Claremont Drive, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9LYTel: 01372 467841Email: info@claremont.surrey.sch.uk

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Filming and Photography

Overview

The 100 acre parklands surround our Grade 1 Listed Mansion which boasts period features and a royal history. We are situated close to central London and are available for filming feature films, television, advertising and photo shoots.


Historic Features

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Interior

  • Elegant marble entrance hall designed by Sir Joane Soane
  • Drawing room with period fabric-covered walls
  • Library with sweeping balcony access
  • Gold leafed ceilings in the Albany
  • Marble plunge bath
  • Europe’s oldest working passenger lift
  • Underground tunnel access and vaulted chambers

Grounds

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  • Landscaped parks and lawns
  • Wooded areas
  • Belvedere Folly with manicured walkway
  • 18th century walled garden with Victorian pond and fountain

Modern Facilities

As a working School we have numerous modern facilities, all located beyond the historic views of the Mansion, including:

top view

  • Sports Centre
  • Classrooms
  • Science laboratories and technology workshops
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Children’s playgrounds
  • Playing fields and tennis courts
  • Concealed parking

Photos

A further selection of photos are available in our gallery.


History

The current Mansion was built during the 1770s whilst the Belvedere dates back to 1715. It has been home to both politicians and royalty, later becoming a School in the 1930s. During World War Two it was acquired for the war effort by the Hawker Aircraft company. See our History page for a detailed account of the estate’s fascinating past.

Historic Residents

Notable Architects

  • Queen Victoria
  • French King Louis Philippe and Marie-Amelie
  • Belgian King Leopold of Saxe-Coburg
  • The Duke of Newcastle, Prime Minister
  • Sir John Vanbrugh
  • Capability Brown
  • William Kent

Further Details

Please contact our Enterprises team for more information, including detailed location and catering information. Please note that neither smoking nor alcohol is permitted on site.

Photos kindly used by permission of Mr Riley Clements.