The Link Thamesmead is a stunning youth and community centre made up of nine arches located under the Harrow Manor Way flyover in the heart of Thamesmead.
The centre was built with the help of a £5m myplace grant, secured by The Link Thamesmead's parent company Trust Thamesmead with support from Thamesmead Youth Voice.
Aimed at young people but available to the whole community, The Link offers a range of activities, opportunities and facilities in an exciting, safe and welcoming place, including:
Activities - singing, acting, dancing, fitness gym, motorcycle workshops, film nights and a whole lot more
Opportunities - training, volunteering, work experience, advice and guidance, workshops and accredited courses
Spaces for hire - meeting rooms and a 160 seat theatre
Find out which service providers call The Link Thamesmead 'home' and what they have to offer here!
What people are saying
"My favourite thing about The Link is how lovely everyone is. Thamesmead Youth Voice has an office upstairs in Arch A, so it feels like home."
- Teni Awonoiki, Thamesmead Youth Voice
"Being part of The Link gives us the opportunity to provide a better future to many more young people than we were able to."
- Archway Project
"The Link is absolutely brilliant! The facilities and surroundings are inspiring. You've got to see it to believe it!"
- Sandy White, Thmesmead resident & parent
"The Link Thamesmead is unique. London should be proud."
- Teresa Pearce, Erith & Thamesmead MP
"The building is nice and colourful but my favorite thing about The Link is meeting new people and sharing ideas with others, as well as volunteering and having fun at the same time. I'd love to get a job here!"
- Sannika Cherebin, Thamesmead Youth Voice
"The Link is a window of opportunity. It connects Thamesmead and makes the community a better place."
- Faith Fetuga, Thamesmead Youth Voice
"I travel on the road above The Link every day on the bus and I thought it was a small community centre being built. I can't believe what I have seen. The Studio is fantastic!"
- Mary Monnet, aged 10
"The Link is great! There is a lovely atmosphere, the building is bright and it is bringing people together and changing Thamesmead."
- Tabitha Sanders, aged 9
"The Link is truly inspiring and such an amazing resource. The corridor alone is amazing - it looks like a film set from Star Trek. Very futuristic!"
- Paul Sanders, dad
"It is a hub for a wide range of exciting, positive and challenging activities and has the potential to be transformational both for young people and for the way we value the contribution that our young people can make."
- Sir Steve Redgrave
"What I have seen here today is truly inspiring."
- Sir Denis O'Connor, Chief Inspector of Constabulary