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Staying at 101

Practical information about staying at 101 for a residency or a 101Labs professional development event.

Accommodation details, what's nearby, and more about the history of our location.


In February 2018 we had 15 purpose built accommodation cabins installed, directly next to 101. (The cabins are numbered 1 - 16 to avoid unlucky 13!)

Each cabin is ensuite with small double beds (couples can share).

If your company exceeds 15, cabins can be converted to twins with up to 6 single camp beds, providing accommodation for a maximum of 21 people.

Bed linen and towels are provided. The cabins are self clean during your stay. Each cabin has a heater and an electric blanket provided.

Accommodation Accessibility

  • One cabin is wheelchair accessible with a ramp.
  • One cabin is semi-accessible with a ramp.
  • 8 of the cabins are accessed via a flight of approximately 15-16 stairs.
  • 6 of the cabins are on the ground floor with a single small step up on entry.
A series of black portacabins lit up by fairy lights. A red roadsign in the foreground has been cheekily amended so that it now reads: 'NEWT POND DAYOUT AHEAD
101's cabin accommodation - exterior view
An interior of one of 101's portacabins, showing a double bed with grey bedding and white pillows. The open doorway is visible to an ensuite bathroom.
The interior of 101's cabin accommodation

“The cabins make a huge difference. You feel like you’ve got your own personal space to retreat to which is really important.”

Jackson Barnard and Barney White, Artistic and Creative Directors of Acrojou

Things to do nearby

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The Base Arts Centre

The Base Arts Centre offers high quality visual arts exhibitions, a café, a programme of arts and crafts workshops, and the chance to meet resident artists. Also run by Corn Exchange Newbury.

The Base
A man and a young boy look out of the windows of the control tower, taking in the view

Greenham Common Control Tower

Greenham Common Control Tower is a historical military building with an observation deck, a community café, and a museum. Learn about Greenham Common’s history as a military base, airfield, and Cold War Site.

Control Tower
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Greenham Common Peace Garden

The Peace Garden, designed by Roderick William, commemorates the New Greenham Women, who held an encampment there from 1981 and 2000, in protest against plans for nuclear war.

Peace Garden
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The Old Chapel Textile Centre

The Old Chapel Textile Centre offers textile and needlecraft classes and exhibitions. The building also houses the National Needlework Archive and a 1950s mural.

Textile Centre

In Newbury and locally

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Corn Exchange Newbury

Corn Exchange Newbury, our parent venue, comprises a 400 seat theatre and 40 seat independent cinema, showing theatre, dance, comedy, music, and film.

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Spin City Pole & Aerial Fitness

Spin City Newbury provides pole & aerial fitness classes and training in aerial hoop, trapeze, aerial silks, pole fitness, yoga, burlesque and more.

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Nearby Newbury attractions include:

Newbury Racecourse, Highclere Castle (of Downton Abbey fame), Donnington Castle, shops, restaurants, Vue cinema, canal boat trips & the Watermill Theatre.

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About Our Location

A Brief History

The business park where 101 is based was once part of Greenham Common, which was formerly common land, and was used for troop movements in the English civil war.

An RAF and US Airforce station was built on Greenham Common and the US Airforce was stationed here throughout the Second World War and the Cold War, until their departure in 2000. The RAF base is still here.

The Greenham Women’s Peace Encampment kept a presence in front of the airbase gates for 19 years until the US Airforce departed - one of the most lengthy and determined anti nuclear protests. They carried out actions and blockades, opposing the cruise missiles stationed there.

Greenham Common is now a public parkland and nature reserve, designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Walks nearby

For downtime or thinking time, within 20 minutes walk of 101, you can wander amongst heathers, gorse, wildflowers, grasslands, and Exmoor ponies on Greenham Common, Berkshire’s largest continuous heathland nature reserve.

There are 3 car parks around the commons and the main tracks are level and accessible for those with limited walking ability, or for off-road bicycles or off-road mobility scooters. Nature reserve information..

Download a map from the BBOWT website.

Nearest Supermarket / Pub

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Tesco Extra (5 mins drive)

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The Swan Inn (5 mins drive)

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