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The Testing Works

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This quirky 19th century industrial building is located in the heart of Southwark, just across the bridge from the city.

It is an intimate and unusual location, ideal for atmospheric meetings, small gatherings and team building events. A real hidden gem.


  • industrial features
  • natural light
  • Industrial features
  • Natural light
  • Wooden floors

 Food And Drink

  • External catering allowed
  • Kitchenette


  • TENs Available


  • 50 Reception
  • 50 Standing


  • Art Exhibitions
  • Pop-Ups


  • 1300ft2 (121m2)
  • Ceiling height 13ft (4.0m)
  • Disabled Access
  • Southwark Street
  • Blackfriars
  • London
  • SE1 0JF

More about  The Testing Works

On the south side of Blackfriars Bridge, The Testing Works is a unique industrial 19th century space suitable for photography and some filming and events.

The two storey museum houses Victorian machines of various sizes which provide interesting backdrops for shoots and events. The central feature of the ground floor space is a stunning testing machine, which can be operated on request.

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