Welcome to the Hornbeam:  a community organisation working with a range of partners in Waltham Forest and beyond.

  • SPACE for communities to meet in E17 and E4
  • TIME and support to develop community initiatives
  • SKILLS and knowledge about low cost, low impact living.

Our E17 space hosts the Hornbeam Café with Hornbeam volunteers… serving affordable vegetarian food made from organic, seasonal, locally grown and/or fairly traded ingredients.

Follow the Hornbeam on Facebook and Twitter for up-to-date news and events.

We’re planning lots of fun Hornbeam Nights in 2017!

Rosamund DJing at Hornbeam Nights
Rosamund DJing at Hornbeam Nights

We are open every Thursday night and occasional other nights for music, drinks and friendly chat!

We hold monthly Soulfulised music nights (first Thurs of the month), Open Decks evenings (second Thursdays), Film Nights (third Thursdays) plus music quizzes,  coffee & cocktail nights, and individual gigs on other Thursdays.

Keep up to date by following Hornbeam Nights Facebook and Twitter accounts.

If you’ve got an idea for a great night we can put on in 2017 do get in touch with Charlie at hornbeamnights@gmail.com or of course, pop into the cafe.


  • People’s Kitchen – first Monday of every month February 5, 2017 Rebecca TullyThe first Community Monday of every month is People’s Kitchen – delicious lunch made from food that would have been wasted. Food is served 1pm, or come and help make the lunch and join us at 10am. Everyone welcome so come and share your lunch with others who live and work locally. Do tell your neighbour or ...
  • Job Opportunity: Hornbeam Office and Systems Coordinator January 30, 2017 Rebecca TullyApplication deadline Mon 6 Feb It’s time to get our systems in order once and for all – do you have the experience, skills and a friendly temperament to help us do it? We are looking for someone to co-ordinate administrative systems at the Hornbeam, including financial, bookings and communications. The role is seven hours a week ...
  • Volunteer with Stories and Supper: This Monday January 25, 2017 Rebecca TullyCome and find out more about being part of the Stories and Supper project – supporting refugees and changing narratives – this Monday at the Hornbeam E17. More about the project at the Stories and Supper Page – click below.   Email storiesandsupper@gmail.com with any questions and to let us know your’re coming, or tell us on ...
  • Chris Hill. January 17, 2017 Rebecca TullyWe were very sad to hear that Chris Hill died on 16 January. Chris’s funeral is on 13th Feb,  2.15pm at City of London Cemetery followed by a wake/celebration of his life at the Hornbeam. Chris was more than just a regular, he was a complete stalwart.He was involved in the coordinating team across all 3 decades of its existence. ...

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Community cafe, event space and environment centre // 458 Hoe Street, Walthamstow, E17 9AH // 020 8558 6880