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Welcome to YMCA London South West

YMCA London South West is a charitable organisation that has served the local community since 1874. Over the years we’ve moved buildings and changed our name but we’ve always strived to achieve our vision of being “a Christian charity where people can come as they are; be met at their point of need and come to know life in all its fullness”.

We work from five main centres: YMCA HawkerYMCA Surbiton;YMCA Wimbledon; YMCA White House and Hampton Pool. 

We provide a range of services including AccommodationHealth and WellbeingFamily and Children’s WorkTraining and Education and Support and Advice.

We are the largest provider of housing for the homeless in South West London and last year we helped and housed over 500 people, many as young as 16 years old. As well as providing accommodation, we run a number of extra programmes, activities and courses that make a real difference to people in the local community.

Summer Holiday Playschemes at YMCA LSW

Woodland adventures, swimming, farm trips, BBQ, beach party, kayaking, sightseeing in London and much much more… Make sure your child don’t miss out on all the fun at this summer’s Holiday playschemes at YMCA London South West – book  your child’s place today! To book and for more information, please click here.


A message from CEO, Richard James

The YMCAs mission is to provide quality programmes that change people’s live.

To this end we are always looking to improve our services, whether that be the items that are customer facing or behind the scenes in our back office.

Starting in May we are upgrading our membership and catering software. Some immediate benefits of this system change, is that many of our members will be offered Health & Wellbeing memberships across multiple sites.

We would also take the opportunity to remind members of the 15% discount you can claim in our cafes - simply present your membership card at the till.

As we switch over systems we will undergo some challenges and I hope you will be patient with us. In the meantime please be assured of our commitment to an improved service.

I’m about to be homeless – can you help?

If you or someone you know is about to become homeless there are several places to get help. Click on this link for more information and a list of useful phone numbers. 

You can also contact the housing team at YMCA Surbiton or YMCA Wimbledon directly by calling 020 8390 0148 for Surbiton and 020 8542 9055 for Wimbledon.