London Hackspace

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London Hackspace
London Hackspace logo
Formation 2009
Purpose Hacking, DIY
  • United Kingdom
Russ Garrett, Jonty Wareing
Website Homepage, 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 moved to 12000 square feet of space at 447 Hackney Road, E2 9DY in April 2013. It is the largest hackerspace in the UK, with over 1000 paying members.[4]


The group held its first meeting at Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese on 10 February 2009.[5]

Organisational status[edit]

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.[6]


London hackspace has a wide variety of facilities split across two floors and a large outside yard, including equipment for electronics, 3D printing,[7] craft, laser cutting, woodwork, metalwork, biology, amateur radio, robotics, and many other things. An incomplete list of equipment can be found on their wiki.


Workshops & events[edit]

London Hackspace hosts regular workshops for Biohacking, Lockpicking, Amateur radio and Hacking on OneClickOrgs. Additional irregular workshops cover Arduino programming,[13] Python programming and OpenStreetMap mapping.[14]

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. ^ "About – London Hackspace". London Hackspace. 1 October 2012. Retrieved 2012-10-01. 
  5. ^ Garrett, Russ (6 February 2009). "First Meetup: Tuesday 10th February". Google Groups. Retrieved 2011-02-11. 
  6. ^ "London Hackspace becomes first virtualised non-profit corporation". Retrieved 25 August 2011. 
  7. ^ Simonite, Tom (2 June 2010). "Rise of the replicators". New Scientist. Retrieved 2011-03-21. 
  8. ^ Scott, Tom. "The Evil Genius Similator". Tom Scott. Retrieved 25 August 2011. 
  9. ^ Popova, Milena (16 March 2011). "Maker Faire 2011". ORG Zine. Open Rights Group. Retrieved 2 May 2011. 
  10. ^ "Project:Nanode – London Hackspace". London Hackspace. Retrieved 25 August 2011. 
  11. ^ "Nanode: networked Arduino node Dangerous Prototypes". Dangerous Prototypes. Retrieved 25 August 2011. 
  12. ^ "nanode kit". Earthshine Electronics. Retrieved 25 August 2011. 
  13. ^ Smith, Andy. "London hackspaces 'Arduino for beginners' Workshop". Retrieved 25 August 2011. 
  14. ^ "Workshops – London Hackspace". London Hackspace. Retrieved 25 August 2011. 

External links[edit]

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