Bally Studios Location
***If you've never been to
Bally Studios before, please read the following information. It
could save you a bit of time in finding the place***
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studios? Text "Directions" to 07764
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for a photographic guide on how to get from
the tube station to the Studios
Here is a tube map so you can see where
Tottenham Hale is in comparison to other tube stations.
And here is a map to show connections to
Tottenham Hale train station
Most of the people who use the studios live in London. We've selected some locations at random and checked how
long it takes to get to Tottenham Hale from them.
Hopefully, it'll give you an impression of roughly how long it will
take to get to the studio from where you are based.
to TFL Journey Planner, journey times are:
Finsbury Park = 7 mins
Highbury and Islington = 11 mins
Liverpool Street = 12mins
Kings Cross = 13 mins
Town = 24 mins
Old Street =
Arnos Grove =
Barking = 26mins
Brixton = 29mins
Notting Hill =
Earls Court =
Kilburn = 35mins
Ealing Broadway =
times are accurate, but they are the shortest usual routes.
Obviously pesky signal problems
and what-not will make it a bit longer. Oh, and remember to
add 6 mins, as that's the extra walking time at the end of your
I want to go to Tottenham Hale to use your studios. Is it far?
as the times above show, probably not too far. Many people might be of the
impression that Tottenham is at the back of beyond, yes? But now then, let's put
that straight. Have a glance at the tube map, and you'll see
that Tottenham Hale is only 4 stops away from Kings Cross.
stops?!?! I thought it was further.
just the 4 stops. The Transport for London website says it's only 13 mins from
Kings Cross on the Victoria Line, and
we tend to agree with that.
Actually, that was the time it took on the old trains, and since they
have been upgraded, they are a lot quicker now, so it could be even
less. Generally speaking, many people regard Kings Cross as pretty convenient
when it comes to transport, (it's even pretty convenient for Paris!) and we're just 13 mins away from
there. Led Zeppelin did drum solos longer than that. In fact, here's a little photo we took of the sign at
Tottenham Hale Tube Station
can't quite make our the train times I'm, afraid...
sorry, here's a closer view
Ah that's better. What time is the station open until?
Here's another photo.
So if you finish at 11pm, leave the Studio at 11:10pm, and walk to the
station in 6 mins, you'll be there about 11:15pm - 11:20pm, about 50
mins before the last train goes to central London. And more than
enough time to catch your interconnecting train. And the Victoria line
connects with every other tube line, apart from the Waterloo & City and
it's on the Victoria line?
same Victoria Line that's had all the recent investment, new trains, new
platforms, new escalators.
Tottenham Hale is one of the few stations that is 100% wheelchair
accessible too, as the train pulls right up to the platform, and it has
lifts too. The Victoria line is, officially, the fastest of all of the
tube lines. The new trains are even faster.
I see, so it's not far from Kings Cross?
Good. I have never been to Tottenham before, I must admit. I
always had the impression is was only easy to get to from certain parts
Well, to be fair, not too many people
have a reason to go to Tottenham, but it is a great transport
hub. From March 2011, it has even better
transport connections. Thanks to the new East London line
and Overground connections at Highbury & Islington, which we
are only 3 stops and 7 mins from, we are within a stones throw of direct links to
lots of extra areas in London. From the trendy parts of
East London that are Shorditch, Hoxton, Haggerston, Whitechapel and Dalston,
to the leafy parts of North London that are Cannonbury and Hampstead
Heath, to some of North West London's finest areas such as Kilburn,
West Hampstead, Brondesbury, the banking commenter belts
of Rotherhithe, Canada Water, Surrey Quays, the South London areas
of Crystal Palace, Sydenham, New Cross Gate, Denmark Hill, Peckham
Rye, even going so far as to the affluent areas of West London such as
Richmond, Kew Gardens and Gunnersbury, and all the way to London
Satellite towns such as Croydon. All of these areas have
regular and cheap direct links to Highbury and Islington, and we are 7 mins away, and
3 mins, from there, so as you can imagine, we are very well
connected to North, North West, West, South and East London.
