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Last updated: 4 September 2023

Next review: 31 August 2024

The Community Living Rooms Network is a collection of free to access, friendly community spaces across the borough where residents can relax in public, encounter familiar faces and make new acquaintances. 

Many spaces were previously part of the Winter Spaces Network during the winter months. 

Our Community Living Rooms

Community Living Rooms host regular social and creative activities plus many spaces can offer food support or a hot meal. 

You will also find opportunities to access information and advice around topics such as health and wellbeing, debt management, welfare benefits, and energy advice.

Living Rooms will begin opening from June 2023 with more to come as the weather gets colder. Please check this list regularly to find your local Living Room, as all rooms will be opening on different dates and times.

Use the list below to find information about your space offers including opening hours, facilities, and activities. The spaces are listed geographically under their postcode area E10, E11, E17, and E4.

E10 Postcode Area

Leyton Orient Community Hub

Leyton Orient Trust's Community Living Room is based within the iconic football club. Nestled in their Match Day Community Hub, the space is perfect for adults and children alike, offering age-appropriate games (both traditional and electronic) and activities. Hot drinks and healthy snacks are provided.
Mondays: 12pm to 1pm is Digital Hour and 1pm to 3pm is relaxed space
Wednesdays: 12pm to 1pm is Seated exercises with Nusrat and 1pm to 3pm is relaxed space
Thursdays: 12pm to 1pm is Board Games Hour and 1pm to 3pm is relaxed space
First Thursday of the month will be Sewing and Crafts, with all materials provided, from 12pm to 3pm.
Employment support is provided once a fortnight. 
Community Health Champions will have a regular presence in this Community Living Room. Health Champions are trained volunteers who want everyone in Waltham Forest to get and stay healthy. They can give you advice and support to connect you with the support you may need. To find out more visit the Leyton Orient Website

Accessibility: The entrance of the Living Room via access to the Community Hub on Brisbane Rose, opposite the intersection of Osborne Road. Wheelchair accessible, step-free toilet, baby changing area, and wide doorways. 

Skills Within Developments

They focus on health and wellbeing in the form of fitness activities, ‘cooking on a budget’ classes including produce to take home and cook; group therapy sessions from art therapy to intent & wellbeing workshops. Creative and social activities from art, knitting, poetry and writing classes to book and film clubs. Games like dominoes and chess as well as organised day trips. Bingo every Friday at 4pm

Accessibility: Outdoor space, Wheelchair access, step-free toilet, quiet Room, Wide Doorways, and baby changing area.

E11 Postcode Area

St Andrew's Church

  • Type of Space: Community Kitchen and Cafe  
  • Address: 153 Colworth Road, E11 1JD 
  • Phone: 07903 982918 
  • Email: 
  • St Andrew's Church website
  • Opening Hours: Mondays and Saturdays from 10am to 1pm; third Monday of every month from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.

Hope Cafe on Mondays and Saturdays is offering a free, welcoming, and safe space for people to sit, rest, work, learn, and share. We offer a small children's play area, board-games, a small workspace area, and free Wi-Fi throughout.  

Soul Food Community offers a monthly, free, three-course meal on Mondays from 5:30pm to 7:30pm through the summer and weekly during the winter months, between November and March. 
We also host services and support through Community Health Champions, the Migrant Hub, the Adult Learning Service, local Councillor Surgeries, and Age Concern. 

Accessibility: Outdoor space, wheelchair accessible, wide doorways, baby changing area, step-free toilet, and disabled toilet. 

Leytonstone and Wanstead Synagogue

Our Community Space offers a friendly and relaxed environment for visitors to enjoy free tea or coffee, snacks, hot food, and a chance to chat. Visitors can remain within the communal space or enjoy the gardens. A large range of books, magazines, and newspapers are available to read and there is a play area for children. Volunteers are available to help visitors and learning about Jewish culture and practices is encouraged. We also have a gardening group which visitors are welcome to join. 

Get in touch with the Leytonstone and Wanstead Synagogue team by filling out their contact form.

Accessibility: Outdoor Space, Wheelchair accessible, quiet room, wide doorways, and baby changing area.

The Inconvenient Store

The Inconvenient Store (Stone Mini Market’s Community Hub) offers a sewing room, library, garden, and a great selection of table games. Please check out their schedule and opening hours:

Every Tuesday: Open from 12pm to 7pm for community use of the sewing room, garden, sitting room, and top table games, light refreshments are also provided.

