The places across Greater Manchester where you can keep warm and get free tea and coffee over the winter

As temperatures fall and energy bills rise, hundreds of ‘warm hubs’ are opening across Greater Manchester as a lifeline for those in need.

The spaces are intended as a place of warmth and sanctuary for people who may not be able afford to put their heating on this winter.

Many public libraries have been made available as ‘warm hubs’ and ‘ neighbourhood living room hubs ‘ providing a welcoming atmosphere with Wi-Fi. Charities and community hubs are also providing heated spaces where people can go to stay warm and grab a free tea or coffee.

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Here are just some of the warm bank services available across all ten Greater Manchester boroughs this winter:


Bolton council is yet to release an official list of its warm bank spaces but says it hopes to launch the scheme next week.

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The Attic Project

3 Russell Street, Bury, BL9 5AX


Mosses Centre, Edward Street, Bury, BL9 0RZ

Bury Library

Bury Library, Manchester Road, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 0DG

FGRS Community Hub

Address: Bury FC Bury Football Club, Gigg Lane, Bury, BL9 9HR

The Green Community Cafe

Address: Clarence Park, Walmersley Road, Bury, BL9 5DH

Open: Monday to Thursday 9.30am- 3pm, Friday 9.30am- 2pm

Elmhurst Short Stay Service

Whalley Road, M45 8WZ

Open: Mealtimes are 12.30pm- 1.30pm, 4.30pm-5.30pm

Heaton Park and Prestwich Methodist Church

Heaton Park Methodist Church Halls, top of Heaton Street, M25 1HX

Open: Tuesdays 3pm- 5pm, Thursdays 9am- 11am

Prestwich Library and Adult Learning Centre

Longfield Centre, Prestwich, Greater Manchester, M25 1AY

Radcliffe Library

Stand Lane, Radcliffe, Greater Manchester, M26 1WR

Rammy Men

6 Stubbins Vale Rd, Ramsbottom, Bury, BL0 0NT

Open: Tuesday 7:30pm-9:30pm (social night), Wednesday 11am-4pm (quiz and then scale modelling), Thursday 7pm-9:30pm (games night)

Ramsbottom Library and Adult Learning Centre

Carr Street, Ramsbottom, Lancashire, BL0 9AE

Trust House

Trust House (within Metro Christian Centre) Parkhills Road, Bury, BL9 9AU

Open: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays

Whitefield Methodist Church

Elms Street, Whitefield, M45 8GQ

Open: Afternoon tea drop-in first and third Tuesday 2-4pm (£5) and church cafe open every weekday morning from 9.30am to 11.30am

Women of Worth

Address: Bury, M26 1NW

Open: Wednesday and Friday morning 10am- 12pm

A full list of warm bank services across Bury can be found here.

People can come to warm hubs for warmth and a hot drink
Many of the warm banks are offering free hot drinks
(Image: Pexels/Cottonbro Studio)


Alt Community Centre

50-54 Cherry Avenue, Alt, OL8 2HS

Open: Monday 1pm-3pm, Tuesday 9am-2pm, Thursday 9am-2pm

Apfel Lane Community Centre

77 Apfel Lane, Chadderton. OL9 9TA

Open: Tuesday 10.30am-2pm, Friday 10.30am-3pm

Chadderton Library and Wellbeing Centre

Burnley Street, Chadderton, OL9 0JW

Open: Monday to Thursday 9am–8pm, Friday and Saturday 9am–5pm

Crompton Library

Farrow Street East, Shaw, Oldham, OL2 8QY

Open: Monday to Thursday 9am–7pm, Friday 9am–5pm, Saturday 9.30am–1pm

Delph Library

Millgate, Delph, Oldham, Lancashire OL3 5JG

Open: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 2–5pm, Friday and Saturday 10am–1pm

Failsworth Library

Oldham Road, Failsworth, M35 0FJ (in the Town Hall building)

Open: Monday to Thursday 9am–7pm, Friday 9am–5pm, Saturday 9.30am–1pm

Fitton Hill Library

Fitton Hill Neighbourhood Centre, Fircroft Road, Fitton Hill, Oldham, OL8 2QD

Open: Tuesday 2pm–5pm, Wednesday and Thursday 2–7pm, Friday and Saturday 9.30am–1pm

Greenfield Library

Chew Vale, Greenfield OL3 7EQ

Open: Tuesday 2–5pm, Wednesday and Thursday 2–7pm, Friday and Saturday 9.30am–1pm

Lees Library Community Hub

Thomas Street, Lees, OL4 5DA.

