Who we are
St. Margaret's House is a unique charity supporting community, creativity & wellbeing in Bethnal Green
Our mission is to promote positive social change by creating opportunities for people to come together and play a more active part in their community. Our projects anchor us in the community, providing spaces for residents to eat, shop, learn, create, and enjoy a diverse cultural program.
The Gallery Cafe offers a vegan menu with many locally-sourced options, as well as serving as a popular events venue. Yoganest provides a variety low-cost yoga, dance and fitness classes. Our charity shop, Ayoka, is a wellspring of low-cost yet fashionable clothing, housewares, books, records, and CDs. The Create Place is our arts space, offering workshops, classes and studio hire to the community.
Our buildings are home to more than 25 community organisations and charities and many others that hire our rooms for their meetings, training sessions, and events. All the profits go back into the community, enabling us to run volunteer programmes and support local individuals and organisations.
Meet a few of our wonderful team members: