Located next to the All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon Park is one of the largest in Merton, and has many facilities including a large lake, play areas, tennis courts, paddling pool and adventure golf. The park also contains an athletics stadium with 400m track.
This beautiful historic park has played host to a wide variety of shoots over the last few months and we here at the Merton Film Office, managed by The Film Office have selected some of our highlights below!
Tell Me Everything
Created and written by Mark O’ Sullivan, with Yemi Oyefuwa, Kat Sadler & Cameron Loxdale also on the writing team, Tell Me Everything is ITV2’s first original drama in ten years and we were delighted to welcome the production into the borough for some filming in the park in August. Rooted in real like observations about what life is actually like for young people, Tell Me Everything is a “celebration of adolescence, without shying away from the difficult subjects facing teens as they grow up in the 2020”. The production filmed scenes near the beautiful lake and waterside garden of walk and talk scenes with some of their cast members. Check out the press release here.
Filming scenes for their new advertising campaign. Diabetes UK filmed in Wimbledon Park over the summer with scenes of one of their contributors running through the park
Their newest campaign which is all about showing what diabetes is really like, aims to show through the stories of the people who live with it day in, day out what it’s really like to live with. Contributors Liz, Jon, Kaajal, Gina, Libby and her parents, talk about what life with diabetes is like for them living with the condition.
Check out the film below and for advice, support and community go here or call their helpline on 0345 123 2399.
Lastly Killing Eve came to the park over the summer filming scenes for their fourth and final season. The production contacted us looking to double the park as various locations all around Europe. As restrictions were imposed on filming crews over the summer related to international travel, productions have had to come up with clever ways to replicate locations that otherwise would have been filming on location abroad. The production filmed in both the tennis courts and outside the cafe area in the south-west section of the park.
Jacob Hughes-Rodgers, the Film Officer who worked on the job commented “A complex logistical shoot of this nature in a public park requires clear communication, planning and flexibility so that on the day the shoot goes successfully not just for the production but so that as little impact as possible is felt in the park. The production were across multiple areas of the park, not just for filming, but also for parking and the cafe on site, which was used to hold all crew and cast. On the day it was great to see the production in full swing and fully utilising the array of different features Wimbledon Park has to offer and I can’t wait to see it on screen!”
Check out a fantastic array of locations to film in Merton here and get in touch now to facilitate your shoot in the borough!