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New homes, offices and television studios. Independent restaurants and cinema. Cultural events. Hotel and members’ club by Soho House. Coming soon.

White City

Part of a bright future for this West London area

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New Homes

Up to 950 new homes from pied-à-terre living to family houses

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500,000 sq ft of new Grade A offices — with BBC Worldwide already in residence

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Independent cafés, restaurants and cinema

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47-bedroom hotel and new private members’ club from Soho House

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TV Studios

World famous television studios continue the BBC’s legacy

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The Team

The companies behind Television Centre and their track record of success

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Well Connected

  • 12 minutes to Bond Street by tube
  • 7 minutes to Paddington Station by tube
  • 30 minutes to Heathrow by road
  • 20 minutes to St Pancras International by tube
  • 22 minutes to Bank by tube
  • 32 minutes to Canary Wharf by tube
  • 10 minutes to Portobello Road
  • 4 minutes to Holland Park


Paddington 8 minutes
Bond Street 12 minutes
Bank 22 minutes
Heathrow 30 minutes




  • BBC Worldwide

With its London-based staff under one roof for the first time in its history, BBC Worldwide launched its new headquarters at Television Centre in April 2015.


  • Television Studios

BBC Studios & Post Production will run the famous Studios 1, 2 and 3.

From early 2017.


  • Forecourt

Television Centre's famous forecourt is being completely redesigned with new landscaping and mature planting, ready for the arrival of new restaurants, pop-ups and events open for the public to enjoy. Design by Gillespies.


  • Offices
  • Soho House
  • Cafés and Restaurants
  • Cinema

This new ten-storey building has 300,000 sq ft of Grade A offices has cafes, restaurants, and an independent cinema at ground level, and Soho House private members' club on the roof.


  • Apartments
  • Hotel

The iconic listed building around the Helios Statue will contain new apartments and penthouses.

A 47-bed hotel room operated by Soho House overlooks the famous forecourt.


  • Apartments

This new crescent-shaped building is made up of apartments and penthouses with gardens or balconies overlooking Hammersmith Park or facing new private courtyard gardens.


  • Offices

Duggan Morris designed new office building with ground floor café overlooking Hammersmith Park.


  • Apartments
  • Townhouses

The site of the old Drama Block will be transformed into new apartments and townhouses designed by dRMM.


  • Townhouses

A future phase.

New townhouses with private gardens will be set around a green square, perfect for families.


  • Apartments

A future phase.

A new and slender tower of modern apartments will become a local landmark across West London and gateway to White City.


  • Apartments
  • Retail

A future phase.

This site has been reconfigured with new pedestrian route linking Wood Lane to Television Centre, and Westfield to Hammersmith Park, with shops at ground level and apartments above. Design by Maccreanor Lavington.


  • Pavilion
  • Restaurants

This new three-storey building is designed to house a new restaurant and café fronting Wood Lane.


  • Hammersmith Park

Peaceful park with tennis courts and a bowling green, children's playground and original Japanese garden from 1910 with ponds, stone bridge and waterfall – all directly accessible from Television Centre.

News & events


White City

The origins of White City

Television Centre was built on the site of the Franco-British Exhibition of 1908. A large public fair, its intricate white buildings and waterways gave rise to the area’s name of White City. Attracting 8 million visitors, the exhibition was constructed to celebrate the signing of the Entente Cordiale, an agreement of cooperation that marked the end of nearly a thousand years of conflict.

The Olympics

London’s first Olympic Games

With the disastrous eruption of Mount Vesuvius in Italy, the 1908 Olympics were relocated to White City as part of the Franco-British exhibition. Historically, these, the fourth ever modern Olympic games, set the standard length of a marathon for the first time – the finishing line of which can still be found marked out at White City Place.

First Designs

A factory for television

“The largest, best equipped and most carefully planned factory of its kind,” Director of the BBC, Gerald Butler described Television Centre on its completion in 1960.

It opened with studios, offices, engineering areas, scenery department and restaurant block, making the design by architect Graham Dawbarn the largest television studios in the world.


Royal Visit

The Queen opens Television Centre

HM Queen Elizabeth II visited Television Centre in 1961. After six years of construction, she toured the £12m complex and its seven studios – designed to produce about 1,500 hours of programme material a year – where she watched the filming of children’s show Crackerjack, met the crew and visited the wardrobe and make-up departments and scenery block.


Doctor Who

Hiding behind the sofa

Three years after opening its doors, the science fiction series that pioneered “hiding behind the sofa” viewing, Doctor Who, is first filmed at Television Centre in 1963.

Eight of the nine Doctors have been filmed here, and it is said the Daleks were inspired by recording equipment and a pepper pot during a lunch in the restaurant block between creator Raymond Cusick and special effects expert Bill Roberts. Television Centre even has cameo appearances and Hammersmith Park was recreated as Lord’s Cricket Ground for an episode.

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