Our hotel team’s guide to our favourite architecture sights in London, with some hidden gems.Read More
There is a display in our restaurant currently of work by ceramicist Maria Cabrera. The lovely item by this local artist are for sale and would make lovely gifts. Come and have a look next time you’re popping in for lunch, or if you’re staying at Green Rooms - take a piece of the hotel away with you! Following Green Rooms’ collaboration with Denby, and following the introduction of some unique Japanese crockery into our current restaurant Oita Kitchen, Cabrera is the next chapter in the hotel’s interesting relationship with earthware.
Maria began working with ceramics in Columbia in 1988. In 1990, she won a scholarship to study glazing techniques, for six months, in Nagoya, Japan. When she returned to Colombia she ran a successful studio in Bogota developing her style. All her pieces are handmade - thrown or slab built, fired, and then decorated individually before being fired again, so each piece is unique.
Maria wishes to make things that are useful and beautiful and likes thinking about people enjoying the pieces she has made. She also teaches lessons and runs workshops from her studio.
The fantastic critically-acclaimed comedian is coming to Green Rooms on Thursday 18th October! Tickets are selling here, including £5 early birds: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/glenn-wool-live-green-rooms-tickets-49746032723Read More
The Other Art Fair, presented by Saatchi Art, is the UK's favourite fair to meet and buy art direct from the very best emerging artists.
From 4 – 7 October, the fair returns to London Bloomsbury’s Victoria House for its biggest edition yet. Presenting 140 handpicked artists over four days, this special 30th edition of the fair launches a second site at The College, Old Central St Martins building wholly dedicated to showcasing female artists.
Curated by arts broadcaster and curator, Kate Bryan, 'Not 30%' is part exhibition and part protest against the male dominated art world.
Art lovers can look forward to a unique and immersive features programme including; guest artists The Connor Brothers, who will create a series of prints and two installations exploring men’s mental health in collaboration with mental health charity CALM.
London-based artist and illustrator Hattie Stewart will create an exclusive entrance installation for the fair. Get involved with workshops; talks & tours led by Saatchi Art curators; a photography Print Swap, Soho Radio providing the soundtrack; food by Farmstand, hand poke tattoos by Beth and Emily Femme Fatale Tattoo Studio and much more.
Simply use the promotional code GREENROOMS when booking tickets to secure your pair today at theotherartfair.com/invite.
“Overflowing with creative talent” Time Out
“Your chance to pick up the work of a future Young British Artist" Stylist Magazine
“The Other Art Fair’s got hipster credentials, but its serious about nurturing talent too” Telegraph Luxury
Twitter/ Facebook/ Instagram @TheOtherArtfair
Kicking in from 1st June 2018 our popular Breakfast Club has a new summer menu which is as follows...
SERVED EVERYDAY 8AM - 11AM
Want to book a table or a breakfast meeting? Give us a call!
It's another action-packed month here with several bands and acts entertaining Green Rooms guests and visitors on the weekends in our bar. All welcome and free entry!
This Friday we have Fancy Junket! A jazz/pop duo from the South of France. 6pm-10pm.
And then coming up soon it's Akimbo - LIVE on the 22nd June, another fantastic duo. We asked their lead singer Nell Greco to describe the act and she said:
"Akimbo is all askew. It's messing with pop, playing with jazz, and finding space in time. Created from a love of complex simplicity, angular harmony and serious fun. We're inspired by the likes of Tom Waits, The Dirty Three, Eva Cassidy andBill Frisell, Akimbo play the music they love, whether original or covered, and are ever in flux"
Our website is hosted by Square Space and handled by the team here at Green Rooms. We are managers of information provided by you when you stay at Green Rooms or when you contact us (for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998 and more recent European GDPR laws).
Green Rooms recognises that the processing of information, handling of data and storage of your personal details is important and a matter of trust - And so we would like to state here that we take Privacy very seriously and it is for these reasons we have now written and published this document to explain how we handle your information, when we need to, with your consent. If you have any questions though you can email Green Rooms on firstname.lastname@example.org
This policy includes and covers our website, our booking system, our blog and hotel social media channels, as well as private records and internal procedures relating to the smooth running of Green Rooms and providing the best possible service for our customers.
Personal information which we collect
We collect your personal information and information that is provided by you when you contact us to book a room at Green Rooms, or do so on behalf of someone else. Or when you enquire about holding an event here such as a party, wedding reception or conference. When you sign up to our newsletter we keep your email address - for the purpose of sending you the newsletter, but we do not pass this information on to anyone else.
