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Londons' Floating Recording Studio

  • 4 hr min
  • 20 people
  • 500 sq/ft
  • Production
  • Event
  • Meeting
Once a warning beacon in treacherous seas, Lightship 95 is now moored just off the River Thames and has been converted into a first-class London recording studio. It’s generously sized 10m x 5m live room, dedicated vocal booth, huge air-conditioned and port-holed control room and extensive acoustic treatment built deep in its steel hull never fail to impress. The space is extremely flexible - capable of accommodating anything from expansive jazz ensembles, through delicate string sessions to thunderously heavy rock and metal. 24 tracks of 2” tape, and 40 channels of I/O to Pro Tools, along with a Calrec S2 console and a selection of classic outboard provide ample tracking options for any session, while our unique collection of vintage instruments is always available to provide an extra musical dimension. Deck areas, including the Tower as well as a variety of internal spaces are available for hire as a location. The Lightship is one of the last riveted steel vessels to be made in the UK, beautifully and painstakingly constructed. Images in the Studio and Ship galleries’ show some of the detail, features and textures of the ship; providing a unique, interesting backdrop for Fashion, TV and Film shoots. There is also the option to shoot from the river, coming up to and around the ship and from the beach beneath at low tide. Inside the studio area we have lighting bars installed in the ceiling, full playback facilities and in-­‐ear monitoring for those who dislike the aesthetic of studio headphones. Natural light comes in from a single source and is easily blacked out. Green room facilities are available and a Café and Diner are close by. Power is single phase and plentiful. 3 Phase power can be arranged.

Category and style

Film Studio, Photography Studio, Recording Studio


Parking for 3 cars

Truck / motorhome on site parking: Street

Available parking lot or parking structure nearby

Location details

Property size (sq ft):
500 sq ft

Location Rules

No smoking


Air Conditioning
Hair/Makeup area


Recording Booth
Water Access
Air Conditioning
Green Room
Hair/Makeup Room
Large Vehicle Access
Outdoor Space
Playback Equipment
Rooftop View
Music Recording Booth

Restricted Areas

2 private residences on board

Crew access



  • Q: What's the maximum attendees I can have at this location?

    A: Giles allows 20 attendees on location

  • Q: What types of activities are allowed at this location?

    A: Giles allows production

  • Q: How many square feet is the location?

    A: Londons' Floating Recording Studio is 500 sq/ft

Featured Reviews
6 months ago
I've used Lightship 95 for recording, photo and video sessions on multiple occasions, and have always been really impressed! It's a beautiful and unique studio space that would work well for any project. They're well equipped with whatever vintage or modern gear you need and all of the engineers are lovely and super helpful. Highly recommended!
Exact location provided after booking

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