Welcome to Free Word. Interested in exploring the political and cultural power of words? Join us at an upcoming event or read about the themes we explore.


Opening times:
9:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday*
Closed Saturday and Sunday
*Open later when we have an event

Free Word’s cafe is open every weekday from 9:00am until 5:00pm, staying open later on evenings when we have an event. To check today’s opening times, call Reception on 020 7324 2570.

Offering a comprehensive menu of breakfast and lunch options, homemade cakes and real coffee, the warm and welcoming cafe space is run by Community Diner, a not-for-profit social enterprise who  also provide catering for meetings and events at Free Word Centre.

If you’re interested in booking catering for an event, email bookings@communitydiner.co.uk.


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Introducing our new Director, Roma Backhouse

  • By Sophie Freeman
  • 30th June 2016

We are excited to announce that Roma Backhouse will succeed Rose Fenton in September 2016. Free Word will continue to work internationally to bring communities, organisations and individuals together through the belief that words change lives.