Latest event and filming information for Westminster

Filming and events during the Christmas period

Tuesday 20 December to Tuesday 3 January (event/shoot date).

Applications for filming during the Christmas period should be submitted and paid for by noon on Thursday 15 December.

Applications for events during the Christmas period should be submitted and paid for by noon on Tuesday 6 December.

This allows us time to assess your application (accounting for public holidays) and provide a response. 

This is the minimum timescale for filming and event applications only. For other services, licenses and permissions, longer timescales apply.

Victoria Embankment Gardens 2017

The council is not accepting any bookings for use of the Bandstand area at Victoria Embankment Gardens until further notice.

New kerbside permission charges and policies

Following a comprehensive review of our kerbside permissions, approval has been given for Westminster City Council to increase and re-model suspension and dispensation charges. 

View more information about the changes

Unmanned aerial vehicle filming

We are not currently accepting applications for the use of unmanned aerial vehicles/drones.

Unit bases

Waterloo Place is undergoing redevelopment works and is not available to accommodate unit bases until further notice.

Timescales for events applications

We require a minimum of 10 working days to process a basic events application and facilitate simple events activities.

It can often take longer to process and approve an application, depending on what is proposed. Please use our timescale tool to check whether you have enough time to apply before you pay the application fee as it is non-refundable.

Changes to street trading fees

Our street trading fees are currently under review; further information will be available shortly.


Last updated: 28 November 2016
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