Concrete makes an excellent backdrop for photo shoots because it is a versatile and neutral surface that can be used in various ways to create different looks and moods. Bare concrete can be used for a raw, industrial look, while polished concrete can create a sleek and modern aesthetic. Textured concrete can add depth and interest to a photograph and can be used to create various effects depending on the lighting and composition of the shot.
We showcase a handful of our unique concrete shoot locations across London.
Concrete Couture Locations
Location: London, SE14
Built on the site of a former coach house is this unique, four-bedroom, architect-designed location property providing just over 1,600 sq ft of internal space over three floors.
Internally the house boasts well-planned interiors to maximise the appearance of space and light. The design incorporates some light industrial elements with modernist features. Porcelain tiles are underfoot, run the ground floor length, and spill out to the terrace at the rear. The sunken living space has wide plank oak floors, which helps bring warmth to the space. Reclaimed brick walls are exposed throughout, and large skylights and windows make the most of the natural light. Microcement has been used to create a feature fireplace in the sitting area, and the polished concrete is echoed in the grey quartz countertops in the kitchen.
Location: London, E5
This Victorian location townhouse in London is arranged over four floors, with glass box extension, modernised interiors and a good-sized landscaped rear garden. A stone staircase leads to the raised ground floor. The floorboards are painted white and the walls are Calamine by F&B. Interiors are styled with minimal mid-century pieces, and the lighting is Sciolari. The through lounge has an opening at the rear, which looks into the newly added double-height extension.
On the lower ground floor is the split-level kitchen and dining space with a polished concrete floor and a sleek contemporary kitchen. There is a tan leather built-in banquette seating area and steps up to the dining space. A 3m tall door opens out to the rear terrace. There is a first-floor living room filled with plants. The chimney is exposed brick, and the room has retro furnishings.
Location: London, W4
A late Edwardian red-brick corner location house in London with wrap around garden and converted annex.
With an almost entirely open floor plan, it has a polished concrete floor throughout, spacious living areas and lots of glass allowing for plenty of natural light. The decor is young and contemporary with colourful modern art and furniture.
Location: London, NW10
A contemporary period location home in London filled with character. This extended terraced property is home to a young family who aren’t afraid of bold colour choices. A vivid front door opens to a black and white tiled entrance and blue painted staircase.
The open plan sitting room has an attractive bay window and a dark parquet floor that runs through to the rear of the house and steps down to a polished concrete floor in the open plan kitchen diner. A room flooded with natural light, the kitchen has skylights that run the entire length of the room and crittal style doors that open to the garden. The large island has a quartz countertop.
Pear Tree House
Location: London, SE22
Pear Tree House is a detached, architect designed, contemporary location home centred around a 100 year old Pear tree. The house is built in two volumes and linked by a glass walkway.
Internally the ground floor is almost entirely open plan. Vast ceiling heights and generous expanses of glass provide a striking interior with long sight lines through the home, and fantastic natural light throughout the day. Internal walls are boarded concrete and floors polished concrete. The various living areas are cleverly zoned, and the use of different levels adds further interest and clarity of space.
Location: London, E2
A mixed use building with ground floor gallery, and upper floor commercial office premises.
Space 1 – the ground floor comprises private entrance with own kitchen and disabled access bathroom facilities. There are two main rooms, each around 500sq ft in total (total 1,000sq ft), with attractive original exposed brick walls, whitewashed timber beams, and beautiful polished concrete floors plus generous east and north facing windows.
Space 2 – first floor commercial office and meeting room spaces with outdoor terrace. 1000sq ft in total, and boasting pitch pine floors, plywood ceiling, and unique red staircase, plus kitchen and bathroom facilities.
Location: London, SE19
A contemporary London location home of approximately 3300sq ft, arranged over six floors, with five bedrooms and five bathrooms, plus roof terrace. The basement level holds both the cinema room and gym, both featuring a polished concrete floor. The gym opens out to the private rear, multi-level garden. There is also a bathroom on this level.
On the lower ground floor is the the open plan kitchen, living room and dining space. Created in a Scandi style but with some light industrial elements, the family room has a large, contemporary log burner, features a polished concrete floor, and floor to ceiling glazed doors which open out to a rear terrace. The kitchen has a peninsula island with integrated gas hob. A cosy reading nook is built into the wall in the dining area and is clad in stained ash battens.
Location: London, E8
Having recently undergone a complete renovation programme, this beautiful four storey Victorian location townhouse is now available for photoshoots and filming. The main entrance to the house is accessed via stone steps (8 steps) to the attractive hardwood door. The entrance hall opens to the formal sitting and dining rooms; Parquet floors and original Victorian marble fireplaces are set off against the plain white walls and minimal furnishings. The dining end is flooded with natural light and overlooks the breakfast area below with views out to the garden.
The contemporary kitchen is complemented by the beautiful Caprino Bianco marble used for the countertops and the island. A small set of steps lead to the snug. Set around the fireplace, this is a cosy area with a reduced ceiling height. The concrete staircase was shuttered and set in place, and has created a beautifully architectural centrepiece to the home. The Corten steel cladding to the rear extension is another interesting feature to note, and can be enjoyed from the sunken concrete courtyard area at the back of the house.
Location: London, N1
A three bedroom Victorian semi-detached location house in London with rear garden and side access. A dark painted hallway with concrete floor. Small w.c. under stairs. The living room has an open fire with exposed brick surround. Built in shelving to the alcoves. Bay window.
The open plan kitchen, dining, and living space at the rear of the house has a large skylight above the dining area, and crittal style doors providing access to the rear garden. The industrial style kitchen has a concrete work surface and island unit with parquet block work surface. Sitting area has log burner.
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