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Artist studios and creative workspaces for rent in East London

Need a new home for your creative business? Perhaps you're a designer-maker: a jeweller, a ceramicist, a digital designer? A web agency, or even an architect looking for the right environment?

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.
Mezzanine studio - Wolly & Blue Beskope Milinery
Mezzanine studio - Silphi Glass
1. A "one-of-a-kind" distinctive building: Grade II listed with shipbuilding heritage.
2. The high-quality renovation has been commended for a New London Award.
3. An easy commute, we’re on the Isle of Dogs: five stops from Canary Wharf; seven minutes walk from Island Gardens station (DLR).
4. The vast interior of the Forge is packed with industrial features, exposed brickwork and high ceilings.
5. Large, feature windows flood the building with natural light.
6. Craft Central studios and co-worked space are housed in a bespoke designed, two-storey birch plywood construction.
7. Co-workers can take part in a packed event and exhibition schedule.
8. The Forge is loved by the local community, who regularly attend events.
Thrive in our community of creative workspaces

You'll fall in love with the Forge when you visit us. It's your opportunity to work amongst like-minded people, and flourish. Those already renting our creative workspaces do so for many reasons. Yet, they all enjoy the same benefits - as could you.

A stunning location

One-of-a-kind, The Forge is an impressive, Grade II listed building, with history taking it back to the golden age of shipbuilding. Commended for a New London Award, the recent, high quality renovation is astounding.

Sympathetically incorporating the preservation of original, industrial features, a bold, two-storey birch plywood structure houses our creative workspaces for rent. Craft Central has signed a 20-year lease for The Forge. We’re here to stay.

It’s an easy commute. You’ll find us on the Isle of Dogs, east London: just five stops from Canary Wharf; seven minutes’ walk from Island Gardens station (DLR).

Different type of workspace available

We offer a range of studios in different sizes, from 84 to 345 square feet. With ample natural light (particularly on the mezzanine floor), each studio has a window into the communal area.

Not ready for a London artist studio? 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 if you choose a desk or £170 a month if you prefer a shared space with like minded individuals. It really can be that simple.

Just let us know and we will tell you which options are available for you.

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