Trinity Buoy Wharf

Our studios at Trinity Buoy Wharf in London’s Docklands house the main campus of our Foundation Year programme. Trinity Buoy Wharf is an inspiring part of London’s Docklands, buzzing with creatives and artists’ studios. 

Foundation Year - TBW

Building on the success of its first year the Foundation Year campus at Trinity Buoy Wharf has recently been expanded, with facilities split over three floors including:

  • Well-lit teaching studios
  • Sculpture studio
  • Fully-equipped intaglio print room where students can work with etching, collograph and monoprint
  • Photography darkroom
  • Kiln and ceramics facilities
  • Individual studio spaces
  • Apple Mac computers with the latest animation and design software
  • Reference art library
  • Common room and kitchen

TBW Computer Suite

Trinity Buoy Wharf’s unique riverside location and many historical landmarks and artefacts make it an ideal place to draw and paint. It is positioned on the north bank of the Thames, directly opposite the O2 Arena, in London’s Docklands. 

Trinity Buoy Wharf is a thriving creative community of over 500 people in industries ranging from fine arts and sculpture to design, photography and music. There is a 1940s style American diner and a café serving healthy soups and sandwiches on site.

New Facilities

Building on the success of the last four years the facilities at Trinity Buoy Wharf have expanded to include our Clipper House Studio, home to our photography darkroom, Apple Mac computer suite with the latest animation and design software and
student printer. The studio has south-facing views over the O2 Arena and river Thames. The building was recycled from the former 2012 Olympic Broadcasting Studios at Stratford Olympic Park.

In September 2016 we expanded into a large refurbished drawing studio, the Clore Drawing Studio, housed in the adjoining ‘Electricians Shop’. This purpose built space is primarily used for drawing workshops but also works as a multi-purpose space for group discussions, lectures, portfolio preparation and events. 

TBW Diner

Programmes that run from Trinity Buoy Wharf:

The Foundation Year

Foundation Year - TBW


Bus: Number 277 to the Town Hall on the north side of East India (DLR) station.

DLR: We are a 10-minute walk from East India DLR. Please do not walk over the footbridge at the station, instead use the stairs to the south exit. Outside the station follow the blue signs marked either Trinity Buoy Wharf or the Bird Sanctuary.

Tube and Boat: 
Canning Town tube (Jubilee Line/DLR): 10-minute walk. Take the ‘London City Island’ exit and cross the red bridge, follow the pathway through London City Island residential development. Once out of City Island, continue to follow the road past the black taxi sculpture into Trinity Buoy Wharf. 

North Greenwich tube (Jubilee Line): There is a designated boat service from the O2 QEII Pier to Trinity Buoy Wharf Jubilee Pier. The Boat runs Monday–Friday, 5am–8pm (£2 each way).