The story of
The Guinness Partnership

01 April 2015

It's 125 years since we were set up in 1890 by Sir Edward Guinness to provide homes for people who need them most. To celebrate we have launched an interactive microsite exploring our history.

Guinness estate at Snowsfield, Bermondsey

The website – – explores the stories and memories from people who have lived and worked at Guinness and the history of our work across England.

It features photos, videos and documents throughout our history from the first estate in Victorian London right up to the latest developments being built today.

What can you find on the site?

This is the first time Guinness’s archives have been made available: early newspaper cuttings, photographs and the first hand-written financial accounts are on show, alongside reports from the Second World War and interviews with customers and staff.

Discover the history of our communities, search through our archived photos or explore the map to find your local Guinness estates.

Explore our history at