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 happen every Thursday, Friday and Saturday with a range of talks, films, pop-up Supper Clubs and music.

**Thank you everyone for helping us reach our crowdfunder target – now come and enjoy Hornbeam Nights!**

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:

Bringing children and nature together

Sun 18th Feb 2018, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Sunday Family Club

The Learning Lodge, London

Mon 19th Feb 2018, 10:00am - 2:30pm

Community Mondays: People's Kitchen

The Hornbeam Café, Walthamstow London

Tue 20th Feb 2018, 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Friday Hill Tues Drop-In

Other Location, see event details

Wed 21st Feb 2018, 10:00am - 1:00pm

Nature Works at Pimp Hall Nature Reserve

The Learning Lodge, London

Thu 22nd Feb 2018, 7:30pm - 10:30pm

Film Night: The Urban Pedaller

The Hornbeam E17, Walthamstow London

Book Club

Fri 23rd Feb 2018, 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Bakers Arms Book Group

The Hornbeam E17, Walthamstow London

See all events at the Hornbeam


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