Draper Hall

At the heart of The Elephant and Castle

Hampton St, London, SE1 6SN Directions

   Open today 08:00 - 21:00

Why Choose Us?

Wheelchair Accessible
Professional Service
Award Winning

Business overview

Draper Hall - A busy community hall, at the heart of The Elephant and Castle. Run by the volunteers but managed in a profession manner for everyone to use for a variety of events


We are a Resident's Association with a Community Hall, at The Elephant and Castle.


Please visit WWW.DRAPERESTATE.COM more details about our hall,

and to apply to hire - we do not accept phone calls from prospective hirers.

We rent desk space by the day.

The office is available for seminars, interviews and training sessions.

We offer our Therapy Room for sports massage and one to one counselling

The Hall is available form 8am until 9pm for conferences, seminars, read-throughs, dance and theatre rehearsals, as well as yoga, dance and music classes.

We have recently enlarged our garden, which is hard paved with borders.

* Kitchen with double oven and dishwasher.

* Hall, seating 80 people

* Office with four desk spaces hired by the day,

* A therapy room, for sports massage or counselling

* A patio and garden for outdoor events and barbecues


The hall prepared for the happy couple and their guests.
Southwark Group of Tenants' Organisation holding a public meeting in our hall.
The hall dressed for a wedding reception for 80 guests
Members of the local South-American community regularly use our hall for dance classes, and rehearsals.
An academic seminar at the hall.
Professional film-makers working with young people on story-boarding and writing technicians
Setting up a shot with the students.
Setting up a shot with teo professional film makers and our students.
Actors using the hall for recording a rehersal
A volunteer helping in the garden under supervision from a local landscape gardener.
The fully-equipped kitchen opens onto the hall, which can seat up to fifty people.
Parking is limited, Please use public transport to the Elephant and Castle.
We love a bit of keep fit, and we love a bit of Salsa, this Saturday morning class mixes them up.
Talking about politics is hungry work - these party members are stocking up on calories
We have recently bought a PA system with mirophones for the hall for social events. As well as the amplified speakers we have a mixing desk, enabling different sources to be used, including, as here, electric piano. one of our microphones, and a mobile phone.
We take great pride in our hall's appearance. Here is one of our volunteers watering a wall of pyracanthus planted against our boundary wall on Newington Butts SE1
Local volunteers planting Pyracantha plants along our new wall on Newington Butts. we regularly hold gardening events around our estate, often funded with grants courtesy of the local authority.

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Exciting new performance space

I performed Brite Theater's Richard III (A one-woman show) at Draper Hall in January. It is an excellent space run by wonderful people. Highly recommended!
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Great location, great hall, great people!

We have delivered a number of our Breathe Magic Intensive Therapy Programme camps at Draper Hall as its central location made the arrangements of our camp easier and very accessible for all our participants.

The hall is run by friendly, helpful and professional volunteer group who have been very accommodating for our needs. They were always available to help us with any questions or problems. The hall is well maintained and is always kept clean. There is also access to kitchen facilities, an enclosed outside area with benches for when its a nice sunny day and accessible toilets.

The hire cost was very reasonable as well and we recommend the services provided by the Draper Hall for anyone looking to organise an event or gathering locally.

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Brilliant Place

Been to events at the Draper Hall a few times, both inside and at the very large private patio area outside. Such a nice place, friendly people running it, seriously great prices to hire it and quite literally 5 minutes from a major transport hub - trains, tube and buses.

It's just been renovated and it's even better than before. Full disabled access and facilties, all on the ground floor. You really can't find anything this good in central London for the price and location.
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