Open House Festival

Good Shepherd Studios

-, 1880

15a Davies Lane, E11 3DR

The doors to the building (including the artists' studios) will be opened to the public. Not only will visitors get the opportunity to see "behind the scenes" but they will have the opportunity to join workshops run by the artists/makers.

Getting there


Leytonstone High Road

Additional travel info

Nearest Bus Stop: Leytonstone High Road station Stop J and Stop F (257 and W14).



Accessibility notes

Access to the ground floor of the building and accessible toilets are step-free and wheelchair friendly. There is no lift in the building (as yet!) so the 1st and 2nd floors are only accessible via stairs.



Good Shepherd Studios is a building within a site located on a residential street off Leytonstone High Road. The site also comprises of The Pastures Sports Centre and gardens.

The building was previously known as the Good Shepherd Building and was built around 1880 to facilitate a home for “fallen” girls.

Fast-forward a few decades and the site is now owned by the London Borough of Waltham Forest. In 2020 the buildings were under threat of demolition and redevelopment and became the subject of the “Save Our Pastures” community-led campaign.

After much petitioning, the site was saved and the Council invited bids to take a lease of the Good Shepherd Building. After a successful proposal work was started to bring the building back to life in the form of Good Shepherds Studios. Home to a collection of design-led coworking and community spaces, the foundations of Good Shepherd Studios are in place.

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