Every other Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm: Yarnivores, the Knitting Club, where you may bring along your own project or grab some yarn and needles at the sewing room.

Every third Saturday of each month (starting from 15 July): Climate cafe, a space to talk about climate anxiety with others over a drink and cake. Please book your ticket on eventbrite

One Sunday and one Thursday per month the venue will host workshops in various themes. These include craft work, skill shares, cookery, sewing, climate and environment, local writers. Please follow @stoneminimarket on Instagram for specific dates and events or send your email address to: 07843872359 or

Every Thursday 11pm to 1pm 'Cake and Books' at our Library for Change where you may borrow books that can inspire and guide into a more sustainable way of living. Our volunteers are also available at this time for a chat.

Accessibility: Outdoor Space, Wheelchair accessible, step-free toilet and wide doorways. Support also available in Turkish, Albanian and Portuguese. 

Idea Space and Cann Hall Baptist Church

Come along to Tea and Toast with Arts, a free morning drop-in open to all adults to socialise and chat over a welcoming cuppa or a cold drink. There'll be a free tea and toast breakfast, and an optional art activity that changes each week. For example activities include painting, printmaking, pottery and creative writing. 

Accessibility: Outdoor Space, wheelchair access, step-free toilet, disabled toilet, quiet room, wide doorways and baby changing area. 

Cann Hall Masjid (from August 2023) 

  • Type of space: Café and Social Activities  
  • Address: 145 Cann Hall Rd, London E11 3NJ 
  • Cann Hall Masjid website
  • Opening hours: Mondays 9:30am to 12:30pm 

A space for all, specifically single parents and senior citizens. The space will provide tea, coffee, and toast, cereal as breakfast. Cann Hall will also arrange activities such as walking sessions, light exercise, and workshops on healthy eating and cooking. We will also arrange outdoor activities such as exercise in the garden. 


Holy Trinity & St Augustine of Hippo Community Food Share and Living Room  

We run a welcoming community space with free refreshments, free community library, access to WIFI and creche facilities. There are also opportunities to access creative courses with the adult learning centre and opportunities for 121 meetings with housing representatives and health professionals. 

Residents can also access our non-referral Community Food Share which offers both non-perishable long life essentials and perishable rescued food.

E17 Postcode Area

St Peter in the Forest

  • Address: 18 Woodford New Road, E17 3PP          
  • Phone: 020 8509 1811
  • Email:
  • Opening Hours: Wednesdays from 11am to 3pm

St Peter in the Forest is a welcoming church running regular cultural activities for residents. We'll have our church open with chairs, tables, free wifi, board games, crafting materials, and free refreshments every Wednesday from 11am to 3pm. We plan to also arrange programming twice a month, such as a yoga class or art workshop.

Accessibility: Outdoor space, Wheelchair accessible, step-free toilet, disabled toilet , baby changing area.

The Mill at Coppermill

  • Type of Space: Social Activities 
  • Address: 7-11 Coppermill Lane, Walthamstow, E17 7HA 
  • Phone: 020 8521 3211 
  • Email: 
  • The Mill website
  • Opening Hours: Tuesday to Friday from 9:30am to 5:30pm. Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 2pm. 

The Mill's Living Room is open to anyone in the local community.  
Various activities are available to join, such as sociable knitting and sewing groups, drawing classes, scrabble and craft groups (free or low cost). For more information visit the mill at coppermill events page.
The Mill runs an honesty library with a wide variety of books and local newspapers. 
A children's play room for under 5s is available. 
Volunteer-led sessions are available, such as CV writing and using digital devices. We also host information sessions from adult education and ESOL providers, health and wellbeing advice and council services. 

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible, step-free toilet, disabled toilet , baby changing area. 

Queens Boundary Community & Friends of St Barnabas (coming soon)

Our hall is safe, need sensitive, inclusive and non-judgmental demonstrated via activities/services such as: 

  • Weekly food pantry - £4.50 shopping bag for low income families 
  • Weekly health walk - coffee and chat 
  • Migrant Support - storytelling and leadership training, WF Migrant Action Group sessions, ESOL assessments weekly. 
  • Gardening group - monthly at Thomas Gamuel Park 
  • Women only exercise: weekly class 
  • Tai Chi: weekly class  
  • Memory cafe: older persons lunch club 

 Thursdays: book club, Sewing/knitting club, Men’s group and board-games club. 
Sundays: fortnightly pop-up sessions 

Accessibility: Wheelchair access, step-free toilet, disabled toilet and quiet room. wide doorways, baby changing area and support also available in Filipino. 

