The magnificent backdrops, inspiring interiors and spacious outdoor areas of the Old Royal Naval College feature regularly in documentaries, commercial campaigns, period dramas, music videos and major film productions.

A street scene from the film Sherlock Holmes shot in the Queen Anne Court

Keira Knightly plays Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire in the 2008 film

© Pathé Renn Production SAS, BIM Distribuzione

The Young Victoria with actors Emily Blunt and Rupert Friend© Courtesy of Momentum Pictures

Captain Jack, potrayed by Johnny Depp, is unceremoniously dragged along the Painted Hall

© Disney Enterprises Inc


Big-screen blockbusters shot at the Old Royal Naval College in recent years include:

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2010),
The King’s Speech (2011),
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011),
Skyfall (2012), Les Misérables (2012),
Mortdecai (2015)
Cinderella (2015).

For a full list, see Past Features

Whatever your requirements, the Old Royal Naval College has a location to suit your needs:

Documentary and commercial filming

Every commercial photography shoot, television and film production helps to support our programme of maintenance and free public access to the glorious buildings and grounds of the Old Royal Naval College. For your enquiries, call 020 8269 4747 or email


We have a wide selection of photographs of the Old Royal Naval College available to press. To access latest press releases and our online press image library, visit press and media.

News and media filming

If you would like footage of the Old Royal Naval College or would like to interview a member of staff on film for a press or media story, we can make all the arrangements to make your crew’s visit enjoyable.
To contact our press office call +44 (0)207221 7883 and/or email

For latest news stories and the press image library, visit our media centre.


Photography on the site is free of charge providing the images are for personal use only and not for sale or other commercial gain. Please note that the use of tri-pods, lighting etc. is not allowed.

Should you wish to use more professional equipment or to film or photograph on site for commercial reasons, you will need to contact Facilities Helpdesk at, 020 8269 4790. A licence will be issued and a fee charged dependant on  our photography/film requirements. Due to the nature of the site and the various events that take place it will not always be possible to grant photography/filming permission.

Wedding Photography

Holding your wedding at the Old Royal Naval College gives you the exclusive right to have your wedding photographs taken in our grounds. Please note that any other wedding photography is not permitted.