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About the space

LADA is housed at the Garrett Centre, a former Unitarian mission in Bethnal Green.

The space hosts the desks of LADA’s staff as well as LADA’s extensive collection of research materials, which include books, DVDs, videotapes, magazines, journals and digital files.

LADA’s space consists of a hall, a kitchen, two gender inclusive bathrooms and an accessible toilet. There are desks for the visitors who use our resources, with lots of space around them. 

We provide a computer that can be used to browse LADA’s catalogue, but you can also use your own laptop and connect to our Wi-Fi to access the catalogueThere are DVD readers and monitors that you can use to watch the digital material. All visitors are welcome to make tea or coffee in our kitchen, and make use of our microwave, cutlery and crockery. 

We welcome children in the space and caregivers with prams and buggies, but please bear in mind that there are no baby change facilities in the building. 

If you have any questions about the space, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.


Live Art Development Agency
The Garrett Centre
117A Mansford Street
London E2 6LX
United Kingdom

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The Study Room at The Garrett Centre
The Garret Centre, Mansford Street church The Garrett Centre, Mansford Street, Bethnal Green, London
The Garrett Centre, Mansford Street, Bethnal Green, London


How to find us

Public Transportation

Train: Bethnal Green Underground, Bethnal Green Overground, Cambridge Heath Overground

Bus: 8 / N8 / 388 / D3 / 26 / N26 / 48 / 55

Cycle: TFL designated cycle ‘Quietway 13’ runs close by, from Old Street to Broadway Market.

You can use the Transport for London website to plan your journey by entering our postcode, E2 6LX, in the journey planner.


LADA and The Garrett Centre are wheelchair accessible by lift and provide gender inclusive bathrooms.

Read our website accessibility statement.

Vehicle Access

Mansford Street (South of Old Bethnal Road) is pedestrian and cycle-only zone between 08.30 – 09.30 and 15.00 – 16.00 on school days.

– Access for residents & businesses of those streets, school staff, blue badge holders and SEND pupils will be allowed – if the vehicle is registered for an exemption – which can be requested free of charge using a form online.
– Other vehicles driven by visitors, parents and delivery vehicles will not be permitted to enter the zone when in operation.
– Vehicles not registered within the restricted streets can leave during operational hours but cannot return between 08.30 – 09.00 & 15.00 – 16.00 on school days.
– The zones will be enforced by cameras and vehicles not registered for exemption entering will be automatically issued a penalty charge notice.

East End Trades Guild

LADA is a member of East End Trades Guild, a community of small independent businesses, providing social spaces, sustaining relationships between neighbours and making our streets safer and better places to be.