Warm spaces

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Bermondsey, Borough and Rotherhithe
Peckham and Camberwell
Nunhead and Dulwich
Walworth and Elephant

What is a warm space?

As the cost of living and heating our homes increases, we've opened a network of warm spaces across the borough. In these spaces you can keep warm, have a cup of tea or take part in an activity this winter. In some spaces you can also get food and advice about the cost of living.

This page lists warm spaces in Southwark. You can also visit the Community Southwark map of warm spaces or search the Warm Welcome map for spaces and activities outside Southwark.


Bermondsey, Borough and Rotherhithe

Blackfriars Settlement
Time and Talents
Age UK Yalding Road
Love North Southwark
London Senior Social
St Jude's
Blue Anchor Library
Canada Water Library
John Harvard Library
Tate Modern


Blackfriars Settlement

1 Rushworth Street, SE1 0RB (find on Google Maps)
020 7928 9521
Visit the Blackfriars Settlement website

Opening times

Monday: 2pm to 5pm Warm Hub (visitors can read, use the internet, talk, and have tea and coffee). Older men can also join Franks Club at the same time.
Tuesday: 9.30am to 2pm Warm Hub (visitors can read, use the internet, talk, and have tea and coffee). 2pm to 4pm Forget-Me-Nots for older people who want to maintain their memory.
Wednesday: 9.30am to 1pm Warm Hub (visitors can read, use the internet, talk, and have tea and coffee). 1.30pm to 3.30pm (older people are welcome to join in with arts and crafts social activities).
Thursday: 9.30am to 4pm (any older person is welcome to join in with positive ageing activities.
Friday: 9.30am to 4pm (any older person with vision impairment is welcome to join in with our regular Crusoe Club activities, with a two-course lunch for £6).


Time and Talents

T&T, Surrey Quays Shopping Centre, Redriff Road, SE16 7NB (find on Google Maps)
Email Time and Talents or visit the Time and Talents website.

Hot drinks, games, puzzles and reading materials will be on offer along with information about staying warm, energy bills, grants and more. Scarves, hats and slipper socks are also free for participants to take away as needed.

Opening times

Monday: 10.30am to 12.30pm
Wednesday: 1pm to 3pm 


Age UK Yalding Road

Healthy Living and Learning Service, 95 Southwark Park Road, Bermondsey SE16 3TY (find on Google Maps)
020 7237 0860

Opening times

Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm

Age UK Yalding Road provide a series of activities including chair based exercise, singing, dancing, bingo and a film club. They provide a two course lunch for £6.50, and are also giving out free take away lunches / soup for those who attend their lunch club or visit the centre.


Love North Southwark

4-5 Gataker House Slippers Place, Bermondsey SE16 2EN (find on Google Maps)
Email Love North Southwark

Opening times

Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

Monday: Coffee mornings, book club (10am to12 noon), board games with advice service (2pm to 4pm)
Tuesday: Coffee mornings, board games and chair exercise (10am to 12noon)
Wednesday: Coffee mornings and knitting (10am to12 noon) / Film or bingo (1pm to 4pm)
Friday: Coffee mornings (10am to 12 noon), Bingo (2pm to 4pm)


London Senior Social

11 Scovell Road, SE1 1QQ (find on Google Maps)
07495722523

Opening times

Open Saturday 11.30am to 4.30pm.

Have fun and meet other people while enjoying freshly cooked meals and getting a takeaway as well. Join in with activities such as singing group, dance and exercise session, dominoes and table-top games and cash bingo. Transport will be provided for the most vulnerable – please call and book your place as space may be limited.


St Jude's

St Jude's Centre, Colnbrook Street, SE1 6EZ (find on Google Maps)
Email St Jude's Centre or call 020 8928 0606

Opening times

Open Monday to Thursday.

Monday: Coffee mornings 10am to 12 noon / Board games 1.30pm to 3.30pm
Tuesday: Coffee mornings 10am to 12 noon / Senior Citizen session 2pm to 4pm
Wednesday: Coffee mornings and storytelling 10am to 12 noon
Thursday: Soup Kitchen 12.30pm to 2.30pm 


Blue Anchor Library

Market Place, SE16 3UQ (find on Google Maps)
Email Southwark Libraries or find out more about Southwark Libraries.