You get the benefits of being near a good transport hub, but also
the cheaper benefits of being a little bit away from it. If
the studio were in Highbury and Islington, the rents would be twice
the amount, so that 7 mins of extra travelling means a much cheaper
rehearsal for you. To illustrate how near Highbury and Islington is
to the studios, once, in 2012, Jimmy had a recording session that
overran, and he was due to attend a gig that
night at the Buffalo Bar, which is right next to
Highbury and Islington Station. He sprinted from the studios to the
station in about 3 mins, ran down the escalator, and as he got to
the bottom, the train doors were just closing. He managed to squeeze
onto the train, the train took 7 mins to get to the station, he
jumped off the train, sprinted up the steps and ran into the venue
just as the band was starting their set. It took, in total, 12 mins
from being in the office at the studios to being inside the Buffalo
Bar. Naturally, that was about as quick as you could ever hope to do
it, and I would estimate that 20-25 mins would be a better time
frame to do it in, but that is in honest story, and just goes to
show how close we are.
Tottenham Hale is also only 1 stop and 2 mins away from Blackhorse Rd, which is
also on the new and improved Overground line. The Overground line goes
through Gospel Oak, Upper Holloway, Crouch Hill, Haringay Green
Lanes, South Tottenham, Walthamstow Queens Road, Leyton Midland Road,
Leytonstone High Road, Wanstead Park, Woodgrange and Barking. The service
for this line has now been doubled from 2 to 4 trains an hour, so you
won't have long to wait, 15 mins at the most, and probably only about 5-10 mins. The
trains are outside too, so you'll get a nice view while you're on the
train, and be out in the open
You go to Blackhorse Rd, then from there it's only 2 mins and 1 stop to
Tottenham Hale, or a 800 metres walk/bus ride on the 123 or 230 Plus, it's all Oyster Card friendly.
So if you are on any of those stops, which include a lot of East
London and North London, you are not too far away. Add to this that we are only 2 stops away from Finsbury Park, which
has direct links to Potters Bar and Hertfordshire, and the fact that
Tottenham hale is on the Victoria and the mainline services, it all
means that Tottenham Hale is definitely one of the most underrated
transport links in London.
also on the Stansted Express
line that links Liverpool Street with Stansted Airport.
the trains expensive?
If you get a 1-4 travelcard/osytercard travelcard, it's all included in your travelcard
cost. It's also the same as a journey from anywhere in central
London. (It's £2.70 Monday to Friday from 0630 to 0930 and from 16:00 to
19:00, and £2.40 all other times for a single) They take oyster cards too, and with 8 trains an hour to
and from Liverpool Street, as well as 2 trains an hour to and from Stratford, it's not too
long for a wait usually. That line also links you to a lot of other
It has direct links with, places like Cambridge, Stansted, Kings Lynn,
Harlow Town, Cheshunt Town, Hertford East as well as serving the following
stations directly, without interchange:
Bethnal Green (Rail), Cambridge
Heath, London Fields, Hackney Downs, Clapton, Northumberland Park, Angel
Road, Ponders End, Brimsdown, Enfield Lock,
Waltham Cross, Broxbourne, Royden, Rye House, St Margarets, Ware, Harlow Mill, Sawbridgeworth,
that's a lot.....
more, there's also Newport, Elsenham, Audley End,
Great Chesterford, Shelford, Whittlesford Parkway, Waterbeach, Ely,
Littleport, Downham Market and Watlington
pretty much the whole of Essex, East Anglia and Hertfordshire are within
an hour and 1 interchange away. In total about 150+ stations are
within maneagable reach.
not going to list them all are you?
but you can see them all on the following link:
So if you have
one member in Essex, Hertfordshire or East Anglia, and the rest based in
London, it is a very good middle ground for you in terms of
location. Or, if you're based in these areas, and have a gig in
London, we're in a good location for you to break the journey into two,
and have a rehearsal half way.
you can use the oyster card you say?
the trains, you
can on the stations that were listed in Yellow as opposed to White.
was wondering why some were in Yellow, and some were in Cream.
the stations within zones 1-4 use oyster card, as well as a few
select others. The other ones will hopefully
accept them soon.
it's a good transport hub. Victoria Line, and National Rail. Any Buses?
230, 41, W4, 192. Night buses wise, we have the
N41. The stops they stop at are listed
station also has a taxi
rank and a cab office outside it too, in case you get lazy and don't want to walk from that
station. Although that would be very lazy indeed, as it's only 670 metres, about 6-7 mins walk.
it would. But
what if I don't need any public transport and I'm coming by car. Are
you within the congestion charging zone?
no, we're about 5 miles outside the congestion charging zone
good, but what about the studio parking. Any charge?
parking is free at the studio. We've got a lot of parking
here. Actually, here is a photo of the parking situation at the
there's also this directly opposite.
also, just around the corner of the same building, we have an overspill
there's also some next to the building, opposite that last car park
a lot of parking. And it's free?
free. From Monday - Friday, between 9am- 5pm, you have to get
a parking permit from the main Business Centre office to avoid getting a
ticket. All other
times, no permit is needed.
much is the permit?
