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The UK General Election is on 4 July. 
Register to vote by 18 June.
If you need to vote by post, you must apply to do this by 5pm on 19 June.
You need valid photo ID to vote in person. If you don’t have valid ID, apply by 5pm on 26 June for a Voter Authority Certificate.  
Find out more about voting and elections in Southwark

Warm spaces for residents in communities across Southwark

Find a warm, free and welcoming community space in Southwark to spend time, at some locations get cost of living advice, a free hot drink and food. 

What warm spaces offer

As the cost of living and heating our homes increases, we’ve worked with partners to open a network of warm spaces across the borough. In these spaces, you can keep warm or take part in an activity. 

Find a local warm space

You can find a local warm space on our map or check the locations below.

The map also lists:

  • age group (if applicable)
  • opening hours
  • what facilities are available such as hot drinks, food, WiFi
  • if you can get cost of living advice

Find a local warm space on a map of Southwark

Find a warm space in a library

All our libraries are warm spaces during their normal opening hours.

Find your nearest library

Find a warm space for families

If you’re a parent or carer of a preschool child, you can register for your local Children and Family Centre. They run free sessions you can join, like play sessions, and baby and toddler groups. 

Find your nearest Children and Family Centre

Find warm spaces for older people

Age UK Lewisham & Southwark

Healthy Living & Learning Centre, 95 Southwark Park Road, SE16 3TY
020 7237 0860

  • adults 50 plus
  • Monday to Friday at 10am to 4pm
  • information and advice, social prescribing/facilitation, exercise sessions, well-being sessions, lunch club, creative sessions, health promotion talks, bingo sessions, film afternoons, footcare, reflexology, masseuse

Blackfriars Settlement

1 Rushworth Street, SE1 0RB
020 7928 9521

  • adults 55 plus
  • Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 5pm
  • tea and coffee, free internet and computer access, activities for older people, information on financial support

Link Age Southwark

URC, Tell Grove, SE22 8RH
020 8299 2623

  • adults 60 plus
  • Fridays from 12pm to 4pm
    • lunchtime soup and social group at 1pm to 3pm 
    • digital skills session at 3pm to 4pm

 Lordship Lane Baptist Church

287 Lordship Lane Baptist Church, SE22 9JT
07711 118021

  • adults 55 plus
  • Tuesdays at 10.30am to 12.30pm and Thursdays at 11.30am to 3pm
  • hot lunch, fitness class, games, quiz health promotion and well-being

Southwark Pensioners' Centre

305-307 Camberwell Road, SE5 0HQ
020 7708 4556

  • adults 50 plus
  • Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm
    • free wifi, teas and coffees, access to advice, information and guidance          
  • Thursdays and Fridays from 12.30pm to 2pm
    • hot food, fruit, teas and coffees, access to advice, information and guidance, energy-saving information
  • Social Thursdays from 2pm to 4pm social activities include:
    • 1st Thursday of the month - music and memories
    • 2nd Thursday of the month - film
    • 3rd Thursday of the month - disco
    • 4th Thursday of the month - bingo
    • 5th Thursday of the month - quiz
  • Feel Good Friday from 2pm to 4pm - health-focused activities including:
    • 1st Friday of the month - health talk
    • 2nd Friday of the month - movement with music
    • 3rd Friday of the month - health talk
    • 4th Friday of the month - massage class

Time & Talents

The Old Mortuary, St Marychurch Street, Rotherhithe, SE16 4JE
020 7231 7845

  • adults 60 plus
  • Mondays at 1pm to 3pm
  • supported activities, hot meals, income maximisation information and energy-saving information

Time & Talents

T&T2 Surrey Quays Shopping Centre, Redriff Road, SE16 7LL
020 7231 7845

  • older adults
  • Wednesdays at 11am at 2pm
  • hot meal, digital support, income maximisation information, energy-saving information

Check the warm spaces map for the opening hours, age group and facilities for older people.

Find a warm space for older people

Find a warm community space

Haddon Hall Baptist Church

22 Tower Bridge Road, London, SE1 4TR

  • all ages
  • Wednesdays from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm
  • free hot drinks, pastries, children's toys and wifi

Kingswood Arts 

Kingswood House, Seeley Drive, SE21 8QN

  • all ages
  • Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5pm         
    • Mondays, 12pm to 5pm - games and puzzles
    • Tuesdays, 6pm to 8pm - community kitchen
    • Wednesdays, 12pm to 1pm - conversation club
    • Fridays, 12pm to 5pm - movie day 

Nunhead's Voice

The Green Community Centre, 5 Nunhead Green, SE15 3QQ
020 7732 6543

  • all ages    
  • Fridays at 12pm to 3pm
  • warm space with access to hot drinks and some refreshments

Pembroke House

Pembroke House, 80 Tatum Street, SE17 1QR

  • all ages
  • Fridays at 10am to 3pm     
  • activities and make social connections

Pecan

Together at Pecan, 121a Peckham High Street, SE15 5SE
020 7732 0007

  • all ages
  • Mondays at 1pm to 3pm and Tuesdays at 1pm to 3pm with ad-hoc sessions and courses throughout the week
    • relax and socialise, warm meals and soup with a bread roll. hot drinks and snacks
  • Friday café at 10am to 12pm
    • hot drinks, fruit and cake, English conversation for Arabic speakers, games and craft activities, life skills and employment guidance, signposting and information       

South London Mission  

Bermondsey Central Hall, 256 Bermondsey Street, SE1 3UJ
0207 407 2014

  • all ages   
  • Wednesdays at 10am to 3pm
  • advice on food insecurity and/or difficulties in accessing warm meals, income maximisation information, socialise, volunteering opportunities; energy advice, vaccinations information, pre-prepared meals distribution  

Southwark Carers

3rd Floor, Walworth Methodist Church, 54 Camberwell Road, SE5 0EN
07859 769224

  • all ages
  • Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11am to 4pm
  • warm space, tea and coffee, information and advice for carers
  • Carers Café last Friday of the month 2pm to 7pm 
  • a warm meal, cakes, fruit, tea, coffee and squash, movies, Salsa and music and information and advice for carers

The Spring Community Hub        

The Hub, 86-88 Vestry Road, SE5 8PQ

  • all ages
  • Wednesdays at 11am to 1pm and Fridays at 3.30pm to 6pm
  • free hot food and drink with soup and a roll, cooking demonstration, healthy eating awareness on a budget

Page last updated: 26 February 2024

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