As the cost of living crisis continues, many of us face tough decisions this Winter. Some of us cannot afford to heat our homes or are worried about doing so.
To support the community, we have partnered with the voluntary sector and other organisations to open a network of Warm Spaces across Lambeth that you can visit for free, relax, stay warm and meet others in the community.
Each Warm Space is slightly different; you can find some in libraries, community halls and hubs. Some offer hot food, activities and services. Whichever Warm Space you visit, all will be safe, heated, welcoming, kind and inclusive.
Find a Warm Space below.
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Library facilities and services
This Warm Space is open on Monday’s between 21st November and 12th December. Reopening on Monday 9th January onwards.
This warm space provides tea and coffee, Free WiFi and access to computers, and Free Workshops on C.V. Writing and Basic IT Skills.
This warm space provides tea, coffee and toast, plus a community fridge on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Visit on Thursdays for free refreshments, internet access and advice from Lambeth Foodbanks.
- Brixton Library in the heart of Brixton, on Windrush Square is a beautiful Grade II listed building, open 7 days a week. On the ground floor there is the children’s library, adult fiction and a gallery room that can be hired for events. On the first floor there is a large non-fiction library, quiet study space and a reference library. The library is open 7 days a week.
Drop into the Brixton Windmill Centre on Wednesdays between 25th January and 29th March to access both a warm space and warm welcoming space, hot drinks and use of our oven.
Available Wednesday to Friday, this space is for home care and domiciliary care workers to use, offering free teas, coffees and biscuits available.
- Carnegie Library is a picturesque Grade II listed building on Herne Hill Road on the edge of Ruskin Park. At the back of the library there is a lovely garden where you can sit and read in the summer.
All are welcome at this warm space.
Visit for movement, food, company, conversation, and singing.
- Situated in the Mary Seacole Centre on Clapham High Street, this stunning, modern, award-winning building is the largest library in Lambeth. There is a central performance space and meeting rooms which can be hired. The library is open 7 days a week.
This Warm Space is open Thursdays between 11am and 3pm.
A lunch club is held each Thursday.
We’re so happy to offer our welcome warm space to our community and we hope that you make yourself at home.
- Durning Library is located in Kennington, close to the tube station. It provides books, Wi-Fi, computers, printing, study space and more.
This Warm Space is open Thursdays between 11am and 2pm.
Tea, coffee, refreshments and a free hot meal is available
Outerwear is available on a first-come-first-serve basis
Visit for support, advice, and activities such as cooking workshops, virtual reality workshops, bingo, and more!
Hot drinks are available.
Some toys are available for young children.
A warm and friendly environment to simply sit, read, chat and relax.
Free refreshments of hot beverage, soup and bread to be served.
Escape the chill and save money on your bills every Wednesday at Living Space, Waterloo!
Marhaba means hello in Arabic. Marhaba space is just that – a help – an open, free, warm, inclusive and sober open space for young people aged 13-25.
- Minet Library is on Knatchbull Road in Myatts Fields and close to Loughborough Junction. Lambeth Archives is in the same building.