Tour of New River Head with the Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration, Wednesday 23rd February

Regular price £7.00
Tax included.

An intriguing industrial heritage site hiding in plain sight. A fascinating complex of Grade II listed buildings, unseen since the 1950s. Set to be renovated into the Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration by Tim Ronalds Architects. Click here to learn about the plan for the site.

Further information about the heritage of the site, click here.


Amwell Street (to the rear of 28), Clerkenwell, EC1R 1XU

Nearest tube: Angel

Nearest train: Farringdon, King's Cross

Bus routes: 476, 394, 214, 205, 73, 30, 19


The buildings at New River Head have lain unused since the 1950s and the condition of the site reflects this.

Please be aware that this site currently has:

- cobbled paving leading up to the buildings

- dust, steps and uneven ground inside the buildings

- no lift access to upper level floors

- limited places to rest

- no toilets


Most of the tour will be spent moving around the site.

We recommend:

- wearing sturdy shoes

- dressing for the weather

- wearing a face mask in dusty inside spaces

This tour is for Open City Friends only. If you want to join this tour and get access to the 2022 Friends events programme, become a Friend of Open City today.

Terms & Conditions

Please email if you have any queries or if you can no longer attend. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee a refund for the cost of the ticket.

Tickets are for Open City Friends only, we reserve the right to refuse tickets to anyone not a Friend of Open City with no guarantee of a refund.

In the event your tour date is cancelled due to Covid you will be provided with the opportunity to book onto a rescheduled date, book onto another tour or held in credit (with no expiry date).