You are here

London's landmarks boost city's rise as film studio hub

Tax breaks lure filmmakers; 50 crews shoot on the city's streets each day

Harry Potter's room under the stairs at the Warner Bros studio in Leavesden. Companies that produce films costing more than £20 million can claim a cash rebate of up to 20 per cent.


BRITISH film production soared 35 per cent to almost £1.5 billion (S$3 billion) during 2014 as tax breaks lured stars from Tom Cruise to Scarlett Johansson to the city.

London alone accounted for £1 billion of production spending, eclipsing France's 994 million euros (S$1.5