You can just imagine the experience of the people who used to work here” said one of the few lucky few people who explored Silvertown as part of Open House London.
With all tickets selling out within two hours, these were the hottest tickets in London! Starting at the infamous Mill roundabout, visitors walked around the iconic Millennium Mills and explored the rest of the 62 acre site. They were in awe at the scale of Silvertown which had not been accessible for over two decades.
Paul Cattermole, a historian led the tour and wowed attendees with stories of the Docks from Samuel Silver to the hydraulic lifting machines for the ships. They saw original images of Silvertown when it was known as the ‘warehouse of the world’, trading good across the world and employing over 50,000 people.
Attendees were also able to hear more about the plans for transforming Silvertown into a new piece of city with spaces to work, live and enjoy.
Olaide Oboh, Head of Marketing and Communications, says, “We really enjoy hosting Londoners at Open House as it gives everyone the chance to see the work underway to transform Silvertown and access a crucial piece of our City.