USEFUL INFORMATION FOR THE HOMELESS
Details of free food available in the London area to people who are homeless or who are in dire need or poor and living below the poverty line. Featuring Churches and other Christian Organisations, Soup Kitchens, Soup Runs, Charities and other Religious Organisations that provide a good free healthy meal and most importantly hot during the winter months.
Some are weekly, some are daily, some are certain days of the week. Please note these services may operate only certain times of the year and are subject to change, check the organisation concerned for the latest details.
Aside from what is listed here, there is a list online of London’s most comprehensive free food on offer at homeless day centres, soup kitchens, soup runs, community fridges and food without a referral:
AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL CHURCH SOUP KITCHEN
79a Tottenham Court Rd, (Entrance in Whitfield Street), London W1T 4TD
Tel: 020 7580 2791
Monday & Tuesday: 10am–12am
The soup kitchen provides free hot meals, clothes and toiletries. The clothing store is open on alternate Mondays. This service is closed in August.
THEY ALSO OFFER FACILITIES TO SHOWER AND USE THE LAUNDRETTE
BLOOMSBURY CENTRAL BAPTIST CHURCH
235 Shaftesbury Ave, London WC2H 8EP
020 7240 0544
A limited number of tickets for Sunday roast available at 10.15 am.
FARM STREET CHURCH
114 Mount Street, London W1K 3AH
020 7493 7811
Oxford St route: Davies St, Bourdon St, S Molton St, Oxford St (S Moulton St to Oxford Circus), top end of Regent St to Hanover St, Hanover Sq, New Bond St Berkeley Sq route: Berkeley Sq; Berkeley St; Green Park tube; Piccadilly. Hyde Park Corner route: Mount St; Park Lane underpasses (Park La and Hyde Pk Corner); Shepherds Mkt; Curzon St.
Friday: 8:45pm–11pm (Strand, near Ryman’s)
Friday: 9:15pm–10:30pm (Waterloo, near IMAX)
Help for people of all faiths and none, and a sympathetic ear.
Sunday: 8:30pm–9:30pm (Lincoln’s Inn Fields)
Sandwiches & sweets collected from shops and hot drinks (coffee, tea, hot chocolate) prepared by students, who also distribute them.
KING’S CROSS BAPTIST CHURCH
Vernon Square, King’s Cross Road, London WC1X 9EW
020 7837 7182
The friendly local church at the heart of its community.
Food (free), Leisure activities, Leisure facilities
LOVE TO THE NATIONS MINISTRY
Sunday: 4pm–4:30pm (alt weeks, Charing X – phone)
Wednesday: 7pm–7:30pm (hot drinks and sandwiches, Charing X)
Meals, toiletries, clothes, sleeping bags.
Food (free), Medical/health
NOTRE DAME CHURCH
5 Leicester Pl, London WC2H 7BX
020 7440 2660
Saturday: 12:30am–2:30pmSandwiches from the ground floor of the Maison Pierre Chanel, 16 Leicester Square.
ORDER OF MALTA SOUP KITCHEN
Crypt of St James’s Spanish Place Church, 22 George St, London W1U 3QY
Hot food, free food, some clothing.
Clothing store, Food, Food (free)
ST PATRICK’S OPEN HOUSE
21a Soho Square, London W1D 4NR
020 7437 2010
Thursday: 6pm–8:30pm (registration first; guests welcome from 7pm)
Open House is a weekly invitation to homeless and vulnerable people to come and have a home-cooked meal.
ST THOMAS OF CANTERBURY CHURCH
Wednesday: 9pm–9:30pm (2nd and last of the month, Lincoln’s Inn Fields)
Sandwiches, tea, cake and clothes.
THE SWISS CHURCH
79 Endell Street, London WC2H 9DY
020 7836 1418
Friday: 12am–1pm (Holy Soup – lunch)
Tuesday: 8am–10am (breakfast on the steps)
An open church in the middle of Covent Garden with a community outreach programme; welcoming and accepting.