Black & White Basement

Darkroom Hire | Professional Photolab 

Darkroom Hire

3 Darkrooms for Hire | NW London location

B&W Film Processing

35mm Film Processing | 120 Medium Format Film Developing

We’re now open for Darkroom Hire, Film Processing and Hand Enlarging

and you can book a hire session with our easy online form

You are most welcome to visit our darkrooms and facilities before booking

Please call Keith on 020 7624 2244 to arrange a no obligation ‘look-see’ visit

Please note also our COVID-19 policy during this period

If you love traditional, analog b&w film you’ll find a warm welcome here at B&W Basement in St. Johns Wood, NW London.

We have 3 self-contained darkrooms for exclusive hire by film photographers using 35mm, 120 medium format and 5×4 sheet.

Our professional services also include black & white film processing, traditional silver gelatine hand enlarging & One-to-One darkroom tuition.

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Darkroom Hire

Our Darkroom Hire is now available Monday to Friday and Saturday morning by arrangement

Full day, half day or 2 hour sessions at very reasonable rates

  • 3 self-contained darkrooms for exclusive hire
  • Hand printing facilities up to 20 x 24″
  • Traditional dish or machine paper processing
  • Film processing for popular formats
  • Chemistry included for all film and paper processing
  • Free car parking available

20% off when you book 3 or more sessions

Thank you so much for all your help over the many pleasurable sessions I’ve had at BWB.

It’s been a delight watching the darkroom expand and more people come in over the years, the facilities and equipment remain second-to-none in my experiences, and I’ve used many darkrooms in the past!

If you’re new to this, or a seasoned veteran, Keith couldn’t make you feel any more welcome, and you will quickly be producing excellent work in his well setup darkroom.

Barry C, Oxford, April 2018

Film Processing

Professional, traditional Black & White Film Processing in London.

Services for 35mm & 120 formats with full roll scan & print options.

10% off 5 rolls or more

Hand Enlargements

Hand-printed enlargements on Ilford resin coated or fibre base paper.

Adjusted for density and contrast by our expert technicians.

20% off first order

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Darkroom Tuition

Learn the art and craft of Darkroom techniques with 1-to-1 tuition.

One day course covers Film Processing, Contacts and Hand Enlarging.

Half-price follow-up darkroom hire

Black & White Basement – A Real Photolab for Real Silver Prints