Ugly Duck has a number of unique locations in London.

Our spaces are regularly used for film and photographic shoots as well as conferences and product launches.

Ugly Duck works with artists through our creative programme and time bank, providing low cost or free space.


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47/49 Tanner Street is a unique and atmospheric venue, available for hire for events, film and photography.

The warehouse was historically a Victorian tannery and many original features survive today. Three stunning floors of the original building feature wooden beams and floorboards and exposed brick walls. In addition, the site offers a walled yard, a rooftop with views of central London, and a sparse industrial concrete garage space.

47/49 Tanner Street is located just outside of the Congestion Charge zone, and has on-site parking for up to 18 cars. It is a 10 minute walk from London Bridge and Bermondsey tube stations, making it a conveniently accessible location. 47/49 Tanner Street is a dry hire space

The venue contains 4 main indoors spaces and 2 outdoors spaces. These can be hired individually or together. Please note that we can only take bookings a maximum of 3 months in advance, and have a limited number of licensable events per year.

Max capacity: 500 
Facilities include 2 male toilets, 2 female toilets, 1 disabled toilet, car park, rooftop.

UGLY DUCK – 47/49 Tanner Street, London, SE1 3PL
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The Testing Works is a fantastic historical location, ideal for small unique photography and film shoots and small events. Located in the heart of London on Southwark Street, a 10 minute walk from Blackfriars and Southwark stations.

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.

Find out more about this fascinating piece of industrial heritage by visiting the Kirkaldy Testing Works website.

Max capacity: 60
Facilities include 1 male toilet, 1 female toilet, 20 chairs, small kitchenette. 

The Testing Works – 99 Southwark St, London SE1 0JF
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