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Artist studios and creative space in London

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 £100 a month. It really can be that simple.

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Facilities at The Forge

Built in 1860, The Forge is a Grade II listed building of historical importance to the Victorian shipbuilding era.

Today, a sympathetic renovation retains many original, industrial features, whilst housing a two-storey birch plywood construction – home for a collection of artist studios for rent in London and workspace for makers. Bathed in natural sunlight, it’s a welcoming spot to base your business.

This inspirational building welcomes imaginative thinkers from all walks of life: craftworkers, creative businesses, designer makers and freelance workers are all part of the Craft Central community at The Forge.

Triple-height gallery space is available for rent, hired by the day or week. Ideal for all manner of events and exhibitions. Meeting space can also be rented, whilst The Forge runs many workshops and talks attended by visitors near and far.

Just five stops from Canary Wharf, The Forge is 10 minutes’ walk from Island Gardens DLR station. Please contact us to learn more.


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