We may also keep your information if you enter a competition, leave a review of the hotel or make a complaint.
Information kept on file - having been provided by you - can include your Full Name, Address, Email Address, Telephone Number, Payment Details, Identification - e.g. Passports or a Driving License. We do not keep debit or credit card details.
Personal information provided by third parties
If you interact with our social media channels or leave a review - say on Google Reviews, TripAdvisor or via a third party like Booking.Com then this information may be logged and kept on file - or added to an existing profile of you if you're a guest who has stayed with us. This is very unlikely but in theory the circumstance could arise, for example if you were involved in a dispute with Green Rooms and we were collecting information to handle the situation with as broad an assessment as possible.
What we do with your information
Information collected by us and kept in our system is used to prepare your reservation and stay, in accordance to a booking contract and to make everything right for your visit. We do not pass your information on to other people and we only use it for marketing purposes with your prior permission.
If you are hosting an event at the hotel or have special requirements and information related to the event then this might be passed internally - For example, a group table might need to be laid for breakfast each day, certain equipment may be needed for live music or certain preparations relating to things such as accessibility or dietary requirements.
We may use your contact information if we feel it is necessary to get in touch after your visit - To ask that everything was OK with your visit and to ask if you would like to join our newsletter. Or in theory we may need to contact you in hindsight over various matters, for example lost property.
Currently we would only contact you with promotional offers via our hotel newsletter or via social media channels - which you would only receive or see if you choose to receive our newsletter and/or follow GR on social media.
We may provide anonymous information to hotel partners - such TripAdvisor or booking.Com - for market research, which is different to direct marketing and helps us improve how we present our services online. For example this could be stat about guests like ‘Which countries our guests come from’, their general age group or how many nights they prefer to stay and which kinds of rooms are more popular.
We could use your information to prevent fraud, and to carry out security checks on your behalf if we suspect there may be an issue.
Do we keep your information forever?
No. We will hold onto information for however long we need to in order to provide the best service and to manage Green Rooms hotel effectively. Data retention periods for Marketing last as long as you want them to with our newsletter and social media channels you can unsubscribe or unfollow our hotel’s channels on each platform.
Your basic information on our booking system will stay there so if you re-visit we can see your profile from the last time that you booked with us. After 7 years the data retention period might be terminated in order to keep our system fresh, but you can contact us prior to this and ask to have your profile removed sooner. If future law changes this then we will update this policy and announce our changes.
Further rights that you have
You can contact us at any time about the data we hold about you, why we have it - and ask which GR team members have access to it, as well as when and where we got that information. It will be from three places - You as a former guest, You as somebody who has got in touch with GR, or You as someone who has connected with us on social media or a third party website that we work with. In most cases we are happy to send you the information that we have about you.
It is reasonable to give us a couple of weeks to get back to you on a request of this nature as our small independent hotel has a busy hands-on-deck team.
We are also happy to update information that we have on you and you have the right to ask us to clear your profile (if you are guest, after your stay)
You can also Unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time and Unfollow the hotel on social media channels at any time.
You cannot opt out of emails relating to your stay - For example when you book a room this could trigger a Welcome email and when you check out we might send a follow-up to make sure your stay was perfect and delivered to our standards.
You can always contact us on email@example.com
Our chef Tokunbo Koiki is in her final weeks here.. so make haste to enjoy a wonderful opportunity this month.. A new supper club series called A West African Summer Feast!
Join a large, friendly party on a communal table of about twenty, and tuck in for a summer feast - as Tokunbo herself talks about each dish .. The evening is a fusion of her Nigerian heritage and her time on the London foodie scene. You can find out more and see the menu on the "Grub Club" page here: https://grubclub.com/tokunbos-kitchen/tokunbos-kitchen-an-african-summer-feast/24048
Very limited space, and the first is this Saturday. So book today, and why not treat a pal to a wonderful evening in Wood Green.
