Warm spaces in the north west of the city
Published: 25 November 2022
Last updated: 9 January 2023
We've created an interactive map so you can find information about warm spaces across Westminster. You can use the map to find them by what's near you, or by what type of space they are, be it a library, cultural or community centre.
Central London Youth Development Trust
The Central London Youth Development Trust provides meals and a range of activities including line dancing, chair exercise and cultural activities.
Open every Friday from 11:30am to 2:30pm.
Middle Eastern Women and Society Organisation
Middle Eastern Women and Society Organisation is a women's charity run by and for women from ethnic minority communities. The charity provides a range of services including meals, access to nutritionists or healthcare practitioners and a mindfulness facilitator for breathing and relaxation exercises.
Saturday from 12pm to 3pm.
The Mosaic Community Trust
The Mosaic Community Trust works towards empowering BAME communities in Westminster. They are providing meals as well as a programme of arts, mindfulness and light exercise sessions.
Mondays from 10:30am to 1:30pm.
Queen's Park Bangladesh Association
The Queen's Park Bangladesh Association works to support the Bangladeshi community in Westminster. They have a programme that includes arts and crafts, cookery, workshops, board games and physical activities. Meals are also provided.
Thursdays from 6pm and Sundays from 1pm.
Kulan Somali Organisation
Kulan Somali Organisation (KSO) was formed in 2002 with the aim to improve the lives of the BAME community, in particular the Somali and Baravanese communities in the UK. The charity is providing meals and cultural social activities, such as dancing and storytelling.
Community For All (C4A) CIC
C4A is a dynamic grass roots community provision based in Westminster. The charity provides meals and games.
Thursdays from 6pm to 9pm.
Queen's Park Club
Queen's Park Club provides hot meals on weekdays, weekends and evenings.
SunahsCrisis Team CIC
Sunahs Crisis Team supports those in the community who are homeless, vulnerable adults, children, families and those socially isolated. The team are providing meals plus karaoke and other board games sessions.
Marylebone Bangladesh Society
Marylebone Bangladesh Society (MBS) is a grass-roots community-led charity. The charity are providing meals plus cookery classes, shopping trips, exercise classes, and walks.
Mondays from 5 to 8pm and Fridays 5 to 8pm
Make it Happen
Make it Happen is a parent-led organisation for all Westminster parents and carers of children and adults with special educational needs and/or a disability (up to 25 years).
They are offering meals and a safe space to ask questions, talk and feel listened to.
Thursdays from 10am to 3pm.
London Tigers is an award-winning charity empowering communities through sports. They will be providing meals and a programme of activities.
Wednesdays from 10am to 1pm.
Grand Junction is a community, arts, and culture venue located at St Mary Magdalene Church in Paddington. 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.
Queen's Park Library
Queen's Park Library is open Monday to Saturday and hosts events for adults and children. There are computers for use as well as study areas.
Queen's Park Children's Centre
Queen's Park Children's Centre provides a range of activities for children under 5 and their parents or carers including drop-in play, baby classes and workshops.
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 Youth Club
The North Paddington Youth Club provides meals and activities for children and young people aged between 8 and 21 years old. They can learn skills like how to budget and preparing and cooking healthy snacks and meals for themselves and their families.
There are also basketball sessions hosted by the Westside Basketball Club.
Happy Lizzy Event Planning (HELP)
HELP offer hot meals and activities for children aged 7 to 16. Activities include table tennis, football, chess, snooker, table football, crafts, playground and other fun games and activities. There's even live music, lessons and karaoke.
Activities take place on Friday's after school between 3:30pm and 6:30pm.
Maida Hill Place
Maida Hill Place is a social enterprise with a kitchen open for food production and training. Over the winter months they'll be providing lunches and place to socialise:
Monday lunchtimes, midday to 2.00 pm
- Sunday 14 January, 1pm to 3pm
- Sunday 28 January, 1pm to 3pm (TBC)
- Sunday 12 February, 1pm to 3pm
- Sunday 26 February, 1pm to 3pm (TBC)
- Sunday 12 March, 1pm to 3pm
- Sunday 26 March, 1pm to 3pm
They are also running a soup stall on Tuesdays at Maida Hill Market from 2pm to 3pm.