Complete the online application form. 

Email the City Gardens team