***COVID-19 UPDATE***
As of 4th November, The Avenues Youth Project has closed its doors due to Covid restrictions. 
We plan to re-open after the Christmas holidays.
OPEN AGE  AND WESTMINSTER EDUCATION CENTRE ARE ALSO CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Based on the corner of Third Avenue and Droop Street, The Avenues has been one of London's leading youth centres for over 40 years.  We provide a safe space for children and young people aged 8 to 18 to play and socialise, develop friendships, acquire new skills, and receive advice, support and encouragement from our team of trained youth workers.

We open our doors after school, in the evenings, on Saturdays and throughout school holidays. All activities are free to access. Our purpose-built facility includes a sports hall, music studio, radio broadcasting suite, training kitchen, dance studio, classroom and art & design studio.

Our aim is to support and motivate local children and young people to broaden their horizons, and become healthy, confident young adults, motivated and equipped with the skills to  lead positive, creative and fulfilled lives.

Fundraising Appeal

Avenues 40th Anniversary Fundraising appeal aims to raise £400,000 to make investments in our future including adaptations and improvements to our building so we can rent out our dance studio, recording studios and professional kitchen during the daytime when the kids are at school. The additional rental return will enable greater financial resilience and independence. Find out more about the Appeal - download the leaflet.

During the years 1999 – 2002, the Avenues’ Management Committee raised over £2m to build a purpose built youth centre which replaced the single storey breeze block building opened in 1979. We now operate out of a 2 storey building.  A large part of the ground floor underwent a major refurbishment in 2017, the Fundraising Appeal will enable us to continue the improvements through the rest of the building, ensuring first class amenity for all our centre users and hirers. www.avenues.org.uk/donate

Original Avenues Home

ORIGINAL 1979 HOME

Current Avenues Building

OUR CURRENT BUILDING

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LATEST FROM U-POST

The Interaction Factor

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‘The Interaction Factor’ a fantastic short film produced by Avenues volunteer Orlando DM about the changing landscape of youth services, starring avenues members and alumni. READ MORE

The Avenues Youth Project

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A WIDE RANGE OF FUN ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL HOURS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE The Avenues was established in 1979 in recognition of the lack of facilities targeting young Afro-Caribbean people in the area.... READ MORE

AVENUES RADIO REVIVAL

The Avenues Radio has been a key part of The Avenues make-up for as long as most of us here can remember. The specialised equipment allows our young people to learn exciting new... READ MORE