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Elstree – Hertfordshire’s home of TV and film

Elstree – Hertfordshire’s home of TV and film, was once unknown, pretty village at the heart of the county. Then Elstree Studios made it’s home there, and it is now where some of the best-known films and TV programmes are created. So when you’re popping to the shops for bread and milk, you may well find yourself rubbing shoulders with TV royalty. For example, the cast and crew of programmes such as The Crown, Strictly, Dancing on Ice or EastEnders.

Film companies have been making movies at Elstree for over 100 years, and TV programmes have been made there since the 1950s. Famous faces you might once have bumped into strolling along the streets of Elstree include Alfred Hitchcock, Peter Sellers, Barbara Windsor, John Hurt, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, David Bowie, Ben Whishaw, Helena Bonham Carter, Jennifer Lawrence, Brad Pitt, Jodie Comer, Meryl Streep, and even the Muppets. Iconic films made at Elstree Studios include 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Shining, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Danish Girl, and the Star Wars franchise.

Even more magic from 2022

In 2020, construction of the brand-new Sky Studios began in Elstree, near to Elstree Studios. This state-of-the-art production hub will be creating original dramas, comedies and documentaries for major film and TV companies. Building is nearly complete, and filming is expected to begin later this year. The studio is massive – it covers an area the size of 17 football pitches and will have 12 sound stages. When it’s up and running it will create around 1,500 local jobs, as well as work opportunities for cast, crew, technicians, designers, craftspeople, producers, etc.

Elstree may still be a village, but it’s a busy hub of activity, offering a great many opportunities for short-term work. And our two-bedroom short let apartments are only a five-minute walk from Elstree Studios – perfect if you’ve been contracted to work at Elstree and are looking for a cost-effective place to stay for the duration! Whether you are on your own or sharing with a colleague, our apartments provide the perfect home away from home where you can live and relax when you’re not busy working on the production.

Our Elstree apartments are modern and comfortable. Each apartment comes with its own dedicated car parking space, unlimited WiFi access, a fully equipped kitchen, and a separate dining table which can easily double up as a desk if required.

More than just film and TV

Elstree is well positioned to be within easy driving distance of many of Hertfordshire’s best attractions. Get your fix of the countryside at Aldenham Country Park, which is only four miles away. If you want to go further afield you could explore the historic town of St Albans, book a trial flying lesson at London Elstree Aerodrome, or head off into Central London – direct trains are only 25 minutes to St Pancras.

If you are visiting or working in Elstree – Hertfordshire’s home of TV and film – contact Your Apartments to secure your luxury let. Enquire now about availability.

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