Repair Café Kingston

London, United Kingdom

Hosted by Group avatarKingston upon Thames Repair Network

Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands


Transition Town Kingston’s Repair Café meets on the first Saturday morning of every month in Kingston Library’s community room, helping residents to save money and keep repairable stuff out of the waste system. Visitors can bring all sorts of broken items to fix on the spot with the help of our volunteer repairers and refreshments while you wait, watch and learn.  

Electricals and electronics are usually our busiest tables, with textiles just behind, but we can tackle all kinds of other repairs, including small items of furniture – find out more at including how to book a repair slot (last booking or drop-in session 12.30) or how to volunteer to help at Repair Café..


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Kingston Library, Fairfield Road, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2PS

About the group

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Kingston upon Thames Repair Network

Welcome to Kingston upon Thames repair network. This network is for people interested in repairing broken items in Kingston, as well as any community repair groups interested in promoting their repair events.

We are particularly interested in identifying local residents in Kingston who have the skills to repair and are willing to volunteer their time for the benefit of the community at any forthcoming repair workshops.

Please use this network to ask questions and share knowledge and advice on repair. If you or your group are hosting a repair cafe at any point soon, please feel free to post the event details along with any requests for volunteers or resources.

Let's support each other to build a repair movement in Kingston, to cut down on waste and reduce unnecessary consumption.

Group Stats




hours volunteered


parties thrown


waste prevented


CO2 emission prevented

Restart Party Do’s and Don’ts


  • Check if your device is still within warranty, you may be eligible for a free repair, replacement or a refund. (Which? helps in the UK).
  • Take responsibility for your device and your data. Our volunteers are here to help you learn to fix your gadget, not to provide a free repair service. Get involved!
  • Backup your data. We can’t be responsible for your cat pics, so please back up your device before you come. (Of course you already do this once a month, right?)
  • Charge up your device and bring all leads.
  • Get in touch with organisers if you have any questions about whether a fix is possible.


  • Assume repairs will be successful. We help fix over half of devices at our events. Even if your repair is unsuccessful, you will learn about your device and why it failed.
  • Expect us to have spare parts. But we can help you source them. Often people visit twice: first we’ll help diagnose the fault, then you source the spare part, and on your return we’ll help you do a replacement.
  • Attempt a mobile screen repair just to save money. DIY mobile screen repair is a learning opportunity first and foremost. Please see our advice page first.
  • Bring a microwave.