The Create Place

The Create Place is our arts space. It is a launch pad for starting a creative project that benefits your community, and a space for people to be together, to share skills, to create, and to have fun.

We are home to dozens of monthly workshops, offering introductions to painting and drawing, woodwork, clothes making and repair, printing, embroidery and shoemaking. Our textile workshops often recycle fabrics donated to Ayoka, and we offer free art materials and craft equipment as well as a comfortable space away from the burdens of ordinary life.

These sessions are facilitated by people in our local community, and we see many of them as a route to wellbeing, putting individual expression at the core. We have supported many community groups to self-organise their own projects, and we work with many local partners, including the U3A, BPCA, Praxis, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, the School of Advanced Studies, Phytology, Queen Mary University, IMT Gallery, and others.

Who to contact

020 8980 2092

Where to go

Name of venue
St Margaret's House
Venue address
29 Old Ford Road
Bethnal Green
E2 9PJ
Additional Notes


From Bethnal Green Underground Station (Central Line), take the Museum of Childhood exit.

Proceed along Museum frontage to the first corner which is Old Ford Road.

Turn right into Old Ford Road and No.21 is on the other side of the road, just past York Hall.


Nos. 8 -106 - 254 - 309 - 388 - D3 and D6.


There should be parking in Victoria Park Square, Approach Road and other surrounding roads.

Journey Planner

Address: 29  Old Ford Road  Bethnal Green  London