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Schools out for summer!

The sun is shining, Pimms is flowing, parks are packed, and schools are EMPTY!

It’s time to pack your satchel, dust down your uniform and head to campus for summer filming in these empty or quiet colleges and universities. From mid-June to August, these versatile educational and institutional film locations offer extra periods of availability for crews. Ranging from brutalist structures to wood-panelled corridors, we’ve picked out the top of the class.

1. City of Westminster College

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City of Westminster College opens its doors to film crews for an amazing 6 weeks of summer availability.  This multi-purpose site incorporates all your filming locations under one roof; from an impressive central atrium, which, with its mix of modern and brutalist structures could make a great American Embassy double, to slick glass partitioned offices and a car mechanic workshops. On-site parking available and unit base options next door.

SUMMER BREAK: July –  August 2015

2. King’s College Strand

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What do Desmond Tutu, John Keats and Florence Nightingale all have in common?  Well for one, they were all awarded the Noble Prize, but they are also alumni of Kings College London.  Take advantage of Kings College’s quieter summer period to film in their incredible Maughn Library, or reimagine Keats’s earlier medical history in Guy’s campus hospital ward.  From rooftop views over the Thames to Houses of Parliament exterior doubles and everything in between, Kings College London has it all.

Summer quiet period: June – July 2015

3. Kings College Waterloo

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Over the river, Kings College Waterloo Campus presents the perfect chase scene film location. Imagine your hero running along these metal grates with their stunt double ducking and diving under the pipes and industrial framework. Just make sure you hand your RAMS in on time!

Summer quiet period: June – July 2015

4. Buckinghamshire New University

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Bucks New University’s High Wycombe Campus has a rare window of better availability for filming from mid-June to mid- August. High Wycombe Campus now houses its own medical suite with authentic equipment. It can also offer a recording studio, gym and architecturally interesting modern library with a mezzanine level.

SUMMER BREAK: June –  August 2015

5. Bexley Business Academy

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Looking for an embassy double, with mid-week availability? Or a large glass site with science labs and workshops? Or just in need of a child’s crèche (for filming purposes only!). Bexley’s exteriors can double as US embassy, airport, tech laboratory or government headquarters.

SUMMER BREAK: July – August 2015

With all these great municipal buildings inside the M25 there’s no need to book a long haul flight for your summer holiday location!

Say hello to Tabbyfilm locations london

Originally from the Devon countryside, Tabby moved to the hustle and bustle of London and joined the Collective team in 2013. Her acting dreams were crushed when she wasn’t chosen as Hermione for the Harry Potter movies, despite her frizzy hair and geeky character… now she prefers to stick to locations!

Say hello to Tabby on 0203 7733 704 or email her today.

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