Three Mills Island and Green
Learn about this historic mill which is now home to film studios and more
Reinstating Three Mills Green – update May 2022
Work continues to establish the extent of the drainage issues that have hindered re-instatement work on Three Mills Green.
Over the next few weeks, you’ll notice activity as we continue to work with soil and drainage specialists. The results of their reports will help inform the improvement works to be carried out.
This has taken longer than we had hoped as our plans have been affected by availability of specialist contractors and the weather conditions. Now that both of these look more positive, we’re able to move forward.
Work on the Three Mills Green will be divided into two main strands:
improvements to the surrounding play area and wilderness areas
longer term improvements to the main Green with drainage work and other re-instatement actions
During the works, we’ll do our upmost to try to minimise disruption, and keep you updated as we receive more information.
We want to reassure you that we’re fully committed to investing what it takes to restore this site to a useable condition.
Please accept our apologies for the length of time this is taking, but the nature of this particular area is presenting challenges.
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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.