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Peterhouse Community Centre

Whether for large conferences, private party hire, or smaller meetings and one-to-one therapy sessions, we will be able to provide the perfect space for your needs. 

The Peterhouse Centre is a fully accessible building, offering peace and tranquility in the heart of Walthamstow, North East London. There are good transport links, and on-street parking is available with a council permit or for free at the weekend. 

We have two large rooms available to hire: the
Hall (80-100 seated capacity), with an attached kitchen and large garden; and the Hornbeam Room (30 seated capacity), with whiteboards and a kitchenette. The Hornbeam room is upstairs, but is accessible via a lift.  There are also six smaller rooms, three upstairs (Beech, Oak and Poplar) and three downstairs (Hawthorn, Cherry, and Holly), which can be hired by the hour.

The centre is monitored by 24-hour CCTV and kept secure by a digital key-card access system. 

Please read our Terms & Conditions, which contain our cancellation policy, before making a booking.


The Hall


The Hall is available to hire at the following times:

Thursdays and Fridays until 19th of July 2024: 4.00 pm - 9:00 pm

Weekdays from 20th July 2024 to 30th August 2024: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 2nd of September 2024: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Thursdays and Fridays from 5th of September 2024: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Weekends: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

The main Hall is double height and measures approximately 10m x 12m. It is light and airy, and can seat 80.


There are two wall-mounted screens and wall-mounted speakers with an audio link. Plenty of chairs and rectangular tables are available for use, stored in cupboards that run along one side of the Hall. 


The Hall opens onto the garden, which has a paved area leading onto a lawn and a wild garden. There is room to explore and space to enjoy the quiet tranquility of nature in the garden, which backs onto Epping Forest. Hall hire includes use of the garden.

There is ample space to accommodate bouncy castles both inside the Hall and outside in the garden.


The Hall has an attached kitchen, with two cookers and gas hobs, a microwave, two sinks, a large fridge freezer, a dishwasher, a washing machine, and lots of space to prepare food. Access to the kitchen is included when you book the Hall.

Hire rate - £55 per hour 

(Includes access to kitchen and garden)

*Registered charity rate - £35 per hour

For parties, an indemnity deposit of £350 needs to be paid at least a week in advance of the event and will be returned within a week after the event, assuming that there are no problems.

Alcohol is permitted on the premises only by prior agreement and should not, in any circumstances, be available for sale/purchase. Please indicate in your application form if you wish to have alcohol at your planned hire event.

All private parties MUST be cleared up and out of the space by 8pm.


The Hornbeam Room


The Hornbeam Room is available to hire at the following times:

8:00 am - 9.00 pm, except for Tuesday and Wednesday evenings during school term

The Hornbeam Room is on the first floor, accessible via stairs or a lift. It is a light, airy room, with windows on two sides, one side looking into the forest. It is the perfect room for conferences or meetings and can comfortably seat up to 30 people. The Hornbeam Room contains a wall-mounted screen and we can provide a projector should you need one. There are plenty of chairs and tables, and whiteboards. It also has its own sink, closed away in a cupboard, and tea and coffee making facilities can be provided for your convenience. The lino floor can be easily cleaned, so it is a great room for arts and crafts activities.  

Hire rate - £30 per hour

Registered charity rate - £15 per hour

Equipment: Flipchart holder - £5 per day


Therapy and Meeting Rooms


Available to hire at the following times:

8:00 am - 9.00 pm, except for the Hawthorn and Holly Rooms, which are available after 5:00 pm on weekdays

Downstairs, the Hawthorn, Holly and Cherry rooms  provide a comfortable and discreet setting for counselling sessions, tucked away through the reception area. They can also be used for small meetings. They are light and airy, but can be made more private by shutting the blinds.

Upstairs, off the main corridor, there are another three rooms (Beech, Oak and Poplar), of varying sizes.

Hire rate - £13 per hour, except for the Beech Room, which is £20 per hour

All therapy bookings should preferably start on the hour, preferably be for multiples of whole hours, and end promptly to ensure subsequent users can make best use of their booking.

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