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HOP Bedforshire Location

HOP are owners of the 143-acre site around 6 miles south of Bedford, United Kingdom. Within easy reach of this commuter belt town to the north of London, the site is well-connected to primary road, rail, freight and airport transportation networks and is within 45 minutes of London by road, and less by rail. Access to most of southern England, the Midlands and the North East is also simple thanks to the proximity of major arterial motorways. The location turns a vast array of accessible shooting locations into very realistic possibilities.

We identified and bought the HOP site because it is near enough to all of the access points and facilities needed to feed a production site, but simultaneously affords enough space to create a masterplan which can accommodate a huge range of services. The natural setting and extensive infrastructure also reinforces sustainability targets - With travel and transport representing likely the single greatest carbon contributor for production facilities, we aim to minimise travel and then encourage crews to make themselves at home once here.

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HOP takes its place in Bedfordshire for an array of reasons, but not least because it maintains the dual benefits of being within easy reach of London whilst offering its open, natural bowl in which to build.

The HOP team loved the fact that the area will embrace its visitors and can offer facilities to rival just about any location in the UK. This is allied to the possibilities identified in supporting local communities, developing the arts scene and reinforcing the economy for the area.

Travel times


Kings Cross Station (Bedford)
45 minutes by train
Central London
50 miles by road
Heathrow International Airport
40 miles
Luton International Airport
14 miles
M1 Motorway
5 miles
Pinewood Studios
36 miles
Cardington Studios
4 miles
Milton Keynes
7 miles

Moving around the site

Integrated foot and cycleway
Internal transport interchange
Electric shuttle bus services
Electric bike pick-up / drop-off
On-site electric scooter hubs
Covered and secure bike parking
EV charging spaces
Electric site buses


Nearby major towns

Both Bedford and Milton Keynes are a short ride away, and between them can supply just about anything required to support the needs of HOP users.

Restaurants & bars

The area around Milton Keynes features an unexpectedly rich abundance of eateries, with ten restaurants under 15 miles from site featured in the 2022 Michelin Guide.

Sport & leisure

Woburn Safari Park lies a short distance from site, the famous Snowdome ski and snowboarding centre is in Milton Keynes, whilst eight golf courses are within driving distance.


Aside from 5-star hotels and spas nearby, Woburn Center Parcs is 4 miles away and one of the most popular family resorts in the region - Offering all cast and crew the possibility of a refreshing break from the production schedule when needed.


A series of out-of-town retail parks are dotted around the area, whilst nearby towns feature more than a dozen shopping centres.

Getting back to nature

If the natural setting of the site isn’t enough, the area is rich in wooded areas, massive parks and nature reserves. The Forest Centre & Millennium Country Park is within walking distance, but really the options are almost endless.