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First Option Go West at London’s Notting Hill Carnival

First Option Go West at London’s Notting Hill Carnival

London’s Notting Hill Carnival I’m afraid that our must hear for this month is a little belated as it comes after the event…  Carnival in all its varied and wonderful forms. Notting Hill Carnival has been a firm feature of London life since 1966- a date I believe means something else to many people !(…)

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Boxpark, two years on.

Shoreditch’s Boxpark, two years on Opened in 2011, the Boxpark – Shoreditch is a row of mini shops constructed out of shipping containers. Although you would hardly notice this humble originality which has been preened and polished to produce a generic collection of retailers. It claims to have offered a “truly unique shopping destination.” First(…)

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Spring time, featuring snow

Spring at First Option Location Studio Glasses clinked as lime juice, ice and sophistication muddled together this spring. Well we wouldn’t expect anything less now, would we? First Option Studio provided the perfect setting to show off Martini’s new range of exotic cocktails. Perhaps due to the cold weather or simply by chance, it seemed(…)

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Be gone Winter, for spring sunshine is here to stay- hopefully?

Spring has finally spring at First Option Studio The long bank holiday weekend proved to be an invaluable break considering how April is progressing so far ! We are booked up to the rafters and weekends off seem like a distant memory. Over the next few weeks we seem to have food galore, from tracing(…)

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January

January at our film, photography and events studio As we come towards the end of January, last year seems a long while ago, but the warmth and energy from all the activity in December kept the fire alive here at First Option Location Studio over the Christmas break. Come January, it was ready to be(…)

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I’ll have another year, and let’s make it fabulous, shall we?

I’ll have another year, and let’s make it fabulous, shall we?

Another New Year at first Option Studio As we come towards the end of January, last year seems a long while ago, but the warmth and energy from all the activity in December kept the fire alive here at First Option Location Studio over the Christmas break. Come January, it was ready to be stoked(…)

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October update

October at our East London Studio Adjusting to colder days is never easy! However, at least if the sun’s shining we can enjoy crisp Autumnal walks. Here at First Option Studio we were even treated to a country cottage feel as Country Homes and Interiors styled the studio with a wonderful rustic feel. It has(…)

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Getting lost with etchings and prints at the British Museum

First Option at the British Museum The prints and drawings room at the British Museum are a little known gem in London. Hidden on the fourth floor it is generally a sanctuary from the hoards of tourists and groups of school children who fill the rest of the Museum. The Department of Prints and Drawings(…)

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Hidden wonders of Shoreditch

Secret Shoreditch With all the bars, restaurants and boutiques popping up frequently in Shoreditch it’s easy to forget the long standing hidden gems of the area. One such place is The Geffrye Museum. Tucked away behind a wonderful old brick wall, the front green lawn shrouded with trees and dotted with benches already provides a(…)

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Turkish delights cooking up in the studio

An East London Turkish Delight Where shall we start? Hmm – homemade baklava? The scent and taste of orange blossom and we’re transported to a Turkish bazaar without stepping foot outside of First Option Studio! The wonderful crew from Outline Productions who had been filming in Turkey, needed a space to create a Turkish kitchen(…)

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