COVID-19: Temporary closure

The Professional Development Centre temporarily closed in March due to COVID-19 and will remain closed until further notice. No future room bookings can be made at this time.

Café and catering

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Our in-house catering service can provide a range of catering options to meet your event requirements. Alternatively, visitors can access our on-site café between 8am and 3pm to purchase a selection of hot and cold drinks and food.

Catering service

We can cater for your events, whether it’s for breakfast, mid-morning break or lunch. Our caterers are always happy to discuss your requirements or talk you through our menu. We will deliver catering orders to the room booked.

We use Flavia machines for hot drinks. The machines use capsules that allow you to take refreshment breaks when needed.

Event catering brochure

Our event catering brochure aims to capture the relevant information about your requirements.  To assist with this, we have created two forms to ensure our clients, both internal Tower Hamlets Council services. Our clients who are not part of the local authority are only asked to provide us with information relevant to them.  The only difference between the forms is the information we require to internally recharge/invoice for your event.

Which form should I use?

I am an internal Tower Hamlets Council services

I am not a Tower Hamlets Council service

Catering brochure and form internal

Catering brochure and form external


Please email your completed form to alternatively if you are not sure which form is for you, please contact us. 

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The café is based on the ground floor allowing easy access for our guests. The café's theme is based on  Victorian tea rooms, with a hint of modern life!

Our café offers a variety of coffees made from our barista coffee machine and served by trained staff, along with a variety of other hot and cold drinks.

Hot and cold food is available to purchase, including, jacket potatoes, salad boxes, soups, paninis, sandwiches, wraps and baguettes. Food is made to order using a selection of fillings, including halal, vegetarian, fish and meat options.  We also offer a selection of pastries and muffins and a cake of the day. 

Our guest can log on to one of our visitor PCs to check emails or browse the internet whilst enjoying their food and beverages.

We also have a wonderful courtyard style garden for our visitors to enjoy.  You will regularly see people sat on one of our benches having their lunch or taking a coffee break while appreciating our little oasis.

Our café is open Monday to Friday during the school term.

Happy customers

Outdoor space with picnic tables