Founded by visual artist Garry Hunter and photographer Nick Joubinaux, The Tommy Flowers celebrates the unrecognised Post Office engineer who grew up along the street, going on to build the world’s first programmable computer for Bletchley in 1944. Colossus is represented in our front window by glass artist Tom Chadwin and our gable end has a portrait of Tommy by spraypaint pointillist Jimmy C. We offer workshops to local people: glassblowing, 3D printing, photography and stop-motion animation.
The Tommy Flowers is in walking distance of a range of DLR stations: East India, All Saints and Langdon Park, plus Canning Town on the DLR/Jubilee Line, which connects with the 309 bus route, a ten minute journey.
Because of massive development in the immediate area, the walking route from East India is currently indirect, so we recommend the 309 bus that also runs from Bethnal Green. There is also a TFL cycle hire rack opposite and free parking after 5:30pm weekdays and free all weekend.
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