London is the city of choices, and we are spoilt for them. Restaurants, bars, theatres, music, exhibitions…the list goes on and on. And there are so many areas to choose from: Soho, Notting Hill, Shoreditch. It’s a wonder we ever make any decisions at all. But are too many choices just that: too many? It’s time to hone in on some of the more unusual locations London offers us as potential destinations, for those of us who like to find unique settings to showcase our work. One place in particular that may catch your eye is Tobacco Docks. Located in Wapping, just past past Tower Bridge, the docks provide an engaging, memorable setting in which to base your exhibition.
Most significantly, perhaps, Tobacco Docks is steeped in history. Built in 1811, it acted as the primary location for tobacco imports into London. It was re-launched in 2012 following a period of disuse and has been beautifully renovated. The entire docks comprise a huge event space. Some of the most enticing areas include the quayside space and the vaults, plus the main gallery, the ceiling of which is filled with an expanse of wooden beams. Not only that, the spaces on offer can house a small group to thousands of people. Upcoming events include the rooftop cinema club, which runs from June through to August, the conference awards and a gin festival, to name but a few. It may be one location, but you really are spoilt for choice.