Opening times

Weekly tea/coffee sessions: Tuesday 11am

Library opening times:
Monday: 9am to 7pm
Tuesday: 9am to 7pm
Wednesday: closed
Thursday: 9am to 7pm
Friday: 10am to 6pm
Saturday: 9am to 5pm
Sunday: closed

All of our libraries have desk space, comfy places to sit, and plenty of books and periodicals for those who want something to read while they stay warm. You can stay in our libraries for as long as you like, and our larger libraries are open all day. Other things that libraries are offering to help residents with the cost of living:

  • Books and resources on budgeting, personal finance and debt management
  • Free computer use and WiFi
  • Bookable one to one internet/computer support sessions that can cover how to use price comparison websites, using the internet to switch utilities suppliers and find the best deals on household goods, or claim and manage Universal Credit
  • Clubs and cultural activities for library users of all ages.


Canada Water Library

21 Surrey Quays Rd, SE16 7AR (find on Google Maps)
Email Southwark Libraries or find out more about Southwark Libraries.

Opening times

Weekly tea/coffee sessions: Thursday 11:30am

Library opening times:
Monday: 8am to 8pm
Tuesday: 8am to 8pm
Wednesday: 8am to 8pm
Thursday: 8am to 8pm
Friday: 8am to 8pm
Saturday: 9am to 5pm
Sunday: 12noon to 4pm

All of our libraries have desk space, comfy places to sit, and plenty of books and periodicals for those who want something to read while they stay warm. You can stay in our libraries for as long as you like, and our larger libraries are open all day. Other things that libraries are offering to help residents with the cost of living:

  • Books and resources on budgeting, personal finance and debt management
  • Free computer use and WiFi
  • Bookable one to one internet/computer support sessions that can cover how to use price comparison websites, using the internet to switch utilities suppliers and find the best deals on household goods, or claim and manage Universal Credit
  • Clubs and cultural activities for library users of all ages.


John Harvard Library

211 Borough High St, SE1 1JA (find on Google Maps)
Email Southwark Libraries or find out more about Southwark Libraries.

Opening times

Weekly tea/coffee sessions: Tuesday 11am

Monthly archivist talks 2pm on: 8 November, 13 December, 17 January, 21 February, 21 March

Library opening times:
Monday: 9am to 7pm
Tuesday: 9am to 7pm
Wednesday: 9am to 7pm
Thursday: 9am to 7pm
Friday: 9am to 7pm
Saturday: 9am to 5pm

All of our libraries have desk space, comfy places to sit, and plenty of books and periodicals for those who want something to read while they stay warm. You can stay in our libraries for as long as you like, and our larger libraries are open all day. Other things that libraries are offering to help residents with the cost of living:

  • Books and resources on budgeting, personal finance and debt management
  • Free computer use and WiFi
  • Bookable one to one internet/computer support sessions that can cover how to use price comparison websites, using the internet to switch utilities suppliers and find the best deals on household goods, or claim and manage Universal Credit
  • Clubs and cultural activities for library users of all ages.

Southwark Archives (based at John Harvard Library, Borough High Street) will be hosting a series of monthly talks by our Archivist, Patricia Dark. Subjects will include the history of the borough, notable local residents, and how the area has changed over time. Sessions will be at 2pm on the following dates:

  • 8 November
  • 13 December
  • 17 January
  • 21 February
  • 21 March


Tate Modern

Tate Modern Bankside, SE1 9TG (find on Google Maps)
Visit the Tate Modern website, email Tate Modern or call 020 7887 8888

Opening times

Open 10am to 6pm, 7 days a week

Pop along to Tate Modern for comfy sofas, free Wi-fi and free art exhibitions, plus free activities for children and young people every week. 

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Peckham and Camberwell

Southwark Pensioners
Copleston Centre
Southwark Carers
Prince of Peckham
Elimhouse
COVO Connecting
Camberwell Library
South London Gallery
All Saints Church


Southwark Pensioners

Southwark Pensioners Centre, 305-307 Camberwell Rd, SE5 0HQ (find on Google Maps)
020 7708 4556

Opening times

We will be adding in sessions on Thursday and Friday afternoons from 12.15pm to 5pm and alternate Saturdays 10-4pm – Social Thursday, Feelgood Friday, Sharing Saturday.

The sessions will include a free lunch, tea or coffee, and activities decided by participants ranging from reading newspapers, talks, board games, quizzes, films, disco, or arts and crafts. 


