Strongroom Corona Relief Fund

by Strongroom Bar in London, England, United Kingdom

Strongroom Corona Relief Fund

Total raised £2,263

raised so far



The global COVID-19 pandemic has taken a huge impact on small business including those in the music and hospitality industry.

by Strongroom Bar in London, England, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 29th May 2020 we'd raised £2,263 with 15 supporters in 57 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

What do The Spice Girls, The Prodigy, Signature Brew beer and Europe’s biggest Vinyl distributor all have in common?

Strongroom is a 35-year old independent music complex home to 12 recording studios, 8 offices, alternative late-night venue / bar and restaurant. The community is housed in a former industrial warehouse-come-vibrant-sanctuary, draped in ivy-covered walls in an open air courtyard. Producing and releasing records since 1985, Strongroom music studios has contributed legendary records to the world such as The Prodigy’s ‘Fat of The Land’, Spiritualized’s ‘Ladies & Gentlemen, We Are Floating In Space’ and of course ‘SPICE’ by The Spice Girls. 

By 1997 Strongroom had grown into all areas of the warehouse space, and opened the Strongroom Bar, serving pints to the thirsty denizens of the studios. We continued to grow and evolve up to present day, with our bar becoming an active independent live music venue, hosting regular nights featuring up-and-coming indie acts and larger signed artists alike. Shoreditch is an entirely different beast, but we remain fiercely independent. Run by a small, close-knit team and surrounded by an inspiring group of creative businesses, we aim to keep the spirit of collaboration and community alive.

As a community of businesses, producers and general public gathering together around the bar and courtyard, we have been deeply affected by the COVID-19 crisis. We have up to 40 members of staff for a 300 capacity venue, a team of sound engineers serving four commercial public-access studios, resident producers and office workers, all of which will now be at risk or are already self-isolating. Given the severity of this global health crisis we made the difficult decision to protect our community by pausing trade for a period of time. The government has now also mandated all bars close, so we are left facing a massive loss in business.

Please see the rewards for a range of options ranging from coveted Strongroom mugs to VIP studio packages! Anything you can spare, even the cost of a pint, would be greatly appreciated during this difficult time. 

We ask project owners to honour their rewards wherever possible but please note that all pledges are donations and there is no guarantee that you will receive any rewards from the project owner. Please see Crowdfunder's Terms of Use for more information regarding rewards for pledges.


This project offered rewards

£10 or more

£10 Donation

Spare us a tenner to help a business you love get through whatever COVID-19 sends our way.

£10 or more

Buy a Strongroom mug

Perfect for your strong cup of coffee.

£20 or more

Buy a ‘Trumpelina’ t-shirt

Buy one of our Trumpelina T-Shirts, artwork designed by Jamie Reid. As seen here:

£25 or more

Ticket to our come back party!

When all this has been and gone, we’ll be throwing a party and you’re invited. There’ll be live music (which will be like seeing your first band all over again), stalls with independent breweries pouring and DJs on until late. We’ll announce the date closer to the time to give you a heads up.

£50 or more

A round of drinks for your friends.

Grab a voucher for a £50 bar tab to spend on any night in the bar. Email ahead and we’ll make sure you’ve got a table in our sunny courtyard too!

£100 or more

Dinner for four

Eat something that isn’t pasta and rice… Our chefs Lu and James were born and raised in the East End and learned to cook in their Nan’s kitchen. Their menu features banging burgers and moreish bar food, as well as bold and eclectic seasonal mains.

£200 or more

After work drinks

When that first day in the office is over, it’s definitely going to be time for a pint. Buy this and we'll stick £200 behind the bar for you to enjoy.

£300 or more

Day of recording or mixing in Studio 4

A chance to record or mix your music in the same room that M.I.A., Bruno Major and Danton Supple have all called home.

£450 or more

Day of recording or mixing in Studio 2

A chance to record or mix your music in the same room that Nigel Godrich, Anne-Marie and Caribou have all called home.

£450 or more

Day of recording or mixing in Studio 3

A chance to record or mix your music in the same room that The Chemical Brothers, FKA Twiggs and Skrillex have all called home.

£600 or more

Day of recording or mixing in Studio 1

A chance to record or mix your music in the same room that The Prodigy, Rex Orange County and Tom Odell have all called home.

£1,500 or more

Hire our main bar

If you have a bigger team, we’ve got room for you. Our main room has its own bar, private entrance, washrooms and incorporates vintage analogue sound recording equipment into its decor. This purchase includes room hire and a bar tab of £1500, which can go towards drinks or food. Valid for up to 100 people, Sunday - Thursday.

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