Welcome to Pedro Youth Club

At the Pedro Club we are passionate about Youth work and run activities for all age groups whilst also encouraging whole-family participation. 

We have a dedicated team of volunteers who are committed to the running of our programmes.

We are a non- profit charity and to those who have so generously donated in the past, we say thank you.

However, your continued support is critical as we look to complete some important refurbishment work to make the Pedro more user friendly for our participants and volunteers.

All financial contributions are greatly appreciated. Regardless of the amount, your contribution is very important.

Please feel free to get in touch with any questions at

Yours faithfully,

James Cook MBE

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Adult Amateur Boxing – Mon, Wed & Fri 7pm – 8.45 pm (Age 16+)
Youth Amateur Boxing – Mon, Wed & Fri 5pm – 6.45 pm (Ages 5-15)
Women’s Box-Fit – Tues & Thurs 7pm – 8.30pm (Ages 16+)
Click the link to see more.


When: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Time: 5pm – 9:45pm
Age Range: 7yrs to 19yrs.
Info: PS3, Wii, Pool Tables, Table Top Football, Electric Table Top Air Hockey, Table Tennis, Arcade Racing Machines, Cinema Screen and much more.

Pedro FC

Age Range: Under 10’s & 17-24yrs
The Pedro Club have launched “Pedro FC” two teams under 10’s and 17 – 24yrs. So if you’re a budding footballer and are looking for a team to play for then contact us for further details.
TEL: 020 8985 3800

Music Room

At our studio, we have a great range of equipment and professional help to record singles for the musician in you and your friends! If you’re a talented artist with big dreams but small funds, then this is for you. Click on the link to find out more.


IMG_1177The Pedro Club was established in 1929 by Baroness Harwood and was revived in the 1960’s with the support of Dame Elizabeth Taylor, who served as a patron up until her death in March 2011

Today the Pedro Club remains as one of the oldest functioning youth clubs within London.

James Cook a local resident, a former British Super-Middleweight Champion, was alerted to the plight of the Pedro Club and set about organising a rescue programme, he formed a new management committee, and due to their arduous efforts the club reopened in 2003.

In June 2007 James Cook was awarded an MBE within the Queen’s Honours List for Services to the Youth Justice in Hackney.

The-Startup-Kids-Ben-Way‘The Secret Millionaire’ Ben Way

In 2006 Ben Way left his millionaire lifestyle to take part in the launch of Channel 4’s ‘The Secret Millionaire’ programme. Ben travelled to Hackney, one of the most deprived areas of London – notorious for gun culture and violent crimes for 10 days.

Ben went undercover as a volunteer youth worker at the Pedro Youth Club, based in Clapton. He was greeted by Ufu Niazia, who was the manager at the time of filming. Ufu was also supported by James Cook, an ex boxing British and Middle Weight Champion. James who both lives and works locally as an outreach worker, trawls the streets of East London looking out for young people who may be involved in drug, gun crime activities or truanting.

At the end of the 10 days Ben had to make an emotional decision on who he thought was a worthy cause to donate gifts to in the area. Ufu was presented with a cheque for £20,000 which was put towards building a music studio, amongst other well deserved individuals.