Saturday 29 December, 2012

MC Motors – Dalston


It was when I was at Ruby’s in Dalston that I discovered MC Motors. I say ‘discovered’ the truth was I was chatting to Tom the owner of Ruby’s and he mentioned MC Motors a few times. On hearing the name my ears instantly pricked up, being Dalston I knew that somewhere called MC Motors was bound to be anything but a garage. This space is absolutely amazing. Owned by his parents who are antique dealers, Tom took me through the back of Ruby’s only to arrive in a huge open space with all the kind of features we drool over these days, parquet floors, shabby chic walls, a spiral buy soma usa staircase and all kinds of amazing props such as old movie lighting rigs and circus signs. It feels like being on a Hollywood studio lot back in the 1940′s. After the area was heavily bombed during the second world war the whole space was covered with a roof and glass skylight keeping intact part of a Victorian street running through the middle. The space has been used by a boiler maintenance depot, the Metropolitan Waterboard and most recently a car mechanics. Now it is a photographic studio used by all the biggest names in fashion and music.

MC Motors, 28 Millers Avenue, Dalston, E8 2DS

Click here to view map

There are no comments yet, add one below.

Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>