Lime Grove Studios

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Lime Grove Studios was a film, and later television, studio complex in Shepherd's Bush, West London, England.

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Lime Grove Studios
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Lime Grove Studios in the 1960s
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Lime Grove Studios
Location in Greater London
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Lime Grove Studios
Location in Hammersmith and Fulham
Former namesGaumont Film Studios
General information
StatusDemolished
TypeFilm and television studio
Architectural styleArt Deco
LocationLime Grove, Shepherd's Bush
Town or cityLondon
CountryUnited Kingdom
Coordinates51°30′13″N 0°13′38″W
Completed1915
Opened
  • 1915 Opened as Gaumont Studios
  • 1949 converted to TV studio
Demolished1993
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The complex was built by the Gaumont Film Company in 1915. It was situated in Lime Grove, a residential street in Shepherd's Bush, and when it first opened was described by Gaumont as "the finest studio in Great Britain and the first building ever put up in this country solely for the production of films". Many Gainsborough Pictures films were made here from the early 1930s. Its sister studio was Islington Studios, also used by Gainsborough; films were often shot partly at Islington and partly at Lime Grove.

In 1949, the complex was purchased by the BBC, who used it for television broadcasts until 1991. It was demolished in 1993.[1]

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