the canvas: not-for-profit social enterprise
We're a blank canvas for positivity, enabling and incubating grassroots community and creative projects in a safe, inclusive space that prioritises humanity over profits.
"London's first happy cafe! Lots of events and groups, great vegan food and cake, coffee and beer and you can draw on the walls (bonus)"
"The Canvas is a hub of happiness and an inspiring example of how a community venue can boost local wellbeing, enhance social cohesion, encourage kindness and transform people's lives." - Mark Williamson, Director of Action for Happiness.
We're open until 8pm Sat-Tues, 10pm Wed-Thurs and midnight Fridays!
On Wednesday nights we partner with the most innovative grassroots organisations in London to run events in the pursuit of wisdom and positive change.Keep in touch with our weekly programme
Why not buy a hot drink or a meal for someone who can't afford it? Our pay-it-forward is available to those in need in our community.
Come hang out in our secret little sun spot
Need a creative environment to work from? We've got free wifi, and can keep you fed and watered all day!
The Canvas is a space for all to come together and express ideas in an accepting and safe space.139.45 KB
We've enabled the launch of 100s of new ideas since 2014. Read about the amazing projects we've supported here.
Our 100% vegan menu is made onsite by our talented team of cooks. £5 daily specials every day, fresh home-baked cakes, and our infamous freakshakes!784.93 KB