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We host a variety of craft fairs, handmade fairs, exhibitions, creative workshops and classes at the Forge in East London. Our triple-height Gallery is a stunning 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 . Retaining many original features such as ironwork, original cranes and chimneys, a sympathetic renovation has breathed life into the Forge once more.

The natural light and  exceptional acoustics  means you'll enjoy hosting from this magnificent space, An historical venue for your events.
Winter Market at the Forge
An historical venue for your events

Craft Central has created a community of 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.

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 to see what’s coming up in the weeks ahead.  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).

Freeweaver Saori Studio

Latest event

September 8, 2022
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September 8, 2022
Explore sustainable living by crafting two professional-looking jesmonite coasters & exploring Japanese wellness via calligraphy