It doesn't cost
anything, it's free. It's simply to check that you are at the Business Centre to
visit a Business here, and not to leave your car here to walk to the
station. We are very close to The North Circular road, which can be
reached within about 8 mins, according to Google maps. And remember, Millmead Road is only 200 metres off of the
A1055, the road which joins Cambridge and London. So if you're
travelling from the direction of Enfield/Edmonton way, it'll be quite quick
to get in.
1055? That sounds familiar...
the road that Ikea's on.
that's it! So,
the moral of the story is that it is very well served by buses, trains,
tube and taxis, and that if I'm travelling form anywhere in London, Essex
or Hertforshire, I have a good chance of not being too far away from the
studios. And if I do choose to drive to the studios, I won't have to
pay the congestion charge, the studios is near good A roads, and there is free
parking at the studios. The trains run late, and if I do miss
the last one, I have options of night buses too.
when you put it like that, that doesn't sound too bad. I couldn't
have put it better myself.
Hale is also served by the following Bus Routes:
Tottenham Hale Station,
Swan (towards Tottenham Hale)), Seven Sisters Station, West Green Road,
Turnpike Lane Station, Turnpike Lane, Hornsey Station, Tottenham Lane,
Crouch End Broadway, Crouch End Hill, Hornsey Rise, St Johns Way, Archway
Wood Green Station, Turnpike Lane Station,
Westbury Avenue, Lordship Lane, Bruce Grove Station Tottenham Swan,
(Seven Sisters Station (towards Wood Green)),
Tottenham Hale Station,
Blackhorse Road Station, Walthamstow Bell, Waterworks Corner, South
Woodford Charlie Browns Roundabout, Woodford Avenue, Gants Hill Station,
Cranbrook Road, Ilford Station, Ilford Hainault Street.
Town Little Park Gardens, Enfield Town Station, Lincoln Road, Bush Hill
Park Station, Wellington Road, Bury Street, Edmonton Green Station, Plevna
Road, Mantagu Road, Angel Road Station, Angel Road Tesco, Watermead Way,
Tottenham Hale Station.
Wood Green Station, Turnpike Lane Station, West
End Green, Tottenham Swan, (Seven Sisters Station (towards Wood Green)),
Tottenham Hale Station, Blackhorse Road Station, St
James Street Station, Walthamstow Central Station, Hoe Street, Leyton
Bakers Arms, Whipps Cross Roundabout, Wood Street Walthamstow Station,
Upper Walthamstow Bisterne Avenue.
Hale Station, (Tottenham Swan (to Tottenham
Hale)), Seven Sisters Station, West Green Road, Turnpike Lane Station,
Turnpike Lane, Hornsey Station, Tottenham Lane, Crouch End Broadway,
Crouch End Hill, Hornsey Rise, St Johns Way, Archway Station, Upper
Holloway Station, Holloway Nag's Head, Holloway Road Station, Highbury
& Islington Station, Islington Upper Street, Angel Station, Saddler's
Wells Theatre, Clerkenwell Rosebury Avenue, Theobald's Road, Holborn
Station, Tottenham Court Road Station, Leicester Square Station, Trafalgar
Walthamstow Central Station, Hoe Street,
Walthamstow Bell, Blackhorse Road Station,
Tottenham Hale Station, (Tottenham Swan (to Walthamstow)),
Seven Sisters Station, South Tottenham Station, Stamford Hill Station,
Stoke Newington Station, (Stoke Newington Common (towards Victoria)),
Albion Road, Newington Green, Newington Green Road, Essex Road Station,
Angel Station, Pentonville Road, King's Cross Station, St Pancras Station,
Euston Station, Euston Square Station, Tottenham Court Road Station,
Oxford Circus, Bond Street Station, Oxford Street Selfridges, Marble Arch,
Park Lane, Hyde Park Corner, Victoria Station.
Oakthorpe Park Chequers Way, Wolves Lane,
White Hart Lane, Wood Green Station, Turnpike Lane Station, West Green
Road, Belmont Road, Park Road, Broadwater Farm Estate William Road, The
Avenue, Bruce Grove Station, Tottenham Swan, (Seven Sisters Station
(towards Oakthorpe Park)), Tottenham Hale
Station, Ferry Lane Estate.
full mainline train services,
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