Sophie Hitchens

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Location Spotlight: Bennett Street

Sophie Hitchens Friday 07th October 2022

Bennett Street, the stunning 5-storey Georgian House in the centre of Bath, joined Light Locations in June. With beautiful period features at every turn and serious scope for interior and furniture shoots, it’s been a hit from day one.

Let’s find out more about this beautiful property and what’s making it into a dream shoot location for the many clients that have shot here.

A House of Stories

Built in 1774, the early history of Bennett Street remains unknown. Its documented tale begins in the 19th century as it passed through the Bruce family, descendants of the Scottish Traveller and African Explorer James Bruce. By 1881, the House had been converted to apartments with occupants including barristers, clergy, grocers and servants.

As with much of the country, wartime saw a change for Bennett Street. By 1944 the building was used as an emergency hostel for bombed-out pensioners, and by 1950 it was used as the office and nurses’ home of the Bath Eye Infirmary.

With a history packed with stories of well-to-do families, eclectic apartment dwellers, temporary war accommodation and infirmary dwellings, it feels fitting that the tale of Bennett Street now includes an exciting chapter as a beautiful 21st-century home and successful photo shoot location.

What Makes Bennett Street Special

Period properties are a dream for location shoot teams. With spacious proportions and generous windows letting the light flood in, they are practical spaces to shoot in.  And Bennett Street is no exception. Plus, with its beautiful colours, period panelling, feature fireplaces and large walls to decorate, it offers a host of features that clients love. 

A Special Welcome at Bennett Street 

We always say that the key to a perfect photoshoot location is flexible, accommodating, and friendly owners. Nick and Catherine, who live and work in this gorgeous property, fit the bill perfectly. And Herbie, their fox terrier, always goes the extra mile to make us and our clients feel at home.


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Sophie Hitchens

Sophie Hitchens