Monday, 27 October 2008

Jacket Potato

Thinking about squatting in London, but have no idea where to start?

First up, is the Advisory Service for Squatters, off of Whitechapel Road in east London. An unpaid collective of workers, the service offers daily advice for squatters and homeless people and has been doing so since 1975. Check out their very useful noticeboard for future squat housemates. This place definitely kicks A.S.S.

Also kicking ass is 56a Infoshop, Elephant & Castle's Crampton Street hub of squatter advice. A radical social centre, as it bills itself, 56a houses an extensive archive of international radical literature and also sells books, zines, music and t-shirts. 56a runs many workshops, including a free bike workshop and practical squatting nights.

A cool hangout to meet squatters and the like-minded, Pogo Cafe offers delicious and healthy vegan food with a bit of music, art, books and information to boot! Organised as a workers' cooperative, their vegan breakfasts are to die for!