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What We Do

Time and Talents is a lively, busy community centre in the heart of Rotherhithe. Set in a leafy heritage venue in an old mortuary (which is much nicer than it sounds), as well as in T&T2, our second venue in Surrey Quays Shopping Centre (opposite the entrance to Tesco), Time & Talents offers something for everyone. We have a history of over 130 years supporting people of all ages in Rotherhithe and Bermondsey, bringing people together for mutual support, fun and friendship. With a wide range of activities in the centres, along with volunteering and schools’ outreach projects across the local area, we make sure that everyone feels part of a community.

We see a core part of our work as providing ways for people to connect and share their time and talents, including a wide range of volunteering opportunities, skills-sharing, and opportunities to socialise and connect neighbours close and far to reduce isolation.

Why not pop in to T&T? There’s so much to get involved in!

For All

A wide range of community parties, events and celebrations – because they’re the best way to bring communities together and build supportive relationships.

For Adults 

Informal learning opportunities, especially around practical skills like gardening, crafts, ukulele and mindfulness, and a range of hosted activities including yoga, Rotherhithe & Bermondsey Local History Society, Rotherhithe & Bermondsey Choral Society.

For Kids & Families

Across our two venues, The Old Mortuary and T&T2 in Surrey Quays Shopping Centre, we have a wide range of super fun activities for kids of all ages, from play clubs to extra-curricular art classes, and all of the activities are FREE.

For Older People 

We have lots of support and social opportunities for older people, and a range of groups to increase social connections and build new friendships. We bring housebound older people in for fun weekly activities with our minibus, and also offer activities to keep people active and socially connected before they get frailer.




During the national lockdown, all face to face activities, groups and home visits are suspended.


The safety and wellbeing of our employees, volunteers and users remains our priority and we continue to reduce risk of transmission and ensure that unnecessary risks are not taken. This means that members of the public are not allowed to enter the Old Mortuary building or use the toilet.


The team is working as usual and we continue to adapt our services and activities so that we can work safely to support our community.


Current services include:


For any urgent issues contact the Southwark Council COVID-19 Community Hub in one of these ways:


  1. Complete an online referral form
  2. Email
  3. Phone 0207 525 5000 and choose option 3


As always, we welcome volunteering applications

Please support the Time & Talents Food Hub via our fundraising campaign

You can contact us as usual on 020 7231 7845 and at

With our very best wishes,

Sarah Gibb, Director, and the T&T team

11 January 2021