Come and see works at Green Rooms by Lou Hazelwood. Showing now every day throughout May, these striking images have a lot going on - including - brace yourselves - a contribution from Lou's cat, as he explains here:
"In this work I was really interested in how the chemical deterioration of analogue film and prints looks and how this has an impact on how we make an image, a memory. These images are chemically stained. Two are chemically stained prints and the others are chemically stained 35mm colour film. The films were put through different chemicals prior to been processed such as bleach, caustic soda & black leather dye and through a wash in the washing machine. They were experiments and have had unique impacts on the structure of the film and created the abstracted images seen"
"The chemically stained prints were more of a happy accident, although that wasn’t my first reaction! One of my cats peed on the prints whilst they were laid out for editing. It was only after the initial ‘arrrgghh’ moment that I dried the prints off and re-looked at them, saw how interesting they were and they have become part of this series of works. So they are perhaps what you would call naturally chemically stained… "
You can listen to an audio/podcast about Lou's recent exhibition in Hull, including some of the same works and similar themes and practicses:https://audioboom.com/posts/6441523-artist-lou-hazelwood-at-hip-gallery
AN AFFORDABLE HOTEL FOR CREATIVE TYPES!
Are you coming to London to see a show at Alexandra Palace? We're right here across the road from Wood Green tube station, and a short walk from Alexandra Palace. Not only that but our hotel is designed with creative professionals and students in mind - Our prices are super affordable and we focus on the things you really care about: Fast Free Wifi, Comfy Beds, Good Coffee and a Relaxing, Neutral, No-Attitude Environment.
Other shows coming up in the area soon include The Great British Tattoo Show, Dua Lipa next Friday (20th April) and even some Wrestling - Great!
You don't have to be working in a creative industry to stay here, we're just designed with "the arts" in mind. We welcome everybody and are proud to be putting Wood Green on the map as a convenient, well-priced base for people visiting the capital. And don't even get us started on the amazing food options in our neighborhood!
On Saturday 21st April you're all invited to Green Rooms for a surprise pop-up musical performance involving about 40 people!
The pop-up show will be part of the #ARTSKICKERS Awards awareness-raising opening ceremony for 2018.
The #ARTSKICKERS URBAN SYMPHON brings together young musicians, spoken-word artists
and dancers from 6 East London boroughs to create an original pioneering work in 6 movements.
This April, young artists will collaborate with producer Renell Shaw (Rudimental) and conductor Gijs Kramers (Street Orchestra of London) to create the work. Their artistic journey will culminate in a 1-day tour of 6 East London boroughs, accompanied by a symphony orchestra ... All finishing off here at Green Rooms for 5.30pm!
The purpose of this mini tour is to announce the arrival of 2018's awards and to get word out - so that people can enter the awards, which are designed to connect and reward people who are helping disadvantaged get involved with and engage in the arts.
You might be eligible to enter these awards, or know somebody who you might like to nominate. Find out more information on the Artskickers Awards 2018 here: http://www.artskickersawards.com/
Come and see new works by artist Dominic Bradnum in our lobby gallery space this April. Works are for sale. This collection is titled "neon paintings and prints", find out more information on the artist's website: www.dominicbradnum.co.uk
ST PATRICKS DAY
Our bar team have concocted a Bailey's iced chocolate cocktails which we will be serving on Friday and Saturday at Green Rooms to mark St. Patrick's Day 2018.
We're also serving a Full Irish Breakfast on Saturday (17th March) complete with a Bailey's iced chocolate for just £10.. surely the best Irish fry-up deal going in London this weekend!
You can give us a call to book your table now (020 8888 5317) or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Breakfast is served 8am-11am, with our St. Patrick's Day brunch service running between 10am and Midday at which point our restaurant residency opens for lunch - currently Tokunbo's Kitchen serving the latest in West African cuisine!
We hope to see you at Green Rooms soon - if not this Saturday for St. Patrick's Day celebrations!
We're thrilled to be working with the British Council for our second year on their Venice Biennale Fellowship programme. The Venice Fellows that will represent Britain at this years Venice Architecture Biennale will stay with us in March for their induction programme.
To coincide with this we will also be putting on a special exhibition that showcases work by some of last years arts fellows. This exhibition will run from 19th March until 6th April
See the Facebook event here for the exhibition: https://www.facebook.com/events/216386448938566/
We're delighted to announce the launch of a full breakfast service here at Green Rooms. Join us between 8am - 11am as of this Thursday. You can make a reservation or simply walk in.
Here is our breakfast menu:
We've just launched a great hotel deal for Easter here at Green Rooms. Use code EGGSTRA when booking via our website on rooms between 23rd March and 8th April.Read More
Our chef Tokunbo has put together a lovely menu tomorrrow for Valentine's Day. Whether it's your partner, a date, or just friends.. this menu will delight lovers and foodies alike! All welcome, there are still some tables left at time of writing...
