195 Mare Street, New Lansdowne Club

195 mare street Photo by AmyI came across this article yesterday on twitter about the building at 192 Mare Street during it’s time as a squat. A personal account from end of 09- Aug 10http://london.indymedia.org/articles/7726I was fortunate to be part of an art show ( Gatsby) that took place in this building in 2002 while it was still the New Lansdowne club it was an amazing wood panelled interior the main room had a stage at the end with a glitzy backdrop ready for bingo.

The New Lansdowne Club stage Photo by Hugo Glendinning

There is some also photos on the Hackney society website taken in 2008/09 and a history in 3d over here: http://www.newlansdowneclub3d.org.uk


  1. If you would like to see this Hackney landmark restored and re-used please sign the Hackney Society campaign petition here…http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/newlansdowneclub/

  2. @traxcitement do you know if the petition is still valid? Any idea what the deadlines are?It’s such a shame it doesn’t still look like it did it that interior photo

  3. As far as I am aware it is ongoing, once signed your signature and comments should show up on the list. There are signatures there from the end of January.http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/newlansdowneclub/signatures?page=7It is grade 2* listed, but if something is not done soon it could be lost.

  4. Cool, thanks

  5. nice pic

  6. Looks like work has started!

  7. Who’s working on it, what’s it becoming? I’m sure this has been discussed before, but I must have missed it.

  8. It’s back on the market. Offers in excess of a million;

  9. Can someone buy it for me please – I’ll turn the main room into a yeah! Hackney social club 🙂

  10. Hi,
    Im doing an article on the history and current status of this amazing building,and i was wondering if any of you could give me some interenting details or anecdotes about this. Or even better, i would be more than happy to find someone that will like to be interviewed about the relevance of this building for Hackney.

  11. @claratar yes, the Gatsby show I mentioned above, it was also co-curated by recent Turner Prize nominee Spartacus Chetwynd

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