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Our craft fairs, handmade fairs, exhibitions, creative workshops and classes are all hosted at Craft Central, situated at the Forge in East London. Whatever your creative passion, you’ll find something of interest taking place. Our triple-height gallery within the Forge is quite a venue. Adorned with historic, industrial features including old gantries, ironwork and two original cranes, the Grade II listed building on the Isle of Dogs makes for the perfect day out.

Grade II listed, the building dates back to 1860 and the golden age of British shipbuilding. Retaining many original features such as ironwork, original cranes and chimneys, a sympathetic renovation has breathed life into the Forge once more. And what a building it is!

It's awash with natural light and offers exceptional acoustics (we host classical music events here). You'll enjoy hosting from this magnificent space, with high specification facilities available.
Winter Market at the Forge
An historical venue for your events

Craft Central offers a community for artists, designer-makers, craftspeople and creative enterprises. Housing a collection of rental studios, in addition to co-working spaces and meeting rooms, it’s the ideal venue to showcase creative talent in London. What better location to host inspirational events such as craft fairs, handmade fairs and exhibitions?

Come and chat to our community at an event or learn a new skill. You’ll find plenty of like-minded people here. View our events calendar and see what’s coming up in the weeks ahead.

We’re always updating it, so why not bookmark this page and come back soon? We look forward to welcoming you at the Forge soon.

You'll find the Forge on Westferry Road, just five stops from Canary Wharf and seven minutes walk from Island Gardens DLR station (or hop on the D7 bus to the Harbinger stop).

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July 19, 2021
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July 25, 2021
The Thing About Artists is a fascinating peek into the world of forty-eight of the most fabulous urban artists