The Bookhouse

Professional Recording Studio in South East London

Built for comfort and quality, The Bookhouse is a professional recording studio in South East London, run by engineer/producers Ian Hansen and Tom Hill.

The space provides a high end recording setup in a warm, welcoming environment, that feels as much like a cosy living room as it does a city studio. Our open plan design enables natural, clear communication, and is spacious enough to comfortably record whole bands live.

With our extensive collection of instruments, backline, microphones, and outboard gear — all included in our standard day rate — we’re well equipped for any project you bring to our door. Get in touch for more information on rates, equipment, and availability.

Our Past Clients Include

Employed To Serve, Roisin Murphy, Max Bloom (Yuck),
Night Flight, Holiday Oscar, The Yacht Club,
Haunts, Howls, Modern Rituals,
We Never Learned To Live,
Dappy, Big Narstie


Originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, Ian Hansen moved to London in 2013 and cut his teeth assisting on sessions at Kore Studios with Catfish and the Bottlemen, Zun Zun Egui, Melt Yourself Down and many more.

Since then Ian has developed a naturalistic, flattering style to his recordings, regularly working on everything from classical and jazz to punk rock, and is very laid back and easy to work with.


Growing up playing in bands, Tom Hill learnt his craft by recording his own and his peers’ music in the studios at Kingston University, and became a full time engineer/producer in 2015.

Tom primarily records guitar music, whether it be singer-songwriter and indie, or hardcore and metal, and his relaxed attitude and attention to detail help sessions run smoothly.

He currently plays in Modern Rituals, Absentees, and Glass Mazes.

Friends of the Studio

Simon Treasure - Super tasteful and tight session drummer who can happily double as an MD
Kurt Phillips - Awesome session drummer and percussionist specialising in both the rockier side of things & world percussion
Harry Phillips - Ludicrously talented session guitarist & songwriter; absolutely lovely lad
Dan Coutant at Sunroom Mastering - Our go-to mastering engineer, great at working with artists of all genres
Brad Boatright at Audiosiege - Excellent mastering engineer for heavy music of all sorts
Illwookie - aka Will Richards, Brighton based designer and lovely dude who did a great job with our logo
Treasure Digital - Simon & his brother's multimedia production company, provide us with all our video and photo content
Thomas Coe-Brooker - Great band/music photographer specialising in live and press shots
Failure By Design Records - Best little DIY label record around run by some sweet dudes

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62 Hatcham Rd
SE15 1TW

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