The Gleaners & The Hornbeam Centre

The Gleaners run a pay-what-you-feel community cafe based at The Hornbeam Centre. They use surplus produce quality ingredients that would otherwise go to waste to make tasty, plant-based meals. 

HEET (Home Energy Efficiency Training) can offer energy advice and Hornbeam supports people to access healthy affordable food via emergency food provision, or other community mutual aid initiatives. 

Citizens Advice drops in’s every Thursday from 11am to 3pm from October 2023.

Accessibility: Wheelchair access, step-free toilet, disabled toilet and quiet room. wide doorways, baby changing area - Support also available in Turkish and French. 

The Lloyd Park Centre Community Living Room

  • Type of Space: Community Kitchen and Social Activities 
  • Address: The Lloyd Park Centre, Winns Avenue, Walthamstow, E17 5JW 
  • phone: 020 8527 1737 
  • Email: 
  • The Lloyd Park Centre website
  • Opening hours: every Friday (during school term) from 10am to 2pm 

The Lloyd Park Children's Charity run a range of activities, advice and support events for children and their families. Within each session, families will also have free access to a wide range of educational games, puzzles and free art materials to allow parents/carers and their child/ren to get creative and have fun together with their peers. The living space will also be providing healthy and affordable lunchtime meals for families, hot meals served at 12 noon. 

Accessibility: Outdoor space, wheelchair access, step-free toilet, disabled toilet and quiet room. Wide doorways, baby changing area and support also available in Romanian and Urdu.

Walthamstow Salvation Army

'The Meeting Place' is a warm and inviting space where anyone is welcome. This space offers a relaxed room in a café style with access to newspapers, crafts, board games, internet access, a play space, and the use of a couple of computers. Some light snacks are also provided.  

Citizens Advice drops in’s every Friday morning from 10am to 1pm.  

Accessibility: Wheelchair access, step-free toilet, disabled toilet and quiet room. wide doorways and baby changing area.

Food & Friends at Blackhorse Road Baptist Church (opening September 2023) 

Blackhorse Road Baptist Church run a range of events and activities to bring the community together. This space will include a hot meal, participation in cooking, games and toys for a range of ages, craft, jewellery making, musical and exercise activities. 

Accessibility: wheelchair accessible. Step-free toilet. Disabled toilet. Wide doorways (750mm in width) and baby changing area. 

Waltham Forest Community Hub 

  • Type of Space: Community Living Room and Social Activities  
  • Address: 18a Orford Road, London, E17 9LN  
  • Email: 
  • Waltham Forest Community Hub website 
  • Opening hours: Wednesdays 10.30am to 12.30pm 

We offer a community coffee morning to help reduce social isolation.  We offer health and well-being activities as well as a chance to meet new people.

Priory Court Community Living Room 

  • Type of Space: Community Living Room and Social Activities  
  • Address: Priory Court Community Centre, 11 Priory Court, E17 5NB 
  • Phone: 07947766251 
  • Email: 
  • Opening hours: Mondays 12.00 to 5.00pm and Thursdays 12.00 to 5.00pm 

A friendly space that offers arts and crafts, board games, a toddler zone, knitting and crochet, table tennis and pool table as well as free wifi and refreshments. Visitors can come and go as they please with no need to pre-book. 

E4 Postcode Area

All Saints Church Highams Park

  • Type of Space: Community Kitchen and Social Activities 
  • Address: Church Avenue, Highams Park, E4 9QZ 
  • phone: 07759 573667 
  • Email: 
  • Highams Park Hub website
  • Opening hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays: 11 am to 2 pm & Every second Wednesdays: 11:30 am to 4 pm 

We are open on Tuesdays and Thursdays as a community cafe with hot meals and drinks available. We also offer an afternoon with social and creative activities every second Wednesday, along with the café service.  

Citizens Advice drops in’s every first and third Thursday of the month and every second and fourth Wednesday of the month.  

