Find a welcoming space in Watford

Safe, warm and welcoming spaces in our town you can visit this winter

This winter many people in Watford will be forced to make tough decisions about some really basic necessities of life, including when and what they eat and if they can afford to heat their home.

Welcoming places offer somewhere to keep warm and save money on your heating and look after your physical and mental health.

What you can expect in a Watford welcoming space

  • Everyone is welcome - it doesn't matter why you are visiting
  • No one will ask why you are visiting - if you want help or advice, please reach out
  • You can visit any of the spaces as often as you need - there is no need to book
  • Stay for as long, or short a time you need but do check opening and closing times

Interested in joining 'Welcoming spaces'?

If you would like to join Watford's 'Welcoming spaces' and linking into the Hertfordshire and national network of spaces, you can find advice and guidance on setting up a space online. To register as a Watford space and apply for a grant towards running a space, please email our communications team. Additionally, you can register as a Hertfordshire warm space.

Meriden Community Centre
Wednesdays 10.00am to 1.00pm
Garsmouth Way, WD25 9ET
Serves: Hot drinks
Toilets available

Orbital Community Centre (One YMCA)
Wednesdays 1pm to 3pm (from 23 November) Friday 10am to 12noon (from 18 November)
Haines Way, WD25 7QU
Serves: Hot drinks
Toilets available

West Watford Community Centre
Mondays 5:30pm to 7pm (not open on Bank Holidays)
15 Harwoods Rd, WD18 7RB
Serves: Hot drinks
Toilets available

Watford Salvation Army – Homework Club
Wednesdays 3:30 to 6:00pm (children should be accompanied by an adult)
376A St Albans Road, WD25 9PV
Serves: Hot drinks (free), Jacket potato and toppings (50p contribution)
Toilets, free wi-fi, stationery and charging facilities available

Watford Salvation Army – Co-working space (opening end of November 2022)
Thursdays 10am to 2pm
376A St Albans Road, WD25 9PV
Serves: Hot drinks
Toilets, free wi-fi and charging facilities available

Light House Café, Leavesden Community Hub
Mondays 10am to 12noon
Clarke Way, Watford WD25 0BW - contact 0800 218 2247
Serves: Hot drinks
Toilets available

Combewood Coffee Morning
Mondays 10am to 12noon
Horseshoe Lane, WD25 7HL- contact 0800 218 2247
Serves: Hot drinks
Toilets available

North Watford Library
Hertfordshire County Council Libraries
St. Albans Road, Watford, WD24 7RW
Offers warm spaces
North Watford Library website.

All Saints Church
Thursday 22 December 12 to 2pm
Wednesday 28 December 12 to 2pm
Tuesday 3 January 12 to 2pm
All Saints Crescent, Watford, WD25 OL
Serves: Free hot two-course meal
No age limit. Children under 16 to be accompanied by an adult
Toilets available

Dale Court
Mondays 10am to 12noon
126 High Road, Leavesden, WD25 7BP - contact 0800 218 2247
Serves: Hot drinks
Toilets available

Eastbury Court Coffee Morning
Thursdays 10am to 12noon
Longcroft, Oxhey Park, WD19 4JX - contact 0800 218 2247
Serves: Hot drinks
Toilets available

Horwood Court Coffee Morning
Thursdays 10am to 12noon
Hillrise Avenue, Tudor Estate, Watford, WD24 7NG - contact 0800 218 2247
Serves: Hot drinks
Toilets available

Rutland Lodge
Fridays 10am to 12noon
Nascot Road, Watford, WD17 4UJ - contact 0800 218 2247
Serves: Hot drinks
Toilets available

Swanston House – Coffee Morning
Everyday 10am to 12noon
Whippendell Road, WD18 7NY - contact 0800 218 2247
Serves: Hot drinks
Toilets available

Treebridge – Breakfast
Fridays 10am to 12noon
Garston Lane, WD25 9QR - contact 0800 218 2247
Serves: Hot drinks
Toilets available

Woodfields – Coffee Morning
Everyday 10am to 12noon
George Street, Watford, WD18 0BS - contact 0800 218 2247
Serves: Hot drinks
Toilets available

Watford Library
Hertfordshire County Council Libraries
Hampstead Road, Watford, WD17 7RW (View on map)
Offers warm spaces
Watford Library website.

Other Welcoming / Warm spaces in Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire County Council warm spaces

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