Tours of the studios are available for all types of educational purposes, as well as hands-on creative away days for team building

Tours for Schools

Cockpit Arts is offering tours of its craft business incubator centres to London based school and young learner groups (aged16-24), free of charge for the remainder of 2017 and during 2018, thanks to the generous support of the Drapers’ Charitable Fund. During these ’behind-the-scene’ tours, teachers and pupils will have the opportunity to meet a selection of independent craftspeople in their working environment; see how they work, view their creations, discuss the creative processes involved in their production and hear about their career trajectories as well as their future aspirations.

For more details please email

University and College Tours

University and college groups which are studying arts and craft disciplines will gain an invaluable insight into the professional working world by visiting successful makers in our studios. With a wide range of disciplines spanning Textiles, Jewellery, Ceramics & more, guests can curate their visit according to their artistic and professional interests.

– Each bespoke tour is created for and with the client; ensuring a focused and productive visit to our Holborn studios.

– Tours can be tailored to suit individuals or groups of up to 30 guests.

– Interaction with a selection of Cockpit Arts staff and makers throughout the tour ensures an engaging and informative visit.


Tour Samples and Prices

Private Shopping Experiences

Discover our ‘Hidden Gem’ on your exclusive private shopping experience:

Each bespoke experience is created for and with the client; ensuring an exciting and special visit to our Cockpit Arts.

Enjoy exclusive access to a selection of makers in their studios; with the opportunity to purchase beautiful, hand-crafted products before anyone else.


Shopping Samples and Prices

Creative Away Days

Looking for something inspiring to do with your team?

Led on-site by a selection of expert craftspeople working across ceramics, silversmithing, bookbinding and more, our bespoke tours and workshops will allow you & your staff to get creative and hands-on for an hour, afternoon or entire day of inspiring activity.

We can cater for almost every organisation or business with teams from 10 to 100 people. Our dedicated Event Manager will be on hand to advise, devise and manage the entire activity for you including transport, catering and any additional requirements.

It was an extremely beneficial exercise for the clients in terms of the theme of the Away Day, but also seemed to do more than just that, by opening their eyes to a world very different to their own.” – Alex Shepard, Director, Altyerre


Creative Away Days at Cockpit Arts


To book your Tour or Away Day please contact Sandie Mattioli on 020 7430 2942 or email

Please note that we advise booking a minimum of 45 days in advance.

Photo credit: (c) Kamil Kurnikoff 2015

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