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Venue Guide: Printworks

Everything you need to know about the South East London venue.

Printworks is one of the most dramatic-looking music and arts venues in the city. Here’s everything you need to know… 

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

Telephone number: 020 849849 34

Brief History: 

Opening in 2017, 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?

Annie Mac, Ocean Wisdom, deadmau5, Chase & Status, Pendulum, Floating Points, Gorgon City, JME, Little Simz, Gorillaz and loads more. 

Have there been any “I was there” moments?

Apex Twin recently performed at the venue in what was widely regarded as one of the gigs of the year. Check it out 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 to Printworks.

Where should I eat?

The venue invites mouth-watering street food vendors on-site with plenty of veggie and vegan options available. 

Where can I stay?

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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, otherwise, head back towards central London and the city is your oyster!

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