A thousand years ago, Three Mills Island was already a centre of industry, with some of London’s earliest tidal mills turning grain from Essex and further afield into flour for the city’s bakers. A decade ago, it was best known as the location of the original Big Brother House and site of punk festival Deconstruction.
Now, it is home to one of the city’s best green spaces and its largest film and TV studio, 3 Mills Studios. You can visit London’s oldest surviving tidal mill, dating from 1776, the House Mill, or play in a brand new playspace for children, Wild Kingdom.
Connected to the Park by the Greenway and the new Pudding Mill neighbourhood and Strand East development, Three Mills Island will see huge changes over the coming years as the community around it grows.
We have a role in making sure it retains its unique character and becomes an asset for local people and visitors from further afield alike.