25 alternative locations for your next shoot (and not a studio in sight)

Apr 23, 2021


Whether you’re shooting a commercial, documentary, portrait, or editorial, there always comes the time when you need somewhere other than a studio. The problem lies in finding somewhere new, and finding somewhere that works for your shoot (both stylistically and practically). 

Therefore, we wanted to curate this list of versatile options, focusing on themes or styles of locations to help you find what you need more easily, or perhaps, make you consider something new. If you find a location you’re interested in then follow the links to dive into the details, contact the host or start your booking.


  1. Fancy Living (apartments, embassy)
  2. Industrial (warehouse, kitchens)
  3. The Concrete Jungle (carparks, rooftops)
  4. Places of Exercise (gyms, parks, sports facilities)
  5. Get Wet (pools, boats)

  1. Fancy Living

If you’re looking for a home to film in then it’s lucky you live in London. In only a few places would you find such a magnificent collection of apartments, penthouses and even an embassy...


Dehav Studios.

A 1200 sqft modern apartment with oodles of natural light. 


The Embassy

Located alongside the western edge of Buckingham Palace Gardens, this place screams style and exuberance. 


Menier Penthouse.

A contemporary 5th floor blank canvas space with an open plan layout and minimal feel.


Masters Lodge.

The fantastic flora of this space gives it a distinct visual aesthetic.

2. Industrial

When we’re talking “industrial”, we’re talking machinery, dark basements and a “rough around the edges” aesthetic. Below you’ll find Victorian factories, a disused workshop, an old pumphouse, among a few more…


The Machine Room.

The name pretty much says it all with this one. 


Industrial Basement.

We did warn you: rusty floors, grease, protruding pipes and metallic clangs are what this space is all about.


Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum.

This museum is centred around a Grade II listed, former Victorian sewage pumping station that served Walthamstow until the late 1960s.


The Corridor.

Scary movie anyone? Multiple rooms feed off of various corridors to create this excellent spooky ambience.


Victorian Factory.

A humongous 16,000 sqft of space, this area features the warehouse above, a large private yard and 8 parking spaces.


Belt Craft Industrial Space.

This versatile space is littered with antiquities that are bound to inspire some "industrial creativity".

3. The Concrete Jungle

The concrete jungle is bare and grey. Rooftops, car parks and building exteriors are the name of the game here.  


The Uglyduck Rooftop.

The Rooftop offers excellent urban cityscape views, with views of The Shard, Tower Bridge and the railway bridge.


St. Joseph Car Park.

We never said it was going to be sexy, but it certainly does the job.


Bloomsbury Garage.

A garage space with surprisingly compelling lighting.


Crystal Palace Sports Centre Exterior.

Sometimes you just need to film outside a massive building...and you've got 360 degree access to this one.


Bloomsbury Rooftop.

Another rooftop with a distinctive vibe.

4. Places of exercise

Have you ever had an entire sports stadium to yourself? Well, now you can, along with a gym, a boxing ring, a football pitch and even somewhere for aerial yoga!


Crystal Palace Sports Stadium.

It's not often you get to rent out a sports stadium...


Crystal Palace Gym.

An active gym with all the kit. 


Total Boxer.

A 3000 sqft boxing and fitness facility includes outdoor space, separate male/female toilets and showers, changing rooms, kitchen, green room and ample on-site parking.


Dome Football Pitch.

We don't quite understand how this works physically, but we know it'll definitely work for your shoot.


Mah's Attic.

Ever heard of aerial yoga? Yep, it's exactly what it sounds like, and it sounds like it'd make a pretty cool photoshoot too!

5. Get Wet

Splish-splash. Try not to get your equipment wet with these spaces. Luckily, first up on the list is a specially designed underwater filming tank, ideal for aquatic photoshoots and underwater scenes.


Deep Water Tank.

With a viewing room below the surface level allowing for equipment set-up, this tank was specially built for filming and photoshoots. 


Chelsea House.

That's right, it's one room that has a pool, a ping-pong table and a basket ball hoop! And this is just one room of a spectacular house. You can see the whole thing by following the link above.


Crystal Palace Diving Pool.

Need to shoot a diving scene? We've got you covered. In fact, this entire space is available for hire.


St. Joseph's Pool.

Not quite a large as our last option but it'll still do the job if a pool is what you're after!


Tereza Joanne Boat.

Okay, so we hope no one actually gets wet with this one, but we had to include it. Docked at King George V Dock near London City Airport, Tereza Joanne is a 3 tiered, 300 capacity ship available for hire. 

It's a Wrap.

Finding the right space shouldn’t be a chore and with the options above, you’re definitely on the way. Furthermore, these are just a handful of spaces available on Tutti, so if you haven’t quite found what you’re looking for then jump on over to the search page

Or, if you’re still stuck then drop the team an email here and let us know what you’re looking for.