Filming & photography on TfL

Filming with us

From high-end film and TV productions, documentaries and fashion shoots, there's no better way to capture London than through our iconic locations and symbols.  Nothing 'speaks' London more than TfL. 

Take a look at our exclusive areas where you can film.

Apply for a permit

Before you start your application to film or take photographs on the TfL network, make sure you have a:

  • Relevant copy of script/storyboard/brief/layout
  • Certificate of insurance
  • Site specfic risk assessment

Send all of these documents or we cannot process your application.

Costs and conditions are on our Guide to filming of taking photos on the TfL network page.

The TfL Film Office covers these modes

  • London Underground (LU)
  • London Overground (LO)
  • Docklands Light Railway (DLR)
  • TfL piers
  • Emirates Air Line

To film on other TfL-managed areas see:

Copyright

We protect our brand and charge for its use.

You may be looking to mirror our environments in your own set build or use our Intellectual Property (IP) in the background of a shot or scene. In this case, head over to our copyright page for further guidance and to download the application form.

Exclusive areas

Alongside our operational stations, our exclusive areas have been used by many to create iconic scenes and moments over the years. Take a more detailed look at the sites available and get in touch to arrange a visit or check availability.

Aldwych

Aldwych is one our most unique sites available. With period architecture and disused tunnels it has hosted some iconic moments in film, TV and even music videos with its distinctive features setting the perfect scenes.

  • Available 7 days a week

Charing Cross

Charing Cross has contemporary features, 70s-style platforms and even working escalators - an ideal location to set a bustling station scene.

  • Available 7 days a week
  • Train available 11:30-16:00 Monday to Friday or all day at weekends with both the train and the station (engineering work permitting)

Bank (Waterloo & City line)

The most modern of our exclusive sites boasts a variety of spaces within the station that can be used to film. Long passenger walkways, escalators, and travellators all available to use exclusively, as well as a Waterloo & City line train.

  • Available currently only on Saturdays and Sundays
  • Train available all day on Saturdays and Sundays (engineering work permitted)

Contact the Film Office