Open: Monday to Thursday 9am– 7pm, Friday 9am–5pm, Saturday 9.30am–1pm

Limehurst Library

St. Chads Centre, Lime Green Parade, Limehurst, OL8 3HH

Open: Tuesday 2–5pm, Wednesday and Thursday 2–7pm, Friday and Saturday 9.30am–1pm

Nelson Way Community Centre

26 Nelson Way, Chadderton, OL9 8NL

Open: Monday – 10am-4pm, Wednesday 10am-4pm, Thursday 10am-3pm, Friday 10am-2pm

Northmoor Library

Chadderton Way, Oldham, OL9 6DH

Open: Tuesday 2–5pm, Wednesday and Thursday 2–7pm, Friday and Saturday 9.30am– 1pm

Oldham Library and Lifelong Learning Centre

Cultural Quarter, Greaves Street, Oldham, OL1 1AL

Open: Monday to Thursday 9am–8pm, Friday and Saturday 9am–5pm

Ridgefield Street Community Centre

Ridgefield St, Failsworth, M35 0LQ

Open: Monday 10am-3pm, Tuesday 9am-1pm, Thursday 10am-2pm, Friday 10am-3pm

Royton Library @ Trinity Church

Radcliffe St, Royton, OL2 5QR

Open: Monday to Friday 9.30am–5pm

Uppermill Library

St. Chad’s, High Street, Uppermill, OL3 6AP

Open: Monday to Thursday 9am–7pm, Friday 9am–5pm, Saturday 9.30am-1pm

A full list of warm bank services across Oldham can be found here.

A warm bank at Levenshulme Old Library
(Image: Manchester Evening News)


Abraham Moss Library

Open: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday (9am to 5pm)

Arcadia Library and Leisure Centre, Levenshulme

Open: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday (various times every day).

Barlow Moor Community Library, Chorlton

Open: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday (9am-4pm), Tuesday (9am-7pm), Fridays (9am-2pm)

Beswick Library

Brooklands Library

Open: Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (10am-1pm) and (2pm-5pm), Wednesday (10am-1pm) and (2pm-8pm)

Burnage Library, Activity and Information Hub

Open: Monday and Wednesday (10am-4pm). Tuesday and Saturday (10am-1pm)

Caritas Diocese of Salford, Hulme

Open: Monday-Friday (12pm-1.30pm)

Chorlton Library

Open: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday (various times each day)

City Library

Open: Monday to Thursday (9am-8pm), Friday and Saturday (9am-5pm)

Didsbury Library

Open: Monday and Tuesday (9am-8pm), Thursday-Saturday (9am-5pm)

Fallowfield Library

Open: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday (various times every day)

Forum Library Wythenshawe

Open: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday (various times each day)

Gorton Library

Open: Monday, Thursday, and Saturday (10am-5pm), Tuesday (1pm-8pm), Thursday (10am-8pm), Friday 10am-5pm)

Hulme High Street Library, Library and Leisure Centre

Open: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday (various times each day)

King’s Church Manchester

Open: Monday-Friday (1pm-3pm)

The Message Trust, Sharston

Open: Monday-Friday (8am-4pm)

Levenshulme Old Library

Open: Mondays (9.30am – 2.30pm)

Longsight Library and Learning Centre

Open: Monday and Tuesday (9am-8pm), Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday (9am-5pm)

Manchester Central Library

Open: Monday-Thursday (9am-8pm), Friday and Saturday (9am-5pm)

Miles Platting Community Library

Moss Side Powerhouse Library

Open: Monday to Thursday (11am-2pm) and (3pm-7pm), and Saturdays (12pm-5pm)

New Moston Community Library

Newton Heath Library

North City Library

Northenden Community Library

Open: Monday to Thursday (2pm-5pm) and Friday’s (10am-1pm)

