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Photo & Film location venue

A Space To Discover

Our Film Location Venue is located within leafy Dean’s Yard and offers a peaceful setting along with stunning views of Westminster Abbey.

A central London location

We are conveniently situated in the heart of Westminster, with easy access to public transportation including Victoria and Waterloo mainline stations.

Steeped in history 

The current building was designed by the renowned architect, Sir Herbert Baker, and the foundation stone was laid by Her Majesty, Queen Mary on 1937.

Grade II listed building 

The iconic building with its extensive heritage offers 19 versatile rooms within the Film Location Venue. Classically inspired architectural details can be seen throughout the building.

Award-winning team of experts 

Our dedicated Event Coordinators deliver outstanding customer excellence and has again recently achieved a BVA BDRC VenueVerdict Gold Standard for Quarter 1 of 2020.


The general style of the building exudes a delightful sense of unity with the buildings of the Precincts which they had in the medieval days, echoing the familiar face of the old Dean’s Yard. Flint-work was chosen not only for a strong looking and rich base to the high superstructure but also for its durability and cleanliness. The terrace features old stones from the older Abbey building, giving strength and dignity to the façade. Stunning sash windows above the flint-faced lower story, interspersed with stone-mullioned windows are set within the flint-work where the masons have shown their greatest skill.


Once inside, the film location venue offers stylish backdrops which include both intimate rooms as well as large airy spaces. Polished English oak paneling, Art Deco chandeliers, and classically inspired architectural details can be seen throughout the building. Curved corridors and modern staircases accommodate both live-action shoots and still photography. The extensive and versatile film location venue provides 19 event spaces of 2,000 square metres that can easily accommodate wardrobe changes and catering areas.



Stunning 360-degree rooftop views across central London from the 7th floor of the film location venue is ideal for news reporting, shooting pieces to camera for interviews and documentaries or photography shoots with iconic London landmarks such as the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and the London Eye as a backdrop.


  • Media and press interviews
  • Advertisements
  • Product launches
  • Television production and TV set location
  • Iconography
  • Corporate video
  • Fashion photoshoot
  • Food photoshoot and filming
  • Directorial debut film
  • Amateur film
  • Feature film
  • Short film
  • Art cinema
  • Biographical picture
  • Documentary
  • Film noir
  • Outside broadcast

Film and Photo location venue gallery

News and blogs

TV Outside Broadcast venue (TVOB)
Outside broadcast venue and studio event hire facilities now available at Church House Westminster. London’s multi-purpose event venue, Church House Westminster, now offers film, media and TV production organisers fibre connectivity to deliver outside broadcasts to anyone, anywhere in the world.  The new TV Outside broadcast venue service is provided by BT, one of the […]
Professional food photography tips
Food photography tips from professional food photographers – The change in season, usually has us anticipating new seasonal catering menus from our Executive Head Chef. Our thoughts inadvertently turn to food photography and tips on how to capture the essence of the new menus.     Fortunately, professional help is at hand. We recently spoke with three […]
Covid-secure event case study: In-person exams
The first Covid-secure event at Church House Westminster provided a much-need opportunity to get back to live events at the venue and was a dream come true after months of lockdown. Church House Westminster was the venue for a one-day in-person exam for RRC International, better known to many as The Rapid Results College Ltd. […]
Happy 30th birthday to us!
2020 marks the 30th birthday of Church House Westminster. 1990 is a world away today (for some more than others!). Our curiosity got the better of us and so we found ourselves reflecting back on a very different time when it comes to historical events, entertainment and other world-firsts.   How different was life in 1990 compared […]


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