You can reserve a table by emailing email@example.com or call us on 020 8888 5317
The restaurant is open from 6pm-9pm. The bar stays open until 11pm.
Here is the menu in full with descriptions of each dish:
Seafood Peppersoup - King Prawns, scallops and cod cooked in a spicy broth (gf)
Yaji Roots Soup - Spiced roasted sweet potato soup (ve) (gf)
Nigerian 'Party Jollof Rice' served with Ayamase - chuck beef triple-cooked in our signature green pepper sauce (gf)
Ewa & Dodo - A bean pottage of black-eyed peas and plantain slow-cooked in sustainable palm oil (ve)
Palm Wine Brownies (served with vanilla ice cream)
2 Courses £20
3 Courses £25
Bottle of Prosecco £25
Cocktails £7.50 (see bar menu)
You asked for it - and you're getting it! A breakfast service is finally coming to Green Rooms, giving our guests and locals alike a top quality morning meal.
While we've been serving pastries and toast to our guests with their morning coffee for quite some time, local visitors who pop-in said they'd love some morning commute options for example... oh we don't know... A REALLY GOOD BACON SANDWICH.
Our breakfast menu is under-wraps for now, March is our launch date for breakfast service at Green Rooms but if you're lucky we may bring service forwards into mid February. So keep an eye on our social media and keep your noses fine-tuned.
And YES, there WILL be avacados on toast somewhere on the menu - fear not Wood Greeners, and prepare for the best bacon sandwiches this side of Hanover Square.
Our restaurant will still continue lunch service as normal each day from 12 noon, currently at time of typing - it's Tokunbo's Kitchen - the latest and tastiest in West African cuisine!
YOUR LAST CHANCE
To enjoy a whopping 40% off rooms in January. We have a few going still - What are you waiting for? Jump on the next plane or train and make us the centre of your spontaneous London adventure! Use code: Jan40
When booking via our website. Subject to availability and does not include dorms.
Our chef Tokunbo's "Veganuary" event was so popular that we are now offering Vegan Tuesdays. It's a £25 per head supper club, set up in its own area of our restaurant - so the more vegan-explorers the better!
Emerging singer-songwriter Fabia Anderson will perform here on Friday 9th February. Described as an "otherworldly cross betweeen Anohni, Tori and Regina" we're excited to hear her live. Join the new Facebook event
BUY SOME ART
Original works by North London artists ALEX PANG and BEN KITOKO are currently on display in our lobby bar. Give your walls a refresh, make an investment and support a young artist all at the same time! More Info
LIVE music dates coming up at Green Rooms includeAgustin Kafka this Saturday, and Adriano Moncana on Saturday 3rd February. Both shows are in our bar during the evening and free!
15% OFF drinks deals will be on offer too.
Friday 26th January it's our monthly comedy club guest-hosted by LE STRANGE(pictured) If you buy now it's only £7.50 and you see all this: ROSIE WILBY,PATRICK TURPIN, COSMOS CASSANDRA, CHRIS NELSON and Vice's "new favourite comedian" JOHNNY WHITE.
Rejoice Wood Green workers - lunch breaks just got jazzier with our chef Tokunbo's lunch deals. Choose from Suya Chicken Wings with Jollof Rice or a trio of Akara, Plantain and Yam Chips. Served every day from 12 noon until 3pm.
Our popular resident DJ Terry (CRATES) is throwing a party here on Friday 27th January, perfect for post-work pints. Expect disco, soul, boogie and classic Rhythm & Blues. Our bar is open every night until 11pm, all welcome.
Wedding bookings and private party hire slots are gently filling our diary - don't fall asleep on sorting yours! Green Rooms strikes a unique balance between overnight-wedding venue and a laidback, independent vibe. Find out more on our weddings page here
Our friends the Almeida Theatre will soon be previewing their much anticipated run of Summer & Smoke, a Tennessee Williams play all about desire and self-destruction. Tickets start at a rock bottom £10 if you get in quick. Find our more on their page here
Planning a theatre trip to London and need somewhere to stay? We're your friends - with dorm beds starting at just £20. We offer fast Wifi, great coffee, comfy beds and good showers - Look no further!
Recently we have seen stories in the news about hotels having rocky relationships with influencers. Here at Green Rooms we take a different ethos and we value the creative output of those individuals who are using the internet to share the world, as they see it, by curating magazine-like channels. Read more...Read More