We are open Wednesdays 6pm - 11pm, Thursdays noon-11pm, Fridays & Saturdays noon-12am & Sundays noon-6pm. Come down for a drink, a doodle & some delicious food. 

The Doodle Bar is a bar and events space where people have the freedom to enjoy a good scribble, play a game of ping pong, peruse the market and enjoy some street food.

  • Urban Food Fortnight: Crayfish Bob's Crawfish Boil

    We are very happy to announce that Crayfish Bob is coming back to the Doodle Bar! To celebrate Urban Food Fortnight we are hosting Crayfish Bob's celebrated all-you-can-eat locally sourced crawfish boil, with genuine Nascraw racing, and some of the UK's best musicians. Don't miss the first crawfish boil in the new Doodle Bar! More info and tickets here.

  • Circle Singing Workshop

    Would you like to find the roots of your own musicality through vocal improvisation? Come and do a singing workshop in our atmospheric back arches with voice coach Michaela. Vocal improv is valuable whether you are a professional singer yearning to deepen your creative intuition or you are someone who is longing to bring out the inner singer that lives inside you. Each session will give an opportunity to jam, create spontaneous sounds, listen to others and express your unique song, while being part of a unified group. All welcome. More info here.

  • Drawing the Giant Dolls' House

    The Giant Dolls' House Project is a collaborative arts project initiated by architect Catja de Haas. It engages local communities and raises money for the housing and homelessness charity Shelter. Participants make individual dolls' house rooms and then the boxes are assembled and linked with ropes, ramps and ladders - to create a community of dolls' houses. For the Big Draw event we will be hosting a making workshop and will encourage you to use drawing and paper for your shoebox, but also to draw the evolving community of dolls' houses. Entry is free, but we ask for a £1 donation to participate. More info here.

  • Private View & Lecture Evening: Drawing the Giant Dolls House

    Architecture, Dreams, Miniature & Making. A lecture evening with architect Will Alsop OBE RA, Angela Ford - model maker and educator, and Catja de Haas - founder of the Giant Dolls' House project. This will also be an opportunity to see the Giant Dolls House, which is being made at a workshop on Sat 30th Sept, all welcome.


  • Think Club: Light Up Your Art

    Light up your art - draw with conductive materials. Tinkamel's Art and Technology Workshops offer an introduction to soft-circuits and encourage you to break the boundaries between traditional crafts and new technologies by turning your circuits into art. Using an unusual range of materials, you will paint, draw or stick your circuits on paper and create beautiful electronics.

  • Dilate

    Drugs, dismay and everything in-between. Created by Athenaeum Theatre Company and based on true events, this troupe of young actors offer an incisive and emotional story of normalised drug culture taken to excess. The play maturely captures the shifting dynamic between a group of people under strain and the far reaching consequences of one life-changing mistake. 

    More info and tickets here.

  • Macrame Workshop

    Come and learn the ancient art of Macrame. In this class you will learn the four main macrame knots that will give you the knowledge to create a variety of wall hanging designs. All materials will be provided and you will get to go home with a wonderful macrame ready to hang on your wall. 

  • Metallic Printing Workshop

    Come and learn metallic foiling in this fun and friendly workshop run by Nicole Line. She will provide the heat press which heats up to 140 degrees. Transform fabric and paper items by transferring metallic foil unto them with the heat press. Buy tickets here.

  • The Social Sketch Up: Spooktacular Special

    Terrified of drawing or oozing with the 'Sketch Factor'?! Either way, come and scare yourself silly at this spooktacular edition of The Social SketchUp! Led by Dulcimer Draws, this is a fun & informal workshop designed to unleash your creativity through a mix of easy art activities: including portrait drawing, balloon art, colouring in, creative group work and more! This month you will be experimenting with ink, drawing freaky faces, designing creepy costumes & playing Exquisite Corpse! Our artwork might be horrific, but we'll have a freakin' good time along the way! NB: This is not a formal art class, & is open to all levels.



  • Velvet Fools: Tarot Oracle Dance

    An evening of 'readings' by choreographer Eleanor Bauer & architect Stefan Jovanovic. Tarot Oracle Dance invites a group of dancers, tarot-players, & cellist Maya McCourt to collaborate, on this occasion. It will take place inside an ongoing exhibition/installation by artist Phil Dobson and couterier Brigitte Stepputtis, titled We are Stardust/We are Carbon. The evening will act as the launch & pilot night of Stefan Jovanovic's new monthly performance program at TESTBED1, named Velvet Fools. Free entry, but please register. More info here.

  • 24
    Sep '17 - Sun 1.00pm

    Urban Food Fortnight: Crayfish Bob's Crawfish Boil

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  • 27
    Sep '17 - Wed 7.00pm

    Circle Singing Workshop

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  • 30
    Sep '17 - Sat 12.00pm

    Drawing the Giant Dolls' House

  • 3
    Oct '17 - Tue 7.00pm

    Private View & Lecture Evening: Drawing the Giant Dolls House

  • 4
    Oct '17 - Wed 7.00pm

    Think Club: Light Up Your Art

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  • 12
    Oct '17 - Thu 7.30pm


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  • 14
    Oct '17 - Sat 12.00pm

    Macrame Workshop

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  • 18
    Oct '17 - Wed 7.00pm

    Metallic Printing Workshop

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  • 25
    Oct '17 - Wed 7.00pm

    The Social Sketch Up: Spooktacular Special

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  • 27
    Oct '17 - Fri 7.00pm

    Velvet Fools: Tarot Oracle Dance

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  • 1
    Nov '17 - Wed 7.00pm

    Think Club: Sew Your Circuit

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  • 22
    Nov '17 - Wed 7.00pm

    Wood Engraving Workshop

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  • 29
    Nov '17 - Wed 7.00pm

    Doodle Jam 4

  • 6
    Dec '17 - Wed 7.00pm

    Think Club: Festive Card With a Twist

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Come and EAT, drink and doodle!

The Doodle Bar available for professional hire on weekdays.

Please contact or call 0207 403 3222.

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testbed squint opera

60 Druid Street


0207 403 3222

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OPEN Weds 6-11pm Thurs 12-11pm, Fri & Sat 12pm-12am Sun 12-6pm