Groups & Activities

Shrewsbury House hosts a wide range of classes, activities and groups that reflect the interests of our users and the wider community. If you have an idea for a new group or activity that benefits local people we're always happy to help and advise. Our emphasis is on groups that bring direct benefits to local people, both young and old.

You are welcome to come into the house, but, even more important, you are welcome to keep coming back regularly. The more people who become involved with Shrewsbury House, whether as users, setting up a user group or volunteering, the more effective we can be.

All the activities listed here are run by individuals or user groups so please contact them directly for up-to-date information about the availability of places, cost etc. You will find their contact details on the relevant page of this website.

Becoming an affiliated group

We always welcome new groups who can extend the range of activities that we offer at Shrewsbury House and who offer a benefit to the local community. Groups who affilliate get a significant reduction in their room hire costs. The annual affilliation fee at the moment is £100.

In order to become an affiliated  group you need to meet certain criteria:

  • Your group must be open to all, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation and age (unless the type of group limits membership, i.e. children’s group or a group for the elderly)
  • You must not be operating to make a profit
  • You are providing an activity for the benefit of the community
  • You can provide all necessary documentation including qualification certificates, insurance liability, DBS checks (where dealing with children and vulnerable adults)

If you wish to be considered as an affilated group please download the application form here (pdf) or call 020 8854 3895.

Private Hire

If your group doesn't meet the criteria to become affiliated but you still wish to use Shrewsbury House as a meeting place then we will be happy to talk to you about private hire.

Although our private hire room rates are higher than for affiliated groups they are still very competitive and you have access to all the facilities of the house. You may hire for a one-off meeting or event or on a regular basis.

For more information about the types of private hire events we cater for please visit our Venue Hire page.



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