Hornbeam regular activities

As well as hosting Waltham Forest’s longest running (around 30 years!) vegetarian (now vegan) cafe from Tuesday to Sunday, the Hornbeam runs a wide variety of events for and by the community based around promoting sustainable and low cost living.

Please check events and social media for changes.

Food Rescue Kitchen: drop-in opportunities to learn to cook vegan food or just to eat. Cook from 10am, eat 1-2pm.

We run pay-as-you-feel food stalls around the borough as part of this project providing food that is perfect to eat, but won’t be sold by shops as it’s near it’s ‘best before’ date.

Hornbeam Nights can be put on by anyone who has an idea for a talk, film, pop-up Supper Club or music on Thurs, Fri or Sat nights.

Family activitiesWe have lots of activities at the Hornbeam and the Learning Lodge using craft, food and nature to entertain, including the regular Sunday Family Club.

Hornbeam Pop-Up Best Before, Still Good After stall

Supporting community building: We regularly hold events which give support to people who need a space to meet. Past supported projects include the Stories and Supper Clubs which give refugees and migrants a chance to meet, learn, cook and tell their stories.

OrganicLea’s Market Stall: every Saturday 10am-3pm our partner Organiclea, run a food and veg stall outside the Hornbeam cafe.  The market stall sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves.  Another stall is held in Leytonstone outside Matalan.

More regular events also happen at our Learning Lodge in Chingford. 

Upcoming events:

Mon 9th Dec 2019 - Tue 31st Dec 2019, 12:00am

Welcome Meals - December

Other Location, see event details

Mon 9th Dec 2019, 7:30pm - 9:00pm

E17 Swedish beginners course

The Hornbeam Café, Walthamstow London

Art at the Learning Lodge

Tue 10th Dec 2019, 9:00am - 9:00pm

Tues Adult Art Classes at the Learning Lodge

The Learning Lodge, Chingford, London

Wed 11th Dec 2019, 9:30am - 10:30am

Women's Tai Chi Corner in Pimp Hall Nature Reserve

The Learning Lodge, Chingford, London

Art at the Learning Lodge

Wed 11th Dec 2019, 11:00am - 2:00pm

Wed Adult Art Lessons at the Learning Lodge

The Learning Lodge, Chingford, London

Sat 14th Dec 2019, 10:00am - 3:00pm

OrganicLea's Weekly Market Stall

The Hornbeam Café, Walthamstow London

See all events at the Hornbeam


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