The Workshop

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Wednesdays to Sundays
10:00am - 16:00pm

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The Workshop is a new temporary community and events space in the heart of Lambeth.

Alongside the London Fire Brigade pop up museum, the space is home to charities, social and start up enterprises and artists, all with creativity at their heart.

London Fire Brigade Pop-up Museum 

The London Fire Brigade pop-up museum provides our visitors a unique opportunity to find out more about the history of the Brigade. This exhibition explores key events which connect the Lambeth site to the history and development of London’s fire service. Visitors have a rare chance to glimpse a select part of the Brigade’s fascinating collection of objects, photographs, documents and videos. Visitors can also view our display of two modern fire engines and all of the equipment a modern firefighter uses to help make London a safer city.

The pop-up museum has been designed to give visitors a taste of what our new permanent home will look like. This is just the start of a very special move for the museum, as 8 Albert Embankment was the original home of the collection before it moved to Southwark; the museum is coming home.

If you are planning a visit, please allow for 30 minutes to see all of the exhibits on display.

Also here…

Institute of Imagination

The Institute of Imagination believes imagination matter and we are creating space for children to re-imagine the world.

Migration Museum

The Migration Museum Project is increasing knowledge and appreciation of how migration has shaped Britain across the ages through the creation of an authoritative and inspiring national Migration Museum, a far-reaching national education programme and a knowledge-sharing network of museums and galleries across the UK.

Progress London

Progress is a social enterprise, founded by Simon Ghartey in 2004, with the aim of educating and fostering communities through the regeneration of their urban space.


Kidesign is a creative organisation that specialises in educational games and toys for children. Kidesign projects aim to teach creative thinking and problem solving skills and inspire the next generation of designers, architects and engineers.

Meanwhile Club

Meanwhile Club turns Londoners into the creators of beautiful things in their “meanwhile” time.

All of our horticultural therapy workshops can be booked for groups and are delivered across London in co-working spaces, bars, street markets, health care settings and community allotments.

Studio LfH

Studio LfH will house the professional practice of artist Luke Francis Haseler. This will include portrait painting, picture making and other experimentations in visual mediums. Look out for classes and an opportunity to have your portrait made.

MLBD Design

MLBD is a Design and Digital Fabrication workshop that offers a consultancy and a fabrication service for other Designers, Architects and private clients.

Christopher Baxter

Christopher Baxter is a multi-disciplinary artist working in a variety of materials. His work focuses on traditional drawing and sculptural practice, using many different natural and man-made materials in unusual ways often playing with our preconceived notions of them. A key theme in Christopher’s work is one of growth and decay, and our own impermanence.

Barry Reigate

Barry Reigate is an artist working in various media and disciplines, including drawing, painting, animation and sculpture. Barry will be using the studio to make his large style, collaged, multi media paintings. He will be focusing on using the space together with community participation via workshops in the space. People will have the opportunity to make different elements of the paintings.

Brunskill & Grimes

Brunskill and Grimes is a collaboration between Andy Brunskill and Jimmy Grimes working across theatre, parades, events, film, tv and veterinary research. We make work with animal perspectives as the starting point for narrative. Our work is devised and always has at least one puppet at the centre of our stories. We like strong visuals, epic music and work which everyone can enjoy and creating unique interactions and experiences with puppets.

Matt + Fiona

How many young people look around them and feel like they have had a say in what they see?

We ask young people how their built environment might be improved and empower them to bring that vision to life. Each project has a clearpathway: Briefing • Design • Fabrication – with the children and young people at the centre of every stage.