The first time I heard of Sugar House Studios, was from my gal pal, Vickie Liu. She just came back from London, and she had all these amazing photos of this pastel dream house. That was when my obsession started (and kind of, never end).
When I finally got to London, in the Spring of 2016, I knew this is what I came for. Haha. Forget about ice creams and Apple Stores, Sugar House was my everything.
I met a couple of Londoners, and there was this rumour going around that it is going to be taken down. No one knew when and I just had to go!
Surprisingly, not conveniently located in the bustling inner City of London, the Sugar House Studios was a little bit out of the way for a traveller. Hehe. It took about 35 minutes to get to Stratford near the Olympic Park, but you know what, going into an industrial area on a Sunday is kind of... a weird kind of day trip. There was barely anyone.
The weather was dull and grey. It poured at some point. I got lost twice, and some random truck drivers wanted to pick me up to this "other" industrial area. Google Map wasn't helpful. All the men I talked to, had no idea what this pastel dream house I'm obsessing about until one guy at the boom gate did. Yay!
When I got there, it was all worth it. I was the happiest! Surrounded by plain warehouses and industrial buildings, the Sugarhouse Studios stood out like a candy house in Hansel And Gretel. It was everything I dreamt of. I swear, I could even taste the candy flavours of the pastel tiles.
The pastel palette wall made p of concrete tiles, was a delight, upclose. They reminded me of the townhouses in Brussles, where the've
So, I found out much later it was called a Yardhouse which makes part of the Sugarhouse Studios. Inside the Yardhouse, you'll find a fun and bright creative studio and events space built by Assemble.
I didn't get a chance to visit the space inside but the Sugar House Studios seemed like a fun place to work as a creative and to run workshops and exhibitions. They have indeed relocated to a new postcode (address below). I can't wait to see what Sugar House Studios look like in 2017!
Sugar House Studios Old Address 107 Stratford High Street, E15 2QQ London New Address Building C, Bermondsey Campus, Collett Road SE16 4DJ London