Rooms for hire

A unique and popular community-owned and run resource for residents in the Vauxhall area of London since 1980, the Bonnington Centre and Café offer a variety of fine homely spaces for hire, with toilet and limited catering facilities, at amongst the lowest rates in London. Contact BCCA on bcca@btinternet.com for further details. Please note our office is managed part time so there may be a short delay in receiving a response but don’t worry, we want to hear from you.

A preview of our Terms & Conditions is available here.

Community-focused activities, classes and events

The Bonnington Centre and Cafe feature four bookable spaces and a communal first floor kitchen –  which are widely used for community focused activities, classes and events. These have recently included music and theatre rehearsals; live music events; yoga classes, acupuncture and sound bath sessions; art shows; organisation meetings; workplace awaydays; and therapy sessions. BCCA particularly welcomes practitioners interested in promoting wellbeing for all.

The Bonnington Cafe has reopened!

Our community-owned Centre has hosted outstanding vegan and vegetarian cooking for more than 40 years.  From February 6th 2024, the Café will once again be fully reopened for evening meals (Tuesdays to Saturdays, 6pm to 10.30pm) and for Sunday brunch (11am to 3pm). You can find more details and how to book here.

Accessibility

The Bonnington Centre is homed in a mid-Victorian terraced building, which has some challenges for accessibility. Even so, the BCCA is working hard to make the building as accessible as possible. The ground floor Café interior is fully wheelchair accessible, with permanent ramps at the front door and in the Café itself. The garden area is also fully accessible with the use of a temporary ramp and grab rails. The ground floor toilet, while not wheelchair accessible due to its small size, is equipped with grab rails. The upper three floors of the Centre can only be reached by relatively steep stairs, though each staircase has double bannisters. The toilet is situated next to the Office and is equipped with grab rails. For more info on accessibility at the BCCA and your needs, please call or email us.

Our Rooms

Café Daytime Use

Our Community Café space is available for daytime booking from 9am until 4pm on Mondays to Saturdays. The space measures 46 sqm and is mostly wheelchair accessible. A pleasant, accessible back garden area is also available. The Café space is ideal for community activities, exhibitions, music rehearsals, workshops and classes. Please be aware that cooks will likely be preparing food in the afternoons in the adjacent kitchen.

Max capacity: 40 people

£20/h

Cafe Evening Use

Our Community Café space is available for evening booking from 4pm to 10.30pm on Sundays and Mondays only. The space measures 46 sqm and is mostly wheelchair accessible. A pleasant, accessible back garden area is also available. The Café space is ideal for community activities, exhibitions, music rehearsals, workshops and classes.

Max capacity: 40 people

Top Room

This second floor room measuring 48 sqm is available for larger activities including classes, exhibitions, meetings, music and theatre, private events, rehearsals and performance. The space is well lit and houses a tuned piano with a wooden floor, a safe surface for activities such as yoga and Pilates.

Max capacity: 40 people

£20/h

Middle Room

With two windows facing south/west this space has a light and intimate atmosphere. At 25 sqm the room is ideal for small group-work and meetings. Containing a tuned piano, the space has a good warm acoustic and is often used for music rehearsal and classes.

Max capacity: 15 people

£15/h

1 to 1 Therapy Room

Situated on the first floor and accessible with a keypad lock, this private, light and airy room is 18 sqm. Ideal for personal contemplation and one-to-one therapy sessions, it contains a useable folding massage table stored in a generous built-in closet.

Max capacity: 5 people

£15/h

Online Booking

We have an online booking system in place with real-time update of any booking and space available at the Centre.

If this is your first booking with us please click the button ‘book now’ further below. You will be redirected to the page of our booking system.

  1. Choose your day of booking from the calendar
  2. Click your booking time on the column of the space of choice and extend the time slot as needed
  3. Click the green button ‘book’ at the top of the page
  4. A pop-up window will open where you can insert your details
  5. To complete your registration and proceed with your first booking You will be required to read and agree to our Terms & Conditions checking the appropriate box. This is a one time agreement for all available spaces. For a preview of our T&C please click here
  6. After securing your booking with payment, You’ll receive an email confirmation of the hire with a receipt and a reminder to contact the BCCA Admin to gain access to the Centre. For recurring bookings, an access key can be granted with a returnable deposit of £25.

All therapist and therapeutic workers are required to present proof of qualification and public liability insurance before being allowed to practice at the Centre. Please contact bcca@btinternet.com

 

Please note that if you are booking our ground floor café space, that it is not presently available for catering.

After securing your booking with payment, you’ll receive an email confirmation of your hire with a receipt.

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