London & South

London and South
9 months ago
Society of Bookbinders > Regions > London & South

From Metropolis to Rural Idyll

The London and South region was founded in 1980 and its area covers London, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hampshire, Kent, South Oxfordshire, Surrey and the Isle of Wight.

We are the largest Region, with the most members in the UK. We meet on a monthly basis in central London where there are good transport links to most parts of our Region. Please do check for planned engineering works on your route and let us know at the earliest opportunity if you are unable to make it; we are often oversubscribed and have a waiting list.

  • Practical Workshops are £20 for members and £25 for non-members (plus materials fee where required)
  • Visits, Demonstrations & Talks are £15 members and £20 for non-members
  • Christmas Meeting (includes Suppliers Fair plus a Buffet Lunch) is £10

Please scroll down for news and announcements on our Noticeboard or check our Instagram page @societyofbookbinders. We are also on Twitter @SoBLandS.


All listed events are currently SOLD OUT, but do contact us if you are interested in a particular event, as we operate a waiting list and can accommodate Observers at some events. We also repeat our more popular events wherever possible.



Philippa Räder


Ethel Mercedes


Talitha Wachtelborn



Unless stated otherwise, events run from 10.30 am to 3.30 pm at the Congregational Chapel, Kelly Street, Kentish Town, NW1 8PH.

The pedestrian entrance is, through the gates, between 34 & 36 Kelly Street and at the rear of the building on Church Avenue (door on the left at the end of the alleyway) where there is limited car parking. Church Avenue is off Kentish Town Road near the corner with Prince of Wales Road.

Nearest Tube is Kentish Town on the Northern Line, turn left out of the Station and it’s a 5min walk along the High St.

There is also an Overground Station nearby, Kentish Town West less than 5min.

Venue is well served by several London Bus routes, 46, 134, 214, 393, C2.

The lively High St has many cafes and food shops but you are welcome to bring food in to the venue for your lunch. Teas & Coffee are available for a small donation.

Venue is Fully Accessible with ramps at both entrances with a lift and an accessible toilet on the ground floor. Please be aware though, that unfortunately, there are no automatic doors to enter.

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Feel free to contact us with your suggestions, recommendations and news. We look forward to seeing you or hearing from you in the real & virtual world!

All listed events are currently SOLD OUT, but do contact us as we have a waiting list and can accommodate Observers at some events.

We also try and repeat our more popular events and speakers.

Like the rest of The Society of Bookbinders, the London & South Region is run and organised by volunteers. There are currently 12 of us. However, new volunteers are always welcome. If you are interested in joining us, have skills you can contribute, come along to a meeting before you decide and observe us in action! We have a few vacancies coming up for key roles within the Committee so get in touch!