Three Mills Island

Important notice about Three Mills Green Works - 6 January 2022

Unfortunately, we’ve been unable to progress further reinstatement work on Three Mills Green, due to unfavourable weather conditions. Realistically it will not be possible to restart work on the site until the first few months of 2022, or as growing conditions improve.  

We’re being advised by a specialist in grounds drainage and maintenance, and plan to improve the condition of the soil, compaction issues and site drainage generally, in the New Year. 

We fully appreciate that this is causing distress to local residents who use the green for recreational activity and we’re doing our upmost to rectify this situation as soon as possible. Updates will be shared on this page as we get them. Please accept our apologies for the time this is taking.

Three Mills Green

There have been mills here since Saxon times, so it’s fitting that the world’s largest surviving tidal mill is at Three Mills Island. The 18th century House Mill is Grade I listed and you can join a guided tour on Sundays, or at other times by appointment. You’ll also find the Grade II listed Clock Mill, which is now part of 3 Mills Film Studio, and the reconstructed Miller’s House.

Soak up the wonderful green spaces and catch up with some friends with a cup of coffee from the café. The little ones will have loads to explore in the Wild Kingdom with its carefully placed fallen trees, nets, ropes and giant tree stumps that will let their imaginations roam free.

You can also see some wonderful art in and around Three Mills Green, thanks to The Line, London’s first dedicated public art walk which follows the Greenwich Meridian from The O2 to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Take a look at works by Madge Gill and Thomas J Price along with the most recent addition A Moment Without You by the acclaimed British artist Tracey Emin – her only public sculpture currently in London. It features five bronze birds perched above head height resting in sight of this historic spot.

The House Mill

The House Mill is a Grade 1 listed building packed full of history! You can find out more about the history of the House Mill here and plan a visit here. 

Three Mills Green & Three Mills Island

Three Mill Lane

London E3 3DU

03000 030 610*

Plan a visit

We’re within London’s Ultra Low Emissions Zone. Find out more about ULEZ >

Opening times - Three Mills Green is open 24 hours a day. For The House Mill opening please check their website here.

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