Last Alteration: Monday 23 December 2013

Riverside Studios

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51°29'18"-00°13'39" show decimal

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Riverside Studios
Crisp Road, Hammersmith, London, W6 9RL

During the 20th Century, Riverside Studios started out life as an engineering factory for waterpumps, then the location where the first tanks were developed, before being bought by the Triumph Film Company in 1933 and rebuilt as two film studios. It was bought by the BBC in 1954, and was to become hailed as the greatest television centre in the world! During the 1970s the BBC vacated the studios and the Riverside Trust was formed and took over in 1975, turning it into an arts centre and theatre/cinema venue. In 2002, Studio 1 was taken over by "Riverside TV Studios" and is once again making television programmes.

In 2011 it was announced by the Arts Council England that the studios would lose all of its current funding. In 2013 new plans were put forward for the old studios to be demolished and the site redeveloped into a modern complex with new studios, theatre, and residences; these were approved by the local council on the 19th December.

How to get here:

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Underground (District/Piccadilly): Hammersmith DP - Exit the station and head through the shopping centre, passing Tesco to the subway under the southern side to Fulham Palace Road. Walk past the Hammersmith Apollo and along Queen Caroline Steet. Turn left into Crisp Road, and the studios are on the right. +

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Bus: Hammersmith Bus Map - Exit the bus station and head through the shopping centre, passing Tesco to the subway under the southern side to Fulham Palace Road. Walk past the Hammersmith Apollo and along Queen Caroline Steet. Turn left into Crisp Street, and the studios are on the right. +

 

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Photo

Photograph taken: 23rd April 2008 by Chuck Foster

 

Where to walk to next?

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Queen's Wharf (The Dalek Invasion of Earth, Terror of the Autons). Head west along Crisp Road, then turn left into Queen Caroline Street. Queen's Wharf is at the end of the road. (0.1 miles, 1m)

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British Oxygen (The Invasion of Time). Head west along Crisp Road, then turn right into Queen Caroline Street. Bear left at the end, following the underpass to Hammersmith Bridge Road. Thames Tower can be seen across the road. (0.1 miles, 2m)

Central Point for more locations

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Hammersmith. No route recorded to this location.

In the News:

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20 Dec 2013: Fulham SW6 - Details of the Studio site redevelopment plans.

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30 Mar 2011: The Stage - Riverside Studios, Shared Experience and Exeter among casualties in ACE.s .progressive. new portfolio

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30 Mar 2011: BBC News - Arts funding Q&A: winners and losers

Further links about the location:

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Riverside Studios - Official website.

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The Riverside Story - History of the studios.

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TV Studio History - Riverside Studios.

Related Studio Stories

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The Dalek Invasion of Earth Studio 1 [18,25 Sep, 2,9,16,23 Oct 1964]

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The Rescue Studio 1 [4,11 Dec 1964]

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The Romans Studio 1 [18 Dec 1964, 1,8,15 Jan 1965]

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The Web Planet Studio 1 [22,29 Jan, 5,12,19,26 Feb 1965]

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The Crusade Studio 1 [5,12,19,26 Mar 1965]

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The Chase Studio 1 [30 Apr, 7,14,21,28 May, 4 Jun 1965]

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The Myth Makers Studio 1 [17,24 Sep, 1,8 Oct 1965]

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The Massacre Studio 1 [21,28 Jan, 4,11 Feb 1966]

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The Ark Studio 1 [18,25 Feb, 4,11 Mar 1966]

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The Celestial Toymaker Studio 1 [18,25 Mar, 1,8 Apr 1966]

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The Savages Studio 1 [13,20,27 May, 3 Jun 1966]

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The Gunfighters Studio 1 [22,29 Apr, 6 May 1966]

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The War Machines Studio 1 [10,17,24 Jun, 1 Jul 1966]

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The Smugglers Studio 1 [8,15,22,29 Jul 1966]

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The Tenth Planet Studio 1 [17,24 Sep, 1,8 Oct 1966]

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The Power of the Daleks Studio 1 [22,29 Oct, 5,12,19,26 Nov 1966]

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The Highlanders Studio 1 [3,10,17.24 Dec 1966]

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The Underwater Menace Studio 1 [7,14,21,28 Jan 1967]

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The Moonbase Studio 1 [4,11,18,25 Feb 1967]

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The Massacre Studio 1 [21,28 Jan, 4,11 Feb 1966]

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The Wheel in Space Studio 1 [3,10 May 1968]

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