a space for creativity, production and community at Erith’s Old Library


The Exchange works with the community to ‘creatively and collaboratively reimagine our town’ through creative projects and events…


The Exchange was set up…

…by local residents interested in providing a future for Erith’s Old Library.

Since 2016, The Exchange has been working with London Borough of Bexley and the Greater London Authority on a repair and renewal project to bring part of the building back into use. In February 2019, The Exchange formally launched at The Old Library with a programme of events and a new cafe and bar (The Bookstore).

The Exchange and Bexley Council are working towards a second building project that will bring the rest of the building back into use.