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Kingston’s ‘Mayor’ turns on lights early in Waitrose’s recent Christmas ‘Too good to wait’ commercial

Kingston ancient marketplace and Guildhall

The ancient market place in Kingston provided the backdrop for Waitrose’s highly entertaining Christmas advertisement in which the Mayor can’t even wait to get through the count down ritual and switches on the lights early before heading to the Waitrose canapés.

The outdoor scenes were shot in the Ancient Market Place.  The indoor scene where the ‘Mayor’ gets to sample the canapés before anyone else, was filmed inside the Guildhall.

This was a large-scale production with the potential to negatively impact either local businesses, residents and the Guildhall itself.    Plenty of organisation as well as stakeholder communication was needed by the FilmFixer team to ensure everything went smoothly.