Grand Cru

"Sonic Excellence, Heritage, History and Fun... On a Magnificent Dutch Barge"

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Grand Cru Studio is a high quality commercial recording studio on a 100 year old, 110 foot Dutch Barge, moored in Central London.

Pete Townshend had the barge converted into a studio in the late 1970's. Until now, it has mainly been used exclusively by a select few, and spent 33 years moored outside Pete's main studios near Twickenham.

In 2009 the barge left Twickenham and sailed to it's new home St Katherine Docks, a beautiful marina with shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars and plenty of history.

The current studio has been built up over the past five years to cope with a number of wildly different and demanding projects. The result is a high quality, great sounding and well equipped writing, recording and mixing studio.

In 2020 we unveiled Grand Cru Two. A spacious writing studio at in the boat's aft cabin, with masses of daylight, inspiring views, and a superb sound.

It is available to hire with producers, engineers, or assistant engineers.

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