Find out more about Hornsey Town Hall, the history of the Grade-II* Listed building and its astonishing story in Crouch End.
Currently undergoing an extensive £30m restoration and refurbishment, Hornsey Town Hall will soon become a key cultural venue in North London.
The building will reopen its doors as a fully-fledged Arts Centre at the end of 2022. It will showcase a number of modern, future-proofed and flexible performance and event spaces, workspace, as well as hospitality offerings, including a hotel and rooftop bar.
Managed and operated by cultural place-making and regeneration specialists The TIME + SPACE Co, Hornsey Town Hall Arts Centre will provide cutting-edge facilities in a welcoming environment for people to work, socialise and enjoy for generations to come.
More information on our multiple partners and sponsors will be announced soon.
It all started in 1933 when a competition was held by the Hornsey Borough Council to find an architect to oversee the building of their new offices in Crouch End. Reginald Uren’s design won the architectural competition out of over 200 entries.
The doors opened to the now modernist art-deco icon, Hornsey Town Hall, in 1935. Uren was later awarded the RIBA bronze award, naming his design the best building in London of that year.
Equally, Hornsey Town Hall has strong links as a film and television location, featuring in dozens of feature films and series. You may indeed spot the building in The Crown, Bohemian Rhapsody, Killing Eve, Peep Show, and many more.
See the timeline below, which takes you through the building’s rich history including its origins as the Hornsey Borough Council headquarters from 1935 to 1965.
We are committed to fulfilling the needs of our local community, facilitating a wide spectrum of community-focussed events, programmes and initiatives.
More information on our community engagement and initiatives will be announced soon, delivering on the community use agreement of Hornsey Town Hall Arts Centre.