Withington Library


Alkrington Library

Kirkway, Middleton M24 1LW

Balderstone Library

Balderstone Park, Platting Lane, Rochdale OL11 2HD

Bowlee Pavilion

Heywood Old Road, Middleton M24 4SD

Castleton Library

881 Manchester Road, Castleton, Rochdale OL11 3AF

Darnhill Library

Argyle Parade, Heywood OL10 3RY

Hare Hill Extra Care Scheme Community Cafe

4 Inglis Street, Littleborough OL15 9RP

Heywood Library

L/Cpl Stephen Shaw MC Way, Heywood OL10 1LL

Junction Library

Grimshaw Lane, Middleton M24 2BW

Langley Library

Langley Children’s Centre, Windermere Road, Middleton M24 4LA

The Lighthouse Project

Unit S6 B/C, Middleton Shopping Centre, Limetrees Road, Middleton M24 4EL

Littleborough Library

Hare Hill Road, Littleborough OL15 9HE

Middleton Library

Long Street, Middleton M24 6LW

Milnrow Library

57 Newhey Road, Rochdale OL16 3NP

Norden Library

Shawfield Lane, Rochdale OL12 7RQ

Rochdale Central Library

Number One Riverside, Smith Street, Rochdale OL16 1XU

Smallbridge Library

Stevenson Square, Rochdale OL12 9SA

Smithy Bridge Library

121 Smithy Bridge Road, Littleborough OL15 0BQ

Spotland Library

Ings Lane, Rochdale OL12 7AL

Wardle Library

448 Birch Road, Rochdale OL12 9LH

A full list of warm bank services across Rochdale can be found here.


Broughton Hub

50 Rigby Street, Broughton M7 4BQ

Eccles Gateway

28 Barton Road, Eccles M30 0TU

Swinton Gateway

100 Chorley Road, Swinton M27 6BP

Pendleton Gateway

1 Broadwalk, Pendleton M6 5FX

Walkden Gateway

2 Smith Street, Walkden M28 3EZ

All open Monday to Thursday 8am to 10pm, Friday 8am to 6.30pm and Saturday 9am to 1pm. Visit for more information.

Visit any Gateway centre or Broughton Hub for free family activities from 5pm to 8pm. Monday is movie night, Tuesday and Thursday family games and Wednesday arts and crafts.


1st Stop Cafe

First House, Beswick Parade, Brinnington, SK5 8EN

Open: Monday 9.30am-2pm, Tuesday 9.30am-2pm

All Saints’ Church

All Saints Road, Heaton Norris, Stockport, SK4 1QA

Open: Monday 7pm-9pm, Wednesday 12am-3pm, Thursday 4pm-8pm, Friday 9am-12noon, Sunday 9:30am – 5pm

Arthur Greenwood Centre

Hipley Close, Woodley, Stockport, SK6 1ES

Bramhall Community Hub

84 North Park Road, Bramhall, Stockport , SK7 3HS

Open: Monday, Wednesday and Friday – 10am-3pm

Bramhall Library

Bramhall Library, 70 Bramhall Lane South, Bramhall, Stockport, SK7 2DU

Bredbury Library

Address: Bredbury Library, George Lane, Bredbury, Stockport, SK6 1DJ

Bridgehall Community Centre

Siddington Avenue, Bridgehall, Stockport, SK3 8NR

Brinnington Park Leisure Complex

Northumberland Road, Brinnington, Stockport, SK5 8LS

Open: Monday 1pm-5pm, Tuesday 11am-1pm and 2pm-5pm, Thursday 4pm-7pm

Central Library

Address: Stockport Central Library, Wellington Road South, Stockport, SK1 3RS

Cheadle Library

Address: Cheadle Library, 23 Ashfield Road, Cheadle, Stockport, Cheadle, SK8 1BB

Cheadle Hulme Library

Mellor Road, Cheadle Hulme, Stockport, Cheadle, SK8 5AJ

Edgeley Library

Address: Edgeley Library, Edgeley Road, Edgeley, Stockport, SK3 3NB

Great Moor Library

Address: Great Moor Library, Gladstone Street, Great Moor, Stockport, SK2 7QF

Hazel Grove Library

Address: Hazel Grove Library, Beech Avenue, Hazel Grove, Stockport, SK7 4QP

Heald Green Library

Address: Heald Green Library, Finney Lane, Heald Green, Stockport, Cheadle, SK8 3JB

Heaton Norris Community Centre

Love Lane, Heaton Norris, Stockport, SK4 1JA

Heatons Library

Address: Thornfield Road, Heaton Mersey, Stockport, SK4 3LD

High Lane Library

Buxton Road, High Lane, Stockport, SK6 8DX

The Lighthouse Centre, (aka Brinnington Community Church)

Northumberland Road, Brinnington, Stockport, SK5 8LS

Open: Monday 10am-6pm Wednesday 10am-6pm (10am – 12.30pm Parents and Toddlers only)

Marple Library

Marple Library, Memorial Park, Marple, Stockport, SK6 6BA

Offerton Community Centre

Mallowdale Road, Offerton, Stockport, SK2 5NX

Pure Coffee – Etherow Park

Etherow Park Café, George Street, Compstall, SK6 5JD

Open: Open every day 9am – 4pm

Pure Coffee – Vernon Park

Vernon Park Café, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, SK1 4AR

Open: Open every day 10am – 4pm

Reddish Library

Address: Public Library, Gorton Road, North Reddish, Stockport, SK5 6UG

Reddish Men in Sheds

Unit 11 Hurstfield Industrial Estate, Hurst St, Reddish, SK5 7BB

Open: Monday 12pm-4pm Wednesday 12pm-4pm Friday 12pm-4pm

Signpost @The Heatons Centre

The Heatons Centre, Thornfield Rd, Heaton Moor, SK4 4DQ

Open: Monday 1pm-5pm, Thursday 9am-5pm.

