Find a Food Photography Studio in London
Looking for a beautiful photography studio with kitchen for hire? London offers plenty of choice for food photographers, food stylists, and anyone in the food industry requiring a location for still photography or film.
If you need a little inspiration, we’ve featured 10 of our favourite kitchen studios in London below. If you’re interested in booking any of them, simply follow the link and send a message or booking request to the host.
Otherwise, you can simply browse Tutti to find kitchen studios covering a range of locations, styles and setups. Whatever your budget, we are confident Tutti can help you easily find the perfect location for your creative project.
Checklist for hiring a London food photography studio
Do you need a prep kitchen? Some studios also have a secondary kitchen on-site which will allow you to save time by preparing food simultaneously while shooting.
Do you need moveable kitchen units? Some central islands are on wheels and can be moved around the studio to allow you more shooting options.
What kitchen equipment do you need? It’s important to know in advance so you can check with the host whether the kitchen equipment is included in the hire fee or you can hire it at an additional cost, or whether you’ll need to bring your own.
What style of hob do you need? A kitchen could have a gas, electric or induction hob. If this information isn’t provided in the studio’s description you can message the host to check.
How much space will you require? This will depend on how large your team is, but make sure there is a break area and a kitchen/refreshment making facilities for them. If you have models you’ll need to check that there is a changing room/hair & beauty station.
Do you need to keep food cool? If you have meltable foods, you’ll need to check that the studio is temperature controlled to avoid food products becoming too hot or cold.
What are your background options? Consider whether the kitchen provides the background textures and colours to suit your style of shoot, for example, rustic wood or sleek marble countertops. Some photography studios with kitchens also offer infinity coves or coloured backdrops in the studio hire fee, these are both good options if you require a simple backdrop.
What are your power requirements? Under general information on each studio page listing you can check whether single or three-phase power is available.
Top kitchen studios for hire in London
Dockyard Kitchen in Greenwich
This food photography studio offers a gorgeous, high-spec kitchen with a rustic feel. Think reclaimed Georgian floorboards and polished black concrete surfaces. The rich wood surface of the central island is perfect for making your food colours pop. Dockyards Kitchen in Greenwich is a fully equipped kitchen with a Smeg fridge freezer, microwave, double oven, induction hob and several appliances.
Large Victorian windows let in the natural light, while they are also fitted with full blackout curtains so you can enjoy full lighting control.
Loft Apartment in Hackney
This apartment is flooded with natural light thanks to the 4 metre high ceiling and lofty industrial-style windows along the outer wall.
Take advantage of the stylish backdrops the modern kitchen offers in this Hackney Loft Apartment, featuring a large central island, sleek white surfaces, and rich copper cabinet details.
69 Drops Studios in Whitechapel
This generous 120 sqm kitchen studio is purposely designed and built for food photography, allowing you the space and creative freedom to achieve your desired vision.
In addition to a fully equipped kitchen with a moveable island and double ovens, 69 Drops Studios in Whitechapel offers you the use of a 5 metre wide infinity cove and a goods lift.
The Butler’s Pantry in Thornton Heath
Specifically fitted out for food shoots, the breakfast room is both attractive and functional. It has a bright, country-style kitchen with a stunning zinc central island feature.
There’s also a large secondary prep kitchen available boasting two ovens, two warming drawers, a large fridge and a dishwasher.
Hopton Lodge in Lambeth
This beautiful detached villa in South London has neutral-coloured decor throughout, giving you the option to add your own personality to this space. The large country-style kitchen boasts south-facing windows allowing plenty of natural light to fill the room, and the white brick-tiled walls are lined with an abundance of shelving for props.
This well-equipped kitchen in Hopton Lodge, Lambeth features two ovens, two dishwashers, a warming drawer and a microwave.
Perseverance Works in Hackney
Located in the heart of Shoreditch, this Victorian converted warehouse was designed specifically for film and still photography and houses a state-of-the-art kitchen with marble and wooden bench spaces, as well as a smaller secondary prep kitchen.
Perseverance Works in Hackney is a charming space with its exposed brick walls and high beamed ceilings overlooking a leafy private courtyard and the original Crittall windows provide an abundance of natural light.
Greenhouse at Shutterhouse in Barnet
Named after the numerous plants in this restored North London warehouse, you have the option to shoot from the fully equipped kitchen or the large studio space under either natural or studio lighting.
Another benefit of hiring a space at Shutterhouse in Barnet is you can use the host’s Bowens lighting system and vast assortment of accessories free of charge.
Victorian House in Ealing
This large modern kitchen has a high ceiling boasting two skylights and provides you with plenty of shooting angles. It opens out to the garden patio with bi-fold doors and the porcelain floor extends outside allowing you to shoot from outside in.
The high spec kitchen at Victorian House, Ealing features a 2 metre long central island, double door fridge freezer, induction hob with downdraft extractor, and two separate ovens.
Mello Studios in Hackney Wick
This is a huge self-contained unit with a mezzanine inside an early 20th Century industrial building. Standing at 7 metres high is a diffused glass atrium washing the space in natural light. Alternatively, it can be set up as a blackout studio and includes a backdrop with a selection of coloramas.
On one side of the ground floor you have a fully functioning kitchen and on the other side an 8 metre high x 5 metre wide x 5 metre deep infinity cove. This is perfect if you want to shoot food with a clean, white background or want to do a lot of post-production work.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What equipment do I need for a food photography shoot?
Firstly you will need a quality camera that can capture the mouth-watering fine details. You’ll also want a background that will make the colours pop, like a crisp white or textured wood or stone surface. It’s also helpful to have a small table tripod and a lightbox which illuminates the object from all angles and avoids harsh shadows.
What is typically included in the hire price of a food photography studio?
Most studios in London will include basic photo equipment in the hire fee, such as camera stands, softboxes, poly boards, coloramas and reflectors. Kitchens will be fitted out with standard appliances such as fridge freezer, oven and hob. If you have specific requirements please remember to message the host and if they do provide additional equipment, check whether there is any additional charge.
Do I need to hire a prep kitchen separately?
Yes, if the host lists a prep kitchen as a separate space from the studio space with kitchen, then to access the prep kitchen you will need to hire both spaces.
How much should I budget to hire a food photography studio with kitchen in London?
Tutti offers a wide range of kitchen studios for hire for every budget. You can narrow your search by using the advanced search options and filtering by price. Most food photography studios in London charge by the day or half-day and the prices can fall anywhere between £300 and £1500 per day.
How long can I hire a kitchen studio for?
This is completely up to you. Most London kitchen studio hire fees charge by the day or half-day, but using Tutti’s enquiry form you can request multiple dates for a location.