open studio days - cockpit arts summer festival 2021: London, Studio W6, Holborn 25-27 June 2021

25 - 27 June 2021

cockpit arts, london’s leading studios for contemporary crafts.


over 150 independent creative workshops  at our sites in deptford and holborn are opening our doors again to welcome you to our bi-annual open studios. 

  • hybrid event – digit and physical
  • free to enter – but pre-booking  through eventbrite  essential 
  • pre-bookable in-person tours as well as digital tours
  • public opening, friday – sunday
  • dedicated exhibition space with curated exhibition  & a secret postcard sale to fundraise



we're delighted to extend a warm welcome back to the studios for our summer festival.

anyone who’s visited cockpit arts knows that there’s nowhere quite like it. our atmospheric studios right in the heart of london, in deptford and holborn, are home to 150 of the country’s finest makers, designers and craftspeople.

that’s why it’s been so hard being closed to the public over 18 long months – and why we’ve planned something very special for our summer festival this june and july.

taking place over two weekends - 25-27 june and 2-4 july - in holborn and deptford - cockpit arts are excited to welcome visitors back to the studios to explore and discover the latest work by some of the nation’s most celebrated makers, designers and artists. the diverse festival programme will run both in person and online and boasts a wide selection of activities including makers’ workshops, talks, studio tours and so much more.


booking now open



we have implemented a booking system to ensure capacity of our buildings remains within covid-safe guidelines. entry will not be permitted without a ticket. 


entry to holborn and deptford studios is free but with pre-booked tickets only.

this allows us to welcome everyone back in safe numbers for both weekends.

please book for every day and location you wish to attend.



25 - 27 june

book holborn tickets



2 - 4 july

book deptford tickets


holborn:           25 – 27 june

deptford:          2 – 4 july

studios open:

friday 12 noon – 8pm,

saturday – sunday, 12 noon to 6pm


online:  21 june – 4 july



ute  decker - studio w6 
cockpit arts 
cockpit yard 
northington street  
london wc1n 2np

in bloomsbury, central london, near the british museum

map and directions