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Welcome to Shaftesbury Hall

Shaftesbury Hall entrance

Shaftesbury Hall has been owned by the North London Samaritans since 1974 and we are proud that the complete redevelopment of our 'Tin Tabernacle' finished in November 2018. Our vision has always been to create a new centre for Samaritans' volunteers and a true community facility for local groups to use and enjoy.

Thank you to everyone who has helped us along the journey to rebuild the hall, to our partners, those who have given their time and expertise to the project and above all to our wonderful volunteers and those who have donated so generously.

Shaftesbury Hall is now open for booking from £25/hour (£15/hour registered charities). Please check availability using our calendar, below, and contact us to enquire about placing a booking or for further information. 

Visit Shaftesbury Hall in Herbert Road, Bounds Green, London N11 2QN

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  • Sprung wooden dance floor

  • Fully-fitted kitchen

  • Projector and PA system

  • Various seating configurations for up to 60 guests


  • Under 5 minutes' walk from both Bowes Park National Rail and Bounds Green Underground stations

  • Easy walk from a number of bus routes

  • Street parking

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Updates on the Hall

March 08, 2019

Piece of cake

North London Samaritans longest-serving volunteer, Jean, cuts a remarkable cake shaped like Shaftesbury Hall at the official opening.

March 08, 2019

Shaftesbury Hall official opening

Shaftesbury Community Hall officially opened in March 2019 (left to right: Andrew Mulroy, Mulroy Architects; Ward Sparrow, Executive Director Samaritans; James Lloyd, Bowes Park Community Association; Beverley Knight MBE, recording artist; John Pyatt, Director North London Samaritans).

November 05, 2018

First shift at Shaftesbury Hall rings in the changes

Branch Director, John, joins Listening Volunteers Dani, Jill and Liz as they complete the first shift on North London Samaritans new Shaftesbury Hall branch.

October 27, 2018

Hanging up the phone at Bowes Road

Eliza of North London Samaritans hangs up the phone for the last time at our rented Bowes Road branch. We close for one week, with shifts starting at the new Shaftesbury Hall on 5 November 2018.

October 25, 2018

The countdown to opening begins!

The finishing touches are being added to Shaftesbury Hall, ready for North London Samaritans to move in

October 21, 2018

The hall gets floored

The Hall now has its sprung dance floor, and we're taking bookings for community use

August 19, 2018

The Hall gets plastered (and on a week day)

The plasterers have been busy at Shaftesbury Hall!

August 08, 2018

The hall's decked

The interior of the Community Hall is almost complete!

July 12, 2018

Standing strong

The scaffolding's gone and Shaftesbury Hall's exterior now complete!

June 28, 2018

What light through yonder window breaks?

The windows have now been installed on one of the hottest days of the year!

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North London Samaritans

North London Samaritans is one of over 200 branches in Britain and Ireland. For information about Samaritans generally, what we do and how we can help, please click here.


North London Samaritans owns and manages Shaftesbury Hall, but our main mission is to provide emotional support across North London, predominantly supporting the London Boroughs of Enfield, Haringey and Barnet.

If you are seeking support, are interested in becoming a volunteer or would just like to know more about us, please visit our Branch Webpage.


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