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Filming in Liverpool

If you’ve been to Liverpool in the last few years, chances are you’ve come across a film set on your trip. Liverpool has been home to thousands of productions over the years and remains one of the UK’s premier filming locations. Appropriate accommodation can be hard to find in such a busy city, but PREMIER SUITES are an excellent choice for actors, extras, crews and production staff in the heart of the action. Contact our reservations team today to see how we can make your time in Liverpool a little more comfortable and a lot more like home.

Why Liverpool?

From the first footage of the city filmed by the Lumiere Brothers in 1896 right through to the present day, Liverpool remains one of the most popular filming destinations in the UK. With everything from blockbuster movies and TV series to commercials, our filmography spans across all genres.

Liverpool has some of the most unique locations in the country all within a short distance. We are home to some of the UK’s finest architecture, with the largest amount of Grade I listed buildings outside of London. You’ll find everything from beautiful period location, modern cityscapes, beautiful beaches and rural villages within a few miles. We’ve been a popular stand-in for many international locations over the years such as New York, Chicago, Washington DC, Berlin, Moscow, Madrid, Normandy and more.

Should you be looking for a filming location, a production office, build space or studios big or small – the city has a wealth of film-friendly facilities. The city is ready and experienced in accommodating productions of any size and scale. We can find a space for you. The Depot, managed by Liverpool City Council, features two 20,000 ft² units of purpose-built shoot space in Liverpool for use by high-end film and TV productions.

Liverpool has a reputation for producing some of the best and most creative people in the world. There are thousands of crew members ready and waiting for work with everything from catering staff to stunt performers found locally. Northwest England is home to some of the most exceptional and experienced talent on-screen and behind-the-scenes. We also have a lot of young and novice talent eager to learn from professionals.

Liverpool Film Office

Liverpool Film office was set up to facilitate and support all aspects of film production in Liverpool. They provide a free service including location finding, permissions & liaison, parking, traffic control, sourcing local labour & suppliers. Liverpool Film Office is based within Liverpool City Council meaning it’s easy to liaise with all the necessary departments and key local contacts, including Merseyside Police, to ensure all your production needs are met quickly and efficiently. All filming on or around Liverpool City Council land, buildings, facilities and public highways requires permission and Liverpool Film Office operates an industry-standard film permit system making applying for filming permissions quick and easy.

A History of Film in Liverpool

Some of the biggest names have worked in Liverpool to produce and participate in some household name movies. The Deathly Hallows Part One, part of the famous Harry Potter franchise was part filmed here. Fleeing Voldemort and his Death Eaters, Harry & Hagrid take a detour through the Mersey Tunnel narrowly missing the oncoming traffic. Another thrilling chase sequence with Vin Diesel in ‘Fast & Furious 6’ is set in London but was filmed through the Queensway Tunnel in Liverpool. One of the most widely anticipated movies of 2022, ‘The Batman’ was also filmed here with the moody superhero spotted on top of the Liver Building.

Accommodation for Film Crews in Liverpool

We have a long history working with production companies in our serviced apartments in Liverpool. Our spacious rooms have everything you, your cast and crew need to perform their best on the big (or small) screen – with large comfy beds, a fully equipped kitchen and plenty of space to relax. Moreover, our rooms are self-contained with kitchen and washing machine facilities and are located in the city centre. We offer plenty of space to store your kit or to entertain or relax comfortably after you’ve wrapped for the day.

Longer-term or multi-room bookings are handled by our reservations team with our best available rates and special offers exclusively available when you book directly with us. If you’re filming in Liverpool soon and need excellent quality and value from your accommodation, look no further than PREMIER SUITES.

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