Gallery Cafe, Bethnal Green (London)
- Address: St. Margarets House Settlement, 21 Old Ford Rd, Bethnal Green, London E2 9PL
- Music Type: Various
- Owners: St. Margaret’s House
- Capacity: 80-100?
- Nearest Stations: Bethnal Green (Central Line) + Cambridge Heath
- Website: http://www.stmargaretshouse.org.uk/thegallerycafe/
The Gallery Cafe is another gem of a venue is the heart of East London. Part of the St. Margarets House Settlement, The Gallery Cafe is a short walk from Bethnal Green and Cambridge Heath stations.
The Gallery Cafe offers a delicious selection of vegan and vegetarian food, an exciting program of live events, and a new art exhibition from an up-and-coming artist every month. It is a warm and cosy sanctuary during the winter months. But it comes alive in the summer with its sun trap terrace and garden, making it a great spot to enjoy all year round.
They host a variety of live music nights, film screenings, comedy, and spoken word events throughout the year, as well as one-off festivals and special seasons. Most of their events are free and accessible for everyone, and those that they do charge for will always be very reasonably priced.
As one of the community projects run by St. Margaret’s House, all profit generated by The Gallery Cafe goes back into the charity. So by dining with them, you are also helping to support the local community. The complex has a number of spaces including the cafe itself and a small chapel in the Settlement.