With an artisanal industrial past, this area is a natural haven for artists and young entrepreneurs.
There’s an established network of studios and galleries alongside cultural institutions, educational and creative start ups.
Part of what is fast emerging as a new cultural quarter, both English National Ballet and the London Film School are establishing new headquarters in the area.
One of the top six modern universities in the country, The University of East London has a well-deserved reputation for providing outstanding results in architecture, computing, engineering, arts and digital.
A riverside outpost of the original school in Shoreditch, The Royal Drawing School has based it’s foundation year art course at Trinity Buoy Wharf, with sculpture, drawing and print studios housed in a purpose built.
A small independent prep school, teaching children from 4 to 11 years old, Faraday School opened in a Trinity Buoy Wharf warehouse in 2009. A traditional curriculum is followed within this decidedly innovative setting – the school recently installed an astro turf football pitch on the roof.
Designed to bring the Company and the School together under one roof, English National Ballet are establishing new headquarters in London City Island, near Canning Town station.
After 50 years in Covent Garden, the London Film School is moving to a state of the art building at London City Island, ensuring it remains one of the top institutions of its kind in the world.
Ravensbourne is one of the world’s foremost design and digital media universities, with a purpose-built campus on Greenwich Peninsula, right next to the O2 Arena, for around 2,400 students. It has a £16m industry-standard high-definition digital broadcast facility and won a RIBA award for the most innovative Higher Education building in London.