The Location Guys showcase London’s botanical gems ready to breathe life into your next photo shoot or film project. As the urban landscape of London continually evolves, so does its wealth of botanically-infused locations, each a fusion of architectural charm and nature’s artistry.
In the city renowned for its blending of historical grandeur and modern chic, the capital’s new collection of properties takes this juxtaposition a step further, marrying man-made structures with the inherent beauty of flora in unexpected, enchanting ways. From the ivy-laced brickwork of Victorian townhouses to the contemporary lofts softened by cascading indoor jungles, each location offers a unique green canvas for creatives to explore.
Whether you’re a seasoned photographer looking for the perfect blend of shadow and light amidst lush greenery, a filmmaker looking for an arresting, leafy backdrop to set the stage, or a creative of any kind in search of spaces that whisper narratives through their botanical and architectural elements, these London properties promise to add an inimitable layer of depth to your work.
Botanical Shoot Locations
Location: London, E5
A 2,000 sq ft former stable turned unique botanical wonderland. The property is a unique residential unit, mainly open plan and with a double height ceiling and skylights which shower the living area with natural light. The property also benefits from a private courtyard garden area packed with lush greenery.
Adorned with plants from a myriad of different species, this property offers a completely inspiring backdrop for photography and filming. Recently, a white cove has been added to add more flexibility to this inspiring location.
This contemporary home is a tropical oasis, tucked away between the gardens of suburban homes in Sydenham, South East London. Set back and hidden from the road is this modern location home in London, with clean and minimal interiors and each room having views and direct access to the fabulous and lush gardens surrounding the property.
A new first floor extension also provides a large balcony with views over the vast area of green. A perfect location for fashion shoots, this location house and gardens also has a large guest lodge which can be used as a green room away from the main house.
Location: London, E17
The property is a Victorian terraced location house in East London boasting colour blocked walls, mid-century furniture and striking art. Black and white tiled floors lead into a large industrial kitchen, featuring an exposed brick wall, yellow rubber flooring and a copper pipe light installation. Crittall doors lead out to the garden.
The living room has colour blocked walls, and regal gold coving which decorates the ceiling. The living room doors open up into the open-plan kitchen/dining area. A quirky toilet can also be found on the ground floor.
Location: London, NW3
A fabulous one bedroom penthouse location within the iconic Grade I listed modernist development in Belsize Park.
Located on the 5th (top) floor, the apartment boasts the original interiors from the 1930’s including beech plywood veneer panelled walls, original timber and concrete floors and the original kitchen and bathroom. The living space is bathed in natural light and opens directly to the vast roof terrace which has far reaching views across the rooftops and towards central London.
Pear Tree House
Location: London, SE22
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.
The kitchen leads onto the garden. Through the sliding glass door a slate terrace runs into a larger area of lawn flanked with planted borders and surrounded by mature greenery. The kitchen design is a minimal danish style and boasts a brass countertop island unit. With the change in level a sunken style sitting / reading area has been created.
The Old Laundry
Location: London, E5
A former Victorian warehouse converted to a residential location property in London, offering open plan living spaces flooded with daylight and retaining a strong industrial theme throughout.
Brimming with quirky props and artefacts and with an abundance of green, this family home offers a unique backdrop for fashion and interiors photoshoots and filming. From the beautiful fireplace, to the soaring ceiling height and natural light, to the original parquet floors, and the iron spiral staircase, the tiki bar, the industrial kitchen, and the entirely wood clad bedroom, this property offers a wealth of useful and interesting features that will bring a photoshoot to life. The main space is also set up with rigging for aerial silks performance.
Location: London, E17
A contemporary property carved from a Victorian warehouse, hidden from view from the street. This home is an urban interpretation reminiscent of a Japanese garden house, where living spaces flow from interior to exterior, with rooms arranged around a number of courtyard style gardens.
Polished concrete floors and walls clad in bleached plywood give the home a contemporary, Scandi, minimalist vibe. Entirely open plan, there is a large living room, a light industrial style kitchen, and dining room all on the ground floor.
Location: London, NW10
A newly extended and renovated family location home in the Kensal Rise triangle. A wide entrance hall has a large storage and cloaks area to one side with bespoke joinery and a concealed entrance which leads to a study, playroom and utility room.
A wide opening from the hall leads through to the open plan kitchen, dining and living area which occupies the entire width of the house. Measuring approximately 9 metres across, this is a very flexible, useable space with fantastic natural light. Filtering curtains help to control the light across the large sliding glass doors to the rear. The south facing garden has a paved terrace area with built in seating and lawn beyond.
Location: London, SW16
A spacious Edwardian semi detached location house of 2,400 square feet, situated on the corner of two roads and in a quiet residential area. The property benefits from off street parking for one car, and parking in the road is free of charge. There is a large rear garden, but this is yet to be developed.
The hall has a stunning tiled floor and lots of original features, including: stained glass, decorative cornicing and plasterwork, high ceilings, a cast iron fireplace and a beautiful wide staircase. The formal sitting room has a stained parquet floor and both the walls and ceiling are painted in a specialist paint. At the back of the house is a large open plan kitchen, living and dining space which has three crittal style french doors out to the rear garden. Off the kitchen is a separate utility room, and the home gym.
Location: London, WD6
A detached, contemporary new build location property surrounded by vast greenbelt views. The house is 4300 sq ft of wide open plan interiors with substantial glazing providing views of the wrap around mediterranean style gardens.
On the first floor are four bedrooms. The primary suite has a large en-suite bathroom with walk in shower and freestanding bath. There are also two dressing rooms and a large balcony / terrace overlooking the rear gardens. All of the remaining bedrooms are well proportioned and have a luxe feel. Outside the garden wraps around the entire property. There is a paved terrace at the rear of the house, and gazebo in the side garden, and plenty of lawn with exotic planting.
Location: London, SW4
The house is a detached, double fronted Victorian location house in London, 7 bedroom, 6 bathroom property that has been fully refurbished. Arranged over 4 floors and stretching to approx 6,000 sq ft, it has a huge open plan and extremely light kitchen/dining room/living room with very high ceilings.
Double doors open to the centrally positioned entrance hall, the formal sitting room to the right and a home office to the left. The decor has a classical feel, and compliments the ornate Victorian features perfectly. The sitting room has sofas arranged around an open fireplace with French-style crystal chandelier above.
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