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London Hackspace

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London Hackspace
The London Hackspace workshop
PurposeHacking, DIY
  • United Kingdom
Russ Garrett, Jonty Wareing
WebsiteHomepage, Wiki

London Hackspace (abbreviated LHS) is a non-profit hackerspace in London, UK, established in 2009.[1] Originally located in Islington, it moved to Hoxton in July 2010.[2][3] It is located at 388 High Road HA9 6AR in Wembley. By membership, it was the largest hackerspace in the United Kingdom in 2012, with over 1000 paying members.[4][5]


The group held its first meeting at Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese on 10 February 2009.[6]

Organisational status

London Hackspace became the world's first virtualised non-profit corporation on 27 July 2011 when the members at the AGM voted to use the OneClickOrgs platform to carry out all the procedures of the board of directors.[7]


London hackspace has a wide variety of facilities split across two floors and a large car park, including equipment for electronics, 3D printing,[8] craft, laser cutting, woodwork, metalwork, biology, amateur radio, robotics, and many other things. An incomplete list of equipment can be found on their wiki.


A soldering workshop at the Hackspace
A soldering workshop at the Hackspace

Workshops & events

London Hackspace hosts regular workshops for Biohacking, Lockpicking, Amateur radio and Hacking on OneClickOrgs. Additional irregular workshops cover Arduino programming,[14] Python programming and OpenStreetMap mapping.[15]

There is also a regular Tuesday night social event.


  1. ^ "History – London Hackspace". London Hackspace. Retrieved 25 August 2011.
  2. ^ "London Hackspace Spacewarming Party". Retrieved 25 August 2011.
  3. ^ "BBC News – Hackspaces get closer to home". BBC News. BBC. 19 August 2010. Retrieved 25 August 2011.
  4. ^ Grace-Flood, Liam (9 August 2017). "Open World: Touring London's Biggest Workshops | Make:". Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers. Retrieved 2 February 2018.
  5. ^ "About – London Hackspace". London Hackspace. 1 October 2012. Retrieved 1 October 2012.
  6. ^ Garrett, Russ (6 February 2009). "First Meetup: Tuesday 10th February". Google Groups. Retrieved 11 February 2011.
  7. ^ "London Hackspace becomes first virtualised non-profit corporation". Retrieved 25 August 2011.
  8. ^ Simonite, Tom (2 June 2010). "Rise of the replicators". New Scientist. Retrieved 21 March 2011.
  9. ^ Scott, Tom. "The Evil Genius Similator". Tom Scott. Retrieved 25 August 2011.
  10. ^ Popova, Milena (16 March 2011). "Maker Faire 2011". ORG Zine. Open Rights Group. Retrieved 2 May 2011.
  11. ^ "Project:Nanode – London Hackspace". London Hackspace. Retrieved 25 August 2011.
  12. ^ "Nanode: networked Arduino node Dangerous Prototypes". Dangerous Prototypes. Retrieved 25 August 2011.
  13. ^ "nanode kit". Earthshine Electronics. Retrieved 25 August 2011.
  14. ^ Smith, Andy. "London hackspaces 'Arduino for beginners' Workshop". Retrieved 25 August 2011.
  15. ^ "Workshops – London Hackspace". London Hackspace. Retrieved 25 August 2011.
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