Filming location fees

We charge location hire fees for commercial filming and photography on our canals, rivers, lake and docks. All the income generated from shoots goes towards caring for our waterways.

All fees are approximate, you'll get a fee quote when you submit your completed application.

  • fees are exclusive of VAT, which is added onto the total
  • additional fees for staff time, parking, third party works assessments, towpath closures etc. may apply on top of location fees
  • there is no charge for the first recce, subsequent recces are charged at £50. Recces are advised for crews of 20 or more
  • cancellation fee is 50% of the agreed total fee if cancellation occurs less than 48 hours before your shoot (refer to licence terms)
  • prep / strike fees are 50% of hourly location hire fee
  • in some cases you may be charged a late notice admin fee if you submit or amend your application less than 48 hours before the shoot date 

Type of production

Location hire fee

General views

£75 per hour


Factual entertainment

Corporate film

£130 per hour

Online video content

From £150 per hour

Fashion photography

Commercial Photography

From £150 per hour

TV drama

TV commercial

Low budget feature film

From £175 per hour

Feature film

From £250 per hour

Student film

Charity film

£120 per day

From £300 per day

Drone filming (only)

£150 per hour

If you have a query regarding our fees, please email

Last date edited: 15 October 2019