Greenland has released a new video tour of the historic stables block at Ram Quarter, its redevelopment of the former Young’s brewery site in Wandsworth, southwest London.
Built between the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the stables were used by Young’s to support its local beer deliveries, and have been maintained by Greenland as an important heritage asset for the development and the wider Wandsworth community.
The building now houses a nanobrewery, run by resident brewer John Hatch, which helps to maintain Ram Quarter’s record-breaking unbroken brewing tradition – dating back nearly 500 years.
John had started public tours of the stables before the lockdown, but with social distancing measures now in place a short video tour was created, allowing people safely to enjoy the fascinating stories and facts behind the stables’ former use.
The stables block contains one of the last remaining forges in central London, and was once home to a menagerie which included guard geese; at one point there was almost going to have been an elephant there too. Over the years the striking buildings have also hosted a variety of film and television productions.
Join the tour with John for a glimpse into Ram Quarter’s past.