Photoshoots and Filming

The garden room at B&H Buildings in Exmouth Market

Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings is many things to many people: weekend brunch hangout, special dinner venue, Wednesday meeting room, afternoon tea spot, remote office, Friday cocktails haunt, first date find – to name a few. The versatility of the space, coupled with the clean, original and incredibly light aesthetic, also make it a favourite for photoshoots. From bakeware to beachwear, cooking demonstrations to music videos, there is a perfect space in B&H Buildings to showcase your product.

Since opening in late 2014, B&H Buildings has played host to all manner of product launches, showcases, photoshoots, recipe testing, cookery demonstrations and filming. From the launch of Alexa Chung’s first collection for AG, to cookery demonstrations lead by Paul Hollywood; a commercial photoshoot for Belvedere Vodka, to the Clerkenwell Design Week press hub, B&H Buildings offers an incredibly versatile and stylish venue for every creative and commercial project.  

Photoshoots at B&H Buildings in Exmouth Market

The Greenhouse and Garden Room

The most Instagrammed area of B&H Buildings, the Greenhouse and Garden Room are styled after an abandoned country house, where the gardens and state rooms have slowly grown into one another and gone to seed. Mixing soft furnishings and armchairs with cane garden furniture and wrought iron benches, the whole space is filled with hanging baskets, fully grown trees and trailing creepers, effectively bringing the outside in and offering a bright, sunny and beautiful space.

This space lends itself perfectly to clothing collection exhibitions, beauty product launches and fashion shoots. 

 The Bar

Occupying the sunny west-facing side of the building, the Bar at B&H Buildings opens onto the street and the leafy park beyond via huge windows and doors. Influenced by those typically seen in a Grand Café, the beautiful marble mosaic bar top is itself a thing of beauty, particularly when set against the stunning mirrored back bar. This room is a perfect backdrop for shooting spirit commercials, with the option of our helpful and highly skilled bartenders on hand to frame your product perfectly in a beautifully presented cocktail.

B&H Kitchen

The B&H Kitchen has been carefully and lovingly designed to offer a functional and beautiful environment. B&H Kitchen offers a perfect setting for recipe testing, cookery book launches, filming and photography. With flexible hours, plenty of natural light and a timeless but innovative design, B&H Kitchen is the model studio and dry-hire space. 

Below & Hidden

No bigger than an average living room, and designed to feel like the dark, cool and moody alter ego to its light and airy sister venue upstairs, Below & Hidden offers a secret drinking and dancing den for discerning night owls. The luxurious tapestry-covered walls hide floor to ceiling LED light panels which can be programmed to display a range of patterns and messages in assorted colours, all of which can be illuminated in time with the DJ – turn-tables, CDJs and XDJs are all available on site. 

Below & Hidden offers a very flexible space, perfect for creating a late-night club atmosphere for photo shoots and music videos.

Spa Fields Park

Located directly opposite B&H Buildings, Spa Fields Park is a tranquil and leafy oasis, and a convenient location for any outdoor shots that may be required. For outdoor only shoots, B&H Buildings can offer room hire to serve as dressing rooms, breakrooms and location office as well as providing bathroom facilities.


Costs

The Greenhouse and Garden Room: from £150 per hour.

Bar: from £200 per hour.

B&H Kitchen: £100 per hour.

Below & Hidden: £100 per hour.

Availability:

All spaces Monday to Friday, 7am to 11am, subject to availability.

B&H Kitchen can be available from 7am-11pm.

Full day hire and extended filming times on application.

Extras:

Breakfast: Teas, coffees, juices and pastries: £9 per person

Furniture removal: £50

Earlier opening hours: £100/hour

 

Accessibility:

Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings is perfectly located for easy access via public transport; Rosebery Avenue offers four bus routes – the 19, 38, 55, 243 and 341 – and both Angel and Farringdon stations are within ten minutes’ walking distance. There is convenient loading directly outside the building and an NCP carpark on Bowling Green Lane. Northampton Road offers on street parking for up to two hours between 8.30am and 6.30pm, and B&H Buildings can arrange for 3 hour and all day guest parking permits by special request.