The Old School Room is where Applecart Space began. Situated in the heart of East London in Mile End, the Old School Room is an old Victorian school house dating back to the turn of the century. As the only remaining building that escaped the bombings of the Second World War the Old School Room remains a whisper of the charming Victorian building style with its rather old but breath-taking façade.

Hopefully the first of many similar projects from Applecart the Old School Room offers space, encouragement and support to creatives. The project hosts exhibitions and events designed to engage with the community and facilitate a creative hub in the still culturally bare Mile End. The Old School can also provide you with a space for any event you might like to host. Our team are also able to offer their services for any external event you may be planning.

The ambition of the Old School Room is to connect creativity with community by providing affordable spaces for artists and creatives, offering a platform for diverse events all while increasing environmental awareness.

The main focus of the Old School Room is built on these three strands – community, creativity and environment – working in the broadest sense of those terms and linking them all together.

The Old School Room is an opportunity for people to tell new stories and to see these stories come to life. We can't do that alone!

Create | Story | Together

If you would like to get in touch about using the space or to use the services of The Old School Room visit the website here.




  1. a continuous area or expanse which is free, available, or unoccupied.
  2. the dimensions of height, depth, and width within which all things exist and move.

Applecart supports artists, creatives and practitioners by providing time and space. Our Old School Room project provides affordable studio, rehearsal and office space to creatives and those who support them. We also house exhibitions and events which engaging with the local community and help others to tell their stories.