Filming In Westminster Cathedral

The Cathedral offers myriad spaces for filming: a majestic interior that has doubled as a Russian Orthodox Cathedral, jewel-like chapels, each with a different dedication and style, and roof top garden terraces and eyries with some of the finest views in London.


Initial enquiries about filming and photography in the Cathedral should be made to the Cathedral Manager Previous filming has included Elizabeth: The Golden Age; Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit and One Day. Alfred Hitchcock filmed the shocking denouement of Foreign Correspondent from the top of the Cathedral Tower. Westminster Cathedral is a ‘hidden’ gem for film location managers, offering a wealth of filming opportunities. 

Depending on the length of contract, there are subsidiary buildings available for hire to make the location easier for you and the film crew. Please contact us today and arrange a site visit.

“The Cathedral boasts a magnificent campanile that emerges 274 feet into the sky, and was made famous by a vertiginous scene in Hitchcock’s Foreign Correspondent”


Filming on the Cathedral Estate

The buildings of the Cathedral estate are concurrent in age with the Cathedral and offer a plethora of original late Victorian and Edwardian features. There are winding staircases, dusty galleries, a panelled vestibule and a courtyard garden, in addition to grand meeting rooms and echoing corridors. 

This is a working estate, but serious filming and photography requests will be considered. Please note, at this time, the Cathedral Choir School is not available for filming. 

Filming and photography requests for the Cathedral Estate should be directed in the first instance to the Cathedral Manager