River Thames Filming



Livett’s have a team of marine coordinators who boast vast experience of filming on the River Thames. Director of Livett’s Group, Chris Livett, has coordinated some of the most technically complex stunt sequences the river has ever seen, such as dramatic James Bond scenes and the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics.

We offer a wide range of marine services to the film and TV production industry for River Thames filming. No matter the budget or the scale of the shoot, we offer the following to the film and TV industry:

Filming on the River Thames has taken place as part of the production in a huge number of blockbuster movies and TV hits. Livett’s have proudly and successfully worked on many of these and we are looking forward to helping produce many more to come. We invite you to scroll through the gallery below to get a taste of some of the films we have worked on.


We cover all necessary aspects when it comes to filming on water, no matter how big or small the shoot is.

From location scouting all the way through to filming blockbuster river chase scenes, we offer a variety of services throughout.

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Camera boats

Within our fleet we have a variety of camera boats available. All of our craft are appropriately licensed and boast the necessary speed, manoeuvrability and stability required.

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Safety boats

Often when shooting on or near water, a safety boat is required. We have a number of different options available, while our crew all carry first aid and sea survival certificates.

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Diving services

Livett’s can offer full diving services to the film industry, whether it be safety swimmers or full HSE dive team. We will tailor your requirements according to the production’s needs.

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Marine coordination

The key to a successful piece of filming is often marine coordination. We have a number of marine coordinators available who are all extremely experienced and boast unrivalled local knowledge.

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Location search

The River Thames boasts a variety of locations for filming. We are able to use our experience and knowledge to suggest the most suitable locations fit for the production’s needs.

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River closures

Often the most ambitious and high profile filming activities on the Thames require a river closure. Livett’s will work with production teams to understand their needs, make recommendations and work as a liaison with the PLA to secure and execute a river closure.

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Advice in gaining permissions

All filming on the River Thames requires permission from the PLA. Livett’s work extremely closely with all relevant authorities on the Thames and can provide the necessary advice about the best way to gain permission.

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Stakeholder liaison

Filming often attracts a lot of attention and can potentially cause obstructions. In order to minimise this, Livett’s will work with all the relevant stakeholders at every occasion.

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River Thames Drone Filming

Livett’s have been at the forefront of the increasing use of drones and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for filming projects in the heart of London and provide an expert turnkey service for their safe use.


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