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Winter in the City

Find community and cultural activities across Westminster, all in warm, safe locations.


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Emmanuel Church

Every Wednesday from 10am to 1pm, Emmanual Church will be offering games, craft activities as well as hot soup and cakes. Starting from Wednesday 15 November.

Grand Junction

Based in St Mary Magdalene Church in Paddington, Grand Junction is a community, arts, and cultural venue. They have a programme of music, art and performance for young people, families and adults. There is also a cafe that serves food and drinks, overlooking the canal.

Maida Vale Library

Maida Vale Library is open Monday to Saturday and hosts events for adults and children. There are computers for use as well as study areas.

North Paddington Food Bank: Everybody Eats

The Everybody Eats weekly community meal is open to anyone aged 50 and up. Anyone is welcome to drop by without signing up in advance. It's a great way to enjoy a meal and connect with others. The community meals are hosted at The Avenues, 3-7 Third Avenue, W10 4RS.

The meals take place every Tuesday, from 10am to 2pm and the kitchen is open from 12.30pm. They are not running during half terms on 24th October and 13th February.

Anyone attending may also want to sign up for some of the fun activities Open Age offers. The activities need to be booked in advance and include:

  • 10am to 11am, Pilates
  • 10am to 11.30am, Simply Art
  • 11.15am to 12.15pm, Chair Exercise
  • 12.30pm, Exercise to Music
  • midday to 2pm, Social Groups and Speakers
  • 1.30pm to 3pm, Social Table Tennis

Paddington Library

Paddington Library is open every day and hosts events, with computers for use as well as study areas.

Paddington Children's Library

The Children's Library is open Monday to Saturday, and is located at Westbourne Park Baptist Church.

Queen's Park Family Hub

Queen's Park Family Hub provides a range of activities for children under 5 and their parents or carers including drop-in play, baby classes and workshops.

Queen's Park Library

Queen's Park Library is open Monday to Saturday and hosts events, with computers for use as well as study areas.

Westbourne Park Baptist Church

The Warm Welcome Cafe at Westbourne Park Baptist Church will be offering food, a community pantry as well as activities like games and crafts. Taking place every Thursday, 11am to 4pm, from November 2 to March 28, excluding December 28.

Published: 25 October 2023

Last updated: 9 November 2023