Are you looking for a place where you can sit for hours on end without feeling like you are being eye-balled by the staff that you have over stayed your welcome? Maybe a place that's like a treasure trove once you enter? Where the good times roll, and there is marvellous food to top it all off? Well look no further than this little place in the South East of London; in the heart of Blackheath there is Age Exchange! https://www.age-exchange.org.uk/
Whether is for a spot of lunch, a coffee with a friend, a place to get your work done or even just a home from home, say hello to Age Exchange.
The home of Reminiscence, this dementia arts charity has it all. From beginnings as a theatre company they evolved over the years to become the reminiscence charity they are today, offering reminiscence group activities for people living with dementia and their carers. Living along side is a wonderful, diverse community hub which has a café and volunteer led library. Once a month there is also a book sale where the selection gives the likes of Waterstones a run for their money.
The centre also runs a lot of activities mainly for the older population to help reduce isolation and loneliness among them. Groups such as yoga, Pilates, belly dancing, knitting, embroidery, book reading club and many more!
Its a place you can feel safe, no judgements are made and if you need to come and talk about anything that is bothering you someone will listen. At least once a month there is a table talk that happens in the café it can be about any topic like advice about wills, how to spot scammers, advice for carers and more. It shows how much that this charity cares about its community.
Once you are there you will feel the magic - its a zen place that gives you positive vibes from the moment you walk in - a hard ask in such a busy place like London.
Lets talk the café menu - toasties, pasta, soups, jacket potatoes, salads, healthy snacks, gorgeous cakes, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, juice - free water! & so much more - the best bit about all of this though?.... all the money goes towards the charity as its a not for profit café! Feel easy knowing your money isn't going to the fat cats but back to a good cause! https://www.age-exchange.org.uk/the-exchange/cafe/
Let me know If you visit! Jude Law has visited ;)
No 11 Blackheath Village
London SE3 9LA.
London SE3 9LA.