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Filming Location

Currently starring in Netflix's Bridgerton and The Crown, the Old Royal Naval College makes regular appearances some of the world's most significant film and TV productions

In fact, so many films have been shot here that Empire magazine once called us ‘the most popular filming location in the world’.

Napoleon, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Les Misérables are just a few of the blockbusters filmed here in recent years – find out more.

Latest Blockbuster: Bridgerton Season 3

Lady Whistledown is back! Bridgerton, the hit Netflix series that captured the hearts of millions worldwide is back for another season of scandal and romance.

Walking through the Old Royal Naval College grounds feels like stepping back in time, with its grandiose architecture and sweeping views of the River Thames. So, it should come as no surprise that this historical site has been used as a dramatic backdrop to bring to life the fashion and glamour of the Regency era.

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Bridgerton © Netflix (2024)

The Iron Lady (2011), filmed in the Painted Hall

Previous productions

Explore the extensive list of blockbuster films and TV shows filmed at the Old Royal Naval College.

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The Iron Lady (2011), © Pathé Productions Limited, Channel Four Television Corporation and The British Film Institute

Blockbuster Film Tours

Join us for a Blockbuster Film Tour and embark on a captivating journey through over 90 years of filming, including some of the most unforgettable cinematic moments shot on our picturesque riverside grounds and inside the awe-inspiring Painted Hall.

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© Stepping Through Film

Filming inside the Painted Hall

In Indiscreet (1958), one of the earliest films to be shot here, Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman waltz the night away in a replica Painted Hall.

The west wall is the backdrop for a scene in The Madness of King George (1994). It is particularly well-chosen as these paintings depict George I, the great grandfather of King George III, surrounded by his family.

The Painted Hall can currently be seen in The Crown on Netflix.

Film still from The Crown Season 3 © Netflix (2019)

Film still from Thor The Dark World

Filming on the grounds

Our iconic riverside grounds have provided the setting for some of the most memorable scenes in recent cinema.

A climatic battle scene in Thor: The Dark World (2013) involved a gigantic spacecraft crashing into lower grand square.

During the filming of Les Misérables (2012) a gigantic elephant stood in the grounds for several weeks.

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Thor: The Dark World © Disney Inc Marvel (2013)

Commercial Filming & Photography Enquiries

We can accommodate a wide range of filming and photography requests including:

  • Documentary and commercial filming
  • Personal and commercial photography
  • Wedding photography
  • News and media

For more information, head to our Filming & Photography Guidelines or click here to submit an enquiry.