Warm Welcomes

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UPDATED – 1 February 2023

To help support residents this winter, H&F Council is financially supporting four local ‘warm welcome’ spaces. Our libraries are also open for anyone looking for somewhere to sit down and relax out of the cold.

Each 'warm welcome' space offers something a little different. Come and join us and you’ll receive a hot drink, biscuits, and the chance to chat to members of your community or to take part in different activities. Everyone is welcome.

All locations are accessible and have free access to toilets.

View a Google map of warm welcome spaces in Hammersmith & Fulham

The locations and timings of these warm welcomes may change. Up to date information will always be posted here first.

Find out more about the help on offer during the cost-of-living crisis.

Warm welcomes run in partnership with local organisations

Sands End Arts & Community Centre (SEACC)

Peterborough Road, Fulham, SW6 3EZ

SEACC is offering a warm space for residents of all ages, two days a week. This offer includes books suitable for children and adults, hot drinks and snacks, free WiFi and even a timetable of free activities for residents to take part in if they want to. Find out more about their opening hours and activity timetable below.

  • Mondays,12pm to 6pm.
    Arts, crafts and board games.
     
  • Thursdays,12pm to 6pm.
    Over 50s Pilates with Open Age 12.30pm to 1.30pm.
    Table Tennis sessions from 12.30pm to 3.30pm.
    Arts and crafts with Sharky and George from 3.30pm to 5.30pm.

This warm welcome is accessible and there is access to a toilet.

Visit the SEACC website.


Our Lady of Fatima Parish Centre

Commonwealth Road, London W12 7QR

Our Lady of Fatima, White City, is open as a warm welcome location every Tuesday afternoon. Their offer includes warm food, find out more below.

  • Tuesdays, 2.30pm to 6pm.
    Food served from 5pm.
    Children’s sports and play, arts and crafts.

This warm welcome is accessible and there is access to a toilet.

Visit Our Lady of Fatima’s website.


Old Oak Community Centre

Braybrook Street, London W12 0AP

There's plenty of fun for everyone at Old Oak Community Centre's warm space.

  • Wednesdays, 2pm to 6pm.
    Arts and crafts and sports from 2pm to 6pm.

This warm welcome is accessible and there is access to a toilet.

Visit Old Oak Community Centre’s website.


The Community Hub

1a Aisgill Avenue, London, W14 9NF

The Community Hub, West Kensington, is open weekdays with a huge variety of FREE activities. On Fridays it has a dedicated warm welcome day, with after school youth sports sessions.

Monday to Thursday the centre is open and will have some capacity to provide warm welcome facilities.

The warm welcome is open Monday 10am to 7.30pm, Tuesday 10am to 5.30pm, Wednesday 10am to 2.30pm and Thursday 9.30am to 8pm, for a variety of free events.

  • Fridays, 12.30pm to 6pm.
    Snack and chat from 12.30pm to 2pm.
    Box Fit from 4.30pm to 5.30pm.
    Youth sports session for 12 to 18-year-olds from 5.30pm to 6pm.

This warm welcome is accessible and there is access to a toilet.

Visit the the Community Hub website.


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Warm welcomes run by local organisations

Westfield

1081 Ariel Way, London, W12 7GF

You can find Westfield's warm welcome space in The Village side of the mall, level 2, across from Gymbox. This is a few levels up from Waitrose's entrance to Westfield.

  • Monday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm.

Lyric Hammersmith Theatre

Hammersmith, London, W6 0QL

The Lyric is offering food and drink for warm welcome visitors by using the key word 'Hammersmith' when ordering.

  • Monday to Saturday, 10am to 6pm.

Call 020 8741 6822 for more information.


Nourish Hub

Swanscombe House, 1 St Ann's Road, W11 4SS

The Nourish Hub is providing a warm space every weekday as well as their regular offer of breakfast clubs and surplus suppers.

  • Monday to Friday, 12pm to 3pm.

Visit the Nourish Hub website to find out more about their warm welcome space.


Hammersmith & Fulham Foodbank

75 Bloemfontein Road, White City, W12 7DA

Hammersmith & Fulham Foodbank are providing a child friendly space with free access to toilets for children and pregnant women.

  • Tuesday and Thursday, 10am to 4pm.
  • Wednesdays, 10am to 2pm.

Visit the Hammersmith & Fulham Foodbank website for more information.


Charecroft Estate Community Hall

Charecroft Estate Community Hall, Rockley Road, Shepherds Bush, W12 8PQ

Citizens Advice Hammersmith and Fulham and Charecroft Estate TRA, with support from H&F Council, are providing a warm space for residents of all ages. They're providing hot drinks, refreshments and a quiet space, as well as the opportunity to get free confidential advice from Citizens Advice. They also hold lunchtime talks on a variety of topics at 12:00.

  • Tuesdays, 10am to 4pm.

Please drop in for more information. 


West12

Community Hub, W12 Shopping Centre, Shepherds Bush, W12 6PP

The West12 warm welcome is open to everyone and is a place where residents can enjoy warm drinks and take part in different activities.

  • Wednesday, 11am to 1pm.

Visit their warm bank webpage for more information.


Kathy Dolan Centre

78 White City Close, W12 7DZ

This warm welcome is run by Wood Lane TRA and Age UK and is open to all. Tea and coffee are on offer, and residents have the chance to join their music appreciation group, learn computer skills and socialise with others.

  • Every other Friday, starting Friday 27 January, 2.30pm to 4.30pm.

For more information, contact Dawn on: 0793 967 0866


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Warm welcomes in our libraries

The libraries listed below are part of our warm welcomes offering.

Library warm welcome hours are running every week day from 2.30pm to library closing times from Monday 19 December (excluding holiday closures).

Askew Library

Askew Road, W12 9AS

Warm welcome opening hours: Usually open Monday to Friday, 2.30pm to close.  

Library opening hours: Monday to Saturday, from 10am to 5pm (Tuesday and Thursday 7pm close)
Find out more: Askew Road library.

Avonmore Library 

North End Crescent, W14 8TG

Warm welcome opening hours: Monday to Friday, 2.30pm to close. 

Please be aware, Avonmore is the coolest of our library warm welcome locations.

Library opening hours: Monday to Saturday, from 10am to 5pm.
Find out more: Avonmore library.

Fulham Library 

Fulham Road, SW6 5NX

Warm welcome opening hours: Monday to Friday, 2.30pm to close. 

Library opening hours: Monday to Thursday, 10am to 7pm, Friday and Saturday, 10am to 5pm.
Find out more: Fulham library.

Hammersmith Library 

Shepherds Bush Road, W6 7AT

Warm welcome opening hours: Monday to Friday, 2.30pm to close.

Library opening hours: Monday to Thursday, 10am to 7pm, Friday and Saturday, 10am to 5pm.
Find out more: Hammersmith library.

Shepherds Bush Library

Wood Lane, W12 7BF

Warm welcome opening hours: Monday to Friday, 2.30pm to close.

UPDATE: Warm welcome hours will not be running at Shepherds Bush Library today, Wednesday 1 February.

Library opening hours: Monday to Thursday, 10am to 7pm, Friday and Saturday, 10am to 5pm.
Find out more: Shepherds Bush library.

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