Accessibility: Outdoor space, wheelchair access, step-free toilet, quiet room and baby changing area. 

Organic Lea

  • Type of Space: Community Kitchen and Social Activities 
  • Address: Hawkwood Nursery, 115 Hawkwood Crescent, E4 7UH 
  • phone: 07920 816 297 
  • Email: 
  • Organic Lea website
  • Opening hours: Opening 28 June 2023; every Wednesday from 10am to 2pm. 

OrganicLea is a community food project based in the Lea Valley. We offer a regular weekly activity for Wellbeing in the Garden, providing a safe space for people to engage in meaningful physical and creative activity, increase social connections, enjoy nature, and build self-confidence. The sessions will integrate simple gardening activities (soil, seeds, weeding, preparation, planting, harvesting) with the nationally recognised Five Ways to Wellbeing (connect, be active, take notice, learn, give). The activity also includes a healthy lunch eaten together with other volunteers, learners, and staff. 
Confirm your attendance to Nick by email or phone to ensure enough meals are prepared.

Accessibility: Outdoor space, wheelchair access, step-free toilet, quiet room, and baby changing area. 

Age UK Waltham Forest

A meet-up space for isolated older adults aged 60 and over living in Waltham Forest. To maximise the opportunities for friendships and peer networks to develop, the group meets regularly for 3 hours on a weekly basis at the Age UK Hub in Chingford. We also hold talks about what benefits are available to older people and offer support on maximising income.

Accessibility: Wheelchair access and disabled Toilet. 

The Parish of Chingford, St Peter & Paul with All Saints

Wednesday Welcome - the church hall is open for coffee and a chat or a light lunch (soup or a sandwich). 

Accessibility: Outdoor space, wheelchair access, step-free toilet, and wide doorways. 

Waltham Forest Libraries

Our libraries are always open and available throughout the year, for all residents and non-residents.

All libraries have free Wi-Fi and PC computer use for any residents and non-residents, with plenty of space to study. Here you can also access online courses including language lessons, driving theory test preparation and computer skills lessons.

Each library has daily events for children and adults alike, for more information please see the website, email or visit.

Lea Bridge Library

  • Address: Lea Bridge Road, Leyton E10 7HU
  • Phone: 020 8496 3000
  • Email:
  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 7pm, Saturday 9am to 6pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm.

Leyton Library

  • Address: High Rd, London E10 5QH
  • Phone: 020 8496 3000
  • Email:
  • Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10am to 6pm 
  • Citizens Advice drop-ins every Monday from 10am to 1pm, appointments from 2pm to 4pm. To book an appointment, contact Citizens Advice Waltham Forest at 0808 278 7838.

Leytonstone Library

  • Address: Church Lane, E11 1HG
  • Phone: 020 8496 3000
  • Email:
  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 7pm, Saturday 9am to 6pm and Sunday 12pm to 4pm.
  • Citizens Advice drop-ins every Friday from 2pm to 4pm, appointments from 10am to 1pm. To book an appointment, contact Citizens Advice Waltham Forest at 0808 278 7838.

Wood Street Library

  • Address: 1 Troubridge Square, Wood Street, E17 3HB
  • Phone: 020 8496 3000
  • Email:
  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 9am to 7pm, Saturday: 9am to 6pm and Sunday: 12pm to 4pm.
  • Citizens Advice drop-ins every Tuesday from 2pm to 4pm, appointments from 10am to 1pm, and every Thursday, drop-ins from 10am to 1pm, appointments from 2pm to 4pm. To book an appointment, contact Citizens Advice Waltham Forest at 0808 278 7838.

Walthamstow Library

  • Address: High Street, Walthamstow, E17 7JN
  • Phone: 020 8496 3000
  • Email:
  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 9am to 7pm, Saturday: 9am to 6pm and Sunday: 10am to 4pm.

Higham Hill Library

Chingford Library

  • Address: The Green, Chingford, E4 7EN
  • Phone: 020 8496 3000
  • Email:
  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 7pm, Saturday 9am to 6pm and Sunday 12pm to 4pm.

Hale End Library

  • Address: Castle Avenue, Highams Park, E4 9QD
  • Phone: 020 8496 3000
  • Email:
  • Opening hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10am to 6pm. Saturday 10am to 4pm.