Matchmakers Wharf

Matchmakers Wharf

This is where the matchbox toys factory used to be.

Location: Lee Conservancy Road, Homerton Road, Hackney, E9

Description: This massive new redeveloped apartment building used to be the renowned Lesney Matchbox Toys factory. Like all great old-world manufacturers it's got a spectacular canal-side location. It's now home to 49 permanent purpose-built artists studios.

Lesneys factory made legendary Matchbox Toys between 1952 and 1982 - inside there are enormous illustrations of the people using the machines that made the toys, painted directly onto the gallery walls. Plus there are a number of video diaries by employees about their experiences of working at Lesneys. The display includes two computer interactives: one which will record a survey of visitors attitudes to work, the other an opportunity for visitors to explore job opportunities in relation to their interests and skills.

Themes: IndustryIndustry Theme
Matchmakers Wharf

This is where the matchbox toys factory used to be.

Ranking This Month: 1163/2925

Pages Hit This Month: 49


Other places nearby:

Tompion and Graham Clockmakers», 4.1km

The Original Media Mogul: Elias», 4.8km

The Ivory House», 3.5km

The Hoover Building»,

Andrex 2-ply invented here», 2.8km

Matchmakers Wharf», 0km

News International HQ», 3.3km

Fishmonger's Hall», 3.8km

First Plastic Invented Here», 0.5km

London Glassblowing Company», 4.1km

Location Pinpointed: