Filming in Harborough
Filming locations in Harborough
The Harborough district boasts many attractive villages, including Hallaton which retains its historic period feel with its attractive walk down from the church to its butter cross, and neighbouring Medbourne with its beautiful packhorse bridge (pictured) next to the church. Also, Horninghold Church (pictured bottom right) is the quintessential English scene.
Market Harborough, with its iconic and picturesque town centre, is a historical market town boasting many period buildings, from different eras, and some with very interesting and unique facades and frontages. Above you can see the iconic Old Grammar School on stilts with cobbed walkway to its side. The Settling Rooms with its impressive clock tower, Market Harborough railway station, the cemetery chapel with its double-pointed roof, and Church Street with its curved road and historical frontages.
Lutterworth is a market town and former coaching route, with many coaching inns still evident, plus many historical buildings along its high street. Its impressive white town hall (top left), its Frank Whittle jet sculpture and white chalk horses are part of the identity of this town. It boasts period houses close to St Mary’s Church.
The Symington Building
This iconic former Victorian corset factory, owned by Harborough District Council, preserves a time in history. At its rear is a Council-owned car park which can easily be used for crews or sets. Inside it has a modern foyer and waiting area (pictured below) and on its upper floor boasts preserved wooden arched beams in its open plan offices. It includes ornate stairwell and mosaic floor at the bottom of its stairs. It is located in the town centre, next to St Dionysius Church and the Old Grammar School.
Canals and waterways
Foxton Inclined Plane, with its 10 locks (used to lift narrowboats up a 75ft hill) is one of the most unique locations in the East Midlands, and is situated along the picturesque Grand Union Canal.
The Wharf is a canal basin in Market Harborough and part of the Grand Union Canal. It is now a mix of old buildings, converted luxury apartments, and the Waterfront restaurant. There is a restaurant overlooking the canal and the views are stunning, with picturesque walkways along the towpath.
Offices and contemporary buildings
Harborough Innovation Centre
Harborough Innovation Centre is a modern, eye-catching office building owned by Harborough District Council and based on the outskirts of Market Harborough with lots of parking. It has an open plan foyer with overlooking walkways. It could also be used as a base for production crews with a mix of large office spaces and private creatively-designed meeting rooms.
Grow On Centre
The Grow On Centre is owned by Harborough District Council, on the outskirts of Market Harborough. It boasts plenty of parking outside, and is a great location for contemporary offices, with long corridors, large office spaces overlooking fields, and private meeting rooms. It could also double as other building types such as a Police Station, Government building, etc.
It could also be used as a base for production crews with a mix of large office spaces and private meeting rooms.
There are lots of diverse and unusual locations in the Harborough district. From Kibworth Harcourt Windmill, to Wistow Model Village, Wistow Maze and Nevill Holt Opera House with its unusual horse sculpture in its grounds.
Parks and Meadows
We have a number of Council-owned parks in the Harborough district. Above you can see Lutterworth Country Park (left), the rose garden at Welland Park, café / bandstand at Welland Park, and the river walk in Welland Park with its overhanging trees.
We have an array of interesting facades and building fronts in Harborough district. Top row (l-r) you have the old post office (now Louisa's Place), the old fire station in Abbey Street, and Symington Terrace in Northampton Road which could double as London town houses. Bottom row (l-r) are three buildings situated at the top of the High Street in Market Harborough - including the Brooke House college building, and the American-style Congregational Church with its pillared frontage, and the building next door reminiscent of New Orleans with its stunning veranda.
Stately homes, halls, castles and other venues
- Stanford Hall
- Nevill Holt Opera
- Launde Abbey
- Quenby Hall
- Noseley Hall
- Noseley Chapel
- Kilworth House
- Scraptoft Hall
- Rockingham Castle
If you are interested in filming at any of the locations on this page, contact Harborough District Council by emailing email@example.com in the first instance, and we can put you in touch with the relevant people to make your request. Please be advised that some of these locations are privately-owned and requests for filming may not be successful.