17 Russell Square -  home of IALS

Filming opportunities at the Institute and its Library

The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies is pleased to receive and consider requests from filmmakers interested in using the Institute and its Library as a location and has been able to accommodate previous requests where there can be mimimal disruption to services and operations.

Institute of Advanced Legal Studies from Russell Square

The Institute and its Library are located in Charles Clore House, part of the iconic Bedford Way building complex designed by the renowned architect Sir Denys Lasdun completed in the mid-1970s. The building is now Grade II* listed with many original exterior and interior features representative of the dramatic Brutalist style.

The Institute Library has been used as a setting for televison interviews with legal scholars participating as expert contributors in a number of news items, current affairs programmes and documentaries.

Books from the Institute Library's collections have assisted several film and televison programme makers - for example creating an Italian lawyers office for BBC Television's popular EastEnders serial (featuring in one of the Cindy Beale storylines) and leather bound duplicate volumes from IALS were part of the action in Disney's 102 Dalmatians.

If you are interested in the filming location opportunities offered by the Institute and/or its Libary and would like to find out more about the facilities and applicable fees, please contact: Jules Winterton, IALS Associate Director and Librarian.

 

 

 

 

IALS and Lasdun's Bedford Way building complex
Entrance to IALS
IALS Library 3rd Floor Reading Room looking south
IALS and Bedford Way building complex
View of Russell Square gardens from IALS Library 2nd floor Reading Room
IALS Library stairs between reading rooms
IALS Library 3rd floor Reading Room corridor
Bright lights at IALS
IALS Windows
IALS Library 3rd floor Reading Room
IALS Library 3rd floor Reading Room tables
IALS Library Electronic Legal Research Unit, 4th floor
IALS Library 2nd floor Reading Room corridor
IALS and Bedford Way building complex from Russell Square
IALS at dusk