The Toyshop is your perfect one-stop shop for writing and production sessions. Housed upstairs at our Leroy Street HQ, The Toyshop is a homely, comfortable space which benefits from plenty of natural light thanks to its eye-level windows (featuring views of the nearby Shard), and a plethora of gear and instruments to choose from.
Originally an office for the production company that worked out of Leroy Street in the 80s and 90s, the space was taken over in the early 2000s by The Chemical Brothers, who were looking for a new, bigger home, having outgrown their space just downstairs from The Toyshop, the studio now known as Elektrobank.
They called in studio-building masters Munro Architects (who had designed the original Orinoco studio in the same building), who converted the old space into a custom designed programming and recording studio. The studio took on the name of the old Chemical Brothers studio, and was christened The Toyshop.
Soon the pair outgrew their studio once again, and Miloco, having taken over the Orinoco complex, rented the room out as a commercial studio. After a stint of being South London's go-to programming suite, the Toyshop became a private longterm let once more, hosting the likes of Steve Dub, Richard X and Matt Lawrence.
As of 2020 the Toyshop has had a new lease of life and is once again ready to accept commercial sessions. The space has been refurbished and packed full of fantastic equipment. Now comprising a control room, live room and booth the space is perfect for writing and production, and has plenty of space in the live room. Gear highlights include Neve, Chandler and TubeTech mic pres, CL1B and Distressor compressors, a fully loaded Apple Mac Mini and loads more! The spaces are all tie lined with HDMI and USB, truly bringing the Toyshop up to date. And if you find yourself getting bored, you can always sit back and unwind with one of the many books on the shelves!