The Libertines unveil new recording studio at Margate hotel

The Libertines have unveiled photos of their new recording studio built at the Margate hotel they bought last year. 

The band bought the 20-room property, Palm Court Hotel, in the Cliftonville area of the coastal town, which they have renamed The Albion Rooms. 

A change of use of the ground floor single storey rear extension of the hotel to a music recording studio was approved by Thanet council last year.

A statement on their website reads: "We are very excited to tell you that the studio equipment has been delivered, including the new recording desk! Now, we have this beautiful space to make exquisite music of our own."

The band will record at the studio and rent it out to other musicians while also retaining the hotel, which is currently under renovation. 

The band’s fourth studio album is scheduled for release this summer.