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Get that mic set up and press record because it's time to hire some podcast studios! Whether you’re looking for a small studio to record a podcast with your friends, or need a venue for an ambitious new project, London is a fantastic place for hiring a studio. With great accessibility, as well as a wide range of prices and studio sizes, you will definitely find a studio that suits your podcast best. Start browsing the best studios on our platform today, and you’ll be creating your dream show in no time!

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Podcast Studios Hire Guide

Take your search for a podcast studio to the city streets! London is a favourite for podcast makers as it offers an exciting range of studios all across both the city centre and Greater London. Search among our amazing list of recording studios with podcast packages and dedicated podcast studios, then decide where you want to book your hire and start planning your podcast today.

Hiring a podcast studio for your podcast has many potential advantages over trying to record it on your own. It is very likely that you won’t have the equipment necessary for achieving that high quality sound at your home. And while you can buy some microphones and set up a home studio, a dedicated studio for podcasts is still a great option. Hiring a podcast studio will enable you to learn if you actually enjoy recording podcasts, without any need to invest in a bunch of studio equipment. Setup time is also a thing to consider - when you hire a podcast studio, everything will be ready to go, all you need to worry about is writing the script and inviting guests.

Our top tips for hiring a podcast studio in London:

  • Consider your options - depending on the amount of people you want to record with, your budget, and the level of quality you’re looking for, you may have different priorities when it comes to the type of podcast studio you want to hire. Remember that a lot of music and recording studios, some meeting rooms, and even small multi-purpose studios can be used as a podcast studio depending on your specific needs.
  • Search inside out - while central London is full of great podcast studios and sets, make sure to consider other options on the outskirts of the city in boroughs such as Soho, Hackney, and Islington. Venues outside the centre of  London are more affordable and with just a short tube ride, you’ll be pressing that record button in no time at all.
  • Check the studios out for yourself - when planning your podcast, always should do some field research - get to know your potential locations, talk with the managers, and ask questions. It’s good to be familiar with your studio before you start the recording session, that way you’ll be able to get started quickly and easily.

Start your own podcast in 3 steps

Plan. Once you have hired a podcast studio, start by creating either an outline or a list of bullet points that you want to talk about during your podcast. It’s very important that you never run out of things to talk about while recording. Your goal is to have between 20 and 40 minutes worth of material, as that timeframe is considered the best for podcasts. While you can talk about pretty much anything, it’s good to have a consistent theme to your podcasts if you want to build an audience. Schedule a meeting with your co-hosts and guests and make sure your podcast studio is hired for the same time.

Record. If this is your first time doing a podcast, the most important thing  to remember is to have patience. If you are feeling pressured to get it right on your first try, you are setting yourself up for stress. After you make sure your studio equipment is working properly and everyone is seated, it’s time to press ‘record’. At the start, you should introduce yourself, your guests, and inform the audience on the subject you’re going to be discussing. Then you can start going through the notes you made earlier as you discuss subjects and interact with those recording with you. Towards the end, it’s a good idea to summarize what you spoke about and ask the listeners to subscribe to your channel for further episodes.

Publish. After you get the audio files from your studio, your podcast can be uploaded to many different platforms. While dedicated podcast hosting platforms such as Buzzsprout or Podbean are definitely an option, you can also easily upload your podcast to your social media pages for your friends and family to check out.

Most popular podcast genres:

  • Science podcasts - fun facts and interesting stories with a scientific focus work very well for podcasts as they can engage your listeners for hours while also being very educational.
  • Self-improvement podcasts - these types of podcasts usually involve very inspiring people and coaches who provide valuable input on how to improve your life.
  • History podcasts - whether you’re a history teacher or just like learning about humanity’s past, history podcasts are very well received on the internet,  so feel free to give them a try!
  • Comedy podcasts - if you want to just crack some jokes with your friends during your podcast, an entertaining comedy podcast may be the perfect fit for you. Podcast listeners love hearing entertaining life stories to get them in a good mood.

Podcast Studios in London FAQ

What are the best podcast studios in North London?

While London offers a range of exciting studios, these are a few of our favourites:

London Podcast Studio: Willow at London Podcast Studio - located in the close vicinity of Hackney Downs Park, this podcast studio offers a cosy recording space suitable both for high-quality audio and video podcasts.

Entire Venue at BBE Podcast/Youtube/Photography Studio - a professional recording studio right in the centre of Hackney, suitable for all sorts of recording endeavours.

Podcast Studio at Paddington Works - a modern podcast studio with top quality audio equipment and easy access to Edgware Road Station.

How much does it cost to rent a podcast studio in London?

For a short-term hire, expect prices to start around £25 per hour and reach as high as £50. A four-hour half-day hire will start at £400 (£600 on the weekend) and a full day at £800. Hire packages including production and post-production options are also available, starting at around £150 per hour. If you wish to hire an audio engineer to assist with your production, expect to pay around £50 per hour. (Based on Tagvenue.com data.)

Which London districts have the best podcast studios?

Podcast studios are located all across the city. On the North Bank, studios are available in Soho, Wimbledon, Tower Hamlets or around Shoreditch. Outside the Inner Ring Road, check out the studios around Kings Cross to the east. You will find more options around Bow Street Station, and Lower Clapton. Further afield, more options are available near Hackney and Tottenham. On the South Bank, check out studios around London Bridge, Clapwick and Peckham.

What equipment should a podcast studio have?

When looking for podcast studios, it can be a good idea to stop by and look at the space. Check out the recording area and see if it is large enough for your needs. It should include a seating area and a set of studio mics on special stands or arms. The walls will have soundproof panelling and/or foam blocks. There will be a mixer and audio interface for effects or perhaps an all-in-one board such as a Rodecaster. If you want to add a video element to your podcast, many studios will offer extra equipment for flat hire. If you are unfamiliar with the recording process, most studios offer an audio engineer for a fee who can help with the kit. Some studios will even provide post-production services.

Guests Reviews of Podcast Studios on Tagvenue

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Booked Creative Studio at Creators House
Very kind and attentive staff. Venue is gorgeous. Camera set up and recording was easy to use. Quality of recordings are excellent. I will be back.
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Anna Chacko Jarvis
Booked Lounge at CIEE London
Fantastic space and Michal was a pleasure to work with. We filmed in the Lounge and our Director was very pleased with the location.

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