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Spare street

A New Street Dedicated to Creative Enterprise in Southwark



Hotel Elephant - EST. 2009

Hotel Elephant is a not-for-profit company established in 2009 to provide space for Arts & Culture in Southwark.

Hotel Elephant is delighted to announce the launch of Spare Street - a "new street" dedicated to Creative Enterprise in SE17.

(Image Courtesy of Andrew Dawes, Zoda Architects Ltd)

“Our mission is to establish Spare Street as a destination which celebrates and encourage Creative Enterprise and Artistic Production”
— Reuben Powell, Director


For Emerging Artists and Creative Entrepreneurs  


Applications now open for graduate & micro BUSINESS space!

Spare Street will provide 8,500 sqft of workspace across five railway arches for 80 - 100 Emerging Artists and Creative Entrepreneurs including recent graduates, local micro business and growing Creative businesses.



Hot Desk Spaces

Co-Working Spaces

Individual Spaces 

High Speed Internet


The program

Focussed on Creative Enterprise and Artistic Production




This program will provide a mixture of dedicated opportunities for workspace users, high quality public events, along with opportunities for non-venue based practitioners.


THE 2016/2017 PROGRAM includes:

Professional Talks & Networking Events

Creative Enterprise Skills Workshops

Mentoring Sessions

Small Commissioning Program

Public Platform Access Scheme

Affordable Performance & Exhibition


sidecar coffee bar


sidecar coffee bar

Our cafe & bare will be provided by the unique Sidecar Coffee Bar. Sidecar started life as an Italian coffee machine mounted on a Russian motorbike and sidecar and can still be seen around town and at numerous events.

At Spare Street, Sidecar will be serving speciality coffee, artisan pastries, tasty lunches and weekend brunch. 

In the evenings we swap laptops for cocktails; join us for a wide selection of craft Cider & Perry, local craft Beer, great Wine and Cocktails ! 

(Open Thursday - Saturday till 11pm)