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Published February 21st 2017
Maida Vale And The BBC Studios
Maida Vale is known for its own Little Venice, but it's also home to quaint streets and The BBC Maida Vale Studios.

Maida Vale, Street, London,
Delaware Road


Delaware Road is the road where one of the BBC's earliest buildings still stands. Since 1909, what was once the Roller Skating Palace and Club, soon became a multitude of other companies before becoming the standby centre of the BBC radio news service during the Second World War.

The space has since become home to the BBC Symphony Orchestra which was founded back in 1930 and still runs today as an integral part of British culture. The Orchestra settled in the Maida Vale studios in 1945 and has since remained where the studio recordings for BBC Radio 3 are held. The studios are also the largest classical music studio in London with its seven studios.

BBC Symphony orchestra, maida vale
BBC Symphony Orchestra Truck


The Maida Vale Studios have a rich history in music, including having The Beatles using studio MV5 in 1963 when recording sessions for BBC radio. John Peel's Radio 1 programme were recorded at Maida Vale and it is known that in 1977, Bing Crosby made his last recording session in studio MV3.

Maids Vale, BBC
BBC Maida Vale Studios


As for the surrounding area, the studios are around a ten minute walk from Maida Vale station, making it a great place to wander around not too far from the areas main attractions. In the area you can find one of London's Everyman cinemas as well as The Amadeus Centre - a unique event space with a beautiful facade. The area is also full of a variety of restaurants and cuisines.
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Where: Delaware Road, London, W9 2LG
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