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Filming in Guildford

Guildford and the surrounding area provide a beautiful and diverse location for film makers with rolling Surrey countryside, historic buildings, quaint villages as well as modern townscapes, a thriving university and business park and an historic High Street.

We are also home to a number of tourist attractions including National Trust properties and the Elizabethan stately home, Loseley House.

We have played host to numerous BBC dramas, television series and films and as a result, we are proud to be a film-friendly location.

If you are interested in filming in Guildford, please read our icon Filming guidelines [50.82KB]  and our icon Filming code of practice [21.95KB] .

Filming charges

We ask for a fee to contribute towards development and maintenance programmes.

In addition, the majority of film crews and programme makers will require input, help, support or advice from our staff.

Filming service by charge

Council owned properties, parks and council-owned open spaces

Daily Rates (negotiable)

Features - £750 - £1,000

TV - £500 - £1,000

Documentaries/low budget - £250 - £500

Still Photograph - £100 - £500

The following types of filming should be exempt from payment:

  • News
  • Educational
  • Schools
  • Tourism
  • Religion
  • Reality
  • Shorts/Festival

Street filming/High Street

To be discussed with Surrey County Council

Location Fees

Cost + VAT where applicable

Unit bases

At cost

Yellow line dispensation

At cost

Parking meters

At cost

Resident parking bays

At cost

Suspension of Pay and Display bays

At cost

Parking Fees

Cost + VAT where applicable

Administration fee

An administration fee of 10% is applied on top of any costs incurred.

This is to cover officer time spent processing the filming enquiry and advice and information provided over the telephone

Film Service Charges

Cost + VAT where applicable


Students and charitable organisations

We reserve the right to reduce or waive these charges for student film-makers and charitable organisations.