Booking the Penthouse, Charges and Options

Click here to enquire about booking the Altostratus Penthouse for a STILLS SHOOT

Click here to enquire about booking the Altostratus Penthouse for FILMING

1. Hire Charges – Non Commercial Stills Shoots

The Penthouse Studio hire rates below are for professional Non Commercial Usage small stills shoots only (Conditions Apply- See Notes** at bottom of page). 

  • 2 hours – from £130** 
  • 3 hours – from £160** 
  • 4 hours – from £190** 
  • 6 hours – from £265** 
  • 8 hours – from £315**

Amateur/Hobbyist Rates of £140 for 4 hours and £110 for 3 hours are available Saturday and Sundays only. Bona Fide Genuine Amateur/Hobbyists only. 3 persons maximum including photographer. Copyright in location agreement given for photographers personal non-commercial usage only. Photo ID required. Must mention amateur offer at time of booking as cannot be applied thereafter.

2. Hire Charges – All Commercial Stills and Filming 

These are provided on request. Maximum crew and cast size 15 persons (without exception) at the Altostratus Penthouse.

Urban/Rnb/Rap or similar type Music Videos are a very maximum 5 persons or less in total.

We strictly do not allow any Party Scenes/Loud Scenes/Adult Films/Smoke Machines at the Penthouse. We have other locations that may be available for these types of shoots at or email us at

Lighting Equipment

Click here for our Low Cost Lighting Equipment Kit (Hire Rates from £50 for non commercial usage)

Stay Overnight

We have one bedroom (The French Boudoir bedroom) at the London riverside 29th Top Floor Altostratus Penthouse available for 1 single person only (and no guests) to stay in London the night before or after your shoot (your shoot does not have to be at the penthouse). For more info and rates click here.

Parking and Opening Times

Free secure onsite parking for 2 cars onsite (Strictly bays 89 and 90 only). We are outside the congestion zone.

Altostratus Penthouse studio is available for bookings weekdays, weekends and evenings 09:00 to 21:00 (Subject to booking and availability). Sunday 11am earliest start.


Overtime may not be available unless previously agreed in writing. No access to the penthouse until 5 minutes before shoot times and must be finished, cleared and out of apartment by the finish time or extra charges will apply. Rates shown above are strictly for stills shoots for up to 3 persons plus one photographer (up to 4 hours hire) and 4 persons plus one photographer (from 5 to 8 hours hire) in total (unique persons). Extra persons will be charged at a minimum of £50 per person at the time of booking or £150 on the day). Extra Photographer by negotiation OR £150 on the day. Cleaning charges will apply if not left as found. Not Commercial Usage or Brands, Celebrities or Corporates.

A member of our staff may be present (working on their laptop in one of the bedrooms and move when you need it) for this rate but will keep out of your way completely and not interfere with your shoot at all. For bookings under 4 hours we reserve the right to change dates and times in the event of a very rare scenario that we have received a high paid booking the same day, but if this is the case you will get an alternative date and time for £1 and we will refund you any amounts paid for the original date.

Our low rate non-commercial 2 and 3 hour stills bookings start at 10am or after 5pm unless otherwise agreed.


Full payment is required in advance at the time of booking by bank transfer or cash only. We cannot hold dates and times until we have received full payment.


Altostratus Supports Thames Reach Charity which helps homeless and vulnerable people and a donation will be made from each booking.