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The Pembury Loop

The Pembury Loop is Hackney’s own community re-use hub. Working with Peabody who manage the Pembury estate, we have set up this re-use hub to collect, repair, restore and sell unique, lovingly restored and reasonably priced furniture. We also offer training, employment and volunteering opportunities for residents in furniture restoration.

What’s happening at The Pembury Loop?

At The Loop, we work to turn waste into a force for good. Rather than leave unwanted furniture and appliances outside to be collected as waste and likely to end up in landfill sites, local residents can donate their items to The Loop. We offer free doorstep collection for residents, then repair, restore or upcycle them in our workshop, before selling them on at affordable prices. All the money raised from sales is reinvested in the workshop and in furniture restoration training for residents.

Visit us:

The Pembury Loop is located in large undercover carpark which was redundant for years prior to us reclaiming it. It’s home to our workshop and showroom and a 5 minutes walk from  Hackney Downs and Hackney Central stations. In our showroom you’ll find unique, lovingly restored and reasonably priced furniture.

The Pembury Loop
Opposite 16 Tolsford Rd,
London, E5 8HH

General opening times:

Monday: CLOSEDTuesday: 11.00am- 5.00pmWednesday: 11.00am- 5.00pmThursday: 11.00am – 5.00pmFriday: 11.00am – 4.30pmSaturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED

SAT 19 March 2022 – Tues 29 March 2022 – CLOSED

Free training at The Loop

Furniture Restoration Skills:
Beginning with chair re-upholstery, we will also be offering training for beginners in finishing (varnishing, oils and waxes), drill skills, furniture painting and saw skills.

When: Most Tuesdays, 1.30pm- 3.30pm
Call 07506 741 929 to book a place and find out about the latest workshops

‘Mend and Fix’ weekly drop-in sessions:
If you want to paint and fix furniture come along to one of our reuse drop-in sessions. Amateurs, first-timers and pros – all welcome.

When: Every Wednesday
Session One: 10.30am- 12.30pm
Session Two: 1.30pm – 4pm
A light lunch is provided between 12.45pm and 1.15pm

For more information about volunteering, training or to arrange a furniture collection contact  –  07506 741 929 
Join our Pembury Loop Facebook group

Electrical Reuse

In addition to furniture, we may accept donations of small electrical items like kettles and toasters at The Loop. We’ll pass them to our sister project REWORK, where they will be tested and fixed if we can and recycled them if we can’t. We can collect large electrical appliances from Hackney residents as well e.g. fridges, cookers, microwaves, washing machines and dishwashers if they are clean, disconnected, less than 10 years old and in a decent condition. Contact  –  07506 741 929 to book a collection of your electrical goods.

If we advise you that your items are unsuitable for repair or reuse please contact Hackney’s bulky waste collection service.

The Pembury Loop is supported by Peabody, Hackney Council, Children in Need, the EU’s Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) and the UK Integrated Communities Innovation Fund.

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