This site provides up-to-date information
for local people in Walworth / SE17.

I want to help

LOCAL MUTUAL AID GROUPS

Across the country, people are coming together and organising to support their neighbours. These efforts are being supported by a national organisation:

Covid-19 Mutual Aid UK

There is a group in Southwark. Its Facebook page has resources and information about how you can help.

Mutual Aid Southwark

In Walworth / SE17, there is a WhatsApp group to coordinate activity in each ward. You can join these (by using the links below on your phone) to find out what’s happening in your area and get involved.

Newington WhatsApp group
Faraday WhatsApp group
North Walworth WhatsApp group

To find out which ward you live in, enter your postcode on Southwark Council’s website.

Which ward do I live in?

COVID-19 EMERGENCY RESPONSE DISTRIBUTION HUB

The Pembroke House Covid-19 distribution hub has been set up to help the most vulnerable residents, in partnership with Southwark Council and other local charitable organisations.

New volunteers are urgently needed, particularly cyclists.

Register here if you can help out

You can also support Pembroke House's work through a one-off or regular donation.

Donate to Pembroke House

FOODBANKS

Local foodbanks are reporting significant increases in the number of people needing food. You can help out by donating:

Southwark Foodbank

Check their website to see items they urgently need.

southwark.foodbank.org.uk
020 7732 0007

Donate at:

  • Pecan (121A Peckham High Street, SE15 5SE): 9.30am-5pm
  • A range of local supermarkets
Click here for the full list of drop-off points

Central Southwark Community Hub

Check their website for items they need.

https://www.cschub.co.uk/get-involved
020 7703 1653

Donate at:

  • St Giles Parish Hall (161 Benhill Road, SE5 7LL): Monday to Friday, 10am-2pm.

Little Village Southwark

Little Village is like a foodbank, but for clothes, toys and equipment for babies and children up to the age of 5.

At the moment they can't accept donations in person – but you can send donations via their Amazon wishlist.

LOUIE LOUIE LOCAL

Louie Louie, a café/bar on the Walworth Road, is providing free, nutritious meals to local people who need them. They're asking for donations to help provide this service.

Find out more and donate to their crowdfunding page

COMMUNITY SOUTHWARK VOLUNTEERING VACANCIES

Community Southwark is working with local organisations to gather all of the volunteering opportunities available in the borough. They will be updating their list as they receive new information.

Click here to see the latest volunteering vacancies

Activities

WALWORTH LIVING ROOM

The Walworth Living Room is a new space for our community, open to everyone. While our building is shut to keep our community safe at this time, you can’t shut a community. We’ll continue supporting one another during this crisis with activities streamed online with Zoom, an online conference call software.

The Walworth Living Room

WALWORTH VIRTUAL BOOK CLUB

Local charity Creation Trust is running a virtual book group, which meets on Wednesday evenings.

Email info@creationtrust.org to sign up

LIBRARIES

Southwark Council has begun to re-open some local libraries with a limited service, starting with those that can be opened safely and in line with social distancing guidelines. These include Brandon Library in SE17.

You'll need to reserve books before you arrive, or use the order and collect service if you can't find the book you're looking for online.

Visit the Council's website for more information

PARKS

From 4 July, Southwark Council started to open most playgrounds and sports courts in parks, in line with government guidance. From 6 July, outdoor gyms started to reopen. When using these facilities, remember to keep your distance from others and wash your hands before and after use.

All events in the Council's parks and open spaces remain unauthorised. Please don't organise or attend unlicensed events.

Southwark Parks and open spaces

Help and support

Southwark Council Covid-19 Hub

If you, or another Southwark resident, can’t leave the house due to coronavirus (Covid-19), and may not have friends, family or neighbours who can help with the delivery of essential supplies, please make a referral to Southwark Council.

Complete an online referral form
Email covidsupport@southwark.gov.uk
Phone 0207 525 5000 and choose option 3

NHS FIND A PHARMACY

You can find details of local pharmacies by entering your postcode on the NHS Find a Pharmacy service. This will show the nearest pharmacies to your house, with details of their locations and opening times.

NHS Find a Pharmacy

Foodbanks

To get help from a foodbank, you'll need to be referred by a local agency. If you do not have contact with one already, please call the Southwark Council Community Hub Emergency helpline on 020 7525 5000.

SOUTHWARK FOOD MAP

Southwark Food Action Alliance (SFAA) is mapping essential services such as foodbanks, community fridges, community meals and local delivery services during Covid-19.

Visit the Southwark Food Map here

If you have any food related information, you can log in and add it to the map.

You can also email sfaa@communitysouthwark.org with the details

TRAVEL

As people return to work, many will need to travel across Walworth / SE17 and further afield.

Use TfL's Journey Planner when making an essential trip

When using public transport, remember you must wear a face covering for your entire journey.

Many people will also be looking to avoid using public transport. TfL run a cycle hire scheme that has several docking stations in and around Walworth.

See nearby docking stations and find out if bikes are available

There are also several shops in and around Walworth / SE17 that sell bikes and offer cycle repair services. These include:

Many employers also offer Cycle to Work schemes. These are employee benefit schemes that enable employees to hire cycles for active travel and/or cyclist’s safety equipment from the employer, or from a third party, in return for a deduction from their earnings known as salary sacrifice. Some providers are listed below:

Cyclescheme
Bike2Work


Shops

Post offices

Owing to Covid-19, some local post offices are closed or have changed their opening hours.

