The Create Place is where we offer free and low-cost workshops, classes and room hire. 

It’s a launch pad for starting a project that benefits your community & a space for creative people to gather, to learn, to create, and to have fun.

With its roots in arts and crafts, we have widened our range of activities to be more inclusive of the diverse needs of Bethnal Green’s residents. We’re now the home to a variety of support groups, wellbeing initiatives, and adult learning courses, as well as our usual drop-in classes and creative workshops.

With regular weekly classes and exciting new ventures every month, our timetable is peppered with opportunities to learn a new skill, connect with the community, and get involved. 

If you are interested in hiring The Create Place for your own project, or have an idea for a workshop and the time to volunteer running it, we would love to hear from you. Send an email to George outlining your idea and we’ll get in touch to discuss details.

TGC_Vegan Breakfast.jpg


All our food is made in-house and almost any item on our menu can be served as a vegan option. We use locally sourced, seasonal ingredients wherever possible and our regular menu is supplemented with a rotating selection of freshly made daily specials.

We’re committed to making delicious food that proves that a vegan diet doesn’t mean missing out on your favourite dishes. 



The Gallery Cafe lives up to its name by holding monthly art exhibitions as part of the Time Out First Thursdays initiative. We also offer an exciting program of music, poetry and cinema events. See our Events section for more details of our forthcoming events and follow us on twitter @The_GalleryCafe 

If you are interested in putting on your own event in the Gallery Cafe or anywhere else at St. Margaret's House, please contact

One-off events and exhibition

We are passionate about providing fresh food and top quality ingredients through local suppliers. Our delicious coffee is roasted just down the road and we are also now sourcing our veggies from Old Spitalfields market.  We continue to stock beer brewed across the street and as the area attracts more and more new enterprises, we prioritise supporting other local businesses, which reduces our carbon footprint at the same time. We are using organic milk and continue to stock Teapigs, an ethically responsible brand of tea.

Many of our suppliers are local and within a mile radius of St. Margaret’s House. Our coffee is from Allpress based on Redchurch Street where they roast their beans.