Two cans of Red Stripe in the foreground, a yard in the background decorated with fairy lights and a mop.

DIY Space [closed]

Update – 2022: It’s now closed.

DIY Space for London, despite the name has nothing to do with DIY, or popping down to B&Q to nail some planks of 6 by 4. It is however quite DIY, thrown together, and haphazard. It’s actually a co-op community centre run by volunteers.

An events space with a stage with drum kit, a projector screen, chairs and no people.
Events space, they do gigs here advertised on their facebook page.

We went to an open day where a lot of the rooms weren’t open, but apparently they have a podcast studio, meeting room, an events space (that was open and did look good), a print studio that was run separately so they weren’t too sure what it does, and a shop that was closed. It had a fairy lit smoking area decorated with old beer cans and a mop.

The best thing about DIY Space for London is it has a bar, one of the few places in London where you can get a can of Red Stripe for £2.90. Actually, the only place we’ve found since about 2003.

You do have to be a member to access the cheap drinks, but membership is £2 per year.

A sign saying DIY Space for London. Volunteer Run Since 2015. Speak to someone behind the bar or at the membership desk for more information diyspaceforlondon.org/volunteer
A sign saying DIY Space for London. Volunteer Run Since 2015. Speak to someone behind the bar or at the membership desk for more information diyspaceforlondon.org/volunteer

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