Since our iconic rides graced the screen in Disney’s timeless 1964 classic Mary Poppins, Irvin Leisure has been the leading supplier of funfair props to the entertainment industry. Our extensive portfolio includes period dramas, short and feature films, documentaries, advertising campaigns of all kinds, and hit music videos.

Our film hire service is so popular that we now welcome filmmakers every week. You can save significant time and money by shooting at one of our funfairs around London.

Explore our upcoming fairs to see if any of them could suit your needs, or get in touch if you need to plan further ahead. You might discover that filming on-site proves to be a more cost-effective and immersive option compared to the traditional studio setup.

Of course, we are still more than happy to bring the magic to your studio or chosen location and can offer adaptation and theming to suit your production.


  • Advertising: We’ve hosted some of the world’s best-known brands, from Vodafone and Nikon to a Marks & Spencer advert featuring fashion icon Twiggy.
  • Music Videos: The video for The Shapeshifters’ number one hit single Lola’s Theme (Turn My World Around) was shot on location at our Clapham Common fair, and prominently features the Hellraiser Waltzer and the Top Buzz booster thrill ride. Fun fact: The eponymous Lola is seen serving candyfloss, and you can spot remixer Norman Jay in the arcade!
  • Period Dramas: Our traditional fairground rides bring old-fashioned charm to films such as Mary Poppins (1964), Austenland (2013) and Mary Poppins Returns (2018).
  • Contemporary Dramas: From 1990s classic London’s Burning to Gangs Of London, we’ve contributed to the gritty realism of many critically acclaimed television series.
  • Documentaries: Dispatches – The Truth About Low Fat Food (2014) was shot at our Crystal Palace Park funfair where we converted a coconut shy into a sugar shy, and used the hook-a-duck game to reflect food fat levels. The public were invited to play these classic fairground games and guess the sugar levels of a wide range of popular low-fat foods.

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Our dedication to delivering authentic experiences for filmmakers has earned us a reputation for reliability and creativity. Irvin Leisure is not just a supplier; we’re your partners in crafting cinematic magic.

Ready to transform your vision into reality? Contact us today, and our team will be happy to help bring your project to life.

Featured Rides

Looking to hire some fairground attractions for your event? Check out this selection of our most popular rides.

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