Welcome to the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Film Office

Facilitating Filming and Photograpghy

Statement date: Wednesday 20 May 2020


While the Government has recently published guidance on the phases for coming out of the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown, the overall message is to continue social distancing.


With no specific reference in the guidance to social gatherings in public or private spaces, we remain unable to process any event or filming application at this time. However, we are keen to offer planning advice and support, so please do contact the Team:


For filming enquiries, email us at: filmoffice@rbkc.gov.uk


Please note the standard lead times and fees at: www.rbkc.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/leisure-and-culture


We will continue to monitor changes to the current guidance, while maintaining the health and safety of our residents as our top priority during this challenging time,


Next statement update: Wednesday 27 May

Welcome to the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Film Office

For a catalogue of filming locations across the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, please visit our Location Library.

For information and news about filming and events in Kensington and Chelsea, please visit our Filming and Events website.

If you know where you'd like to film, please make your application here. Kensington and Chelsea, along with most other London boroughs, uses a web-based film application process called FilmApp, designed to help both the film maker and the film officer.

The system asks you to register yourself. Next time, it remembers who you are and allows you to auto-complete the production details - the same details you entered the last time you used FilmApp. If you are working on a new production, please enter the new production details.

Set up the various locations you need one by one until you have entered all the locations. If you are intending to film driving shots from a moving vehicle, you can simply enter the route you intend to take.

Once you have agreed to the terms and conditions, and submitted your application, you will receive an acknowledgement by email. If the application is successful, you will receive an invoice. Once your invoice has been paid, your licence will follow.

All applications are limited to a maximum of 10 locations per application. Please submit a new application if want to apply for any more than 10.

For any technical queries relating to FilmApp or password resets, please call the software provider on 0203 904 4547 or email support@apply4.com and their customer support team will be happy to help!