Copleston Centre

Copleston Centre, Copleston Road, Peckham SE15 4AN (find on Google Maps)
020 7732 3435
Visit the Coplestone Centre website.

Opening times

‘Soup Socials’ will operate from noon to 2pm on Mondays.


Southwark Carers

3rd Floor, Walworth Methodist Church, 54 Camberwell Road, SE5 0EN (find on Google Maps)

Opening times

Our Carers Café will be open every Friday for cared-for residents of Southwark. The café will offer food, a filling meal including a dessert, and non-alcoholic drinks, teas coffees and squash. The café will also offer entertainment in the form of music, dancing, films, and creative craft sessions, depending on attendees' interests. Attendees will also have access to our vast library of books, that are available to borrow.


Prince of Peckham

1 Clayton Rd, SE15 5JA (find on Google Maps)

Opening times

Come in for a free hot drink on chatty Tuesdays (2pm to 4pm)


Elimhouse

86-88 Bellenden Road, Peckham SE15 4RQ (find on Google Maps)
0207 358 9502
Email Elimhouse or visit the Elimhouse website.

Opening times

Local residents can come for hot meal at a weekly lunch club: Wednesday 11am to 5pm.


COVO Connecting

12b Asylum Road, SE15 2RL (find on Google Maps)
Email COVO Connecting or visit the COVO Connecting website.

People can come along on their own, or with a friend every Wednesday between 2pm and 4pm to take part in the wellbeing sessions such us making music, using iPads, physical exercises, mindfulness and cooking workshops


Camberwell Library

48 Camberwell Green, SE5 7AL (find on Google Maps)
Email Southwark Libraries or find out more about Southwark Libraries.

Opening times

Weekly tea/coffee sessions: Mondays 11am

Library opening times:
Monday: 9am to 8pm
Tuesday: 9am to 8pm
Wednesday: 9am to 8pm
Thursday: 9am to 8pm
Friday: 9am to 8pm
Saturday: 9am to 5pm
Sunday: 12pm to 4pm

All of our libraries have desk space, comfy places to sit, and plenty of books and periodicals for those who want something to read while they stay warm. You can stay in our libraries for as long as you like, and our larger libraries are open all day. Other things that libraries are offering to help residents with the cost of living:

  • Books and resources on budgeting, personal finance and debt management
  • Free computer use and WiFi
  • Bookable one to one internet/computer support sessions that can cover how to use price comparison websites, using the internet to switch utilities suppliers and find the best deals on household goods, or claim and manage Universal Credit
  • Clubs and cultural activities for library users of all ages.


South London Gallery

65 Peckham Road & 82 Peckham Road SE5 8UH (find on Google Maps)
Email South London Gallery, visit the South London Gallery website or call 020 7703 6120.

Opening times

Tuesday to Sunday: 11am to 6pm
Late opening every Wednesday until 9pm

Open to the public free of charge Tuesday to Sunday every week, and everyone is welcome to attend our exhibitions in our main building (65 Peckham Road) and our Fire Station building (82 Peckham Road). Both spaces will be warm and welcoming during the winter.  


All Saints Church

Blenheim Grove, Peckham SE15 4QS (find on Google Maps)
Visit the All Saints Church website or call 020 3637 2701

Opening times

Open Tuesday morning and Wednesday and Saturday evening.

Tuesday: community cafe at All Saints Church, 9.15 to 11.15am
A relaxed space to have a free hot drink and a chat with others from the local community.

Wednesday and Saturday: foodcycle at All Saints hall, 5pm to 7pm
A free, delicious meal is provided along with the chance to sit and eat with others from the local community.

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Nunhead and Dulwich

Link Age Southwark 
Christ Church
Lordship Lane Church
Daffodil Café
Ivy Club (green Nunhead)
Dulwich Library
Grove Vale Library
Nunhead Library


Link Age Southwark

United Reformed Church, Tell Grove, SE22 8RH (find on Google Maps)
Email Link Age Southwark or call 020 8299 2623

Opening times

Open every Friday 1pm to 3pm. 
Link Age Southwark, in partnership with the United Reformed Church (URC), will be offering a free hot lunch and afternoon social session. Lunch will be provided by the URC and will consist of home-made soup and a bread roll. There will also be board games and activities available for local residents aged over 60 and those with a diagnosis of dementia. Family members and carers are also welcome to attend with the person they support.


