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Locations Fix – celebrating high above the chimney tops

10th December 2014
Featuring in the movie Get Santa. Pic: Vince Pol
Featuring in the movie Get Santa. Pic: Vince Pol

Where’s Santa going to park his sleigh? Where will the party people dance? Where will the secret lovers huddle to see New Year’s fireworks? Yes, it’s December – you’ll be needing rooftops and balconies.

Croydon Clocktower
As the big hand strikes…

Big Ben has not cornered the market; film your rooftop party as the clock strikes midnight just a few feet away. From the balcony you’re above the rooftops of Croydon and beyond. Inside, the period features give your intimate party scene a further historical flourish.

Croydon Town Hall’s historic clock tower was finished in 1896 – in Kentish red bricks, Portland stone dressings and green Westmoreland roof slates.

Take a look here.

Albert Barnes House
Off with a bang

Already playing it’s part this Christmas, Albert Barnes House features in the rollicking, great-fun movie Get Santa.

Wraparound rooftop views dish up Lambeth Palace, the Palace of Westminster, the London Eye, St Paul’s Cathedral, the Shard and Canary Wharf – plus fireworks over the Thames on New Year’s Eve.

The 18-storey, 1960s housing estate is on New Kent Road in Southwark, central London.

Read more here.

Peregrine House
High society

Any trendy house party is going to look great from this 1960s tower block, just off City Road.

Islington’s Peregrine House stands a whopping 27 storeys high and proudly features in Cancer Research UK’s latest inspirational commercial.

The imposing skyscraper overlooks a park, playground and ball court and much of north London, with loads of room for all your vehicles in the underground car park.

There’s more information here.

Kenneth More Theatre
You couldn’t ask for… More

Redbridge’s Kenneth More Theatre is a higgledy-piggledy affair, oozing charm and character.

Aside from it’s brilliant views and the quirky rooftop features, this film-friendly theatre in the heart of Ilford has five dressing rooms, a chorus room, light and sound control room, box office, bar with large reception area, and lots of backstage space.

To find out more please click here.