How to get here

Free Word Centre is located opposite 119 Farringdon Road (currently the McLaren construction site) and next to the Betsy Trotwood pub, a 5-minute walk from Farringdon Station.

On foot

We’re only a 20-minute walk from Old Street, Upper Street, King’s Cross, Bloomsbury and the City. We try to be as environmentally friendly as possible here at Free Word, so take a look at your route and see if walking might be a possibility – we’d be very happy if you did.

By bicycle

Another great way to stay green is by taking the bike. There’s a “Boris Bike” cycle hire docking station right outside our front door, and ample parking for your own bike just around the corner in Bowling Green Lane.

If you’re cycling here for the first time, you might want to look at one of these routes suggested by Free Word staff, which make use of quiet roads and marked cycle paths:

By train

Farringdon Station is served by the Thameslink railway line, which runs directly to London Bridge, Elephant and Castle, St Pancras and Kentish Town, as well as routes to Brighton, Sutton, St Albans, Luton and much of North and South London.

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 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 are disabled toilets 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.

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