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Riverside Studios

Riverside Studios is an arts and media centre on the banks of the Thames in Hammersmith, West London. It is one of the historic homes of television production in Britain where the BBC made many of the best loved programmes of the sixties and seventies; among them Doctor Who and Hancock's Half Hour. In recent Chris Evans' long running TFI Friday and Top of the Pops have also been based at the Studios. For the last 20 years Riverside has also been an internationally acclaimed theatre, cinema and gallery. Some of the world's greatest performers and directors have worked in the studios, and the venue remains an extremely busy and popular home for the arts.

As a venue Riverside is unique – an atmospheric building with interlinking spaces, all retaining an 'urban' feel of its industrial past its architecture. Just 5 mins walk form Hammersmith tube stations and the Great West Road, the south facing terrace overlooks one of the best spots on the Thames – next to Hammersmith Bridge with views towards Chiswick and Fulham. It is close enough to central London and transport links to be accessible and convenient, but just out off the beaten track enough to feel exclusive and distinctive.

Riverside has three 'black box' studios on the ground floor for standing or seated use linked together by a foyer/lobby area and large café bar. They are extremely flexible and respond well to imaginative lighting and dressing. Upstairs is a bright meeting room and a cinema, which also makes an excellent conference/screening venue.

The café bar, at the heart of the building, is set in a unique open plan studio space, complete with exhibition area and several intimate, colourful alcoves and a long elegant slate bar. Our in-house caterers Alfresco Services can meet all the food and drink requirements for your production or event, and are highly experienced in providing tailored menus and drinks selections.

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Riverside Studios
Crisp Road
W6 9RL