Darkroom Hire

at B&W Basement

Black & White Darkroom Rental in London

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

Whether you are looking to rent a darkroom for film processing or hand printing, you’ll find our services are ideal. You can hire one of our three self-contained darkrooms by the day or half-day at very reasonable rates and with exclusive use throughout the session.

Film process and print chemistry is included but please bring your own printing paper of choice.

We will give you basic guidance if required on how to use the equipment or you can opt for full or half-day 1-to-1 Tuition, with our supervising printer David Champion. The full-day session covers both film processing and hand printing techniques and we also provide guidance notes for reference.

We are conveniently located in St Johns Wood, north-west London, easy to reach by public transport and there is a parking space available if you come by car.

Darkroom Equipment:

  • Enlargers – DeVere 504/203 and Leica V35/Ilc Autofocus Enlargers all with Multigrade heads, covering 35mm, 120 Medium Format and 5×4 sheet
  • Print Processing –  Choose either dishes for processing your prints or use our super efficient Ilfospeed 2150 automatic table-top paper processor, which delivers dry-to-dry prints upto 20×16 inches in just 80 seconds.
  • Film Processing –  For 35mm and 120 Medium Format film processing, we provide Paterson Tank & Spiral system together with all chemistry and sleeving materials.

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Half Day Hire (Printing / Film Processing)
Full Day Hire (Printing / Film Processing) £60
2 Hour Film (Film Processing only) £25
Saturday/Half Day Hire (9.30am – 1.30pm)

20% off when you book 3 or more sessions – advance payment required

Please complete the form below to hire one of our darkrooms or telephone 020 7624 2244 to discuss your requirements


Full Day (10am-5pm) £60Half Day (4 Hours) £40Saturday (9.30am - 1.30pm) £60Film Processing (min 2 Hours) from £25

Film ProcessingHand PrintingGuidance Required

Ilfolab Machine (Resin Paper Only)Dish/Tray Process (Fibre or Resin)Resin PaperFibre Paper

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