21 Winchester Road

21 Winchester Road was our first home, and is still the site of many of our activities as well as our office team.

A pub until 1969, the Old Winchester Arms was squatted in the early Seventies by a group of young people looking to rehouse their youth club. After wrangling with the local authority, they were given leave to remain – provided they fixed the place up – until 1974, when plans for a new civic centre in Swiss Cottage were expected to materialise. They never did, and the Winch is still here today.

Activities which take place at 21 Winchester Road include:

  • After School Club
  • Holiday Playscheme
  • Youth Club activities including cooking, girls’ empowerment, music and gym
  • The Company