Tobacco Dock delivers an exceptional customer experience that inspires the world’s leading brands and organisations and their agencies to create their most compelling, memorable and effective events. The venue offers the convenience of flexible, high specification spaces within a historically rich atmosphere.
In recognition of the quality of our service we have been honoured with a trophy cabinet full of awards over the last few years including Best Customer Service, Most Versatile Venue and Best Catering at the 2018 London Venue Awards, Best Catering at the National Venue Awards 2018 and Coolest Historic Venue at the Cool Venue Awards.
We also recently won the title of Best Christmas Party Venue in the London Venue Awards 2019, as well as scooping runner-up for Best Customer Service +500 reception style and Bronze for Best Summer Party Venue (Skylight). We definitely have the seasonal celebrations covered!
From luxury imports to tech launches, Tobacco Dock has been at the centre of hosting all manner of commodities for over two centuries. The listed timbers and curved brick vaults have witnessed trade deals, a tiger attack, sleep deprivation challenges and Victorian tasting days not to mention world-class conferences, exhibitions and events.
Built in 1812 as a hub for precious cargo arriving from the New World, such as wine and, of course, tobacco, Tobacco Dock originally spanned 70 acres. Now occupying just two-fifths of the original site, this Grade 1 listed building still offers a generous 57 spaces over 16,000 sqm.
Over the years Tobacco Dock has had many different identities, from storage facility to shopping centre. Since its relaunch in 2012, Tobacco Dock has developed a reputation as being the destination venue in London. Let's see what the next two centuries bring!
How to find tobacco dock
Tobacco Dock is located in the heart of East London’s thriving enterprise zone, within striking distance of Central London and straightforward to reach by public transport, lying between Wapping (Overground) and Shadwell (Overground and DLR) stations, as well as plenty of nearby bus stops (routes 100 and D3).
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Our Grand Entrance
"Regardless of your department, Tobacco Dock offers the opportunity to partake in a huge variety of projects whilst working with world leading brands on innovative and industry leading events. Tobacco Dock has provided me with the tools and support to succeed and significantly progress my career and in turn I am now delighted to be able to offer the same to our rapidly growing team. All employees benefit from mentorship, regular appraisals and development opportunities with a focus on encouraging growth and celebrating achievements."
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At Tobacco Dock we are proud to have a team as unique as our spaces, who strive to deliver an exceptional customer experience that inspires the world’s leading brands and organisations to create their most compelling, memorable events.
Here at Tobacco Dock we've a wealth of experience and know-how when it comes to events, so we'd love to share some of our thoughts and tips with you.
Building an icon
Jonathan Read, our Commercial Director, reflects on the 7 years since launching Tobacco Dock. Tobacco Dock has famously seen many incarnations over its 200-year life, but I don’t think it’s...
Rubber wheels, sand and flame control
The trials, tribulations, challenges and fun of managing Health and Safety in a Grade One listed building, from Andrew Cameron, our Senior Group Manager and stalwart of the Operations Team. ...
🐝 We’re ‘buzzing’ to see one of our first visitors to our new living wall! 🌿 #Sustainability #EventProfsUK… https://t.co/FG2ghnf3iL
12 Feb, 2020