10 Pubs and Bars for filming in London

Bars and pubs make for some very interesting filming locations. We have compiled a list of some extraordinary bars in London that are available for shoots.

February 11, 2022

Bars and pubs are great locations for film shoots. However, it is often hard to find public locations that allow filming, especially in cities that are bustling with tourists such as London. Locations London offers a huge selection of filming locations including a range of bars and pubs that are sure to fulfil everyone’s filming needs.

Below, we have compiled a list of some of some of the most interesting pubs and bars in London that will take your video content to the next level:

1: Botanical Bar

Location: Canary Wharf 

Located in the city centre, this bar offers huge open spaces, lots of natural light due to floor-to-ceiling windows and a trendy interior filled with vines, ferns and flora to give contrast to the rustic furniture. 

2: Traditional English Pub

Location: Maida Vale, West London

This pub oozes charm and offers the perfect backdrop if you’re looking for a traditional, English pub. On top of that, the film-friendly venue offers shoots in the daytime, with a preference of shoots taking place early in the week. 

3: 50’s Bowling Alley

Location: Shoreditch

This stylish bowling alley offers a cocktail bar with tables and seating, a karaoke area, a 1950’s inspired restaurant and nine bowling lanes, guaranteed to take your video to the next level. 

4: Modern Cocktail Bar 

Location: Kilburn

Ideal for photography and video shoots, this modern bar exudes cool elegance through golden accents all throughout the venue.  

5: Floral Bar 

Location: City of London

Conveniently located in the centre of London, this bar makes the perfect venue for all your filming endeavours, boasting a floral charm and stylish interior. 

6: Labyrinthian Cocktail Bar and Karaoke Rooms 

Location: Soho

With winding corridors, this location is sure to make any film project look interesting. This glamorous, dark venue that plays homage to Soho’s past provides a full cocktail bar and nine private rooms of varying size, making this the ideal location for small shoots. 

7: Speakeasy Style Bar 

Location: Shoreditch

Equipped with two separate bars, this speakeasy venue offers exposed brick walls and a mysterious ambience.

8: 1920s Bar 

Location: City of Westminster

If you are looking for a 20s-inspired venue, this bar is what you can only dreams of. Capturing the exuberance of the 1920s, this location is available for filming all throughout the week. 

9: Cuban inspired bar

Location: Islington

This newly established venue stretches over two levels and promises a Cuban flair and a colourful vibrant bar exterior.

10: Piano bar 

Location: Soho

Including a screening room and a snug area, this piano bar offers great opportunities for filmmakers.

Ready to Hit The Streets?

Are pubs and bars not the right setting for your story? If you venture out onto the iconic London streets, make sure you have the required permits and permissions for filming in London!

Teresa Ehrlich