Lightship 95 Recording Studio
The recording studio on board is spacious and fully soundproof, featuring our unique collection of vintage & modern instruments and equipment. Analogue tape machines and vintage microphones going back to 1943 allow the studio to be used to as a set for various 20th century and modern periods.
The Lightship was built in the 1930s and was a working vessel until 2003. At 550 tonnes, the ship is spacious and features a large deck which is also used for shoots and events with it’s views across the Thames.
- Unique historic vessel, meticulously preserved in iconic red paint
- Spectacular riverside views across the Thames
- Fully functional, soundproof, professional recording studio
- Unique collection of vintage instruments and backline
- Analogue tape machine collection and rare outboard gear
- Suitable for recording, location hire and events
Lightship 95 was built in the 1930s by Trinity House, and spent its working life providing a safety beacon around British waters, notably around the Goodwin Sands in the English Channel. In the 1990s it was fitted out with a large solar array - the first lightship to be powered by renewable energy. It was decommissioned in 2003 and lovingly converted to a world-class recording studio by Ben Phillips, and has hosted some of the world’s finest recording artists since it opened its’ doors in 2008.