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We’re off to the Tower of London for this week’s podcast

This week we’re heading to the Tower of London to produce the Mobile Industry Review Show.

It will, I’ve just noticed, cost us about one and a half grand, plus VAT, to film there, so we shall be filming outside.  Very much *outside*.

But we’re off to the Tower.

Look out for lots of shots of ye olde lande-markes and I suspect, some Tower Bridge footage.   The 1,000 year old Tower should contrast nicely with all the technology we’re going to be playing with.

By Ewan

Ewan is Founder and Editor of Mobile Industry Review. He writes about a wide variety of industry issues and is usually active on Twitter most days. You can read more about him or reach him with these details.

21 replies on “We’re off to the Tower of London for this week’s podcast”

Just a question.. aren't you required some sort of permit to film in London? I seem to recall them filming Top Gear in London and James May was stopped by the police 'Oh Crumbs – Its the Rozzers!', and they need to check their filming permit.

For any sort of professional location shooting, you definitely, definitely
need all sorts of permissions and permits. In our case, we need to ensure
we are on public highway/property and not causing a nuisance or
obstructions.

Just a quick response to the above if I may…

The reason we charge is that, as an independent charity that receives absolutely no Government or Crown funding, filming revenue is one of the ways in which we raise the money needed to look after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace and the Banqueting House on Whitehall.

Tim Powell
Press Officer
Historic Royal Palaces

If you still intend filming at the Tower tomorrow, please do call me and we can discuss the options and work out what will be best for your podcast. You can reach me on 0203 166 6305. Thanks.

Tim, Just to re-assure you – the MIR team will only ever film on private land with permission so we definitely wouldn't film without proper approval. Ben.

I'm in the States, so my thoughts don't really amount to much here, but I'm *super* impressed that Tim even bothered to respond, and moreso that he offered to work up a good solution. Great stuff, and excellent work, Tim.

hello i have just a question. I moste write about one week in London but i dont know what i can say about, because i never was in london and i cant english very good, so can you help me??

hello i have just a question. I moste write about one week in London but i dont know what i can say about, because i never was in london and i cant english very good, so can you help me??

Hey!

sorry to intrude, but im a film student and im trying to find out if i need permission to film on tower bridge (well obviously i do!) and how to get it!?

can anyone link me, or give me an email address i can contact for the information i need pleaaase?!

Sammy

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