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Got a question about the London LGBTQ+ Community Centre? Check out our FAQs below.

When are you open?

We’re open on:

  • Wednesday –  9:30am-6pm
  • Thursday – 12-8pm
  • Friday – 12-8pm
  • Saturday – 12-8pm
  • Sunday – 1-8pm

We are closed during these other times for walk-ins:

If you’d like to attend one of these events, book on Eventbrite.

On Monday and Tuesday the Centre is closed for private community bookings, unless you are booked for an event like Queer Workout Club or Mobility and Joint Health Class. Please note the Centre isn’t open for walk-ins on Monday and Tuesday.

What events are on this week/month?

We regularly update our Eventbrite with what’s happening at the Centre.

We also post weekly updates on our social media about upcoming events and have a weekly newsletter

I wanted to go to an event but it’s sold out. Is there a way for me to still book? 

Our events often sell out.

Email us at [email protected] if you’re interested in attending a sold-out event. We’ll let you know if there is a waiting list.

I want to return a ticket for an event as I can no longer attend

You can return your ticket via Eventbrite. If you have paid for a ticket, you can request a refund through Eventbrite.

I don’t have the funds to buy a ticket for an event. Can I still come? 

We always want to ensure our events are accessible, regardless of funds. If you want to attend an event but you don’t have the funds, email us at [email protected].

All our events have a range of ticket prices and many of them are free.

Where is the London LGBTQ+ Community Centre?

We’re based in Southwark, right by Blackfriars Station (south side river exit). Our address is 60-62 Hopton St, London SE1 9JH.

You can find us on Google Maps and CityMapper

Is the venue accessible?

The Centre is on the ground floor with no thresholds. 

Unfortunately, our bathroom facilities are not fully accessible. We are raising funds to change this. So far we have secured a portion of the money needed and we expect to make the changes in March 2023.

For visitors arriving from Blackfriars station, there is an accessible bathroom inside the station, on the north side of the river. 

We have an agreement with our neighbours at The Founders Arms pub and Starbucks cafe so that anyone wanting an accessible bathroom are welcome to use theirs. The Tate is also available to our visitors.

Read more about our accessibility.

Can I stock leaflets/zines/other items at the Centre?

We have limited space available, which means we can only accept resources that specifically serve the LGBTQ+ community.

Unfortunately we aren’t able to print leaflets or flyers. Please bring in leaflets or flyers that you’d like to be displayed and speak to staff to ensure we have space.

Event posters can be put up for up to one month.

Can I run an event at the Centre? 

We’re always interested in new events for our community!

Find out what details we need to know about your event and get in touch. 

Can I hire out the Centre for a private event, meeting space or another service?

Yes! Monday and Tuesday are days in the week we’re closed for private community events. Email us at [email protected] with information about your event. We charge £40 per hour for LGBTQ+ organisations.

If you’re a non-LGBTQ+ organisation, you can still hire the space. Email us with details about your event.

How do I volunteer at the Centre?

We’re really grateful to anyone who can offer their time to help support our community.

Check out our current volunteer roles – we regularly update this page with new opportunities. 

If you’re interested in volunteering with your place of work we also offer team volunteering days. Please email [email protected] with your ideas.

Are you open to all ages?

We are! There may be events that are more suitable for adults, and some for families or younger folks

Email us at [email protected] or DM us on Instagram, Twitter/X or Facebook if you’re unsure about the age range for an event. 

Can you help me with my university survey?

We may be able to display a printout of your survey in our signposting area. Please check in with staff at the Centre if there is space.

Unfortunately we aren’t able to share surveys on social media or offer filming space.

What’s the best time to come to the Centre to meet new people?

We have regular events like our Queer Chat and Craft group, Queer Book Club and yoga and community meditation sessions where you can meet new people. 

We also host lots of meetups for the community, including language groups, Dope Black Queers’ monthly forum, Travellers Pride and GIN UK LGBTQIA Indian Network. 

If you feel a bit nervous, shy, or want an introduction to new people, our team are always about for a chat.

Do you serve food and drinks?

We have affordable tea and coffee available as well as soft drinks. 

Unfortunately, we are unable to serve food in the London LGBTQ+ Community Centre. But we’re looking into options to have snacks available from local suppliers.

Food from outside can be brought in and we have a kettle and microwave that are both free to use. 

We are a strictly sober venue and alcohol is absolutely not allowed in the Centre.

Can I donate?

Yes! Donations really help us to continue running the Centre and providing a community space for LGBTQ+ folks in London.

You can become a Friend of the Centre with a regular gift or you can give a one-off donation

We also accept books, plants (and pots and soil) and clean clothing.

Do you have a safeguarding policy?

Yes, you can read it here.

Any other questions?

If you have any other questions about bookings, please email us at [email protected].

For any other queries, email us at [email protected] or DM us on Twitter or Instagram. We’ll get back to you as soon as we can. 

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