Local groups and information centres



Paul McDonald, Tel: 07900990292/0208 4051800  email: pa1mcd@yahoo.co.uk  Blog: http://2eden.blogspot.com/ 

Family friendly group with a big interest in health and a peaceful lifestyle. We want to encourage you to explore the vibrant world of vegetarianism. Based near Croydon. Alcohol and tobacco free. Email to find out more.


Barking Veg Info Centre

Roseann Pannier-Taylor, Tel: 07497732589 daytime, 0208 507 8911 evenings

Are there any parents with young children who are interested in joining a parent/young children group in this area? If you are interested in an informal group please contact Roseann Taylor above.


Croydon Vegetarian Group

Helen Buckland,  Tel: 020 8688 6325 no media calls please

Croydon Vegetarians have been in existence since 1886. We are a small but active group, raising awareness of vegetarianism at stalls and events throughout the year. Contact Helen Buckland - Secretary - for details.

*Hayes Vegetarian and Vegan Group

S Allen, Tel: 07572 403635 email: hayesvv@yahoo.co.uk  and on Facebook as Hayes Vegetarianvegan

Just starting out and trying to get a group going in Hayes, Middlesex


Jewish Vegetarian Society

Address: 855 Finchley Road, Golders Green, London NW11 8LX; Tel: 020 8455 0692; Email: info@jvs.org.uk; Website: www.jvs.org.uk; Twitter: @JewishVegSoc; Facebook: The Jewish Vegetarian Society

Dedicated to promoting a kinder society without killing animals for food. We produce a quarterly magazine, run a free community library, mystery cooking classes, talks, group trips and workshops, and have an edible garden.


Kingston & Richmond Vegetarians

Martin Lake,  Tel: 020 8541 3437. email: walker@martinlake.plus.com or Shabari Monica Saha, 07757145667 email: monicasaha@hotmail.com
web: www.krveg.org.uk 

Vegetarians, vegans and those interested in vegetarianism are welcome to join our small but friendly group.

The group welcomes people of all ages, but the older generation will not feel out of place as many members have been with K&R Veg since the beginning, almost 20 years ago.


Lesbian Vegans

Alison email: londonlesbianvegans@yahoo.co.uk
e-group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lvegangroup.

We meet monthly for restaurant visits and potluck meals in and around London (also open to vegetarian and bisexual women). See website for further details.

London Vegan Meetup

Contact - Robb Masters 07789 656678 Email: mailto:hello@londonveganmeetup.co.uk Website: http://www.meetup.com/londonvegan or find us on Facebook and Twitter

We are one of the worlds largest and most active vegetarian groups - with around 2,500 members and two or three events every week. Non-vegans are welcome, we just ask that you eat vegan food only at our events.

Regular Events

Brixton Walkabout - First Saturday of every month
(please double check in January)

Meet outside Brixton Station at 12.30pm to explore the vegan delights south of the river - from cupcakes to injera.

Vegan Drinks - Third Thursday of every month

Join 100 or so vegans and friends in the "Room with a View" upstairs from Whole Foods Market, Kensington from 6pm.

Please get in touch for more details.


London Vegan Societies

Thomas Micklewright, Email: londonvegansoc@gmail.com or Tel: 07789 322 920 Find us on Facebook London Vegan Societies
Website: http://londonvegansocieties.com/

We are a collection of 32 vegan and vegetarian societies across London, one for each borough. Find your local society on our website, facebook or twitter.
We need You: Are you a tweeter, blogger, cook, photographer, designer or just want to get stuck in and help out?
Our Aims: A greener London by bringing together people interested in the environment, human health and animal welfare. Help us promote #LondonMeatFreeMonday .

We are currently running a campaign in Southwark for Meat Free Mondays to make the London borough of Southwark GREENER and HEALTHIER! With child obesity levels currently at 35% and floods created by climate change threatening England, it's time to take action. You can find out more at http://londonvegansocieties.com/southwarkmfm/

Twickenham and North Surrey Vegetarians and Vegans

Lesley Dove, Tel: 020 8941 8075 or Mobile: 07931156006
email: lesleyvegandove@gmail.com  and on Facebook as Twickenham and Surrey Vegetarians and Vegans

Vegetarians/vegans/those interested in vegetarian/vegan diets and lifestyle are welcome from Middlesex, Surrey and beyond. Events will include pot luck parties at members' homes, pub meets, picnics in the summer, and possibly some joint events with other vegetarian/vegan groups. Families very welcome to most gatherings. Please contact Lesley for details.


Veggie Info Bites (Info centre)

Asha Bawa, Tel: 0208 569 6799. Email: asha@veggie-bites.co.uk

Aiming to promote vegetarianism and give information and awareness to people on healthy lifestyle and healthy vegetarian diet. Health trainer who also does work with pct of Hounslow, and voluntary work with Diabetes UK


Young Indian Vegetarians

Nitin Mehta, Tel: 020-8686-6931 (day), fax: 020 8681 7143. email: animalahimsa@gmail.com 
web: www.youngindianvegetarians.co.uk

Active, campaigning group. Welcomes opportunity to give talks, presentations etc


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Please remember that all groups are run by volunteers and are entirely self-funded. They generally welcome enquiries from individuals interested in joining their group or attending an event, or enquiries about local vegetarian facilities. 


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