Printworks London (formerly known as Harmsworth Quays) was built in the Docklands in 1989 as western Europe’s largest print facility. For almost a quarter of a century the Evening Standard, Daily Mail and Metro newspapers rolled off its presses at a rate of 2.4 million papers per day. This historically unique site has now embraced a new lease of life, in which the former factory’s warehouses and magnificent Press Halls have been revived as ground breaking, multi-purpose event spaces.
Printworks London comprises six acres of private, gated land with seven event spaces arranged over multiple levels alongside a maze of corridors and office space. The venue offers over 10,600 square metres of versatile, industrial event space with a capacity of 6,000 and a 2am licence on weekends.
A further 998 square metres of outdoor space is also available, as well as parking for crew and production vehicles. The site offers producers, agencies and brands masses of creative, flexible and inspiring infrastructure.
Located in Canada Water, Printworks London has excellent transport links from the city, central London and Canary Wharf. Described by Time Out as “one of the city’s most vibrant, post-industrial venues”, Printworks is the ultimate blank canvas for conferences, exhibitions, experiential events, concerts, product launches and filming. In 2019, Printworks London hosted 131 events and worked with brands such as Deliveroo, OnePlus, Marvel, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, A-COLD-Wall* and BBC to name but a few. Its award-winning seasonal music series showcases the best in live and electronic music and has become a vital part of the city’s vibrant cultural scene today with established global acclaim.
Venue Lab curates and manages an ever-evolving portfolio of unique venues. As a full-service agency, Venue Lab gives brands, event agencies, corporate bookers, consumers, location scouts and filmmakers access to an array of impressive and exclusive spaces.
Surrey Quays Road, London, SE16 7PJ
Central Canada Water (5 mins walk)
Overground Rotherhithe (10 mins walk)
Overground Surrey Quays (10 mins walk)
The Vanway: 1,500
Reel Storage: 3,500
The Press Halls: 2,000
The Yard: 2,000
0 – 50,000
Monday - Sunday
24-hour hire from 06:00
Sunday – Thursday until 01:00
Fridays and Saturdays until 02:00
Power: three phase
Parking: 100+ spaces
Hire Printworks London