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Filming & photography proposals reviewed on a case-by-case basis.


We have developed additional COVID-19 T&Cs detailing actions and requirements that productions must factor into their filming applications – all will be subject to agreement & approval on a case by case basis.

Waltham Forest Film Office Additional COVID-19 T&Cs

Productions must allow for sufficient/additional lead time for planning, liaison and review of COVID-19 measures and requirements and appreciate that not all locations will be currently available to accommodate filming.


Presently work activity is permitted to continue – including COVID-secure film and television production. By continuing to follow the approved COVID-19 guidance highlighted below, Film and TV production will be able to continue in the Capital and locations can continue to accommodate shoots and recces that are carried out in-line with the guidance.

Government Guidance

British Film Commission Guidance

Film London Guidance

It is essential that all filming activity is carried out in a COVID secure manner and that industry guidance is rigorously adhered to.



Waltham Forest Film Office is responsible for managing all filming and photographic permissions in the borough.

Waltham Forest Film Office aims to help filmmakers and photographers make use of the borough for their productions.

The borough has some fantastic locations including Chingford Assembly Hall – a unique and versatile community space with a stylish lounge area, The William Morris Gallery – a Georgian house built in the 1740s & The Winns Gallery – a beautiful, contemporary gallery both located in the heart of leafy Lloyd Park and Walthamstow Assembly Hall – a Grade II listed arts, live music and recording venue to name but a few with multiple parks and open spaces available for filming.

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Here to help

Waltham Forest Film Office recognises the cultural and economic importance of the film industry to the borough, London and the UK at large.

We promote filming and make the process of obtaining permission in Waltham Forest quick and easy.

We look forward to working with you soon and helping you manage your shoot.

We believe in

Best Practice

Pressure on London streets from all who live, work and travel through has never been greater, so professional behaviour and a commitment to ‘best industry practice’ is essential.

Film London, along with all London Borough Film Offices (BFO’s), established a protocol for filming called the ‘Code of Practice’ which includes your obligations under the law.

The Film Office

Waltham Forest Film Office is managed by The Film Office.

We provide a one stop shop for all enquiries and applications to film within the borough. Our professional management and expertise ensures filming takes place in a safe and controlled manner whilst minimising disruption for local residents and business.

The London Filming Partnership – Waltham Forest is a signatory and we are committed to making the borough a welcoming place for productions whilst ensuring our borough residents enjoy the economic benefits of filming with minimal inconvenience.

Production Guild Affiliate Member

Our company affiliate membership to The Production Guild – the UK’s premier film and TV industry membership organisation for professionals working across production – aligns with our requirement and encouragement of professionalism in UK production practices.

We look forward to working with you soon.

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