MayDay Rooms is archive, resource and safe haven for social movements, experimental and marginal cultures and their histories.
We are open: Wednesday–Friday, 11–6pm
in-formation [AT] maydayrooms.org
Find us at:
88 Fleet Street
+44 (0)20 3691 5230
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.More
Help us keep going
While we receive some funding, and often apply for small grants for projects, our core operations currently run at a loss. Your donation, whatever its size, will mean that our staff can continue to organise and help maintain our building, keep our events free, activate our historical material, and facilitate a much-needed meeting place in central London in the spirit of solidarity. Anything you can give is greatly appreciated!More
Join Pagliacci Rossi for the launch of the digitalised versions of Lavoro Zero (1973-80) and Controlavoro (1977-80) on MayDay Rooms online archive Leftovers. The documents in question are the reviews of the Porto Marghera workerist group. […]
Mayday Rooms & 56a Infoshop present: Collective mapping of the histories of Black & POC/PGM Squatting
A sharing event based on looking together at archival histories and bringing your own stories. Mapping out a timeline of the marginalised Black & POC/PGM squatting history to see what’s […]
Our collection around the Troops Out Movement is slowly growing and to make it as accessible as possible we need your help! Join us for an evening of scanning, cataloguing […]
A humorous graphic novel by sisters Clarrie and Blanche Pope about squatting, housing evictions and care work in London. Join us whether you’ve read the book and want to talk […]
Wednesday 22nd June 7 pm – 8 pm with social after @ MayDay Rooms Join us as we celebrate the life and legacy of the Glaswegian anarchist, Stuart Christie (1946-2020), […]
Stuart Christie Memorial Archive
The Stuart Christie Memorial Archive was founded in the spring of 2021 and is hosted by the Mayday Rooms. The Archive, brought together by researcher Jess Thorne, preserves Stuart Christie’s private library, personal correspondence, his publishing endeavours, oral testimony, radical ephemera and an extensive online library of anarchist films. In an ongoing process, the archive is being expanded to include a larger collection of oral histories, which will explore the sequence of revolts associated with ‘1968’ and the long winter of reaction that followed in the 1970’s.
Leftove.rs: Digital Archive
Leftovers is a shared online archive of radical, anti-oppressive and working class movements. The platform hopes to aid the dissemination of archived ephemera from these movements, campaigns, and struggles, casting light on histories of resistance from below. We hope that the project will become a vital resource through opening up archives of radical dissent.
The archive is very much a work-in-progress but we are happy for people to browse, download pdfs and get involved if the want to help add metadata and catagorise the material.
Exhibition: Print Subversion in the Wapping Dispute
Check out our first ever online exhibition Print Subversion in the Wapping Dispute, which focuses on print as a medium and militant workers’ self-activity subverting print to organise, build their own power and resources, and communicate with workers in other branches of industry. Drawing on the tradition of workers correspondence, Picket Bulletin, provides a central example of how print was used to coordinate and circulate autonomous activity by striking workers. The exhibition will showcase new documents recently added to MayDay Rooms collections, featuring audio, posters, zines, journals and other printed matter.