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Since 1970, Craft Central has been providing rented London artist studios, creative workspace and co-working spaces for small businesses, designers, start-ups, entrepreneurs, artists and makers. Now at The Forge in east London - a Grade II listed industrial building, commended for a New London Award - imaginative gallery space is on-hand for a busy schedule of exhibitions and events. ...

You’ll fall in love with The Forge if you need an artist studio for rent in London. Just five stops from Canary Wharf and seven minutes’ walk from Island Gardens station (DLR), it’s an easy commute, wherever you are. And what a building! Rich in historic significance, a sympathetic mix of original features and a high-specification interior makes for an ingenious work venue; like no other.

Not just for artists, our studios suit London businesses with a creative twist. Web agencies, graphic designers, architects and interior product designers all feel at home in The Forge. From 83 to 286 square feet, let us create exactly the size that you need. Our all-inclusive, hassle-free rental packages make your life easier There’s no nasty surprise and we leave you free to focus on your business and your creativity; not your cleaning and your utility bills.

Here are just a few facilities that will be included in your rent:

High-speed WiFi
24/7 security
Professional cleaning
Bookable meeting rooms
Bookable free parking
Integrated heating, ventilation and power
Communal kitchen facilities and café-style seating

Not ready for a London artist studio or permanent workspace? Choose our co-working spaces instead. They’re ideal for freelancers and part-time designers wanting some dedicated space away from the kitchen table. You can enjoy our high-specification facilities for just £120 a month. It really can be that simple.

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Facilities at The Forge

The Forge is superbly located at the heart of a prosperous residential area. There are good transport links north to Canary Wharf, the City, and Central London and south to Greenwich, Lewisham, and into Kent. The Forge is outside the congestion charge zone with some off street parking and a loading bay, both within a gated community.

Our spectacular Exhibition Hall is suitable for a variety of events and can be hired by the day or week. We have space that can be hired by the day for meetings, training, seminars, talks, workshops, etc. Contact us for more information.

Whether you are new to business or well established, we have a space suitable for you. We are open to makers, designers, and any other creative businesses.


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For over 40 years, Craft Central has been a leading charity which supports and celebrates all the levels of craftsmanship. Our core objectives include offering affordable workshops, promotion and professional practice and we are proud to support over 700+ designer makers. As we grow, we invite you to become a Supporter of Craft Central so we can continue to educate, support and promote craftsmanship.