Bentley’s Night Club, Canning Town

Bentley’s Night Club, Canning Town

Outside view of Bentley's Night Club

Uncover the Hidden Legacy of Bentley’s: A New Research Project Launches!

Rendezvous Projects and Newham Music is delighted to announce they’ve been awarded funding by Newham Heritage Month to uncover the musical and cultural heritage of 23 Barking Road, Canning Town. The venue was once home to Bentley’s, a legendary soul music club that broke the careers of many young DJs and producers between 1982 and 1987.

Join the Search for Bentley’s Memories!
Do you have fond memories of visiting Bentley’s? Do you have flyers, photos or playlists from the time? We want to hear from you! Contact us at or 07939125881 to share your story and help preserve this important piece of Newham’s history.

Get Involved as a Volunteer
We’re also looking for volunteers to join our team and help with oral history interviews, transcription, and more. This is a unique opportunity to learn about music heritage and gain hands-on experience in preserving cultural legacies. If you’re interested, get in touch with us at or 07939125881. There’s a short form to fill out on this page

Don’t miss this chance to be a part of uncovering the legacy of Bentley’s and preserving the musical heritage of 23 Barking Road. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Newham Heritage Month, generously funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund and Royal Docks Team, is organised by Newham Council as part of Newham Unlocked. The festival will take place in June, featuring events that respond to the theme ‘Our Creative Newham: Newham’s Arts and Cultural Heritage.’
Crowd in a night club