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19 Thayer Street W1U 2QJ
020 7935 6179
Wednesday: 4:30pm–8pm (not between Christmas and New Year)
Wednesday Club offers a safe, warm space to relax; soup, sandwiches and drinks for 10p each; free sandwiches from local cafes after 7pm. Part of the West London Mission.
Food, Food (free)
Spiritual group, love of god, service to others. We do not put our views onto anyone, we simply serve food to the needy.
: 9pm–10pm (Strand)
Rice and chicken or savoury rice, outside the Zimbabwe embassy, opposite Charing Cross Station.
9 Campbell Road, Stratford, London E15 1SY
0208 534 2194/2316
Accommodation/housing advice, Food (free)
Emmaus House, 1 Berrymead Gardens, London W3 8AA
020 8992 5768
Call for the times of their wide range of services.
Alcohol workers, Barber, Benefits advice, Clothing store, Counselling, Dentist, Drugs workers, Food, Foot care
c/o Holy Trinity Church, Chobham Road, Knaphill, Woking GU21 2SX, London
Wednesday: 7:45pm–9:15pm (Embankment)
Soup, coffee, tea etc plus sandwiches, biscuits etc - and spend time chatting to people.
79a Tottenham Court Rd, (Entrance in Whitfield Street), London W1T 4TD
020 7580 2791
Monday & Tuesday: 10am–12am
The soup kitchen provides free hot meals, clothes and toiletries. The clothing store is open on alternate Mondays. This service is closed in August.
Clothing store, Food (free)
3A Cazenove Road, Stoke Newington, London N16 6PA
Thursday: 6:15pm–7:30pm (Lincoln’s Inn Fields)
Mission statement: "Empowering people, inspiring change. Love is all there is." Vegetarian food, and music while they distribute.
The Most Precious Blood & St Edmund, 115 Hertford Road, London N9 7EN
020 8804 4070
c/o All Souls Clubhouse, 141 Cleveland Street, London W1T 6QG
Saturday: 5:30am–7:45am (tea run: 5.30-6.15 Tavistock St; 6.15-6.45 Savoy Pl; 6.45-7.30 King William IV St; All Souls Ch 7.40-7.45)
Saturday: 9am–12am (day centre at Webber St. Breakfast, bible group, ESOL, photography & art. Showers & clothes for ticket holders. Tickets from Webber St on Mondays)
Saturday: 6:30pm–8:30pm (Entertainment - invites via tea run or welcome desk at All Souls.
Christian organisation that participates in the Westminster Churches Winter Shelter (referral only). Films, coach trips, clothes store and bible group every Saturday night at 6.30pm. Invitations via the tea run or welcome desk at All Souls Langham Place. If you need step-free access, a volunteer will let you in via Cleveland St entrance.
Art classes, Clothing store, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food, Food (free), Leisure activities
235 Shaftesbury Ave, London WC2H 8EP
020 7240 0544
Limited number of tickets for Sunday roast available at 10.15am.
Memorial Community Church, 389-395 Barking Rd, London E13 8AL
020 7474 6603
Saturday: 8am–11:30am (cooked breakfast 9–11am)
Regular NHS nurse clinics and signposting to other support agencies. More facilities available on Mondays. Practical activities to build esteem and encourage hope. Small group work developing life skills and confidence.
Bathroom/showers, Benefits advice, Clothing store, Food (free), Medical/health, Outreach worker links
1 January to 31 March
Free night shelter, food, showers and a safe place to sleep. Phone after completing and emailing a 1-page registration form to email@example.com. 15 guests; 18+, dry.
Advocacy, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Clothing store, Food, Food (free), Internet access, Laundry, Outreach worker links
Carpenters Estate Community Hall, 17 Doran Walk (enter from Carpenters Rd), Stratford, London E15 2JL
07932 661 089
Tuesday: 10am–12am (food, drinks, clothes, books, toiletries, showers)
Aims "To show the love of Christ in practical ways to the homeless, elderly and anyone needing a helping hand, and to encourage and support the homeless into making better life choices".
Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Clothing store, Drugs workers, Food, Food (free), Step-free
217–23 Kingsland Road, Hackney, London E2 8AN
020 7729 4375/ 661
Saturday: 2pm–3:30pm (last Saturday of month)
Welcomes homeless people every Sunday morning for a cooked breakfast and the last Saturday of the month for hot meals.
65 Blackhorse Road, Walthamstow, London E17 7AS
Monday–Sunday: 7:30pm–8:30pm (Mission Grove car park, Walthamstow)
Hot meals from a mobile kitchen van in Mission Grove, Walthamstow.
020 8555 9880; 020 8534 1164
Thursday: 1pm–3pm (Woodgrange Baptist Ch, Romford Rd, E7 8AA)
Tuesday: 9am–11am (St Paul & St James, Maryland Rd, Stratford, E15 1JL)
All applications for food must be accompanied by a referral from an independent agent (e.g. a doctor, a social worker or support worker, a school or nursery, a Job Centre).
Advocacy, Bathroom/showers, Food, Food (free)
Saturday: 5pm–7pm (Kensington Church St to Gloucester Rd tube; and Kensington High St)
Saturday: 3pm–7:30pm (tea and cakes in the Carmelite Priory, Pitt St W8 4JH - see website for details)
The mission of the Community of Sant'Egidio is establishing friendship with the poor, whoever and wherever they may be, in the light of the teaching of the Gospel. Food, clothes and social events, especially around Christmas.
Clothing store, Food, Leisure activities
Southcroft Church (Ichthus), 276 Mitcham Lane, Streatham, London SW16 6NU
020 8677 0880
Provides food, clothing and a warm welcome to anyone in need: "Loving people with the love of Jesus. Kind, caring support & understanding."
Bathroom/showers, Food (free), Internet access
Allen Street, Kensington, London W8 6UX
0207 937 5782
Tuesday: 9pm–10pm (Seaforth Place, behind Westminster City Hall)
Outreach mission from young Copts.
St John’s Church Hall, Mattock Lane, London W13 9LA
0208 840 0651
Saturday & Sunday: 3:30pm–5pm
They also give practical help/housing advice. AA meetings.
Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Food (free)
Romford Rd/Upton Lane, London E7 8BD
020 8522 1900
374 Lee High Road, London SE12 8RS
020 8852 8261
Tuesday: 6pm–8pm (Life Bread)
Free hot food.
Unit 7, Deptford Trading Estate, Blackhorse Road, London SE8 5HY
020 7394 2468
Redistributes surplus fresh food to vulnerable people. Works with over 250 local charities, 150 companies and 200 volunteers to improve the health and well being of over 9,500 vulnerable people annually.
114 Mount Street, London W1K 3AH
020 7493 7811
Oxford St route: Davies St, Bourdon St, S Molton St, Oxford St (S Moulton St to Oxford Circus), top end of Regent St to Hanover St, Hanover Sq, New Bond St Berkeley Sq route: Berkeley Sq; Berkeley St; Green Park tube; Piccadilly. Hyde Park Corner route: Mount St; Park Lane underpasses (Park La and Hyde Pk Corner); Shepherds Mkt; Curzon St.