Hammer House, Wardour Street, London W1

Hammer House, Wardour Street, London W1

Hammer House, Wardour Street, London W1
Located in the heart of London’s Soho, Wardour Street was once the centre of the British film industry with the big production and distribution companies having their headquarters in the street. On February 12th 1949 Exclusive Films registered ‘Hammer Film Productions’ as a company with Enrique and James Carreras, and William and Tony Hinds as company directors. Hammer moved into the Exclusive offices in 113-117 Wardour Street, and the building was rechristened ‘Hammer House’. Hammer Films enjoyed great success from the 1960’s to the 1970’s producing a series of highly popular gothic horror films such as The Curse of Frankenstein, Dracula and The Mummy, as well as the television series Hammer House of Horrors. This splendid Art Deco building still has many of the existing features retained within, however the bathrooms which were probably refurbished in the 1980’s were looking tired and drab. By re-introducing classic ‘Art Deco’ geometry and lines, along with vibrant Deco colours, the bathrooms have been given a new lease of life which is absolutely in-keeping with the style and grandeur you would expect of such a prestigious and historic building.

Hammer House, Wardour Street, London W1