South West London has a number of vegan and vegetarian friendly spots – especially in Lambeth with Ms Cupcake and the Brixton market. Apart from Merton and Sutton (which are very quite) we have a functioning veg*n society in each of the boroughs! Click on the Borough name for their society full page.
Croydon Vegan and Vegetarian Society – (71 members) established in 1886 this is the longest running group we have! Small but active group, raising awareness of vegetarianism at stalls and events throughout the year, run by Helen Buckland on 020 8688 6325. Croydon hosted the Veggie Valentine Fayre on February 11 2012.
Lambeth Vegan and Vegetarian Society – (250 members) Clare, Margarida and Marika head up this group that mets monthly – next one is at Greenz in Tulse HIll, June 2014. With Ms Cupcake (picture right) and Vegan Tarts in Brixton as well as a number of savoury delights Lambeth is one of the most developed boroughs south of the river.
Twickenham, Kingston & North Surrey Vegan and Vegetarian Society -(184) has been running for 8 years and is led by Lesley Dove. We have monthly meetings and demonstrations, eg. Anti-Zippos leafletting on Twickenham Green. We meet up in the TW/KT postcode areas, always on the last Sunday of the month at a pub for drinks (usually food but this time maybe adjourn for food at nearby veggie café), and always on 3rd Monday lunchtime at Tide Tables (that is changing in the new year to every two months with the other month on the 3rd Thursday at the Cheeky Pea in Kingston). All featured on http://www.meetup.com/
Kingston and Richmond Vegetarians (54 members) run by Martin Lake with monthly social meetings and a stall at a number of fairs throughout the year where they promote vegetarianism. Richmond has a number of lovely eateries such as Hollyhocks and TideTables cafe with discounts for VIVA members, great mains and vegan cakes! Kingston has plenty of eateries including the long established and popular Riverside Vegetaria.
Hounslow Vegan and Vegetarian Society (25) We need a borough contact for this area so get in touch!. Area group Chiswick Vegan Society (6) is led by Marina focussing on Chiswick, Kew and Turnham Green. Find them on facebook.
Spelthorne V&V Society Facebook (15) Led by Beata – outside of London (only just) a new group but growing fast!
London Vegan and Vegetarian Families Group is also very active in SW London, so check them out if you are a veg*n parent or expecting soon!
We don’t have anyone in these areas – could you head up the group?
Merton Vegan and Vegetarian Society – (5 members) we need a key contact for this area as we currently have no one! – could you help?
Sutton Vegan and Vegetarian Society (5) – needs a leaders!