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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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Secret Shoreditch Hidden wonders

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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Easter update: Totally, magically, Gilliam and yoghurt…

Easter update: Totally, magically, Gilliam and yoghurt…

An Easter update from First Option As well as time for a touch of spring cleaning, the Easter weekend gave us all a chance to recharge- (and we don’t mean just from chocolate!) Whilst on the subject though we wanted to say thankyou to all of those who hired the studio in the months running(…)

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A reggae, reggae start to spring

Spring with Levi Roots in the Studio The weeping willow tree in the courtyard is just starting to bud and I’m very happy that signs of Spring are on their way. This year the official day for the Vernal Equinox  is March 20th. We will hopefully receive a few more rays of light now that(…)

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Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning at our East London Studio As well as time for a touch of spring cleaning, the Easter weekend gave us all a chance to recharge- (and we don’t mean just from chocolate!) Whilst on the subject though we wanted to say thankyou to all of those who hired the studio in the months(…)

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And a happy New Year!

Happy New Year from our London Studio! I hope Christmas was as merry and relaxing as can be, and gave you all a chance to recharge your batteries!  The shortest day has passed and slowly but surely we can look forward to a little more light creeping into the day. There has certainly been enough light(…)

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November: A short update

November: A short update

November at First Option’s East London Studio We are very happy that people were able to take advantage of our October offer. On arrival at the studio they enjoyed coffee and croissants, freshly baked each morning and collected from one of our numerous local delis. Thanks to both our regulars and our new clients for(…)

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September already?

September already?

September at First Option Location Studio All over London a joyous spirit pervades. A long bank-holiday weekend, carnival and parades in Notting Hill and groups congregating outside Suleymaniye mosque on Kingsland road sharing honey cakes in celebration of Eid. The slightly crisper mornings of September and falling conkers signal the arrival of Autumn, although I(…)

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