In 2017 we took a row of derelict shops in Walworth and transformed them into something truly special: 55 East, our new community project. At the centre of Walworth’s iconic East Street Market, 55East is a place for locals, creatives, freelancers and entrepreneurs to come together and eat, drink, work and network. We are the biggest community of entrepreneurs in South London, and our location halfway between the city and your home makes it the ideal place to meet like-minded movers and shakers.
Thanks to the Peabody Housing Association, we have been able to create three bright, modern spaces: a high quality co-working space, a friendly coffee shop, and a retail pop-up and event space for the community to share ideas and be inspired.
Since opening we have hosted over 150 events, attended by over 1000 people, and we run affordable programmes for entrepreneurs and ambitious individuals with a desire to make a positive impact on their wider communities.
55East is not just a thriving new community hub. It’s a project with a vision.