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The transformative power of words

Visiting us

The Free Word Centre is located in Central London, close to Farringdon Station. Our opening hours are 9am to 9pm, Monday to Friday. 


Free Word Centre

60 Farringdon Road


How to get here

The Free Word Centre is located opposite 119 Farringdon Road and next to the Betsy Trotwood pub, a 5 minute walk from Farringdon Station.

By tube

The nearest tube station is Farringdon (Circle, District and Metropolitan Lines) which is a 5 minute walk from the Centre. Tube strikes are currently affecting some routes, but don't let that put you off - read our comprehensive guide to transpot options here.

By bus

Buses that stop near Free Word include the 63 on Farringdon Road, the 19, 38 and 341 on Rosebery Avenue and the 55 and 243 on Clerkenwell Road.

By bicycle

A "Boris Bikes" docking station is situated conveniently outside the Free Word Centre, and there's ample parking for your own bike just around the corner in Bowling Green Lane.

By car

There is an NCP car park next to the Centre at 1 Bowling Green Lane. Free Word does not have any designated parking of its own; however there is a single yellow line on the curb outside the front entrance and so it is possible to pick up and drop off passengers directly outside.

For further directions, we recommend Transport for London's Journey Planner.

Information for disabled visitors

The reception area, café, lecture theatre and hall are on the ground floor with step-free access from the street. There is a disabled toilet on the ground floor. The meeting rooms are accessible by lift from the ground floor.

If you are planning to attend an event in a wheelchair, please inform us in advance so that we can remove seats to accommodate you. Please note, we will be closed over the summer from June 14th to carry out refurbishment works, and there will be no access to the public during this time. However, when we re-open, we will have improved access and facilities for disabled visitors.

If you have any questions about access to the building, please call us on 020 7324 2570 or email