Filming at Harrow
Harrow School is set within a 300 acre leafy estate in north west London, within the M25, 15 minutes from Baker Street and close to the major studios. Offering historic listed buildings, wood-panelled rooms, large corridors, grand halls, theatres, pavilions, a working farm, a chapel, a golf course, tennis courts, AstroTurf pitches, swimming pool, gym, an athletics track, a shop and vast grounds overlooking London. We can also provide a unit base for up to 100 cars. We have lots of classrooms and other rooms that can act as green rooms, dressing rooms and for make-up etc. and many different buildings of different eras from 1615 to the present time. Harrow School is a film friendly location in London.
Please view our location gallery to see some of our spaces.
Harrow School is available for filming and photoshoots in the school holidays and Exeat weekends. An availability calendar can be viewed here.
Harrow School has provided the backdrop to feature films such as Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, for TV dramas such as ITV’s Endeavour and The Crown, for music videos such as for Ed Sheeran and Travis Scott’s video for Antisocial, and for magazine shoots and commercials for Tatler, Ralph Lauren, Burberry, GQ and Vogue, amongst others. You can view our Harrow on Film page featuring some of these here.
Please contact us for more information.
“Harrow School was an attractive location for the YouTube Rewind project because of the historic nature of the site, its size, and seclusion from the congestion of central London. We were looking for somewhere distinctively English, with building exteriors that were centuries old, and enough open space to fly a camera-drone, without breaking the strict rules governing drone flight. There was another feature film shooting onsite at the same time, but the sheer size of the school made that possible without any clashes, and the team at Harrow School Enterprises were super helpful throughout.”
“We filmed at Harrow for Seasons 1 & 2 of The Crown and it was a fantastically positive experience both times. There is a vast range of locations at the School ranging from the amazing lecture halls and dining rooms to more unusual ones such as the black painted rackets courts which we made use of on Season 2. The staff are incredibly helpful with our, sometimes unusual, requests and the large site makes the logistics of large scale filming very easy indeed. Hopefully we will be back on Seasons 3 and beyond….”
“Playground Television filmed a number of scene for the forth coming BBC production of 'Howards End’ at Harrow School. The drama is set in 1906 and it needed quite a number of period locations, I had known of the existence of the Speech Room from previous research, so I recce’d the hall which secured us our Concert Hall for the story. I was then taken on a tour of the other buildings and by the end of the day had sourced another four locations for the production. We had three shoot days on site with the capacity to handle over a hundred extras in the unit base. Carly and her team were brilliant, with intimate knowledge of the school buildings, a full understanding of our requirements (nothing was impossible!) and an on-site unit base made for three fun shoot days at the School. I highly recommend speaking to Harrow School Enterprises for the known and unknown locations in your production.”