Christ Church

Christ Church, 263 Barry Road, Dulwich, SE22 0JT (find on Google Maps)
Email Christ Church for details 


Lordship Lane Church

287, Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, SE22 8JG (find on Google Maps)
Visit the Lordship Lane Baptist Church website.

Opening times

Tuesday: Coffee morning 10am to 12 noon 
Thursday: over-60s lunch club that provides healthy, nourishing, and sustainable food. The food provided is culturally appropriate for Black Afro-Caribbean visitors. 12 noon to 2pm

Nunhead Community Centre, 5 Nunhead Green, SE15 3QQ (find on Google Maps)
Email Daffodil Café or call 020 7735 5850

Opening times

Monday: 11am to 1pm
An informal group for people experiencing early dementia. The group offers the opportunity to take part in a variety of activities, which focus on socialising and getting to know the others in the group. If your relative has recently been diagnosed please contact the service provider to attend the session. 


Ivy Club (Green Nunhead)

5 Nunhead Green, Nunhead, SE15 3QQ (find on Google Maps)
Visit the Green Nunhead website.

Opening times

Thursday: 10am to 2.30pm

The Ivy Club meet every Thursday where they have a series of one-off activities including a clay workshop, line dancing, bingo, flower arranging, digital skills, film club and health advice.


Dulwich Library

368 Lordship Lane, SE22 8NB (find on Google Maps)
Email Southwark Libraries or find out more about Southwark Libraries.

Opening times

Weekly Film Club (tea and coffee): Mondays 1pm

Library opening times:
Monday: 9am to 8pm
Tuesday: 10am to 8pm
Wednesday: 9am to 8pm
Thursday: 9am to 8pm
Friday: 9am to 8pm 
Saturday: 9am to 5pm
Sunday: 12pm to 4pm  

All of our libraries have desk space, comfy places to sit, and plenty of books and periodicals for those who want something to read while they stay warm. You can stay in our libraries for as long as you like, and our larger libraries are open all day. Other things that libraries are offering to help residents with the cost of living:

  • Books and resources on budgeting, personal finance and debt management
  • Free computer use and WiFi
  • Bookable one to one internet/computer support sessions that can cover how to use price comparison websites, using the internet to switch utilities suppliers and find the best deals on household goods, or claim and manage Universal Credit
  • Clubs and cultural activities for library users of all ages.


Grove Vale Library

18-22 Grove Vale, London SE22 8EF (find on Google Maps)
Email Southwark Libraries or find out more about Southwark Libraries.

Opening times

Weekly tea/coffee sessions: Fridays 11am

Library opening times:
Monday: 10am to 7pm
Tuesday: 10am to 7pm
Wednesday: closed
Thursday: 10am to 7pm
Friday: 10am to 3pm
Saturday: 10am to 5pm
Sunday: closed  

All of our libraries have desk space, comfy places to sit, and plenty of books and periodicals for those who want something to read while they stay warm. You can stay in our libraries for as long as you like, and our larger libraries are open all day. Other things that libraries are offering to help residents with the cost of living:

  • Books and resources on budgeting, personal finance and debt management
  • Free computer use and WiFi
  • Bookable one to one internet/computer support sessions that can cover how to use price comparison websites, using the internet to switch utilities suppliers and find the best deals on household goods, or claim and manage Universal Credit
  • Clubs and cultural activities for library users of all ages.


Nunhead Library

88-138 Gordon Rd, SE15 3RB (find on Google Maps)
Email Southwark Libraries or find out more about Southwark Libraries.

Opening times

Weekly tea/coffee sessions: Wednesdays 11am
Library opening times:
Monday: 2pm to 7pm
Tuesday: 2pm to 7pm
Wednesday: 10am to 3pm
Thursday: 2pm to 7pm
Friday: 10am to 3pm
Saturday: 10am to 5pm
Sunday: closed

All of our libraries have desk space, comfy places to sit, and plenty of books and periodicals for those who want something to read while they stay warm. You can stay in our libraries for as long as you like, and our larger libraries are open all day. Other things that libraries are offering to help residents with the cost of living:

  • Books and resources on budgeting, personal finance and debt management
  • Free computer use and WiFi
  • Bookable one to one internet/computer support sessions that can cover how to use price comparison websites, using the internet to switch utilities suppliers and find the best deals on household goods, or claim and manage Universal Credit
  • Clubs and cultural activities for library users of all ages.

