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The Canvas: Cafe can welcome 30 guests for a standing reception or 22 for a sit-down meal, plus there's direct access to our New York-style garden space, that can hold up to 20 people. Overlooking one of the most famous street-art walls in East London, the location is perfect for transport and vibe. A fully equipped counter and bar, with alcohol license until 1am. A3 kitchen downstairs, which can be hired for private catering, or our talented chefs can create your bespoke menu. The Canvas is a not-for-profit social enterprise supporting positive activism in the community.


  • Wifi
  • Coffee machine
  • Direct access to garden
  • Alcohol License
  • Bar
  • Free wifi
  • Garden
  • Mic and stage lighting
  • Over two floors
  • Projector and large screen
  • Theatre space

 Food And Drink

  • Professional Kitchen
  • Halal Catering


  • Licensed until 1am
  • TENs Available


  • 30 Buffet
  • 22 Dining
  • 30 Reception


  • Pop-Ups
  • Promoters
  • Ticketed events
  • Own Music/ DJ Equipment
  • 21st Birthday Parties
  • Weddings
  • Events with Alcohol


  • 32m2 (344ft2)
  • Ceiling height 15ft (4.6m)
  • Outside Space
  • Storage Space
  • 42 Hanbury Street
  • Spitalfields
  • Greater London
  • E1 5JL

More about  The Canvas

The Canvas is a 100% vegan cafe and creative venue just off Brick Lane, one of the most artistic and vibrant areas in East London. Directly opposite one of the most famous street art walls in Shoreditch, The Canvas is quirky with stacks of creative personality and tons of space.

Set over 2 floors, with a ground floor cafe/bar area and a basement seating/event space and large kitchen, The Canvas can turn into anything from a vibrant cocktail bar, Christmas party, or intimate performance space.

The venue also has a New York-style outdoor garden which seats around 12 people, or 20 standing.

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