There are 6 toilets – 4 downstairs and 2 more upstairs. Thanks for the review. I’m glad you had a great time.
The Westbourne Studios
Notting Hill, London
242 Acklam Road, Kensington, London W10 5JJ
- Westbourne Park Station (0.2 km)
- Ladbroke Grove Station (0.6 km)
- Contact us:
020 7575 3123
Contact via email
- Opening hours:
Mon - Wed: 8:00 - 18:00
Thu: 8:00 - 2:00
Fri: 8:00 - 2:30
Sat: 9:00 - 2:30
8 reviews of The Westbourne Studios in English
Under the arches! In the old days this would have been a dark and dank Victorian hole under a steam railway. Fast forward and you have a huge modern space built right under the A40 as it arcs its way across London. Look up from the inside and there, way up above is the concrete underside of the motorway forming the new ceiling.
A cavernouse space lit with psychedelic effects, two fifteen foot speaker banks, probably two DJs, there are enough throbbing decibels to wake the ancient ones, turning your chest cavity into a resonating kettle drum – excellent.
Jolly and efficient bar staff and nice crowd; no ruffians here, insulated from the sleazy booze driven chav nightmare found along many local High Streets.
Watch out for long queues for the only 2 toilets though.
All good natured and friendly, great fun.
(And, a great tip getting there, turn right from Westbourne Tube Station, right again by the Metropolitan Pub and again, keeping right as far as possible down the footpath and further down there is a footbridge across the railway tracks almost directly to Westbourne Studios – saves wandering off into no mans land going the the other way round Elkstone Road, as Google maps would direct you.)
I have been a member at the Westbourne Studios for a few years now, but have recently enjoyed more than ever their Saturday night parties. I went to Bacanal a few weeks ago and Unleash in October with Robert James. It was an amazing night. I have just come across their add for complimentary tickets for Seb Fontaine and just wanted to let everyone know that the place is pure fun and enjoyment.
I went there a few weeks before for a friend's bday. Personnaly, I really enjoyed it. I had heard about the venue and its space (ceiling=the Westway) but had never experienced it as I'm more used to go out in East London.
When the place packed up, it turned into an amazing party, people dancing everywhere around sofas, at the bar, on the dancefloor. We were a group for a bday.
Music from House, Deeps house to chart pop bootlegs etc... Liked the mix.
The place also hosts nights with big djs where the opace is all dressed up in drapes, lights, projections. I might come West sometimes now::
Underneath at the Westway is well worth a visit, although plan on getting lost the first time you try to find it. The venue itself is a mixture of office space, bar, and dancefloor, but it works surprisingly well, helped in no small part to some great architecture. Food and drink prices are pretty reasonable, considering the location, and there is plenty of seating and space to chill out.
They also have probably the largest projector screen I’ve ever seen inside a bar in London, so its a great place to watch the footy!!
I love Underneath the Westaway, once I find it. Don’t bother going during the day, night time is when it all happens. Try to get there before 12 as well or else you will have real difficulty getting in (they can be a bit tight on the door). That said, once in there is a very fun vibe and the dance floor is always packed by the end of the night.
... at night they make one of the best caiphirinas in town! it’s nice and spacious and very relaxed. the first time I looked at the ceiling I couldn’t believe my eyes - what an ingenious idea. it used to be members only, but I think the door policy is a bit more relaxed these days.
Underneath the Westway is literally underneath the westway (the A40). Tucked away inside Westbourne Studios, on the same road as the old Subterania (yeah!), during the daytime this bar / restaurant serves the creative folks who dwell in Westbourne Studios. The studios operate as as a collective of offices, predominantly filled with fashion designers, film companies and PR types.
During the daytime and at breakfast, the restaurant serves quite a simple, but tasty menu of english breakfasts, salads, burgers, accompanied by fries and coleslaw. They also stock a large range of herbal teas, soft drinks, coffees and snacks.
A cafe / bar type place with massive leather sofas and part of the roofing being a cut away section of the Westway Flyover... Perhaps I've been reading too much J.G. Ballard recently, but I found it quite spectacular....
It's like an off-scale concreted underside of a penis you can have a coffee or drink under, what more could you possibly want??
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