In the heart of London’s bustling Leicester Square, LSQ Photography Studio is a brand new portraiture photography studio for hire.

Fully equipped with high quality lights, modifiers, stands and background support system, the studio has a private make-up and dressing area, fully stocked kitchen and beautiful bathroom facilities.

Studio is 4.6m x 3.5m, non-carpeted and has both daylight and blackout options. The studio is on the first floor accessible by one flight of stairs.
We are proud to supply high quality equipment from LuxS for use during your hire.
Further product information is available for some items by clicking on the more info links next to the item.
All equipment is included as part of your hire fee.


2 x Elinchrom BRX 500 More info

1 x Elinchrom ELC Pro HD 1000 More info


2 x Elinchrom small stands More info

2 x Elinchrom Tripod Air Cushioned Lighting Stand 102cm - 264cm, max weight 9.5kg More info

1 x Manfrotto Short Wind-Up Light Stand 135cm - 276cm, max weight 30kg More info

1 x Manfrotto Avenger C-Stand, 134cm - 328cm, max payload 10kg, 3 Sections, 2 Risers More info

1 x Manfrotto Light Boom,  max extension 2.5m, max payload 6kg More info

1 x Elinchrom 66cm Square Softbox More info

1 x Elinchrom 56cm Octa Softbox More info

1x Elinchrom translucent deflector umbrella More info

1 x Broncolor Softbox 120cm x 180cm More info

1 x Westcott 220cm Parabolic Umbrella More info

Elinchrom 44cm White Beauty Dish with Deflectors More info

Elinchrom Snoot More info

Elinchrom Grid More info

Interfit 42” Reflector - Diffuser, Gold, Silver, White and Black More info

Aluminium French Flag More info

Interfit 90cm Square Softbox With Grid More info

Interfit 120cm Octabox with Grid More info

We have a 2.72m Vinyl / Canvas Background System, with multiple paper / canvas colour options:

Light Blue
Green Screen

Additional colours can be arranged on request.


1x Skyport Plus Transmitter (aka Pocket Wizard) More info

Lamps, leads and sync cables

3 x 10kg sand bags

Fabric clamps

8x4 Polyboard + stand

Monday - Friday
9am - 1pm: £150+VAT
2pm - 6pm: £150+VAT
7pm - 10pm: £150+VAT

Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays
Studio is only bookable for the full day at weekends and on Bank Holidays. 9am - 6pm: £300+VAT

Usage of all studio equipment

Dedicated make-up and changing area

Tea, coffee and water (self-service)

Overtime: £50+VAT per hour
for unscheduled overstay of your pre-booked timeslot

Background paper: £10+VAT per meter

Breakages: Charged at cost

Light bulbs: Charged at cost

CALL US 020 7930 8698
EMAIL US team@lsqstudios.com


ADDRESS LSQ Studios, 5a Irving Street, Leicester Square, WC2H 7AT
PHONE 020 7930 8698
EMAIL US team@lsqstudios.com

Leicester Square (1 minute walk)
Charing Cross (2 minutes walk)
Covent Garden (5 minutes walk)
Piccadilly Circus (5 minutes walk)
Embankment (7 minutes walk)

Q-Park Leicester Square

Below are the terms of hire you will be asked to agree to before booking the studio.

This document forms the terms and conditions of hire of studio space by a hirer (You) at LSQ Studios (we/us).  The hire of studio space under these terms and conditions does not create any affiliation or partnership between you and LSQ Studios, and LSQ Studios takes no responsibility for and does not endorse the content of activities which you carry out in its studios.

By confirming the request in writing you acknowledge and confirm that you have understood and agreed to comply with the terms and conditions contained within this document. Please note that completing a booking form does not automatically mean that the booking has been confirmed. 

1.    Booking Procedure:

1.1 All reservations must be made via phone, email or via our website. All bookings will be confirmed in writing, and you should treat any booking as unconfirmed until you are in receipt of written confirmation. 

1.2 Advance payment is required to secure all studio bookings at LSQ Studios. You must be able to produce a booking confirmation on the day of the reservation; failing that, you may be denied access to our studios. We reserve the right to cancel any booking where payment is not received before the hire period.

1.3 An invoice is raised as soon as a booking is agreed in writing via email. Once a booking is confirmed the following cancellation policy applies:

Up to 72 hours before start time of booking: 100% refund

Up to 48 hours before start time of booking: 50% refund

Up to 24 hours before start time of booking: 25% refund

Within 24 hours of start time of booking: 0% refund

1.4 Our electronic booking system sends out an automatic confirmation once a booking is paid for; this outlines the dates, times and location of each booking. It is your responsibility to ensure you have received this message and that the information is correct.  If you do not receive this message, please contact the space booking team as soon as possible. The same rules and procedure apply for booking cancellations. 

1.5 All invoices must be paid immediately upon receipt. Bookings are not confirmed until we are in receipt of 100% of the hire fee.

1.6 Booking slots are made available on specific dates throughout the year, usually for the term ahead. 

1.7 Bookings may be changed or cancelled in exceptional circumstances by LSQ Studios. You will be given notice of cancellation in writing as far in advance of the booking date and time as is reasonably practicable.

2.    Noise Levels in the Studios:

2.1 Noise levels in all studios must be kept to a reasonable level. If you are disturbing other users, you will be advised to reduce your noise level by LSQ Studio staff. 