St Catherine’s Church Heald Green The Foyer

Outwood Road, Heald Green, Stockport, SK8 3JQ

Open: Monday 9am-5pm Tuesday 9am-5pm Thursday 9am-5pm Friday 9am-5pm

Start Point Coffee Shop

4 Woodley Precinct, Woodley, Stockport, SK6 1RJ

Open: Monday to Saturday 9am-4:30pm, school term days 8am-9am for free Breakfast Club

Stockport Museum

30/31 , Market Place, Stockport, SK1 1ES

Open: Tuesday to Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 11am-4pm

Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery

Wellington Road South, Stockport, SK3 8AB

Open: Thursday and Friday 1pm-5pm, Saturday 10am – 5pm, Sunday 11am-4pm

The Upper Room Cheadle

11 Wilmslow Road, Cheadle, Cheshire, SK8 1DW

Open: Open Monday to Saturday 9am-3pm

Walthew House

112 Shaw Heath, Stockport, Greater Manchester, SK2 6QS

Open: Monday 9:30am-3pm, Tuesday 9:30am-3pm, Wednesday 9:30am-3pm, Thursday 9:30am-3pm

A full list of warm bank services across Stockport can be found here.


Ashton Library

Tameside One, Market Place, Ashton OL6 6BH

Open: Monday, Wednesday and Friday- 8:30-5pm, Tuesday and Thursday 8:30am-8pm, Saturday 10am-3pm

Denton Library

Town Hall, Market Street, Denton M34 2AP

Open: Monday and Thursday 1pm-5pm, Friday 9am-1pm, Saturday 10am-3pm

Droylsden Library

Guardsman Tony Downes House, Manchester Road, Droylsden M43 6EP

Open: Monday and Thursdays 9am-1pm, Friday 1pm-5pm, Saturday – 10am-3pm

Dukinfield Library

Concord Way, Dukinfield SK16 4DB

Open: Monday and Tuesday 9am-1pm, Thursday 1-5pm, Saturday 9am-1pm

Hattersley Library

The Hub, Stockport Road, Hattersley, SK14 6NT

Open: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 1pm-5pm

Haughton Green Young Peoples Centre

Lancaster Road, Haughton Green, Denton M34 7JP

Open: Every Wednesday from 10.30am-1pm

Hyde Library

Town Hall, Greenfield Street, Hyde, SK14 1AL

Open: Monday, Tuesday and Friday 9am-1pm, Wednesday 1-5pm, Saturday 10am-3pm

Methodist Community Centre

Hyde Road, Manchester M34 3AQ

Open: Every Monday (starting December 5) from 12.30pm -4pm

Mossley Library

George Lawton Hall, Stamford Street, Mossley OL5 0HR

Open: Monday 1pm-5pm, Wednesday and Friday 9am-1pm

Stalybridge Library

Trinity Street, Stalybridge, SK15 2BN

Open: Monday, Tuesday 9am-1pm, Wednesday 1-5pm, Saturday 10am-3pm

A full list of warm bank services across Tameside can be found here.


A full list of warm bank services across Trafford can be found here.


Ashton-in-Makerfield Library

Wigan Road, Ashton-in-Makerfield, WN4 9HB

Open: Mon-Wed 9am-2pm, Thur-Fri 12am- 5pm, Sat 9am-2pm

Ashton Pantry

Warrington Rd, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Wigan WN4 9PL

Open: Tuesday 10am-12am, Thursday 2pm-4pm, Saturday 10am-12am and Sunday 2pm to 4pm

Aspull Library

Oakfield Cresent, Aspull, WN2 1XJ

Open: Mon 10am-1pm, Tue 10am-12pm, Thur 9:45am-12:15pm, Fri 10am-12pm

The Bethel, Hindley Green Family Church (also known as the Trading Post)

