Goodbye Parkgate Road!


Today we say a fond farewell to our wonderful Battersea studios, Doodle yard, bar and beach. Although we are sad to leave, we are also excited about our new home in Vyner Street, we have some exciting plans for the place, so watch this space...

When we moved to Battersea over ten years ago, the space was run down and virtually empty, but together with our Friends at AllDesign, we transformed it into a lively creative hub. In 2007, we set up our own bar, The Doodle Bar and encouraged a range of creative and independent businesses including The London Distillery, Street Kitchen and Edge of Arabia to join us. We opened TestBed, an experimental arts and events space and refurbished the courtyard and outside area to create our very own beach, where we've hosted numerous events and pop-up food vendors.

Please stop by for a visit at our new premises,  in the meantime here’s a few memories of Parkgate Road at it's best.


Lunchtime at Street Kitchen in the Doodle Yard.


Spinning the table football table in the yard.


Storytime Sunday event at the Doodle Bar and beach.


Regular pizza oven pop-up 'Well Kneaded' serving happy customers on the beach.


A Testbed art installation being set up.

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Bake off time in the Squint/Opera studios!

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Squint holding a workshop with students in the Doodle Bar.

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A Friday Show and Tell - The first Messy Goes to Okido episode is shown in the studio.


Lunchtime on the beach in the summer months.

The beach

Another scorching day on the beach.


A friendly game of table tennis in the yard.


An art show in full flow in Test Bed.


The beautiful London Distillery interior.


TestBed ready and prepared for a wedding.


One of the Doodle Bar staff showing off his mixology skills.


The Ping Pong challenge.


Foodpreneur event in TestBed with a visit from Richard Branson.

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