Host of Leyton is a recently refurbished Victorian corner shop that has been, over the years, a furriers, a piano shop and a car spares depot. It’s part of a rather handsome parade of shops which was built in the 1890s, probably at the same time as the railway. Before that, we think there were market gardens on this plot.
It’s now been lovingly restored to function as a large room for hire to people wishing to use it for work, retail and play. We like to think of it as a ‘beautiful room on the high street’ that can act as a backdrop for great things to take place. We’re slowly increasing our program of public events and it's available for hire to use for workshops, office away-days and photoshoot space.
We work with established and fledgling brands and groups, photographers and stylists. The program includes yoga classes, assorted workshops and classes and the General Provisions retail residency each weekend.
Other friends of Host include the photographer Carmel King and the design duo Studio SB-PH. We’re interested in supporting, and documenting, the adventures of emerging businesses in the area.
Thanks to everyone who has supported us so far.