How brilliant is this – a reasonably priced London hotel for artists and creatives with work spaces too. The sort of thing you may have expected to pop up in Hoxton or Shoreditch but no, it’s up and running in Wood Green.
Green Rooms is a pioneering an unique arts hotel, the first arts-led independent social enterprise hotel in the UK. There are a variety of room types to choose from: four floors house 22 double bedrooms, two studio apartments and two dormitories (which sleep 12 and 16 people, respectively). Interiors, which are by fashion label Folk, are pared back: navy waffle blankets are thrown on white sheets, while anglepoise lamps adorn bedside tables.
The third-floor exhibition space, housed under Art Deco vaulted ceilings and a beautiful stained glass skylight, will be used for rehearsals, exhibitions or impromptu performances by guests.
The hotel is in what was once The North Metropolitan Power and Electricity Company’s offices and showrooms, which was built in 1935, and has been sensitively restored, by London-based architects SODA.
So how does it work? It’s pretty simple – all you need to do is give a few details about yourself and your project when you book, or a link to your website. Green Rooms offers preferential rates for practising artists and people coming to London working in the creative industries. This does not just entail fine artists (e.g. painters and sculptors), but thespians, musicians, writers, designers and all manner of creative individuals!
Our very best wishes go with this project – spread the word and I’ll keep you posted!