Kingsley Hall, Bromley-by-Bow, London, UK

Kingsley Hall, Powis Rd, Bromley-by-Bow, London, E3 3HJ

Founded by sisters, Doris and Muriel Lester, as a ‘people’s house’, Kinsgley Hall has a radical 90 year history as a centre of peace activitism, progressive ideas, social justice and community engagement.

Residents have included Mahatma Gandhi, the Jarrow Marchers and, in 1965, R. D. Laing’s first alternative community for people affected by mental health crisis, using non-restraining, non-drug therapies  – one of the most radical experiments in psychology of the time.

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