LARC, Whitechapel: long-standing, collectively run building providing space and resources for people and groups working on self-organised, non-hierarchical projects for radical social change.
The HIVE, Dalston: an independent social space for people to get involved and open to new ideas for talks, workshops, performances or exhibitions.
no.w.here Project Space, Bethnal Green: down the road from Common House, no.w.here has opened up a studio space for community/activist usage.
Sylvia’s Corner, Stratford: Focus E15 Campaign was awarded some funding to rent an office/social hub to be used for progressive campaigns to build a housing movement in East London. This space is at the early stages of being developed. As the funding will run out, the campaign is looking for a couple of other groups who would help share the costs of renting this space.
London HackSpace, Bethnal Green: a community-run workshop where people come to share tools and knowledge.
The Field, New Cross Gate: a space run along similar lines as Common House, open for use by activist, political and community groups and hosts a variety of events & classes:
DIY Space for London, Old Kent Road: a cooperatively run social & cultural centre, just off the Old Kent Road.
56A Infoshop, Walworth: volunteer-run, 100% unfunded DIY-run social centre and extensive radical archive. Shares the space with Fareshares whole foods co-op and a free D.I.Y bicycle repair space.
MayDay Rooms, Fleet Street: archive, resource and safe haven for social movements, experimental and marginal cultures and their histories.
Around the country
See Freedom News’ mini-portraits of spaces around the country here