Room hire

The Hornbeam Centre is available for hire to local people, groups, and campaigns.

There are three spaces for hire (see below for photos)

  • our ground floor cafe with servery at the rear comfortably seating up to 30 people (22 if they all want to sit at a table) and
  • a mid sized room on the first floor seating a maximum of 12 people.
  • a smaller room on the top floor which can seat 5 people; this room also has a PC with internet access which can be used for a small additional charge.

You can check out availability online (click on these links) for the cafe space, 1st floor meeting room and top floor room and send a completed booking form to; alternatively email with your requirements, or phone us on 020 8558 6880.

Room hire rates vary dependent upon who is hiring and the type of event, but as a guide we charge locally based not-for-profit organisations £10 per hour for the larger rooms, with discounts for smaller groups which are closely aligned with Hornbeam’s aims & activities; for large / commercial organisations we charge £20 per hour.

Both spaces have tables and chairs that can be arranged as required. Users of the ground floor can make use of the kitchen facilities for tea, coffee, etc. Upstairs users have access to a kettle and basic supplies. We ask for modest donations for refreshments to cover costs.

The ground floor area has wheelchair access and an accessible WC.

Other facilities available include wireless internet access, projector screen (no projector), flip-chart, TV and DVD player.

Because our café operates from 11am – 4pm on Mondays to Fridays & 10.30am – 5pm Saturdays, meetings or events can only be booked downstairs in the evenings, except on Sundays when the cafe can be booked 9am – 10pm.

The upstairs room is available 9am – 10pm seven days a week. It’s also a great place to meet privately over lunch Mon – Sat, with tasty veggie catering and a wide range of refreshments available from downstairs!

The top floor room is available 9am – 10pm seven days a week.

The Hornbeam accepts payment for room hire in £ sterling (in cash, or by cheque payable to ‘Hornbeam Centre’) and also in beams, which is the unit of currency used by Waltham Forest LETS (the hire rate is 20 beams per hour).

To find out more or to make a booking, email, leave a message for Paul Gasson or Steve Lambert on 020 8558 6880, or write to Hornbeam Centre, 458 Hoe Street, London, E17 9AH.

Cafe ground floor meeting space


First floor meeting room

Top floor meeting room/office

Top floor 2

Top floor 1

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