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All aboard Ludo's: Transforming a double-decker bus in Wood Green

July 2023


You thought comedy, beers and buses don’t go together? Think again. Ludo’s at Blue House Yard in Wood Green, North London, are proof that this combination makes perfect sense. 


Charley and James moved into their red double-decker in Spring 2022. Charley’s background is in comedy and James works in the film industry. Their dream was to have a venue where they could do both and sell drinks as they are very much into beers and organic wines, and they certainly found the perfect place to do so!


As Wood Green locals, they had visited Blue House Yard previously and one night they got chatting to the previous tap room operators. It turned out Earth Tap was relocating to Oxford and that the bus would become available. It didn’t need much convincing that this was the perfect opportunity and by March 2022 Charley, James and their Irish Goldendoodle Meg had moved in and turned the bus into a welcoming cozy bar. 


Beer on a Bus? Yes, the answer is YES! But don’t be fooled, this bus is not only a pub but also a venue! Charley and James help invigorating Blue House Yard with energy and activity by organising comedy nights with hilarious line-ups, cinema nights in the summer and other events for the local community.  Ludo’s has become a new favourite local spot - this unique secret gem keeps getting busier and busier, and summer is only about to come. We can’t wait to see what Charley and James are planning next! 


“We knew about Meanwhile Space’s mission and how you support new entrepreneurs and creatives. Even though we never considered a bus as an option, when we learned about the opportunity here, we realised it was perfect for us!”  (James) 


“This bus is helping us build the foundations and it allows us to grow and make our business bigger and better!” (Charley)

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