Atherton Road, Hindley Green, WN2 4SA

Open: Monday to Friday 9am-5pm and Saturdays 10am-1pm

Bookcycle Beech Hill

Buckley St W, Wigan WN6 7PQ

Open: Monday-Saturday 10.30am-4.30pm, Sunday 12am-3.30pm

Bookcycle Leigh

Spinning Gate Shopping Centre, Leigh

Monday-Saturday 10am-4.30pm, Sunday 11.30am to 2.30pm

Bookcycle Orrell

241 Orrell Rd, Orrell, Wigan WN5 8LY

Open: Monday-Friday 10.30am-4.30pm, Saturday 11am-2pm

Bookcycle Wigan

Market Hall, Wigan

Open: Monday-Saturday 11am-2pm

The Brick / Queens Hall Action on Poverty

St George’s, 65 Water Street, Wigan WN1 1XD

Open: Monday to Friday 10am-4pm

The Brick Queens Hall Action on Poverty

The Brick Works, 4 Hodson Street, Wigan WN3 4EN

Open: Monday to Friday 10am-4pm

Golborne Library

Tanners Lane, Warrington, WA3 3AW

Open: Mon-Wed 9am-2pm, Thur-Fri 12am- 5pm, Sat 9am-2pm

Hindley Library and Community Centre

First Avenue, Hindley, WN2 3EB

Open: Mon-Wed 9am-2pm, Thur-Fri 12am- 5pm, Sat 9am-2pm

Ince Library

Manchester Road, Ince, WN2 2DJ

Open: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm hours subject to change in line with community centre opening hours

Ince Rose Bridge Sports and Community Club

Pitfold Street, Ince-in-Makerfield, Wigan WN2 2DZ

Open: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 6pm-9pm

Kerry’s Corner

Stirling Close, Leigh, WN7 2UB

Open: Monday 12pm to 5pm, Tuesday 4pm to 8:30pm, Wednesday 1pm to 8:30pm, Thursday 12pm to 8:30pm, Saturday 12pm to 5pm

Lamberhead Green Library

Greenhey, Orrell, WN5 0DQ

Open: Mon-Wed 9am-2pm, Thur-Fri 12am-5pm, Sat 9am-2pm

Leigh Library

Turnpike Centre, Civic Square, Market Street Leigh, WN7 1EB

Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 9am-2pm

Marsh Green Library

Harrow Road, Marsh Green, WN5 0QL

Open: Mon-Wed 9am-2pm, Thur-Fri 12am-5pm, Sat 9am-2pm

Merlys Kitchen

12 Cumberland Ave, Tyldesley, Machester, M29 8FU

Open: Wednesdays 10am to 2pm, Fridays 12:30pm to 2:30pm

Museum of Wigan Life

Library Street, Wigan, WN1 1NU

Open: Tue-Sat 10am-4pm

The One House

The One House, 45 Haigh Road, Aspull, Wigan, WN2 1RR

Open: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 9am-12am

Platt Bridge Library

Rivington Avenue, Platt Bridge, WN2 5NG

Open: Mon-Wed 9am-2pm, Thur-Fri 12am- 5pm, Sat 9am-2pm

Robin Park Leisure Centre

Loire Drive, Newtown, WN5 0UL

Open: Mon-Fri 6:30am-10pm, Sat 8am-6pm, Sun 8am-4pm

Shevington Library

Gathurst Lane, Shevington, WN6 8HA

Open: Mon-Wed 9am-2pm, Thur-Fri 12am- 5pm, Sat 9am-2pm

Standish Library

Cross Street, Standish, WN6 0HQ

Open: Mon-Wed 9am-2pm, Thur-Fri 12am- 5pm, Sat 9am-2pm

Tom’s Pantry

St James Centre, Church Street, Poolstock, Wigan WN3 5DZ

Open: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9.30am-12.30pm, Saturday 11am-2pm. From 1st October

Turnpike Gallery

The Turnpike Centre, Civic Square, Leigh, WN7 1EB

Open: Tue-Sat 10am-4pm

Tyldesley Library

Elliott Street, Tyldesley, M29 8EH

Open: Mon-Wed 9am-2pm, Thur-Fri 12am- 5pm, Sat 9am-2pm

Wigan and Leigh Archives

Leigh Town Hall, Civic Square, WN7 1DY

Open: Tue-Sat 10am-4pm

Wigan and Leigh Community Charity / Embrace

81 Ribble Rd, Platt Bridge, Wigan WN2 5EG

Open: Monday-Sunday 9am-4pm

Wigan Library

Life Centre, The Wiend, Wigan, WN1 1NH

Open: Mon to Fri 10am to 4pm, Saturday 9am to 2pm

Wigan Life Centre

College Avenue, Wigan, WN1 1NJ

Open: Mon-Fri 6:30am-10pm, Sat 8am-6pm, Sun 8am-4pm

A full list of warm bank services across Wigan can be found here.

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