Cinematic Amersham

Lights, camera, Amersham!

The Picturesque Town That Became a Cinematic Star

Nestled within the Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Amersham has captivated the hearts of directors with its rolling hills and idyllic countryside. This makes it a prime choice for movie and TV backdrops.

Despite its modest size, Amersham has become a hub for filmmakers. It offers a diverse range of scenery, from lush countryside to picturesque buildings, suitable for everything from romantic getaways to high-adventure scenes.

Looking towards St. Mary’s Church

Timeless Beauty

Amersham’s timeless allure, paired with its rich architectural history, provides an ideal backdrop for cinematic storytelling. It lends a touch of magic to the silver screen, and its setting has added depth to numerous productions.

The King’s Arms

Architectural Mix

Split into two distinct areas—Amersham-on-the-Hill and Old Amersham—both offer unique and charming medieval architecture, half-timbered buildings, and winding streets that give films and shows an authentic, timeless setting.

The town’s diverse architecture includes medieval churches, Tudor homes, and Georgian buildings, which have served as film settings for different eras. Notable landmarks like the 13th-century St. Mary’s Church and the timber-framed Market Hall have made cameos in various productions.

Old Amersham from above!

Photo credit: Neil Johnes

Star Appeal

Amersham’s filmography boasts over 50 movies and TV shows, and has been a draw for renowned actors such as Hugh Grant, Michael Caine, and Christian Bale. Its appeal as a filming location is broadly recognised in the industry.

Beyond film, Amersham has been a setting for popular British TV shows like “Midsomer Murders,” “Poirot,” and “Jonathan Creek.” The town’s picturesque streets provide an atmospheric setting that complements gripping storylines.

Some popular releases filmed in Amersham

Proximity and Access

Located close to London, Amersham is ideal for productions seeking a British setting. Its versatile landscapes can be transformed to represent different time periods, making it invaluable. Moreover, it’s near major studios like Pinewood and Warner Bros Studios at Leavesden, as well as Elstree and BBC studios in Borehamwood.

The town’s excellent transport links make it accessible via the London Underground’s Metropolitan Line and National Rail’s Chiltern Railways. This ease of access is further enhanced by its 25-minute car journey from Heathrow Airport, making it convenient for international stars.

Amersham Station

A Filmmaker's Playground

Amersham’s charming high street and quaint architecture offer a variety of filming options. Whether it’s a period drama or a contemporary tale, its unique atmosphere and character-filled streets have been the backdrop for multiple storylines.

As productions wrap up and credits roll, Amersham’s cinematic impact continues to expand, leaving an everlasting imprint on both the industry and its audiences. Amersham’s enduring presence on the silver screen stands as a tribute to the magnetic charm of a small town and the transformative power of cinema to breathe life into stories.

Watch this clip from Cuckoo filmed in the Memorial Gardens!


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Things to Do

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Bars & Dining

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Getting Here

We’re easily accessible by car, tube, mainline trains, and busses.