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 in the schedules of regular activities during August.  Community Mondays and Hornbeam Nights will be taking an August holiday break.

Community Mondaysare one-off, drop-in opportunities 10am-2pm – we help maintain the space together, pick up some skills and often have some lunch too.

Includes People’s Kitchen on the first and third Monday of every month.

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.

JoyRiders: we run two cycling groups – one in Walthamstow for women only and one in Chingford for families. We also hold occasionally discussions or exhibitions at both locations.

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

Best Before Stalls: we run pay-as-you-feel food stalls around the borough as part of our Food for London project providing food that is perfect to eat, but won’t be sold by shops as it’s near it’s ‘best before’ date.

Supporting community building: We regularly hold events which give support to people who need a space to meet, such as the Stories and Supper Clubs which occur regularly to give refugees and migrants a chance to meet, learn and tell their stories at the Supper Club events .

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:

Sat 18th Aug 2018, 10:00am - 3:00pm

OrganicLea's Weekly Market Stall

The Hornbeam Café, Walthamstow London

Nomadic supper club spring rolls

Sat 18th Aug 2018, 7:30pm - 10:30pm

Nomadic Supper Clubs

The Hornbeam Café, Walthamstow London

Bringing children and nature together

Sun 19th Aug 2018, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Sunday Family Club

The Learning Lodge, London

People's Kitchen volunteers preparing food

Mon 20th Aug 2018, 10:00am - 2:00pm

Community Monday

The Hornbeam E17, Walthamstow London

Tue 21st Aug 2018, 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Friday Hill Tues Drop-In

Other Location, see event details

Sat 25th Aug 2018, 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