East London is constantly reinventing itself in new and exciting ways. Everything has a purpose in this part of the city and so no space is left idle for too long. It’s for this very reason that Tobacco Dock has recently emerged as one of the trendiest and most sought after events venues in the capital.
Once a warehouse used to store imported smoking tobacco, this Grade I listed building now makes its living as the host to some of the newest, hottest and most interesting exhibitions in London. From tattoo conventions and street celebrations to fashion shows and IT events, there’s certainly something for all tastes down at Tobacco Dock.
We’ve picked two of the most exciting events coming your way in the next few months to give you an idea about what’s on offer at this incredible venue.
The Bikeshed Motorcycle Club exhibition
If you’ve got a passion for customised vintage motorcycles, this might well be the event of the year for you. Last year, The Bikeshed Motorcycle Club exhibition welcomed over 120 stunning models, each one completely unique and specialised.
This massive celebration of all things motorbike shows off everything that has transformed these two-wheeled vehicles from modes of transport to the epitome of cool. Expect trackers, bobbers, cafe racers, brats, scramblers, and some bikes you just can’t put a label to.
As well as drooling over some of these custom beauties, you’ll also have the chance to soak up the artistic side of motorbike culture with art, film, and photography all on show. There will be plenty of gear on sale if you feel like your wardrobe needs to be a little more Easy Rider and a little less Evel Knievel.
But it’s not just about the bikes. The event will also have some great places to eat, drink and chill out set up - there’s even an old school barbers, should you feel the need to get a hair cut.
This bike junkie’s dream is coming to London on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th May 2015 and will be open 10am until 10pm on the first day and 10am until 6pm on the second - plenty of time to get your fill of metal and leather.
Decanter World Wine awards
The world’s largest wine competition is coming to London - need we say more? But seriously, the Decanter World Wine awards (DWWA) is about much more than just tasting wine, it’s about identifying the best, most incredible wines from around the planet and the DWWA’s rigorous judging process is renowned for uncovering them.
Now in its 12th edition, this exclusive wine competition will be coming to Tobacco Docks between April 27th to May 1st, when all the judging takes place. If you know your wines, think you know your wines or just love wine, this is the event for you.
Although the judging panels have now been picked, this is just another fantastic example of the variety you can find down at Tobacco Docks on a regular basis.
Hosting your own event?
Tobacco Docks is available for a number of different events, from summer balls to conferences. Its unique decor and design makes it such a unique setting; ideal if you’re trying to make a lasting impression. Choose from the Great Gallery, Quayside Spaces, East Mall, Vaults, Quayside Bar or the Walkways to host your next big social event.
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