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First Option Studios - Central London

Perseverance Works 38 Kingsland Road Shoreditch London, Central London, E2 8DD

Venue Introduction

Situated in a private courtyard in the heart of Shoreditch, First Option is a versatile 2000 sq ft converted Victorian zip and suspender factory that has served as a highly acclaimed hire location for over thirty years. The studio is designed specifically for film, TV and stills, but is also a great event space.

First Option comprises a 1000 sq ft split level space adjoining a 500 sq ft bespoke kitchen together with a smaller 230 sq ft prep kitchen. Within the main studio space – accessible via a spiral staircase – is an additional 204 sq ft mezzanine with 30 ft of built in desks and work tops, ideal as a production office or as a storage/ holding area.

Both the studio space and the main kitchen have high pitched roofs, with exposed Scots pine roof trusses and sanded wooden floors.

Our fabulous main kitchen has marble and wooden work tops, along with many features designed specifically for shooting purposes; including a mobile island with built in hob, and a glass lighting balcony, an extremely useful feature when shooting in the kitchen which minimises the need for lighting cranes.

The studio is ideal for shooting daylight and has an abundance of natural light from both the north and the south, but also can achieve almost full blackout.


Facilities include:

Private courtyard
On-site parking
3 phase power (3 x 63’s & 3 x 32’s)
Low noise level for sound Recording
In-house catering
2 double Baumatic ovens
3 four-ring Siemans hobs
Movable hob unit
Crockery, chopping boards, colanders, sieves etc
Free tea and coffee

Lit makeup mirror / clothes rail & hangers
Large marble bathroom / changing area
Steamer and iron
Coloramas available
Polyboards and stands available
Sound system
2 wrought iron spiral staircases
Alternative access for easy loading/unloading
24 hour security
Excellent transport links


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