Gangs of London filming in Hill

Gangs of London filming in Hill

Posted on: 12/10/2021

Dear Resident,

I am writing to inform you of our upcoming filming plans for the returning Sky TV series “Gangs of London” at the Naval Club on Hill Street. Residents’ feedback is essential for us to be able to film in the area with as little inconvenience to you as possible, so please do get in touch if you have any queries or concerns.

What is Gangs of London?

Gangs of London is a series that tells the story of a fictional London being torn apart by the turbulent power struggles of its international gangs.

What would happen and when?

Thursday 14th and Friday 15th October:
Prep Day Access between 8am to 6pm
Crew on site: 20
Security on site

Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th October:
Rest Days, no work to be carried out

Monday 18th October: Prep Day
Access between 8am to 6pm
Crew on site: 20
Security on site

Tuesday 19th October: Prep Day, lighting pre-rig
Access between 8am to 6pm
Crew on site: 20
Technical Vehicles to arrive from 6pm to be in position for our shoot day
24hr Security

Wednesday 20th October: Shoot Day
Call Times: 12.30pm – 10.30pm
All INTERIORS
Crew on site: 50
SFX Rainbars, wet down and water bowser for shot from interior looking out
24hr Security

Thursday 21st October: Shoot Day
Call Times: 12.30pm – 10.30pm
EXTERIORS
Crew on site: 50
TM on Site
24hr Security
Filming Areas:
Outside Naval Club, also looking both ways up Waverton Street
Action to be filmed:
DAY:
Character exits building, flanked by armed guards, walks to car parked outside location on Hill Street
Scene inside car, characters talking
NIGHT:
Bloodied character exits location, walks across Hill Street and along Waverton Street Car pulls up and parks outside location on Waverton Street

Friday 22nd October: Shoot Day
Call Times: 10.30am – 8.30pm
All INTERIORS
Crew on site: 50

Saturday 23rd October: Lighting Strike Day
Access between 8am to 6pm
Crew on site: 20
Security on site

Sunday 24th October: Rest Day

Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th October: Reinstatement Day
Access between 8am to 6pm
Crew on site: 20
Security on site

Lighting, Special Effects And Camera Equipment

To create the atmospheric world of our fictional version of London, we will be using SFX Rainbars and will be using a large water bowser to wet down the road. For our external shots there will be lighting positions on Waverton Street, some of which will also be used to light the interiors from the outside. All cameras to be handheld.

Traffic Control and Parking

In order for us to film safely and efficiently, we have asked for a number of parking bays to be suspended to park our technical vehicles. For our prep and reinstatement days and throughout our shoot days we have requested for the pay by phone bays outside the Naval Club to be suspended. For our filming days, we have requested to suspend various pay by phone bays on South Street, Hill Street. For our exterior scenes on Thursday 21st October, we have asked for the whole of Waverton Street to be suspended, so that it is clear for shot, including all the residential and diplomatic bays. We will be providing alternative parking for the diplomatic bay on Farm Street, outside The Punchbowl pub and on Berkley Square for residents.

On Thursday 21st October, Stop/Go traffic control will be employed on Hill Street and Waverton Street. This will mean a hold for a couple of minutes, after which, traffic will be released to proceed as planned.

Access

We are aware that our filming activity may cause concern about deliveries, collections/drop offs for hospital appointments, access for the elderly, pregnant or those with young children. All access and especially emergency access will be maintained throughout the filming period. Pedestrians will be able to access all roads on foot at most times. The only time that we may ask for any pedestrians to wait would be during our filming hours if we are in the middle of a take, for a few minutes.

We will have a 24hr presence with our security team who will be happy to help any residents with any questions or queries.

Other Things To Note

We are very aware that some of the filming will be taking place during the evening, so we will of course endeavour to keep noise down; including all crew using walkie talkies with earpieces and limit noisy machines/vehicles working later on.

As some of our filming involves replica firearms and as one of our characters appears in a bloodied state, we have of course liaised with the Met Police Film Unit who will be providing a police officer to be present with us during our external filming. We have also been liaising closely with the Westminster Events and Filming Department, which manages functions such as parking suspensions on behalf of Westminster Council. For any queries please contact Siân Hamer, City Promotions, Events & Filming Account Manager on 07817 054 978.

Thank you for taking the time to read this letter. For now, may we thank you in advance for your patience and co-operation with our production. So much of what the British film industry achieves is dependent on the goodwill of the residents and businesses of the areas that we film in, and your co-operation is greatly appreciated.

Kindest regards,

Emily Hoy​​​​​​​
Assistant Location Manager
T: 07950 410 983​​​​​​​
E: elhoy01@yahoo.co.uk

Tom Timbers​​​​​ ​​​​​
Location Manager​​​​
T: 07917 890 318​​​​​ ​​​​​​
E: shiverme@gmail.com





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