Visit | Free Word

Free Word is located in the heart of Clerkenwell, a short walk from Farringdon Station.


Opening Hours Monday – Friday | 9am – 9pm



We’re a five-minute walk from Farringdon station, next to the Betsey Trotwood pub and opposite 119 Farringdon Road (The Ray).



Bike racks are available on Farringdon Road, Bowling Green Lane and nearby streets. There is a ‘Boris Bike’ docking station directly outside Free Word.


Tube or Train

Farringdon Station is served by Thameslink, 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.



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.



There is an NCP car park 1 minute’s walk away. Free Word does not have designated parking of its own; there is a single yellow line outside the front entrance so it is possible to pick up and drop off passengers outside.



There is step-free access to all areas of Free Word and a number of other facilities available to make the venue accessible. 


  • Our box office, theatre and hall are all on the ground floor with step-free access from the street
  • Meeting rooms and offices are accessible by lift from the ground floor
  • There are two accessible toilets on the ground floor
  • Hearing loops are available at the box office and the theatre (when set up theatre style) and in all meeting rooms


Please talk to our team if you have specific access requirements.