Blue House Yard
Wood Green. I really don't know the place. I've literally only been about 4 times in my 10+ years in London.
But today I wanted to go to see something. Something a little different I had found on Instragram. Blue House Yard.
And it's exactly that. A blue house, with a snazzy yard. An old council building and previously empty, underused yard space. Now home to a bright blue building and a collection of colourful huts, filled with local creatives and small businesses.
A bunch of workshops and studios, some with shops too, all facing in on each other, along with a cafe on a double-decker London bus. The centre area used for small events and markets (such as a recent street food market through weekends in July).
Who's there? A ceramic artist (studio1 ceramics), a stationery designer (markandfold.com), a retro clothes shop (Retro Sistaz), a cab company(!), an art hut, musicians, tailors... there's more there then I could see. Take a look on the site for more info: www.bluehouseyard.com/tenants
Although there was little to do there today, with shops and the cafe closed, I found the trip totally worthwhile. This place is lovely. A bright, creative, inspiring mini village against the backdrop of Wood Green's older brown brick buildings.
If you're in the area, pop by. If you're not, but like the sound of it, follow them on Instagram and wait for their next event... I certainly will be.
I asked Blue House Yard when it was best to pop down and they said...