Tailored tours for student groups, craft enthusiasts or professional buyers.
Go behind-the-scenes at Cockpit
Cockpit is home to 150 extraordinary makers. It’s no wonder people from around the globe are eager to visit.
As working maker studios, we open to the public just two weekends each year, but you can book a small group tour at any time.
“It was wonderful to meet lots of interesting makers and hear more about their processes and motivations.”
You get to go behind-the-scenes with our incredible makers, see how they work and discover their creative process. Be the first to see new work, up close and get inspired.
“Heartwarming, uplifting and inspiring! Thank you Cockpit Team and Makers for being your ace selves. I really enjoyed myself, loved getting to know your practices a little bit more and felt a genuine sense of community.”
Studio tours are bookable for private groups, tourists, students and schools. Typically, you’ll visit three studios over one hour in the company of an expert guide.
“It’s the positivity and creative energy that makes Cockpit such a brilliant organisation.”
Jewellery enthusiast, ceramics collector, textiles maven? Or curious about how to get into a career in craft? Whatever your passions, tell us what you love and we will design a tour for you.
Tour prices vary by size of group. We advise booking at least three weeks in advance.
Explore what's on
Festival of Violin & Bow Making
This annual event is brings violin and bow makers and players together from all over the UK and beyond.
Create a Sculpted Sinamay Hat
Learn to block a mini hat in sinamay and decorate with a free form sculpted sinamay shape and trim.
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Full Day Marbling & Bookbinding Workshop
This comprehensive full-day marbling and bookbinding workshop will first teach you how to ‘paint on water’ using centuries-old marbling techniques ...
London Art Fair
Tessa Eastman is exhibiting ‘Punk Clouds’ with CAA Gallery at Platform where the focus is on the theme of music in contemporary visual ...
London Craft Week
Celebrating outstanding British and international creativity, the festival brings together over 250 established and emerging makers, designers, bra...
Cockpit Summer Festival – Bloomsbury
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Meet and buy direct from 150 of London’s top makers based at Cockpit’s studios in Bloomsbury and Deptford.
Full of disruptive thinking, ambitious ideas and fresh approaches.