just a short drive away from SE23, this is a great non profit community project, about to reopen and relocate to Upper Norwood. The Library of Things has an eclectic collection of useful stuff - eg PA System, gazebo, tools, mowers, sewing machines, guitars - the list is long. You pay an affordable daily fee to borrow the Thing you need. Which means you don’t need to own and keep in your shed all those Things that you’d otherwise buy and only ever use once in a blue moon.
We’ve used it a few times, lovely people, nice vibe to the whole operation, and thought there would be a few on here who’d like to know about it. I have no connection btw.