YMCA London South West (formerly Kingston & Wimbledon YMCA) is a large and diverse community based organisation, working in South West London and Surrey, with a particular focus on young people.

Based at four main centres and operating from fourteen separate locations, we provide a range of services to our local communities, including supported housing; children’s work; sports, health, exercise and fitness; youth work; residential care homes; catering services and conference facilities; short stay hostel accommodation and community programmes.


Music Room is a gig venue, rehearsal room and recording studio, provided by YMCA London South West at the John Innes Youth Centre in Wimbledon. We run weekly workshops (an after-school music youth club with emphasis on just having a go) and monthly gig nights for local bands & performers between the ages of 11 and 18.


Merton Council provides part of the ongoing funding of Music Room through the Positive Activities Fund. Through the PAF, the London Borough of Merton Youth Service, Youth Justice Service and Merton’s Play Pathfinder Project have allocated funds for not for profit and voluntary sector organisations, to provide all year round and summer projects for children and young people across Merton.


Holy Trinity Church have been kind enough to make a donation in order to help with the purchase of equipment for concerts to be put on for young people at the JIYC. This has specifically gone towards PA, and drapes/curtains for the Sports Hall.


Also special thanks goes to:

  • Stephen at ENS Media for the donation of some spare acoustic panels for our studio. http://ensmedia.co.uk
  • Liam Allen for the very kind donation of a Yamaha electric guitar and a set of bongos!
  • Stephen Cornford for the donation of a bass guitar
  • Mark Sanders-Barwick for the donation of a Marlin Strat electric guitar
  • Lucy for the donation of a Yamaha Sampler
  • Anna Macshane for the donation of her rather dusty saxophone!