Living Under One Sun



Living Under One Sun is a community-led charity
based in the heart of Tottenham – “All equal under one sun”

Join us at the Living Under One Sun hub in Down Lane Park
and take part in some of our activities!

We actively create welcoming places to share stories, ideas and skills for people to become “can do” communities, embracing and leading positive change to include and benefit all cultures, abilities, ages and nature – in neighbourhoods and globally.

We deliver free frontline community-led projects, services, events and festivals. We run a community cafe, hub and garden at Down Lane Park. We also have a community allotment at East Hale Allotments.  

Tottenham Hale and Down Lane Park are changing

Tottenham Hale is undergoing major development and change with 3000 new homes, 13 high rise towers, and 10,000 new residents, and Down Lane Park bridges the gap between the old and the new. It’s a place for existing and new members of the community to come together from all backgrounds, ages, abilities, genders and cultures to create shared experiences and positive connections. 
Living Under One Sun has been supporting the community from our vibrant hub, gardens and growing space inside the park for the last six years – creating active and connected communities, so we can shape our neighbourhood alongside the Council and our partners. 
Exciting improvements, funded by the Council and the Mayor of London’s Green and Resilient Spaces Fund, will see the park revamped, including with a new energy efficient permanent community hub, café and gardens.

Architects’ image of the new community hub building
For more information on the park improvements see

For more information on the Mayor’s Green and Resilient Spaces Fund,
and LUOS activities which are part of this, see

There was a sneak preview of Down Lane Park for a few members of the community design group. Phase One is opening on Friday 19th July. So much to look forward to – more trees, more hedges, wider paths, woodland areas and planting, beautiful seating and picnic area, and a fantastic new outdoor Gym. We are assured that new trees will receive care for a year and it’s expected that a very small percentage may need additional care and will be replaced if not recovered. There is an expert landscape designer and park team to ensure the best care possible. Anyone interested in joining Women and Girls running, cycling and fitness sessions, please contact Nat (local resident and coach) on

Or you may be interested in setting up tree care or biodiversity projects, or nature based arts and activities. If so, and you want to share your experience and skills with other locals (and need a place to meet share ideas and a cuppa) please let us know by emailing us on


Kids looking for a bit of creativity over the Summer hols?
Why not bring them down to LUOS to take part in the fantastic art workshop we’ll be running?
Every Wednesday from 24th July to 28th August (10.30am-12noon) –
it’s bound to be fun, fun, fun for the Under 12s!

Come and take part in our FREE Spice Mix Workshop, run by the brilliant kitchen staff from Headway, a charity in East London that supports people who have been impacted by head injuries. Learn more about herbs, spices and the connection between food, experience, culture and childhood.
Sign up here or scan the QR code below. We look forward to seeing you!



FREE Summer Holiday activities for all ages at LUOS!
You name it, we have it. Why not book your place now?!

You can book your place by clicking here, too

What’s On this month

Food and Community Growing
for Women and Girls

Calling all Women and girls!
Join us for this 10 week land based programme growing food and community.
We will be learning all about our food and land heritage, organic food growing,
soil care, preparation, cultivation, harvest and land maintenance.
Suitable for Women and Girls aged 16+, there are 5 free places available for Tottenham residents
in return for equivalent hours volunteering to care for Down Lane Park improvements
and local green spaces.

Share your existing skills and gain new ones with this 10 week land based programme.
An exciting new collaboration between LUOS and Go Grow With Love!

10am – 3pm every Thursday. From 16th May until 25th July 2024.

If you are interested please email us, scan the barcode for registration
or click the link in the bio and sign up today!

Come and learn how you can grow
your own food even if you don’t have a garden
or an allotment!

Our Cafe, Hub and Garden

Our lovely community cafe, event and garden space is the hub for all our activities and our community.   Located inside popular Down Lane Park just 5 mins from Tottenham Hale station and surrounded by major developments under construction, it’s a precious community space.  It is one we transformed from an unused and run-down bowling club into a vibrant and unique place which provides a welcoming and safe meeting place for all residents, existing and new.  As well as running like a normal cafe, it’s the space where we host projects, classes and activities.

Read more about our Cafe Hub

Community projects, services and activities

We deliver programmes to bring Nature, sports, well-being and harmony closer to communities.  We bring together people and their ideas – supporting each other to improve our individual lives’, shape services and our neighbourhoods.

We have a number of projects, services and activities going on weekly – join us for sewing classes, bicycle training, English as Second Language.

Do you have an idea for an activity, project or a course you want to run for the community? Get in touch

Read more about our Projects, activities and events

Hire the space


With very limited core funding available, we rely on bookings and venue hire to generate income and help sustain the Community Hub and its much-needed local activities.
Living Under One Sun’s Cafe Hub is meant to be shared and enjoyed by all the community. If you need a space for an event, community meeting, a party and want to use our facilities please get in touch with us.