The Church Studios – Access Page

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Our premises was built as a church in the 1850s and has been internally refurbished to become a music recording studio. Although the building is over 173 years old it is our ongoing commitment to make our building and services as accessible and inclusive as possible, removing and reducing barriers to visiting us. 

Contact our team 

enquiries@thechurchstudios.com  

+44 (0)20 8347 6784


Visiting Us

Getting here

We’re located in North London and can be accessed by public transport.

How to find the building

Address:
The Church Studios, 145H Crouch Hill, London N8 9QH.
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The Church Studios
Main Entrance

Transport

You can visit us by train, tube, bus, taxi and car.

By tube or train 

Find out the best way to get to The Church Studios by tube or train with Transport for London’s journey planner.

The nearest stations are: 

You can find information about transport accessibility here: accessibility from Transport for London.

Buses

91, 41 and W7, W5, W3 have bus stops 150m from The Church Studios. There is step fee access from the bus stops to The Church Studios, some of the routes have controlled and uncontrolled crossing points.

By Car or Taxi

We have parking available for Blue Badge holders. Please contact the team on: 

+44 (0)20 8347 6784 or enquiries@thechurchstudios.com to book a parking space.

The nearest dropped kerb is located on the same side of the road and 20m from the entrance to The Church Studios.

Dropped Kerb
Dropped Kerb

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The nearest raised kerb is located on the same side of the road and 15m from the entrance to The Church Studios.

Raised Kerb
Raised Kerb

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Alternative entrance

The Church Studios is located near a busy traffic junction; we can offer a calmer, quieter entrance to the rear of the studios that is accessed from our car park. To arrange to use this entrance please contact us on +44 (0)20 8347 6784 or enquiries@thechurchstudios.com 

There are 2 small steps down to the rear entrance, the colour contrast of the nosing on the 1st step is good, however the 2nd step does not have colour contrasting nosing. There are no handrails on these steps. This route is narrow with a clear width of 680mm. 

Steps from car park to alternative entrance
Narrow route to alternative entrance

Wheelchair and Physical Access

There is a small step to enter the venue. The step does not have a contrasting edge. There are no grab or handrails to assist visitors who have limited mobility. To inform reception that you have arrived you can either contact the team on +44 (0)20 8347 6784 or use the intercom system, which is positioned to the right-hand side of the door. The door handle is positioned on the left-hand side of the door and the door opens inwards.

Main Entrance
Small step up to reception

Studio 1 

Studio 1 is a 158SqM recording studio on the first floor, it incorporates a studio space, 2 booths, a control room, a toilet and a balcony. The general max. occupancy is 40-45 people.

Studio 1

There is currently no step-free access to Studio 1. From the reception there are 2 flights of stairs comprising 27 steps to access Studio 1. The steps have colour contrasting handrails on both sides. The colour contrast between the front edge of the step and the tread is good. 

Stepped access to Studio 1
Stepped Access to Studio 1

Toilet facilities 

Studio 1’s toilet is a gender neutral toilet, it is located off the studio space. The toilet cubicle is 1.5m x 1.24m. There is step free access from the studio to the toilet. Access to the studio itself is not step free.

Studio 1 Toilet

Studio 1 Floorplan 

Studio 2 

Studio 2 is a 39SqM recording studio on the ground floor incorporating a live room, booth, lounge, control room and a toilet. The general max. occupancy is 20-25 people.

Studio 2

 There is step free access to the live room from the reception. There are 4 steps to negotiate to enter the control room, lounge, booth and toilet. The colour contrast between the front edge of the steps and the treads is good. The steps do not have handrails. There is a further single step to enter the booth, the front edge of the single step does not contrast in colour with the tread, the single step does not have handrails.

Stepped access to control room, lounge booth and toilet from Studio 2
Single step up to control room from Studio 2

Toilet facilities 

Studio 2’s toilet is located adjacent to the booth, it is a gender neutral toilet with a step-up shower facility. The toilet cubicle is 2m x 1.6m. From the live room to the toilet there are 4 steps to negotiate.  

Studio 2 toilet

Studio 2 Floorplan

Studio 3

Studio 3 is a 22SqM recording studio on the ground floor incorporating a writing room, a booth and a toilet. The general max. occupancy is 5-6 people.

Studio 3

There are in total 10 steps to negotiate to enter Studio 3, comprising 3 separate flights. The colour contrast between the front edge of the steps and the treads is good. Some of the steps have handrails, some do not. The width of the doorway leading into the booth is 675mm.

Stepped access to Studio 3
Stepped access to Studio 3
Stepped access to Studio 3
Access to the booth

Toilet facilities 

Studio 3’s toilet is located off the writing room, it is a gender neutral toilet with a step-up shower facility. The toilet cubicle is 2.4m x 1.6m. There is step free access from the writing room to the toilet. 


Studio 3 Floorplan 


Additional Access Information

Assistance animals 

You are very welcome to bring your assistance animal. We can provide a drinking bowl for your animal. The most convenient spending area for your animal is at Parkland Walk located just 400m from The Church Studios.

Accessible toilet 

We currently do not have wheelchair accessible toilets at The Church Studios. However, there is a Public Accessible Toilet located less than 100m from The Church Studios. This accessible toilet does not require a code or a RADAR key. It is open to the public from 9am – 5pm, 7 days a week. It has grab rails and is a left-handed transfer toilet.

The nearest Changing Places toilet is located at National Youth Theatre which is approximately a 9 minute drive.

National Youth Theatre Changing Places opening times are:

Monday – Friday 09:30 – 18:00

Saturday 09:30 – 17:00

Sunday Closed all day

Induction loops 

We don’t currently have an induction loop at our reception.

Alternative entrance

The Church Studios is located near a busy traffic junction; we can offer a calmer, quieter entrance to the rear of the studios that is accessed from our car park. To arrange to use this entrance please contact us on +44 (0)20 8347 6784 or enquiries@thechurchstudios.com

There are 2 small steps down to the rear entrance, the colour contrast of the nosing on the 1st step is good, however the 2nd step does not have colour contrasting nosing. There are no handrails on these steps. This route is narrow with a clear width of 680mm. 

Quiet and restorative space

If you would like a quiet space at The Church Studios, please contact the team on +44 (0)20 8347 6784 or enquiries@thechurchstudios.com to find out more. If you require access to nature, the Parkland Walk is only 400m from The Church Studios.

Catering

We can provide hot and cold drink making facilities. 

There are a number of cafes and shops in close proximity to the studios that offer refreshments.

Caffeinate – caffeinate 
Dunns Bakery – dunns-bakery 
Beam – Cafebeam 
Cocoro (Highgate Branch) – cocororestaurant 
Sourdough Sophia – sourdoughsophia 
Sacro Cuore (Crouch End) – sacrocuore 
Big Jo Bakery – bigjobakery
Salt the Radish – salttheradish
Pandan Leaf – pandanleafthaionline 

Baby feeding 

Visitors who wish to breastfeed or bottle-feed their babies are welcome to use the studio lounges or an alternative location where they feel most comfortable.

This Access Page was last updated 26 February 2024