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 projector & screen, whiteboards, and kitchen facilities. The Hornbeam room is upstairs, but is accessible via a lift. Downstairs there are two smaller rooms, Hawthorn 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 main Hall is double height and measures approximately 10m x 12m. It is light and airy, and can seat 80 people around tables or 100 people in a theatre-style arrangement. 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 sliding cupboards that run along one side of the Hall. In 2021, the floor has been replaced, new chairs have been purchased, and the walls repainted.
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. The attached kitchen can be hired for a small additional fee.
The Hall is currently available to hire from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
From the beginning of November, the Hall will be available to hire at the following times:
Weekdays, during term time: 4:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Weekdays, during school holidays: 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays: 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Feedback from recent users:
Children’s birthday party, January 2020 – “We had a brilliant party - the space was just great.”
Children’s birthday party, February 2020 – “We all very much enjoyed the day there. I like how the tables and chairs now go into the cupboard.”
Children’s birthday party, February 2020 – “We had a great time.”
Children’s birthday party, February 2020 – “My son had a fantastic party and the space was perfect.”
Eid party, July 2021 – “We had a great time on Sunday. The weather made it more eventful!”
Children’s birthday party, September 2021 – “We had a great party."
Children’s birthday party, September 2021 – “We had a lovely time. The space is wonderful."
Children’s birthday party, October 2021 – “The space was perfect and everyone had a fantastic time."
Hire rate - £45 per hour
Registered charity rate - £30 per hour
Weekend hire after 6:00 pm - £50 per hour
Kitchen hire - £20 per booking, not per hour
Garden hire only - £25 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.
The Hornbeam Room
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
Projector to connect to hirer's computer - £25 per day
Therapy and Meeting Rooms
Currently, two smaller downstairs rooms, Hawthorn and Holly, are available to hire at weekends and on weekday evenings. They provide a comfortable and discreet setting for counselling sessions, tucked away through the reception area, behind a code-locked door. They can also be used for small meetings. They are light and airy, but can be made more private by shutting the blinds.
Hire rate - £11 per hour
All therapy bookings should start on the hour, be for multiples of whole hours, and end promptly to ensure subsequent users can make best use of their booking.