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MayDay Rooms is an archive, resource and safe haven for social movements, experimental and marginal cultures and their histories.

We are open: Wednesday–Friday, 11–6pm

Please contact us to book an archival appointment:
in-formation [AT] maydayrooms.org

Find us at:

88 Fleet Street

Tel: 0203 930 9297

Using the Space

We offer free organising and event space  for unfunded activist and self-organised education groups, and we ask those who can afford to make a donation on a sliding scale to support the space.

The space is bookable from Monday-Friday and sometimes at the weekend.


Help us keep going

Join the MDR’s Friends scheme to help us sustain our archive as a resource for movements today, to continue to programme events and outreach around our collections, and provide meeting spaces, all free of cost.


Upcoming & Recent Events

June 6 @ 7:00 pm

Resonating Women of the Paris Commune: Communing print, politics and improvisation

with bricolagekitchen aka Gillian Whiteley Thursday 6 June – Wednesday 3 July 2024 Opening 7pm Thursday 6 June/Closing performance event  Polimprov  (Gill Whiteley and Geoff Bright) 7pm Wednesday 3 July Gillian […]

May 23 @ 6:30 pm

Archival film night: Taking Space, Making Space! 1970s feminist spatial interventions + radical placemaking in London and NYC

Join us for another archival film night and collective discussion! Assembling together a variety of short documentary films from the 1970s, this event will highlight the often overlooked history of […]

April 27 @ 12:00 pm

Elephant and Castle: a story of anti-gentrification struggles

Meet at 56a Infoshop, 56 Crampton St, London SE17 3AE The Elephant and Castle has been one of the epicenters in the squatting movement, counterculture and challenges to social cleansing […]

April 25 @ 7:00 pm

Rolling our own!  Feminist Magazines and Women’s Liberation with Liberating Histories

From Spare Rib to Red Rag to Shocking Pink, activist periodicals of the 1970s-80s powered, connected and sustained the UK Women’s Liberation Movement. As the socialist-feminist magazine Scarlet Women put […]

April 23 @ 6:30 pm

Archival film night! 1970s childcare activism in London and NYC

Assembling together a variety of short documentary films from the 1970s, this event will highlight the often overlooked politics of and experiments with collective childcare historically and what reflections or […]

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