Shoot locations that propel your photography project forward and flawlessly deliver your vision are difficult to find. It can take days and weeks to discover the perfect location to shoot in as well as trying to organise timing, lighting, access permission and travel. To help tackle this, we have compiled a great list of striking and beautiful potential photoshoot locations all across the UK. 

Leake Street Graffiti Tunnel

Leake Street Arches

Location: South Bank, London

The Leake Street Arches are the largest legal homage to street art in London and include original work by Banksy, it is even encouraged to draw graffiti on the walls and the ceiling of the tunnel whilst visiting. The arches are a public space but photoshoots must be authorised by submitting a request form on their website.

Hampstead Heath Pergola

Hampstead Heath Pergola

Location: Hampstead Heath, London

This beautiful gothic location provides stunning views of the Heath and Hampstead Hill Gardens. The wonderful greenery against the grey stone is a great place for a photoshoot and is in a public place so it won't be a problem shooting here.

The Colourful Houses of Portobello Road

Portobello Road

Location: Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London.

Portobello Road in London’s vibrant Notting Hill area provides a beautiful and lively backdrop for a day photoshoot. As it is a public outdoor space, there shouldn’t be any problems shooting here.

London Wetlands Centre

London Wetlands Centre

Location: Queen Elizabeth's Walk, London SW13 9WT

The centre is home to various wildlife, ponds and gardens making for a tranquil and alluring photoshoot. Admission is £14.

Margam Park in Wales

Margam Park in Wales

Location: Neath Port Talbot SA13 2TJ

With a magnificent castle, 18th century Orangery and luscious green gardens, Margam Parks is a brilliant location with plenty of shoot options. Discover how to arrange a photoshoot at this location here

Leadenhall Market

Leadenhall Market

Location: Gracechurch St, London EC3V 1LT

This beautiful market is lit up at night and is home to various passageways and Victorian architecture. It was one of the locations filmed for Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

Little Venice

Little Venice

Location: London W9 2PF

Little Venice is a quaint neighbourhood located in London’s Paddington. The delightful area makes for a perfect shoot during day or night and is famed for its charming boats, waterside cafes and traditional pubs.

Warstone Lane Cemetery

Warstone Lane Cemetery

Location: Icknield St, Hockley, Birmingham B18 6PL

Warstone Lane Cemetery is situated in Birmingham’s jewellery quarter and dates back to 1847. It is not open to new burials and has become quite derelict, which is perfect for futuristic or science fiction themed shoots. It is also visited by many tourists who regularly snap photos. 

Church of St Luke

Church of Saint Luke

Location: Leece St, Liverpool L1 2TR

These church ruins are now known as the Bombed Out Church. The building which was once an Anglican parish church now stands out as an exciting arts venue and a landmark in the city of Liverpool.

Glasgow Necropolis

Glasgow Necropolis shoot location

Location: Castle St, Glasgow G4 0UZ

Glasgow cemetery provides a beautiful gothic location with stunning architecture and a breath-taking view. As the cemetery is in a public place, it shouldn't be an issue shooting here.

Rapeseed Fields

Rapeseed Field

Location: M25

These bright and picturesque rapeseed fields are accessible via the M25 going towards Kent. The fields are pretty desolate so there shouldn’t be any problem shooting here, however, early mornings are advised as they will be even quieter.

The Cromer Pier Show

Cromer Pier

Location: Promenade, Cromer NR27 9HE

This Victorian pier has a great vintage feel and will be fine to photograph on as it is a public space. There is also a show featuring dancers, comedians and ventriloquists performed at the end of the pier during most nights.

Forest of Dean

Forest of Dean

Location: Western Gloucestershire

The stunning Forest of Dean is home to a plethora of superb natural locations. The woodlands make up England’s oldest forest and have a magnificent range of ancient ruins, trees and captivating landscapes to work with.

St Mary’s Lighthouse

St Mary's Lighthouse

Location: St Mary's Island Causeway, Whitley Bay NE26 4RS

St Mary’s Lighthouse is a picturesque and historical site that opened in 1898 and seized operating in 1984 before becoming a visitor centre. It is advised to get in touch here to arrange group visits and bookings. The lighthouse typically opens from the late morning until early afternoon and is closed in the winter. Admission is £3.30.

Chinatown, London

Chinatown London

Location: 10 Wardour St, London W1D 7DH

London’s famous Chinatown isn’t only frequented for it’s oriental food but for its photogenic qualities. The boldly decorated streets and bright lighting make this an ideal night shoot location.

Isabella Plantation

Isabella Plantation

Location: Richmond Park, Kingston upon Thames KT2 7NA

Isabella Plantation is a gorgeous garden that boasts quaint pathways, flower bushes and towering trees. The park is managed by The Royal Parks London and opens from 7.30a.m to 8.15p.m daily. To inquire about photoshoot opportunities, contact the press team here.

Goodwin’s Court

Goodwin's Court

Location: Central London

Goodwin’s Court is an enchanting and distinctive alleyway that provides a nostalgic example of a Victorian London that houses buildings built in 1690.

Whitby Dracula Trail

Whitby photoshoot

Location: Whitby, North Yorkshire

This is a fantastic location for a gothic photoshoot. On the trail, you will encounter the various landmarks and locations associated with the classic novel Dracula.