WIRED Live and Next Generation 2017

Bringing the WIRED world to life


Back for a seventh time, WIRED’s annual festival at the Tobacco Dock on Shadwell on the 2nd and 3rd of November, three stops from Park Villa in Mile End, is on a mission to celebrate of world-changing ideas, new technology, future-thinking design and growing business trends.

Since our two-day flagship event launched in 2011, thousands of delegates have travelled from around the world to hear more than 300 influencers, activists, designers, business leaders and scientists share their compelling stories and ideas. Hundreds of exhibitors have engaged attendees with their fascinating, interactive technology in the Test Lab. And most importantly, you have the opportunity to network with an eclectic mix of entrepreneurs, senior-level executives, artists, musicians and technologists.

In the past, they have welcomed speakers including musician Will.i.am, recording artist Bjork, adventurer Bertrand Piccard, chef Heston Blumenthal, former President Obama’s CTO Megan Smith and many more.

Check out more details on http://wired.uk/wired-live and save 25% off when you book with Tobacco Dock’s code TD25 online at http://wired.uk/wiredlive-tickets.

Inspire the next generation


Perfect for school groups, parents and children, and associations looking for a field day for their teenagers, this event focuses on science, technology and more.

Now in its fifth year, the event return to London’s Tobacco Dock on the 4th of November with an incredible range of speakers – from artists and musicians merging creativity and technology, to coders and designers exploring new territory.

To complement the main speakers, there will also be more than a dozen hands-on workshops and a full day of interactivity in the WIRED Next Generation Test Lab, featuring the latest innovative exhibitions.

Spend the day with your family or school group, celebrating innovation and inspiring your kids to see their future in a different way.

Stay with us at Park Villa and enjoy this couple of great events!

The London Tattoo Convention

The greatest and prestigious body art convention in the world!


Come along to the Tobacco Dock for the 13th edition of the world’s greatest tattoo event, The International London Tattoo Convention.

Over 400 of the most prominent, talented tattoo artists working today, handpicked from every corner of the globe, are set to attend this prestigious and highly acclaimed event, tattooing in a dazzling and diverse range of styles. From Western Traditional and Japanese tattoos to stunning photo-realistic styles and traditional hand-tapped motifs, the very best examples of every tattoo style will be on display.

Drawing on the overwhelming success of the previous shows, 2017’s edition of The International London Tattoo Convention is set to be the biggest and best yet with exhilarating live acts, breathtaking entertainers and show-stopping bands lined up for the weekend.

As you may know, the Tobacco Dock is based in Shadwell, three stops from Park Villa in Mile End, anyone else is excited? Stay with us and join this magnificent event! This year will last three days, from the 22nd to the 24th of September. (Opening times: Friday – Saturday 11:30 – 00:00 / Sun 11:30 – 23:00)

London Gin Festival

A celebration of all things Gin!


This is the 4th Annual London Gin Festival and the biggest Gin Festival in the UK ever!

Described in Timeout as one of the “Top 10 things to do in 2016” they return to the magnificent Tobacco Dock and will be there with more than 100 gins, (including many new exclusives gins), new brands, cocktails and masterclasses from industry experts!

The Tobacco Dock is based in Shadwell, East London, about three stops from Park Villa. Who doesn’t like gin? Join them from the 25th till the 27th of August!


Hyper Japan



On the weekend of the 14-16 July 2017 HYPER JAPAN Festival will be your first one-stop experience for all Japanese’s things this summer.

Take in the festival atmosphere with family and friends at the Tobacco Dock, and share your passion for whichever is your favourite facet of J-culture! Enjoy the latest videogames, anime or manga, the best of everything kawaii as well as entertainment like live stage performances of the hottest J-Pop music and more.

Savour food and drink from sushi and sake to snacks and sweets, before soaking up some traditional Japanese culture such as hand-crafts and martial arts, even learning some Japanese language, or even getting travel advice about a trip to Japan of your very own!

At Park Villa we have a wall of fame with photos of our guests in their best costume ! What are you gonna wear that year, do you need advices? Just pop in by Park Villa (few stops away from The Tobacco Dock) to get ready for a crazy two days in a Japanese world!