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Date updated: 5/18/2021

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.

Fee Duration
£185 Up to 2 hours (between hours of 8am - 6pm)

Apply for a licence

Complete the City Gardens Event Application Form and email it to the City Gardens team.

City Gardens Events Policy PDF (370KB)
Date submitted: 1/09/20

City Gardens Events Policy September 2018

City Gardens Event Application Form PDF (106KB)
Date submitted: 2/04/20

City Gardens Event Application Form 2021-2022

Email the City Gardens team

Hire a garden

Find out how to host your event or hire a space in a park, garden or churchyard.