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Whole Venue at The Testing Works

99 Southwark St, London , SE1 0JF Show map
Southwark Station (400 yd)
Katy W.

Katy W.

About this space

The two-storey museum was completed in 1874 and houses the world’s first Universal Testing Machine – built to test the strength of steel girders and other building materials. This 44-foot-long hydraulic press provides an iconic focal point for the main ground-floor space. Other pieces of machinery are scattered throughout the ground and basement floors.

The Machine Room

The Machine Room is our ground floor space which boasts wooden floorboards, natural light and stunning original features. This room houses the Testing Machine, as well as a number of other large and small mechanical objects.

The Office

The ground floor Office has been kept as the proprietors of the Testing Works used it. It features 19th century writing materials, book cabinets and mechanical specimens. It is an ideal location for period shoots.

The Basement

The Basement offers exposed brickwork and a range of backdrops. Of particular interest for filming and photography is a long corridor with recesses along one side.

The Basement also contains a small green-room, toilets, and kitchenette facilities.


Capacity

Standing
up to 50

Prices

Monday
6:00 – 0:00
from £150 hire fee
Per hour
6:00 – 0:00
from £150 hire fee per hour
Note: All prices include VAT.
Tuesday
6:00 – 0:00
from £150 hire fee
Per hour
6:00 – 0:00
from £150 hire fee per hour
Note: All prices include VAT.
Wednesday
6:00 – 0:00
from £150 hire fee
Per hour
6:00 – 0:00
from £150 hire fee per hour
Note: All prices include VAT.
Thursday
6:00 – 0:00
from £150 hire fee
Per hour
6:00 – 0:00
from £150 hire fee per hour
Note: All prices include VAT.
Friday
6:00 – 0:00
from £150 hire fee
Per hour
6:00 – 0:00
from £150 hire fee per hour
Note: All prices include VAT.
Saturday
6:00 – 0:00
from £150 hire fee
Per hour
6:00 – 0:00
from £150 hire fee per hour
Note: All prices include VAT.
Sunday
6:00 – 0:00
from £150 hire fee
Per hour
6:00 – 0:00
from £150 hire fee per hour
Note: All prices include VAT.

Catering

Allows external catering
BYO alcohol allowed
Complimentary water
In-house catering
Approved caterers only
Can provide alcohol
Kitchen facilities available
Can provide halal
Can provide kosher
Extensive vegan menu
Extensive gluten-free menu
Complimentary tea and coffee
Buyout fee for external catering

Licences

Temporary event notices (TENs) available


Facilities

Natural light
Storage space
Wi-Fi
Projector
Flatscreen TV
Whiteboard
Flipchart
Conference call facilities
Air conditioning
Disabled access
Accommodation available
Parking available

Music & sound equipment

Own music allowed
Bring your own DJ
PA system / music speakers available

Venue welcomes

Ticketed events
VIP events
Enhanced security events

Rules of the space

The space is also available for intimate events, however, it is filled with valuable objects so please get in touch to discuss suitability.

Please note that this space is a museum, containing delicate objects.


The Testing Works are situated just south of Blackfriars Bridge. This is an incredible unique space, which houses original Victorian engineering machinery.

Ideal for photography and small film shoots.


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