About Tobacco Dock

Make your event stand out. Tobacco Dock attracts the world's leading brands and their agencies to host everything from meetings for a dozen attendees to global conferences for thousands.

Keeping you safe as we return to live

We want you to feel completely comfortable and safe when you visit Tobacco Dock. For your peace of mind, our safety standards and procedures have been rigorously examined and perfected with COVID security in mind. We are delighted that these have been recognised by the AIM Secure and Good to Go accreditations.

This means that we adhere to strict protocols of safety and COVID-secure best practice to prioritise the wellbeing of our visitors and staff.

Tobacco Dock is also a proud member of both the AEV (Association of Event Venues) and the mia (Meetings Industry Association). These two bodies champion and support the events industry, as well as providing a network for industry professionals to collaborate and communicate.

Award Winning

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 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!

2020 has brought yet more recognition, with Gold for Venue Team in the Campaign Experience Awards, and seven Gold trophies in the Eventex Awards for Large Venue, City Venue, Convention Centre, Versatile Venue, Historic Venue, Unusual Venue and Outdoor Venue (Skylight).

A selection of recent awards


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).

  • Shadwell Station

    5 mins

  • canary wharf dlr

    15 mins

  • shoreditch overground

    2 stops

  • wapping rail Station

    6 mins

  • excel dlr

    20 mins

  • bank dlr

    1 stop

  • tower hill station

    15 mins

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."

Charlotte Smart, Head of Sales

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Be a part of something extraordinary!

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.

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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.