Venue Guide: Printworks

Introducing London’s new cultural destination: Printworks is one of the most dramatic looking music and arts venues in the city. The first wave of events scheduled are funky electronic dance music events, the perfect Printworks preface for the city’s party-loving population. 

Address: Printworks London, Surrey Quays Road, London, SE16 7PJ

Telephone number: 020 849849 34


Brief History: 

Printworks is the former Metro and Evening Standard newspaper printing factory. The venue is made up of six vast event spaces all built on the ginormous 16 acre site. The venue still retains all of the original machinery and industrial features, including two fully soundproofed press halls designed to contain the industry of what was once Western Europe’s largest print facility.

How many people does it hold?


Who has played there?

The first 12 weeks of events at Printworks known as “Issue 001” have been booked. The venue launch party was just three weeks ago and Seth Troxler, The Martinez Brothers, Sub Focus, Netsky, Maya Jane Coles, Maribou State and Daniel Avery (to name a few) have already graced the stage. 

Have there been any “I was there” moments?

The lucky bunch who got tickets to the launch party were certainly happy they got to experience London’s new home of electronic music first. Check out the highlight vid below:


How do I get there?

You can get the Jubilee line or the overground to the Canada Water tube station, which is a 10 minute stroll from Printworks.

Where should I eat?

Depending on the time of the event; Street Feast Hawker House is a perfect place to grab a pre or post show meal. It’s right beside the venue.

Printworks invites restaurant chains and street food vendors in to the venue when it hosts an all-dayer – keeping you ravers fuelled for hours on end.

Where can I stay?

Issue 001 consists mostly of all-day parties so make sure you find out about after parties and maybe stay closer to where they are taking place.

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Where can you carry on the party?

It’s highly likely that an official after party will be taking place at a nearby London club, keep an eye on this, otherwise head back towards central London and the city is your oyster!

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