Shaftesbury Hall

London, United Kingdom

Hosted by Group avatarBowes & Bounds Repair Cafe

Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands


Bowes & Bounds Repair Café runs from 2 to 5pm.

We fix:

  • Electricals
  • Clothes and textiles
  • General household items including toys

We’re always looking for volunteers – to fix, host, help with publicity and admin. We’re a friendly and inclusive bunch.

Get in touch at [email protected]


Get directions on Google Maps

Herbert Rd, London N11 2QN, UK

About the group

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Bowes & Bounds Repair Cafe

Bowes & Bounds Repair cafe meets on the first Sunday of every month, in Shaftesbury Hall, next to Bowes Park train station. Events will run from 2-5pm, at the same time as the local monthly market.

We fix:

  • Electricals
  • Clothes and textiles
  • General household items including toys (if we can) and tips on upholstery if our resident expert is there

You can book a slot for our next session on 5th May here.

We’re always looking for fixers, and others people to help out in the whole range of ways that make Repair Cafés\Restart Parties work, from setting up and taking down, making the tea, being a repairer, being a supportive spectator, editing web pages, shadowing whilst you learn, doing repair triage and generally adding to the warm, positive atmosphere we all help contribute to.

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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.