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.

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 whichever is relevant
  • Certificate of insurance in the name of the company, organisation or individual who is undertaking the filming/photography and must be for at least £10M

Send all of these documents or we cannot process your application.  You must also have a site specific risk assessment.  They must be robust and relevant to the areas in which crew are working.

The TfL Film Office covers these modes

  • London Underground (LU)
  • London Overground (LO)
  • Docklands Light Railway (DLR)
  • TfL Piers
  • IFS Cloud Cable Car

To film on other TfL-managed areas see:

TfL's Intellectual Property (IP)

TfL protects its brand and charges 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 Using TfL brand IP page for further guidance and to download the briefing 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 detailed look at our 360 degree images of the exclusive stations on the EyeRevolution website.


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. There is no train at Aldwych.

  • 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 (planned engineering works and Night Tube 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 travolators all available to use exclusively, as well as a Waterloo & City line train.

  • Available currently all day on Saturdays and Sundays (planned engineering works permitted)

Contact the Film Office