N.B Please consider other users and local residents when using the studio.

3.    Footwear, Food and Drink in the Studios: 

3.1  No food or drink may be taken into the studios except bottled water. Exceptions can be made for food and drink to be used in shoots - please check with studio manager.

4.    Damage to the Studios:

4.1 You will be liable for any damage caused to the studios. This includes (without any limitation) damage to the studio’s floors, walls, lights, equipment or curtains. You are responsible for informing a member of stafff if you notice anything unusual in the condition of the studio you are using before commencing your booking.

5.   Booking Times:

5.1 You must keep to your allotted time slots and you must ensure that preparation is allowed for within the booking time. If you persistently fail to keep to your allotted time, you will not be allowed to book studio space in the future. 

5.2 Our booking policy allows for a one hour gap between bookings and we expect the outgoing hirer and the incoming hirer to be flexible when this is the case. Please notify reception about any delays affecting your booking as a result of the previous hire.

5.3 LSQ Studios reserves the right to invoice for any extra time in the studio according to staff reports. This is charged at the hourly rate as listed on lsqstudios.com.

5.4 At the end of the day, studios must be vacated by 22.00 prompt.

6.    Use of Equipment:

6.1 The studio is equipped with light heads, stands, modifiers and other equipment as listed on lsqstudios.com. All equipment must be left in good working order as found at the start of your booking. If breakages occur as a result of your actions, you must notify a member of staff as soon as possible. If a member of staff is not available, please call the out of hours number 07764740182 and leave a message.

6.2 Please note that the equipment should always be lifted, not dragged, and objects should not be kept on top of equipment (especially any liquids). 

6.3 Our studios are suitable for photography and videoing. Should you require any extra equipment (i.e. specific coloured papers), this must be stated at time of booking. 

6.4 The building is equipped with Wi-Fi signal and this is accessible through a guest account, details of which can be given on arrival. Please note this is a free service which is not set up for the purpose of live streaming and there are no guarantees from our part as to its speed and reliability.

6.5 Any equipment should be compliant with current guidance and legislation. All electrical items must be PAT tested and flammable objects must be treated with fireproof spray. Hirers are required to have a list of all equipment in use and relevant supporting documentation.


7.    Health and Safety, Best Practice and Public Liability Insurance: 

7.1 You are responsible for ensuring your session is run in line with current health and safety legislation and best practice guidelines. A risk assessment should be carried out and be available for LSQ Studios staff in advance and on the day. LSQ Studios takes no responsibility for the content or health and safety of participants of shoots run by external hirers.

7.2 The first aid kit and accident book is kept at LSQ Studios reception. Should a participant in your session sustain an injury, please notify a member of LSQ Staff immediately.

7.3 We regret that LSQ Studios is only accessible by stairs, and may be unsuitable for some users.

7.4 All hirers must make themselves familiar with the fire evacuation procedures and must make sure all persons associated with the hire are briefed on course of action in case of fire.

7.5 LSQ Studios’ insurance will only cover defects with the building. We are not liable for and cannot cover loss of your personal property. 

7.6 Hirers need to have their own insurance to cover any situation involving loss or injury to a member of the public as a result of their own activities.

7.7 If a hire session involves participants who are under the age of 18 or classed as vulnerable adults the hirer is responsible for ensuring that the relevant DBS checks have been obtained.

7.8 Hirers are advised not to exceed the recommended studio maximum capacity of six persons.

8.    Location and Building Facilities:

8.1 LSQ Studios are located at 5a Irving Street, Leicester Square, London, WC2H 7AT. All studio users are asked to report at the LSQ Studios which is attended every day between 9.00 and 18.00.

8.2 There are toilets on the floor of the Portrature Photography Studio; this is clearly signposted. 

8.3 Changing facilities are available in a semi-private (separated by curtain) area adjacent to the photography studio. The bathroom may also be used for changing and has a large mirror.

9.    Pricing and Studio Specificities:

9.1 Rates are calculated by the half day (half day minimum hire) and overtime is charged by the hour. 

9.2 VAT is charged on all bookings, currently at 20% on on the current prices at lsqstudios.com 

Fire and Evacuation Procedure

Studio Hirers: Please adopt the following evacuation procedures. It is important that you keep an updated list of participants in your group and inform them about the nearest exit and the roll call area.

If you discover a fire: 

•    Activate the nearest fire alarm call point and leave the building immediately 

•    Use the nearest escape route, marked by green emergency signage

•    If possible inform LSQ Studios staff of the location and nature of the fire

•    Proceed to the assembly point opposite the National Portrait Gallery. Do not loiter outside any exit and do not stand in the road

If the alarms sound:

•    Evacuate your studio, closing the door behind you

•    Use the nearest escape route, marked by green emergency signage

•    Proceed to the assembly point opposite the National Portrait Gallery. Do not loiter outside any exit and do not stand in the road

•    Report to LSQ Studios staff that your area is clear and that all participants have safely evacuated the building

If you discover a suspect package: 

•    Contact LSQ Studios staff and inform them of the location of the package.

•    Await further instructions

Your Exits are:

Main entrance to 5a Irving Street

Important Points:

Close all doors behind you

Do not run

Do not stop to collect personal belongings

Do not re-enter the building unless clearance is given by the Fire Brigade / LSQ Studios staff.