Old Kent Road

Open Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm. Closed Saturday and Sunday.

240 Old Kent Rd, London SE1 5UB

Walworth Road

Open Monday-Saturday, 9am-5.30pm. Closed Sunday.

234-236 Walworth Road, SE17 1JD

Harper Road

Open Monday to Friday, 8am-8pm; Saturday, 9am-8pm; and Sunday, 10am-8pm

20 Harper Road, SE1 6AD

Southampton Way

Open Monday to Friday, 9am-1pm and 1.30pm-5:30pm.

Closed on Saturday and Sunday.

156 Southampton Way, Camberwell, London SE5 7EW

New Kent Road

Open Monday to Friday, 10am-5pm, and Saturday, 10am-2:45pm.

Closed on Sunday.

Unit A 28 Arch Street, New Kent Road, London SE1 6AS

Food deliveries

Members of the Southwark Mutual Aid group have put together a list of businesses – in the local area and some further afield – that are currently delivering food and drink supplies to people’s homes. 

See the list here

Volunteers have put together a list of businesses in London that are currently delivering food, drink and essential supplies.

See the list here

Supermarkets

Lots of local supermarkets are changing their opening times. Many are also setting aside specific times for older and vulnerable people, and for keyworkers.

Remember that you must wear a face covering in shops from Friday 24 July.

Aldi Old Kent Road

ADDRESS:
840 Old Kent Road, SE15 1NQ
OPENING HOURS:
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

8am-10pm

8am-10pm

8am-10pm

8am-10pm

8am-10pm

8am-10pm

11am-5pm

SUPPORT FOR VULNERABLE PEOPLE / KEY WORKERS
None at the moment
PHONE NUMBER:
0800 042 0800

Asda Superstore Old Kent Road

ADDRESS:
464-504 Old Kent Road, SE1 5AG
OPENING HOURS:
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

7am-midnight

7am-midnight

7am-midnight

7am-midnight

7am-midnight

7am-midnight

11am-5pm

SUPPORT FOR VULNERABLE PEOPLE / KEY WORKERS
Ask a member of staff in store if you require special assistance. NHS workers prioritised 8am-9am every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and 10am-11am on Sundays
PHONE NUMBER:
020 7500 7900

Sainsbury's Local New Kent Road

ADDRESS:
40 New Kent Road, Elephant and Castle, SE1 6TJ
OPENING HOURS:
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

7am-11pm

7am-11pm

7am-11pm

7am-11pm

7am-11pm

7am-11pm

11am-5pm

SUPPORT FOR VULNERABLE PEOPLE / KEY WORKERS
Priority time for NHS ID holders from 7.30am-8am, Monday to Saturday. Elderly customers, carers and disabled customers have priority on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8am-9am
PHONE NUMBER:
020 3126 6825

Iceland Walworth Road

ADDRESS:
332-334 Walworth Road, SE17 2NA
OPENING HOURS:
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

8am-9pm

8am-9pm

8am-9pm

8am-9pm

8am-9pm

8am-9pm

11am-5pm

SUPPORT FOR VULNERABLE PEOPLE / KEY WORKERS
None
PHONE NUMBER:
020 7252 6068

Marks & Spencer Walworth Road

ADDRESS:
311 Walworth Road, SE17 2TG
OPENING HOURS:
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

8am-8pm

8am-8pm

8am-8pm

8am-8pm

8am-8pm

8am-8pm

10am-4pm

SUPPORT FOR VULNERABLE PEOPLE / KEY WORKERS
None at the moment
PHONE NUMBER:
020 7703 6263

Morrisons Walworth Road

ADDRESS:
264 Walworth Road, SE17 2DL
OPENING HOURS:
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

7am-10pm

7am-10pm

7am-10pm

7am-10pm

7am-10pm

7am-10pm

9.30am-4pm

SUPPORT FOR VULNERABLE PEOPLE / KEY WORKERS
Monday to Saturday, 6am-7am, and Sunday, 9am-9.30am: all colleagues with an NHS badge will be able to get into the store to stock up on the products they need
PHONE NUMBER:
020 7703 5116

LIDL Walworth

ADDRESS:
2 Massinger Street, SE17 1TY
OPENING HOURS:
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

8am-10pm

8am-10pm

8am-10pm

8am-10pm

8am-10pm

8am-10pm

11am-5pm

SUPPORT FOR VULNERABLE PEOPLE / KEY WORKERS
None at the moment
PHONE NUMBER:
0800 977 7766

Tesco Express New Kent Road

ADDRESS:
157 New Kent Rd, London SE1 4AG
OPENING HOURS:
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

7am-11pm

7am-11pm

7am-11pm

7am-11pm

7am-11pm

7am-11pm

7am-11pm

SUPPORT FOR VULNERABLE PEOPLE / KEY WORKERS
None at the moment
PHONE NUMBER:
0345 610 2674

Tesco Superstore Old Kent Road

ADDRESS:
107 Dunton Road, SE1 5HG
OPENING HOURS:
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

6am-midnight

6am-midnight

6am-midnight

6am-midnight

6am-midnight

6am-midnight

11am-5pm

SUPPORT FOR VULNERABLE PEOPLE / KEY WORKERS
9am-10am on Wednesday and 10am-11am on Sunday are priority times for elderly and vulnerable people.
PHONE NUMBER:
0345 677 9625