Tottenham Hale

Okay, we know that a lot of people have a certain impression of Tottenham.   Many people might have seen Tottenham on the TV in 2011 in the London riots, but we want to put the other side of the argument over.  True, Tottenham is in the middle of a "transitional period," but it is definitely one of London's most up and coming areas.  And we're based in Tottenham Hale - we're not based near the High Road, which, if we are honest, is not too great. Tottenham Hale is a lot nicer, and it is very safe.  We can honestly say, hand on heart, that we and none of the bands that have ever used us have ever, to our knowledge, had any problems with the local area at all.   You'd never think it was Tottenham - in fact, you wouldn't think it was London.
 

It has a few shops, but it also has some reservoirs, fields, country walks, marshes and locks with canal boats, floating art galleries and restaurants set up by Gordon Ramsey trained chefs.  We are next to an independent brewery, The Beavertown Brewery, and on a Saturday people will travel from all over London to drink some of their ales. A few minutes walk away from Tottenham Hale station (and also about a 8 minute walk from the studios if you know the route via the Tottenham Marshes underpass, and 20 minutes if you do not), is the Mill Co Project,  which is a creative workspace, or as they call it a "social enterprise scheme".  It has a music venue, Styx, and shared office spaces, galleries, things like that.  

Then around the corner from us we have MillMead Studios, which is a great place if you are looking for somewhere for dance rehearsals as it has the mirrors, the hardwood floors, the natural light and the other equipment needed. Jump Studios is just around the corner too, which is a photographic studios.  Along with the huge amounts of student housing that is just around the corner from us, with skateboarders and rollerbladers aplenty around the area, it all gives Tottenham Hale a youthful and vibrant feel. Here is a map of the local area with some photos that we took when a band cancelled a session, and we had a few hours to kill.  As you can see, it has a great blend of nature and things to do. 


 

Map of Tottenham Hale


 

1) Bally Studios


2) The River Lee Boating Community

3) Tottenham Marshes

4) StoneBridge Locks

5) Tottenham Lock

6) The Paddock Nature Park

7) The Ferry Boat Inn

8) The River Lee/Ferry Lane

9) Hale Village

10) Tottenham East Allotments

Okay, we know that a lot of people have a certain impression of Tottenham which isn't all sunshine and roses.  Many people might have seen Tottenham on the TV in 2011 in the London Riots, but we want to put the other side of the argument over. True, Tottenham is in the middle of a “transitional period” but it is definitely one of London's most up and coming areas, as well as being, in our honest view, London's most undervalued and best value area.  And, we're based in Tottenham Hale – we're not based near the High Road which,  if we are honest, is not too great.  Tottenham Hale is a lot nicer, and it is very safe. We can honestly say, hand on heart, that we and none of the bands that have used us have ever, to our knowledge, had any problems with the local area at all. You'd never think it was Tottenham – in fact, you wouldn't even think it was London.

It has a few shops, but it also has some reservoirs, fields,  country walks, marshes, locks with canal boats, floating art galleries and restaurants set up by Gordon Ramsay trained chefs.  We are next to an independent brewery, The Beavertown Brewery, and on a Saturday people will travel from all all over London to drink some of their ales. A few minutes walk away from Tottenham Hale Station, (and also about a 8 minute walk from the studios if you know the route via the Tottenham Underpass, and 20 minutes walk if you don't) is The Mill Co Project, which is a creative workspace or, as they call it, “a social enterprise scheme”. It has a music venue, Styx, and shared office spaces, galleries, things like that.

Then around the corner from us we have MillMead Studios, which is a great place if you are looking for somewhere for dance rehearsals as it has the mirrors, the hardwood floors the natural light and the other equipment needed. Jump Studios is just around the corner too, which is a photographic studios.  Inside the very same building that we are in are other recording and mixing studios such as Sound Disposition and Sonic Innovation, home to the Afro Celt Soundsystem. Along with the huge amounts of student housing that is just around the corner from us, with skateboarders and rollerbladers aplenty around the area, it all gives Tottenham Hale a youthful and vibrant feel. Here is a map of the area with some photos that we took when a band cancelled a session, and we had a few hours to kill. As you can see, it has a great blend of nature and things to do.

Map Of Tottenham Hale

1) Bally Studios.

2) The River Lee Boating Community.

3) Tottenham Marshes.

4) Stonebridge Locks.

5) Tottenham Lock.

6) The Paddock Nature Park.


7) The Ferry Boat Inn.

8) The River Lee/Ferry Lane.

9) Hale Village.

10) Tottenham East Allotments.