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Date updated: 28/07/2023
The Heath is a beautiful setting for film and photographic shoots, but you need permission to film or take photos so please apply for a permit below. Demand is high in summer so we might take longer than usual to respond to your application.

Hampstead Heath offers many opportunities for filming and photography, with spectacular views and surprisingly rural landscapes so close to the centre of London.

How we manage filming

In managing the Heath, our main aim is to protect its habitats and natural resources for wildlife and visitors, and to preserve it as a nice, quiet place to visit.

This means that we will only consider requests to film if they can show that they won't cause long-term damage to the landscape, and where disruption to visitors and the community is kept to a minimum.


To discuss commercial or student shoots, wedding, engagement or portrait photography and more, please contact us below.

When enquiring, please make sure to include the following details:

  • Location (please be as specific as possible)
  • Date(s)
  • Start time 
  • End time
  • Crew and cast size
  • A summary of your activities
  • A list of equipment you plan to use
  • Your Public Liability Insurance details
  • Any additional requirements you may have (e.g. parking)
  • Your contact details

We will respond to your request within 14 working days. Please note: any missing information may delay your application.

If your application is successful, you will be issued a licence to undertake filming and/or photography on Hampstead Heath.

Email the Hampstead Heath Team


Fees are available on request.