Our centre in Whitechapel is open every day throughout the year, with as many as 350 free breakfasts being served each day to people in need.

and we will remain open everyday throughout 2024

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For many of us this may be another difficult and uncertain year. However, we continue to be inspired by the kindness and resilience we see from everybody involved in our work, from our volunteers and staff to the supporters like you who make our work possible.

We wish you all a Happy New Year

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We are open every day of the year, with a smiling face, free food, free showers, free clothing and access to advice workers, medical care, and councillors.

We wish you all a Happy New Year

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Christmas Preparations


10 loaves of white bread and 10 loaves of wholemeal bread each day. More toast please!


Time for a hot cuppa


350 eggs needed each morning


Staff Arriving


More eggs please


Breakfast with a smile


And even more beans needed


Plated and ready to eat

Christmas Message

People asking for money on our trains

  • We offer free food, free showers, free clothing and free advice and counseling to all those in need.
  • Free access to medical advice, free access to educational classes and free access to benefits advice, job club and housing advice.
  • Daycentre open every day of the year, and staff on-site 24 hours a day.
  • Advice centre open until 4pm weekdays.
  • We are open to all, regardless of their background, race, sex, religion or origin.

Frequently Asked Questions

All services are free at the Whitechapel Mission

Breakfast served daily at 8am

Showers available weekdays at 7:30am

Clothing available via showers daily

Advice workers available weekdays from 8am

Computer Suite available weekdays from 8am

Yes. We welcome donations of non-perishable food, toiletries and clothing on any weekday from 5am until 4pm and weekends from 5:30am until noon.

It is possible to make donations outside of these hours, if you can call us and arrange.

We are not able to accept duvets and pillows. And we cannot accept pre-cooked food.

Rarely. Our entrance is in Maples Place, E1 1BJ and it has parking bays. These are usually full most of the day from 8am

It is possible to park outside of our carpark gates, for a short time to unload (in the same road)

If you call us in advance and inform us of your vehicle registration number, we can have the gates open for you to park.

Yes! We are a volunteer led charity and our volunteering programme is very popular. We cannot accept any more volunteers for Christmas, but please visit our volunteering pages for information about volunteering in the new year.


Yes. We are open every day of the year and will be open every day throughout Christmas.

Please follow us on instagram, facebook and twitter. Watch out for our Christmas Updates: #OurChristmasMission

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Housing Advice 2,931

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Clothes Delivered 352,541

articles of clothing given

Meals Served 129,752

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