Big City Reservations / Media Monkeys

Big City Reservations

Big City Reservations is the longest established and leading hotel booking agency specialising in the arranging of hotel accommodation and facilities on behalf of the film and TV industry. We work closely with many of the productions companies based on site at Elstree in addition to those based at Pinewood, Shepperton, Longcross, Leavesden, Ealing or throughout the UK.

Over the last 19-years we have looked after the accommodation needs on some of the biggest films made here in the UK, these include: –

1917, Infinite, The Favourite, The Witches, Johnny English 3, Emma, The History of David Copperfield, Mary Poppins Returns, Murder on the Orient Express, Spectre, Skyfall, Sense8, The Long Walk, Annihilation, The Gunman, Man From Uncle, Into The Woods, The Riot Club, Contagion, Clash of the Titans, Jack and the Giant Killer, World War Z, Hudson on Hyde Park, Great Expectations, Gullivers Travels, Nowhere Boy, London Boulevard, Centurion, Kick Ass, Sherlock Holmes, Nine, The Wolf Man, The Damned United, Rock ‘n’ rolla, Run Fat Boy Run, The Other Man, Easy Virtue, Wild Child, The Oxford Murders, Brideshead Revisited, The Waterhorse, Atonement, Eastern Promises, Stardust, Pride & Prejudice, Made of Honor, Death at a Funeral, The Queen, The Golden Age, Inkheart, The Other Boleyn Girl, I Could Never Be Your Woman, Breaking and Entering, United 93, Flyboys, Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy,  Brighton Rock, Jon Carter of Mars, Intruders, Hugo Cabret, War Horse, X-Men First Class, Nanny McPhee, The Kings Speech, Cemetery Junction, Woman in Black, Green Street, Land of the Blind, Decoy Bride.  We’ve also worked with on-going TV productions such as The Crown, Downton Abbey, 24-Live Another Day, Big Brother, Got to Dance, Deal or no Deal, Outlander and many others.

For cast and/or high-end crew, we aim to secure the right hotel for their specific needs and contractual requirements within the London 5-star market and the best hotels around the UK.  We also specialise in the logistics of large-scale crew accommodation on multi-location shoots.

Media Monkeys

Based at Elstree Studios, Media Monkeys are an independent hotel booking agency providing a specialised service for film, television and media accommodation for cast and crew.

Our goal is to quickly source the right hotels in the right locations at the right rates!

Operating specifically in the media sector, we understand the logistical requirements that are part and parcel of any production. By working closely with all the major hotel groups and respected independent hotel operators, our consistent volume bookings ensure we can pass on significant savings to our Production Clients.

Our services are FREE OF CHARGE, so let us take some of hassle and headaches out of your next production by:

◾Suggesting the most suitable Accommodation Options for your filming location

◾Sourcing hotel and venue meeting space for Nationwide Audition Tours of any size

◾Negotiating the Best Rates

◾Staying within your Production Budget

◾Organising, checking and Administrating Room Lists

◾Efficiently dealing with Last Minute Amendments

The many benefits of choosing Media Monkeys as your hotel provider for your next production or project include:

◾Existing hotel discount arrangements in place across the UK

◾Great deals on hotel accommodation close to Elstree Studios and central London

◾Dedicated point of contact

◾No mark ups or hidden fees – the price the hotel quotes, is the price you pay

We’re always happy to help with your hotel requirements, so please contact Clare or Simon to discuss your accommodation needs.

Clare Barratt

Office: 0208 324 2782

Mobile: 07889 439 445


Simon Barratt

Office: 0208 324 2261

Mobile: 07710 449 709