• The Second Half Centre: The place to live your new “5 a Day”

    Monday 11th April marks the start of our exciting Summer programme. Come and visit the Centre in the Summer term and have fun, keep learning, stay fit, eat well, meet new people and discover the best half of your life. Click the logo to go to the weekly schedule.

  • Become a member

    Membership is FREE, so come and register! Click the logo to print off a form.

  • Events at The Second Half Centre

    Keep an eye out for future events, workshops, and trips in Latest News at the bottom of the page. "The SHC is so much  more than a community centre. It's a place of revitalisation,dynamic growth and  transformation of mind body and soul" Carole.

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Whether you still think a mouse is a furry rodent or you want to upgrade your tech skills, we offer everything from Basic Emailing to iPads and Smartphones. Click for more information and to book classes.



Cooking & Nutrition

Cook cuisines from around the world with some of the best chefs in London in our International Cookery class on Mondays. Cuisines this term include, African, Greek, Turkish, Vietnamese and many more! Click here for more information and to book classes!




Keep up your strength, build muscle and improve your overall well-being with our comprehensive exercise program.  Whether you  want to ditch the workout and join the party with Zumba or Bokwa, or relax your mind with  Yoga or Meditation, we have the perfect  class for you!  Click for more information and to book classes.



The Arts

 We run a wide range of art, drama and singing classes for the complete novice to the experienced artist.  Find your creative streak in our  Drawing and  Painting  classes or your inner thespian in our Drama and Theatre Club, or revisit your love of the written world in English Literature and have the most fun you will ever have on Friday with  Buspass to Broadway. Click for more information and to book classes.

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Brain Fitness

Exercise your cognitive abilities with our popular Brain Fitness programme. If you want philosophically explore and share with others, or challenge your inner historian and explore Post-War innovation shifts from Paris to New York, or even open new doors and discover speaking a new language; we have a host of different courses that are mentally stimulating. Click for more information and to book classes.



The Second Half Foundation

The Second Half Foundation(SHF)(Reg 1141988) was formed in May 2011 with the mission of tackling loneliness and isolation through the creation of centres and community hubs for the over 50s to ensure that our growing ageing population can come together to develop more meaningful connections and continue to learn and grow. The Second Half Centre was founded and created by The SHF. Click for the latest news www.thesecondhalffoundation.com.


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WHERE THERE’S A WHISK THERE’S A WAY- THE BAKE OFF IS BACK, Monday 18th July, 12noon-3pm!!!

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Join us on Monday 18th July to start your work for some sweet sens ...

Thanks To All Those who Attended the launch of The St Charles Integrated Care Centre!

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The Integrated Care Centre in St Charles had its official launch o ...

We had a Splash at our Under The Sea Event!!

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We had a swimming time at our Under The Sea Event here at SHC as p ...

Art for Wellbeing Day 2016!

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Come and celebrate Creativity and Wellbeing at St Charles!   ...

Under The Sea here at THE SHC NEXT WEEK!!

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As part of London’s Creativity and Wellbeing Week, Open Age pres ...

Support Jenny, Claire and Alexandra in their 5K Fundraiser on Sunday 26th June!

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In just over two weeks time, Jenny, Claire and Alexandra will be r ...