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Printworks London (formerly Harmsworth Quays) was established in the Docklands in 1989 as western Europe’s largest print facility, and for 24 years The Evening Standard, The Daily Mail and Metro newspapers rolled off its presses. This unique site has now embraced a new lease of life, in which the former factory’s warehouses and magnificent Press Halls have been revived as ground-breaking, multi-purpose event spaces.

Printworks comprises 6-acres of private, gated land, with seven event spaces arranged over multiple levels with a maze of corridors and office space. The venue offers over 10,600 sq. m of versatile, industrial event space with a capacity of 6,000 and a 2 am licence on weekends. A further 998 sq.m of outdoor space is also available, as well as parking for crew and production vehicles. The site offers producers, agencies and brands masses of creative, flexible and inspiring infrastructure. Located in Canada Water, it offers transport links from the City, central London and Canary Wharf. Described by Time Out as one of the city’s most vibrant, post-industrial venues, Printworks is the ultimate blank canvas for conferences, exhibitions, experiential events, concerts, product launches and filming.


The Live Room

Wider than the Press Halls and offering two floors for its audience, Printworks’ newest room is a vast space curated for live music.

Measurements: 68m (L) (or 45m from stage to FOH) x 13m (W) x 16.8m (H)
Capacity: 3,000

Django Django in the Live Room

Psychedelic favourites Django Django opened Printworks’ new Live Room on 23rd March to an audience of 3,000.


The Vanway

The Vanway once housed the final stage of the printing process where vans would collect newspapers hot off the press for UK distribution. With original features and accessed through large, industrial shutter doors, The Vanway is an excellent venue for unique product launches and performances.

Measurements: 65m (L) x 21m (W) x 6m (H)
Capacity: 1,500
(Capacities may vary subject to seating, production and activities.)

Mulberry in the Vanway

Mulberry chose Printworks as the venue to launch its Summer 2017 collection. More than 900 guests were treated to two catwalks. Faces in the front row included Lady Mary Charteris, Sofia Boutella and Anais Gallagher.



Publishing is the perfect industrial space and measures more than 20,000 sq ft. With ample power on-site and operational flexibility, this unique area offers the opportunity to deliver small to large-scale productions and is fantastic for filming and experiential events.

Measurements: 66m (L) x 30m (W) x 2.7m (H)
Capacity: 1,000
(Capacities may vary subject to seating, production and activities.)


Flexibility for anything from short or long term pop-ups, to one off unique events. Publishing is the perfect blank canvas with over 20,000ft^2 available to use. This space gives you and your clients the ability to deliver activities and events from small to very large scale productions.



HSBC (High Speed Bagging Company) has the largest floor space within the Printworks complex. At more than 30,000 sq ft there is ample room to host a conference, product launch, exhibition or experimental event. HSBC is a flexible and inspiring venue in which to bring your event vision to life. Hire includes offices overlooking the space.

Meaurements: 66m (L) x 36m (W) and 5m (H).
Capacity: 1,900
(Capacities may vary subject to seating, production and activities.)

Triumph in HSBC

Over a thousand people descended on Printworks London for the global launch of Triumph’s new Bonneville Bobber motorcycle. NME award-winners The Vaccines and DJ Harriet Rose filled the impressive HSBC warehouse space with anthemic indie rock and the unmistakable roaring sounds of the Bonneville Bobber. At over 30,000ft^2, HSBC is the largest floor space within the Printworks complex.


Reel Storage

Reel Storage offers almost 12,000 sq ft of glorious open space and incredible height. A versatile warehouse with a 6.7m ceiling, this space is ideal for conferences, product launches, brand activations and experiential events.

Measurements: 66m (L) x 18m (W) x 6.7m (H) – 1,100m2
Capacity: 1,200
(Capacities may vary subject to seating, production and activities).

Adidas in Reel Storage

Adidas kicked off Project Pogba at Printworks London in 2016, featuring the Manchester United superstar alongside rising grim star Stormzy and Radio 1Xtra DJ, Twin b.The event was a celebratory showcase of everything Adidas stands for and its creative drive both on-and-off the field. Football-mad guests were led on an immersive journey through The Press Halls and into the cavernous Reel Storage space, where they tested the new Red Limit models with interactive challenges, The Street, The Cage and The Stadium. Guests included the Adidas Tango Squad, Youtube super-users, and the UK’s freshest young football talent, all thrilled to be in the presence of greatness and the famous brand with three stripes.


The Press Halls

The Press Halls are the jewel in the Printworks’ crown and retain original machinery and industrial features. The two huge, fully sound-proofed rooms used to print papers 24 hours a day. The Press Halls offer two floors of jaw-dropping event space, suitable for large-scale experiential events, immersive theatre, filming and live music.

Measurements: 120m (L) x 30m (W) x 16.8m (H)
Capacity: 2,000
(Capacities may vary subject to seating, production and activities).

The Press Halls

The Press Halls are the jewel in the Printworks’ crown. Still retaining original machinery and industrial features, including two huge fully soundproofed rooms that used to house the printing presses. Offering two floors of jaw-dropping event space with a staggering 16.8m height and 120m length. This space has been used for large-scale immersive theatre shows and live music events with capacities of over 2,000 guests.

The Yard

The Yard at Printworks covers 40,000ft² of outdoor space, comfortably accommodating up to 2250 people at one time. The space is excellent for product launches brand activations or filming that requires an outside stunt or finale. It is ideal for festival style events, and perfect for events that require street food trucks.

Measurements: 3,716m²

The Yard

With over 40,000ft² of outdoor space, customers can thoroughly enjoy the vast outdoor space at Printworks London.