Welcome to Pembroke HousePembroke House was founded in 1885 by students from Pembroke College, Cambridge to be a centre for social action in Walworth, south east London. It continues to fulfil that role in magnificently refurbished premises, comprising an upper and a lower hall, a large kitchen, various meeting rooms and a garden. Pembroke House is a light, attractive space where people build bridges with each other and with the world beyond Walworth.
Our VisionOur vision for Pembroke House is of a place bubbling with creativity and good humour, where unlikely combinations of people work together to build relationships, delight in our differences, celebrate the journeys we are on, and do our bit to transform our community.
We run the Pembroke Academy of Music, where local children learn music theory and practice and choral singing. We run a Youth Club three nights a week, with additional holiday activities. We run a Community Garden, bursting with edible goodies grown in blue recycling containers. And we run a lunch club for fabulous older people. More information is available on these projects elsewhere on this website.
We’ve got some ideas for the future, too. Our hope is to work with specialist providers to support people who are homeless, entrepreneurs, the Latin American community, parents and addicts. We also want to set up an after school Homework Club.