As part of Open House London, the annual event which celebrates the capital's finest architecture, the Pennington Street Warehouse at London Dock in Wapping will be open to the public on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September between 10am and 5pm.
Closed off for more than 200 years, the historic vaults inside the Pennington Street Warehouse, a Grade II-listed brick warehouse which was built in 1908, will be unlocked for the public to explore and enjoy the stunning 19th century industrial architecture. The warehouse was part of the first enclosed commercial docks in London, designed to store expensive cargo held in bond, and now forms part of the London Dock development.
Under St George's vision for London Dock, the Pennington Street Warehouse will be sensitively restored and brought back to life as the commercial heart of the development with a wide-ranging mix of retail, restaurants and offices.
Bow Arts, a not-for-profit organisation which supports the local East End community and artists, currently reside in the warehouse, where they offer affordable working spaces for more than 100 emerging artists, designers and makers.
Marcus Blake, Managing Director, St George City said: "We are delighted to participate once more in Open House, which provides a fantastic opportunity for the public to discover the rich history of some of London's best buildings. The Pennington Street Warehouse possesses a particularly fascinating story that was central to this area of London and we are pleased to open it up for the public to explore."
Open House London is an annual architecture and design festival which invites the public to explore behind the doors of some of the capital's most important buildings, including 10 Downing Street, Bank of England and Royal Albert Hall.