TTK uses a number of venues around Kingston. These are some of the greenest and/or useful:
Kingston Environment Centre
Fountain Youth Centre, 1 Kingston Road, New Malden KT3 3PE, 020 8942 5251 A base for many local green organisations and projects. Reduced rates for KEC members.
Kingston Quaker Centre
Fairfield East, KT1 2PT
Opened in 2014, this is a beautifully designed building in the town centre, built with sustainability in mind. Acoustics are good for talks or music, and the biggest room takes 70+ – but there is a no alcohol, no gambling (not even a raffle) policy so less good for social events or fundraising.
Kingston Workmen’s Club
Old London Road, KT2 6ND
Not particularly green, but TTK has used it a lot because it is central, good value and big enough for our events, with room for an audience or 80+ and tables for displays and a screen. There is a kitchen and a bar, and an urn and cups to borrow. To book phone 020 8546 0500 between 10.00am and 12.00 or email.
Also recommended and FREE to community groups
Guildhall Community Room
New in 2018: community groups and non-profit organisations are welcome to use the spacious meeting room on the first floor of the Guildhall building, which sits in the heart of Kingston town centre. The Guildhall Community Room is available between 7am and 7pm, Monday to Friday and until 9.30pm on days where there is an evening meeting in the building. The room can hold up to 12 guests seated around an oval table. Catering can be provided at a cost. Find out more and book here.
John Lewis Kingston Community Hub
John Lewis’s spacious and well equipped new Community Hub on the 3rd floor was launched in May 2018. It’s open during JL opening hours, and booking is via email to Lene Wood, Community Liaison Kingston JL (working days Monday and Tuesday).
And maybe sometime in the future:
The Old Post Office
TTK has supported this campaign to conserve and bring into community use the Grade-2-listed Old Post Office building in central Kingston. Current planning proposals (early 2015) include some community space upstairs including a lovely room for events, but it is likely to be some years before it is available.
Town House, Kingston University
Penrhyn Road campus
Currently being constructed, but some community space is promised.