A new hotel in London is set to tap into the city’s creative side in 2016. The “arts hotel”, Green Rooms, will be both a hotel and creative hub based in Wood Green in North London.
This hotel isn’t anything like the luxury boutiques you’ll find in central London. Its aim is to be a creative hub, which will host artists, exhibitions, events and performances. Along with 20 double rooms, there will be two studio apartments and two dorm rooms, with 12 beds each.
One interesting factor is the price, with doubles starting at £50 and dorms at £18. Creatives often flock to London to find work opportunities, but it’s not often their budgets match up to the price of hotels in London.
The hotel has already developed relationships with some key creative organisations. They include the like of Somerset House, LIFT, Create London and the Royal Court Theatre.
They plan to host a free programme of events every month, as well as artist-in-residence opportunities. There will even be a restaurant residency to give upcoming chefs a chance.
The hotel’s developer Nick Hartwright said: “Green Rooms will be a real creative hub, and there’s a genuine need and want for it. I’m heavily involved in the worlds of art and culture, and over the years artists that I’ve worked with – from the UK and across the world – have spoken about how there aren’t any cool and collaborative hotels in the capital that they’d like to stay in. Green Rooms changes that.”
The hotel is in an art deco building undergoing a 7-figure restoration led by architecture firm SODA. It will have a top floor bar where artists can mingle as well as a lobby bar. There will also be a rehearsal space, letting theatres base a show there during both rehearsal time and the show’s run.
The project is receiving support from a variety of sources, from Arts Council England to Haringey Council and the Mayor of London’s £9m High Street Fund. As a not-for-profit hotel, it’s sure to be unlike anything that currently exists in the capital. You can find the Green Rooms Twitter here.
Photo credits: Green Rooms Hotel.