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South East Borough Command Unit

South East BCU covers the London Boroughs of Bexley, Greenwich and Lewisham.

Linktree: https://linktr.ee/sebculgbt

Email: southeastbculgbt@17-24-30.org

South East BCU LGBT – Public Facebook Page covering the London Boroughs of Bexley, Greenwich and Lewisham. Facilitated by the Rainbow Boroughs Project.

Bexley Census 2021 Local Mapping
https://www.ons.gov.uk/census/maps/choropleth/identity/sexual-orientation/sexual-orientation-9a/gay-or-lesbian?lad=E09000004

Greenwich Census 2021 Local Mapping
https://www.ons.gov.uk/census/maps/choropleth/identity/sexual-orientation/sexual-orientation-9a/gay-or-lesbian?lad=E09000011

Lewisham Census 2021 Local Mapping
https://www.ons.gov.uk/census/maps/choropleth/identity/sexual-orientation/sexual-orientation-9a/gay-or-lesbian?lad=E09000023

LGBT+ Forums

Bexley – currently no forum covering Bexley

Greenwich LGBT+ Forum – Private Facebook Group currently paused.

Lewisham LGBT+ Forum – Private Facebook Group currently paused.

Lewisham LGBT+ Forum run by Cllr James Walsh

Police Services

In an emergency you can contact the police by calling 999, if it is not an emergency you can call them using 101.

British Transport Police – covers public transport services across the UK.

Metropolitian Police Service – covers the London region (excluding the City of London which is covered by the City of London Police).

True Vision – national police hate crime reporting website.

Council Services

Bexley Council

Royal Greenwich Council

Lewisham Council

Community Services

Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline – 0300 330 0630 open 10 am to 10 pm 365 days of the year. Run by LGBT+ volunteers for the LGBT+ community.

Galop – the LGBT+ anti-violence charity

0800 999 5428 LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline email help@galop.org.uk

0800 130 3335 Conversion Threrapy Helpline email CThelp@galop.org.uk

020 7704 2040 LGBT+ Hate Crime Helpline email hatecrim@galop.org.uk


17-24-30 National Hate Crime Awareness Week (1184819) is based in Lewisham. The anti-hate crime charity that organises the April Acts of Remembrance, an annual H.O.P.E. Campaign, October’s National Hate Crime Awareness Week and our Rainbow Boroughs Project (see listing below if interested in volunteering).

Corner New Cross – a Lewisham LGBTQ+ run neighbourhood coffee shop, and creative space. Open Tuesday to Sunday.

117 New Cross Road, London SE14 5DJ

George and Dragon – Greenwich.

2 Black heath Hill, Greenwich, London SE10 8DE

Havens LGBT Social group – Bexley. Facebok page not updated since 2017.

Queer House Party – hosts online zoom parties. For more infromation visit their Facebook page.

LGBT Online Book Club – meets online via zoom on the last Monday of each month. No set text – read whatever you like (fiction, biography, young adult, queer theory, graphic novels, audiobooks etc) as long as there is a link to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning/queer or intersex topics – whether that’s the plot line, author, characters, theme etc. Come along and share what you are reading.

London Trans And Gender non-conforming Swimming Group (TAGS) – is an internationally-recognised swimming group providing safe and inclusive swimming for the Transgender and Non-binary community in Lewisham. TAGS was established in 2014

Metro Charity – equality and diversity charity providing healthg, community and youth services.

Metro New Cross, 15 Amersham Vale, Lodnon SE14 6LE

The Llama’s Head – LGBT Bar situated with the Chicaa Peruvian Restaurant, Lewisham. Host regular Drag Brunches and lots of camp events. Open Wed – Fri 5 pm to late: Sat 4 pm to late.

22 Loampit Hill, London SE13 7SW

Rainbow Boroughs Project – weekly volunteer sessions supporting the work of the anti-hate crime charity 17-24-30 NationalHCAW (1184819) on Mondays and Tuesdays between 10 am to 5 pm. New Cross Gate.

Smash Hits London – a friendly, socialble and competitive LGBT+ badminton club.

Meets weekly at Prendergast Vale College.

Triangle LGBTQ+ Cultural Centre – Parlour Gallery, Gentleman Jacks Queer Social Club & Cinema, Triangle Studios plus art, craft & LGBTQ+ history workshops. Opens Summer 2022

32-34 Watsons Street, Deptford Se8 4RU.

Ye Olde Rose and Crown – traditional pub with live shows and music. LGBTQ friendly

1 Crooms Hill, Greenwich, SE10 8ER


Council Voluntary Sector organisations.

Bexley Voluntary Service Council

Metro Gavs – Greenwich CVS

Lewisham Local

Volunteer Centres

Volunteer Centre Bexley

Volunteer Centre Greenwich

Lewisham Local – Volunteering

Healthwatch

Healthwatch Bexley

Healthwatch Greenwich

Healthwatch Lewisham