The squatted warehouse
Art work in the ally
Our towering neighbours
View of diggers outside the window
The new stairs were a great help
Plenty of people come and go
Map aids London Squatter
Checking out the properties available in the squatters estate agency
Some of the artwork on the 1st floor
Free shop - fridge, kitchen sink and all
Despite all the damage it was considered worth squatting anyway, partly due to the symbolic value of occupying and renovating a building that the owners are leaving empty while they wait for it to fall apart, but also because it has most of the attributes we wanted and is very conveniently located.
Right on the edge of the city of London, the squat is overshadowed by a massive new 700 million pound development site pushing out into Shoreditch. A huge glistening glass tower block is the first of many that will be built here, transforming the area completely. The warehouse stands alone with earth movers parked in the open area between it and the construction trains and tower blocks, an almost exact real life replica of the image used on the April2008 website.
The squat is located in Bowl Court which is up Plough Court next to the junction of Great Eastern Street and Shoreditch High Street.
Find out about other events taking place over the days of action in London, here http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2008/04/395938.html