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Walworth and Elephant

Walworth Living Room (Pembroke House)
Draper Hall
Mental Fight Club
British Legion
Golden Oldies
Southwark Heritage Centre and Walworth Library
Brandon Library


Walworth Living Room (Pembroke House)

Walworth Living Room, All Saints Hall, Surrey Square, SE17 2JU (find on Google Maps)
Email Pembroke House or call 020 7703 3803

Opening times

Thursday and Friday: 10am to 3pm.

You can come and get free tea and coffee and various activities are also available. On Thursday morning there is a brunch club. For those in need, there is a community fridge with access to free food.  


Draper Hall

Draper Hall, Hampton Street, SE17 3AN (find on Google Maps)
Email Draper Hall or visit the Draper Hall website

Opening times

Wednesday: 10am to 3pm
Our in-centre chef will provide a hearty cooked meal. In addition, a workshop will be delivered, teaching you how to replicate these tasty, low-cost and energy-efficient meals back at home. There will also be the opportunity to get support to access digital services. 


Mental Fight Club

Draper Hall, Hampton Street, SE17 3AN (find on Google Maps)
Email Mental Fight Club or visit the Dragon Café website to find out more about Mental Fight Club.

Opening times

  • 21 November 2022 (12 noon onwards)
  • 12 December 2022 (12 noon onwards)
  • 19 December 2022 (12 noon onwards)

The Dragon Café brings people together to join in creative activities such as creative writing sessions, a singing group, poetry, drawing, mindful meditation, and a dance group. The emphasis of these activities is always to have fun and to feel connected to other members of the community. These events also provide much needed connection with peers and an opportunity to socialise and will provide free food for those who attend. 


British Legion

34 Gaza St, SE17 3RD (find on Google Maps)
020 7582 8662

Opening times

Monday and Thursday: 10am to 4pm

Refreshments and games. 


Golden Oldies

Walworth Methodist Church Hall, 54 Camberwell Road SE5 0EN (find on Google Maps)
07306 187476

Opening times

Tuesday: 10am to 3pm

A place where you can have a hot cup of tea or coffee, light refreshments, meet with friends and get information and advice.


Southwark Heritage Centre and Walworth Library

147 Walworth Rd, SE17 1RW (find on Google Maps)
Email Southwark Libraries or find out more about Southwark Libraries.

Opening times

Weekly tea/coffee sessions: Monday 11am
Library opening times:
Monday: 10am to 8pm
Tuesday: 10am to 8pm
Wednesday: 10am to 8pm
Thursday: 10am to 8pm
Friday: 10am to 8pm
Saturday: 10am to 5pm
Sunday: 12pm to 4pm

All of our libraries have desk space, comfy places to sit, and plenty of books and periodicals for those who want something to read while they stay warm. You can stay in our libraries for as long as you like, and our larger libraries are open all day. Other things that libraries are offering to help residents with the cost of living:

  • Books and resources on budgeting, personal finance and debt management
  • Free computer use and WiFi
  • Bookable one to one internet/computer support sessions that can cover how to use price comparison websites, using the internet to switch utilities suppliers and find the best deals on household goods, or claim and manage Universal Credit
  • Clubs and cultural activities for library users of all ages.


Brandon Library

Maddock Way, SE17 3NH (find on Google Maps)
Email Southwark Libraries or find out more about Southwark Libraries.

Opening times

Weekly tea/coffee sessions: Thursday 2pm

Library opening times:
Monday: 2pm to 7pm
Tuesday: 2pm to 7pm
Wednesday: closed
Thursday: 2pm to 7pm
Friday: 10am to 3pm
Saturday: 10am to 5pm
Sunday: closed 

All of our libraries have desk space, comfy places to sit, and plenty of books and periodicals for those who want something to read while they stay warm. You can stay in our libraries for as long as you like, and our larger libraries are open all day. Other things that libraries are offering to help residents with the cost of living:

  • Books and resources on budgeting, personal finance and debt management
  • Free computer use and WiFi
  • Bookable one to one internet/computer support sessions that can cover how to use price comparison websites, using the internet to switch utilities suppliers and find the best deals on household goods, or claim and manage Universal Credit
  • Clubs and cultural activities for library users of all ages.

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