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Abbey Centre

The Abbey Centre offers a range of health, educational and social activities for older people, for people with disabilities, for children and younger people as well as lunchtime sessions for local residents/workers. The Abbey provides preventative and low level mental health services through a range of activities for older people.

Social activities include

  • the Abbey Monday club
  • bingo and social club
  • older people's club for Spanish and Portuguese speakers
  • free ballroom dancing on Mondays
  • free latin/salsa dance classes on Fridays
  • tango
  • yoga
  • tai chi
  • fitness cllasses
  • martial arts for all ages
  • bowls for older people
  • knitting circle drop-in
  • walking for health
  • summer trips
  • reminiscence projects
  • concerts
  • reminiscence projects
  • cultural activities
  • regular consultation events
  • body conditioning and exercise classes for women
  • Phoenix poets
  • Spanish language classes
  • Westminster Works (employment help drop-in)

Opportunities for older people to volunteer at the Centre include a Befriending Buddies project where volunteers telephone or visit older people for chats.

The Wash House Cafe is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 3pm, providing discounts for members and discounted lunches for older members, the opportunity to socialise and free WIFI. 

Opening hours are

  • Monday to Thursday 9am to 9pm
  • Friday 9am to 5.30pm
  • Saturday 9am-5pm

The building is wheelchair accessible. There is a permanent loop system in the main hall and braille lift buttons.

34 Great Smith Street, London, SW1P 3BU
020 7222 0303
020 7233 3308