Find a music studio in east London
Whether you’re dipping your toe in the water and looking to hire a recording studio for the first time, or you’re an experienced musician who needs state-of-the-art equipment to record your next album, east London offers a range of recording studios to suit your needs and budget. Browse Tutti’s list of east London recording studios and find the perfect studio for you.
Why hire a recording studio in east London?
East London recording studios have some of the best reputations in the UK for producing excellent sound. Some of the more unique studios include The Premises - the world’s first solar-powered studio in east London’s Hoxton, the analogue recording studio at The Gizzard in Bow, with vintage equipment dating mostly from the fifties to the seventies, and Lightship 95, a studio on a ship moored at the Docklands.
The Empire in Cambridge Heath is an impressive space, being a converted Methodist church, and one of the few studios in London with space to host an orchestra. Red Cable Studio in Limehouse is a short walk from the DLR and with a small and expert team, they can offer engineering services, songwriting sessions and can play instruments on your tracks.
Another studio in Limehouse, Tiger Studio, is open 24 hours 7 days a week, offering low hourly rates and multipurpose spaces for rehearsing, recording, writing and filming.
Gafff in Clapton offers a state-of-the-art recording studio with instruments and a vocal booth and has different rates depending on whether you require a sound engineer to help build a track from scratch or to record and mix your existing beat.
What to look for in an east London recording studio
If you’re looking for a studio with convenient access to public transport then Stratford, Shoreditch, Hackney and Bethnal Green are ideal areas to search in as they are well connected by the tube and overground networks.
Establishing your budget will help you to narrow down your search. Another important consideration is whether the recording studio includes professional assistance such as an engineer and producer. A ‘dry hire’ which only includes the space and equipment will be cheaper upfront, but you’ll also need to find your own producer so you’ll need to factor this into your budget.
Are you planning on bringing your own instruments or will you be relying on the recording studio to provide everything you need? Do you need a piano, drum set, or vintage guitar? Review the studio’s equipment list before you book as these can vary greatly between venues.
Frequently asked questions
Is east London a good area for hiring a music recording studio?
Yes, definitely! Whether you need professional assistance or a dry hire, you can find what you need in east London. Check out our more detailed guides to hiring a music studio in two of the most popular areas - Hackney and Shoreditch.
How long can I hire a recording studio for?
Subject to the studio’s availability, there is generally no maximum amount of time you can hire a studio for, but do be aware of any minimum hiring requirements if you are paying by the hour, for example some studios will only accept a booking of 4 hours and above.
How much should I budget to hire a recording studio in east London?
It’s helpful to know what services you require before you start your search, as prices will vary greatly depending on whether, for example, you want assistance mixing and mastering your tracks, or whether you only need ‘dry hire’ consisting of the space and equipment only. In general, studio prices range between 250 and 1500 per day.
What is typically included in the hire price of an east London recording studio?
Music studios in east London come fully equipped with everything you need to record and produce a song including microphones, vintage and new band instruments, sound booths, and mixing equipment. You can review the studio listing page on Tutti for further details about their instruments and equipment.