To help everyone stay warm this winter, ‘warm welcome’ spaces are available across Camden. You'll find them in libraries, children's centres and other community buildings across the borough. 

Each 'warm welcome' space offers something a little different. But wherever you visit, you'll find a warm and friendly place to enjoy. You’ll also be able to get help and support with the cost of living crisis if you need it.

Everyone is invited to come in, relax and meet up with others in a safe and warm place.

On this page:

Find a warm welcome space near you 

View our warm welcome spaces on a map to find one near you or see a full list below. 

Libraries 

Libraries in Camden provide a warm and friendly space for anyone to; 

  • sit and read or chat 
  • use free WiFi, computers or tablets 
  • study 
  • read free online newspapers, magazines or e-books  
  • attend events, including weekly rhyme and story time sessions (for children under 5) 

Select your local library for opening hours, contact details and information about facilities.

Children’s centres 

Our children’s centres provide for children under 5 and their families. They are here for stay and play, drop-in sessions or advice and support this winter. 

Leisure centres and gyms

Camden's Better leisure centres and gyms provide free and discounted facilities and events this winter. This will include:

  • free swimming for over 60s (before midday Monday to Friday)
  • under 16s swim for £1 (before 10am Saturday and Sunday)
  • discounted membership if you are under 16, disabled or on a low income
  • older adult social club activities once a fortnight

Select your local leisure centre for opening hours, contact details and information about facilities: 

Warm welcome community spaces 

Community organisations across Camden are providing warm spaces with a range of events, activities and hot food. 

Find out more about what each organisation is offering and when you can visit:

Can you host a warm space? 

If you're a local organisation and can offer a free, warm space for Camden residents, we'd love to hear from you.  

Read about why we're providing warm spaces, and sign-up to our ‘warm welcome’ pledge to register your interest. 

Register your warm space