At DIY Space For London physical and social accessibility is an important founding principle for us. Whether you’re coming to an event or looking to volunteer, we aim for the space to be as open and inclusive as possible.

We have an Access Group that is always working to to improve our accessibility. Most recently it worked towards making DIY Space For London the UK’s first volunteer-run venue to achieve Bronze status on the Charter of Best Practice from Attitude Is Everything – a charity that improves Deaf and disabled people’s access to live music.

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We are always keen to hear from anyone who would like to contribute – by joining the group or sending suggestions and ideas, especially if you have access requirements yourself. Get in touch –

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  • Introduction

At DIY Space For London physical and social accessibility is an important founding principle for us. Whether you’re coming to an event or looking to volunteer, we aim for the space to be as open and inclusive as possible.

  • Contact Details

Email –

Phone – 020 7635 9470 (Leave a message and we will respond)

Postal – 96-108 Ormside St, London SE15 1TF

Response time – Someone will be able to respond within 5 days

Our volunteers are happy to meet event attendees at the nearest bus stop, please contact to arrange.

  • Venue Description

DIY Space for London is on a single floor level, with access ramps, widened doors, an accessible toilet and plenty of space for maneuvering and getting away from crowds. There is plenty of seating available and the toilets are gender neutral and accessible.

On entering the venue there is a small ramp, which is quite steep and might require assistance going up and down. If you are a wheelchair user and not travelling with anyone, let us know in advance you are coming so someone at the venue can be there to assist.


Once you are in the venue – the bar, performance space, meeting room, practice space and smoking area are all step free. The bar has a lowered section on the left-hand side for accessible ordering of drinks. The accessible toilet is up a ramp which shouldn’t require assistance to go up.


  • Bookable Access Facilities 

Free tickets for personal assistants.

We support the practice of free tickets for support workers, personal assistants or carers and encourage external event promoters to do the same.

We have a best practice guide for this that is given to each promoter and if it isn’t stated on the flyer it is best to get in contact with us to confirm if this is possible.

Access to viewing areas.

In the performance space, we have removed the old ramp to replace with an improved version. We are working on creating a ramp that better suits everyone.

Additional seating is always available.

  • How to find us

How to find us from Queens Road Peckham Station (video):

How to find us from Old Kent Road (video):

How to find us from South Bermondsey station (video):

  • How to get home

Getting home from DSFL map


South Bermondsey is 0.6 miles/10 minutes walk. National Rail services to London Bridge run every 15 minutes.
Queens Road Peckham is 0.9 miles/15 minutes walk . London Overground services to either Highbury & Islington or Clapham Junction run every 15 minutes.
Elephant & Castle London Underground Station is 2.5 miles/45 minutes walk or a short bus ride along Old Kent Road. Both the Northern and Bakerloo lines serve this station.
Elephant & Castle National Rail Station is 2.5 miles/45 minutes walk or a short bus ride along Old Kent Road.
Canada Water station is 1.5 miles/30 minutes walk or 15 minutes on the P12 bus. The Jubilee line and London Overground serve this station, with the Jubilee Night Tube running on Friday and Saturday evenings.


The Old Kent Road/Ilderton Road stops, by the big Aldi on the Old Kent Road, are the nearest bus stops with frequent services to and from DSFL. These are the buses that run:
21 (Lewisham to Newington Green, runs til midnight)
53 (Plumstead to Whitehall, runs 24 hours a day – stops at Elephant & Castle station)
172 (Brockley Rise to St Paul’s, runs til 11.30 – stops at Elephant & Castle station)
453 (Deptford Bridge to Marylebone, runs 24 hours a day – stops at Elephant & Castle station)
N21 (Charing Cross to Bexleyheath, night service)
P12 (Surrey Quays to Brockley Rise, runs til midnight- stops at South Bermondsey and Queens Road Peckham stations)

We are also a short bus ride or walk away from New Cross Gate station and bus garage.

  • Accessible parking

We can provide free off-street parking spaces directly in front of the building that can be reserved by arrangement (via and free parking locally subject to availability.

  • Arrival Guide

Opening Times

At present, we are only open when there is an event running or if you have booked a meeting. The bar is usually open during evening events half an hour before an event start time, and only during the evenings. Please check the calendar to confirm we are open!

1831Shop is normally open 12-7pm Wednesday to Sunday.

Arriving at the venue

On arriving at the venue you will first encounter the members desk, where you will find the first of our friendly volunteers! Here you can sign in, pick up your membership card if you have joined online or you can sign up as a member.

If you have any questions you can ask them here and there will be people on hand to help. There is plenty of room in the space so moving through crowds shouldn’t be a problem but if you do have any early entrance requirements please get in touch.

Ticket collection

If you have bought tickets in advance for an event then these can either be collected at the membership desk, or as you enter the main performance space.

  • Toilets

Gender neutral toilets are located at the top of an access ramp.
There is one wheelchair accessible toilet and a separate bank of urinals.

  • Attendees with Medical Requirements

We welcome attendees who need to bring medicines, food or drink to manage a medical condition, or medical equipment. You can contact us if you have any concerns or questions.

We have a meeting room which can double as a quiet space for anyone who requests it.

In the event of any emergency please approach the bar or membership desk.

  • Access to Performance

Unless otherwise stated at the moment we do not have additional access systems to performances, such as:

Audio loops

Infra red or mobile connect systems

British Sign Language


Audio Description

Relaxed Performances

  • Assistance Dogs

All dogs are very welcome at DIY Space for London. Let us know if you would like to take your dog into the performance space where only assistance dogs are permitted.

  • Strobe Lighting

We have a strictly no strobe lighting policy.

  • Other Info

Accessible bar service area is to the left hand side of the bar.


Any questions, thoughts or ideas, please email: