Hornbeam regular activities

As well as running Waltham Forest’s longest running vegetarian 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.

*We are recruiting for a new member to join our voluntary coordinating group and a volunteer photo editor. Details here*

AUGUST IS A BIT DIFFERENT – 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 11am-2pm – we help maintain the space together, pick up some skills and often have some lunch too.

Includes People’s Kitchen on the second and third Monday of every month. NO Community Mondays in August 2017

Hornbeam Nights happen every Thursday, Friday and Saturday with a range of talks, films, pop-up Supper Clubs and music (but with a break in August).

JoyRiderswe 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:

Fri 22nd Sep 2017, 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Jam Sandwich

Other Location, see event details

Sat 23rd Sep 2017, 10:00am - 3:00pm

OrganicLea's Weekly Market Stall

The Hornbeam Café, Walthamstow London

Sat 23rd Sep 2017, 7:30pm - 10:30pm

Mindful Nourishment Supper Club

The Hornbeam Café, Walthamstow London

All are welcome to Community Mondays

Mon 25th Sep 2017, 10:00am - 2:00pm

Community Mondays E17

The Hornbeam E17, Walthamstow London

Tue 26th Sep 2017, 9:30am - 10:30am

Tuesday Morning Yoga with Kuasayoga

The Hornbeam Café, Walthamstow London

Tue 26th Sep 2017, 2:30pm - 5:30pm

Drop In Tuesdays at Friday Hill, Chingford

Other Location, see event details

See all events at the Hornbeam

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