St Margaret’s House

London, United Kingdom

Hosted by Group avatarTower Hamlets Fixers

Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands


Join us at St Margaret’s House for our second Repair Cafe!

We’ll help you mend and repair items including:

  • Clothes mending, altering and repairs – our volunteers will guide you through mending skills such as how to sew on a missing or loose button, hemming tricks and tips for alterations, and how to repair small holes.
  • Small electrical appliances – our volunteer electrician will look at small household electrical appliances and either mend it, or recommend what can be done with it!
  • IT equipment – bring in any items that don’t work as well as they used to, or any IT issues you’re facing, and our volunteer will do their best to help resolve the issue or recommend solutions.

If you would like to volunteer with us we would love your help. Please choose ‘volunteer ticket’ and we will get in touch with you to find out more about the skills you have to offer!


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St Margaret's House, 15 Old Ford Rd., London E2 9PL, UK

About the group

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Tower Hamlets Fixers

We're starting a group of community fixers in the Tower Hamlets area, based at St Margaret's House on Old Ford Road, E2 9PL.

St Margaret's House is an arts charity with a mission to promote positive social change by providing opportunities for people to come together and take part in their community. Our arts and wellbeing projects provide spaces to meet, learn, create, eat, shop, and enjoy a diverse cultural program.

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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.