The Hetherington Room | Free Word

In a Nutshell

The Hetherington is an ideal space for small meetings, with natural light and facilities including a computer, TV screen and whiteboard with pens. All equipment listed is available to hirers at no extra cost.

You’ll find the Hetherington tucked away beside a little library, with a range of books to peruse during tea and coffee breaks. Settle into one of our smaller rooms for meetings, webcam calls and workshops.


For further information on our spaces, please consult our hire brochure here.

To make an enquiry about hiring space, please scroll down and fill out the form below.


If you have any questions before filling in the form, please email or call 020 7324 2570.

Up to 8 people.

Standard rate:
£20 p/h excluding VAT. Minimum hire of two hours.

Charity rate:
£12 p/h excluding VAT. Minimum hire of two hours.



The Hetherington is equipped with facilities including Wi-Fi, a computer, a top of the range TV screen, and a whiteboard, all available at no extra cost.

The Hetherington conference call unit comes with the free use of our conference call bridge, details of which can be sent out upon confirmation of your booking. Callers can dial in free for one-to-one calls. External calls outside of the conference bridge incur a small set fee.


The Hetherington was named in honour of photojournalist Tim Hetherington, winner of the World Press Photo of the Year 2007 and many other accolades. He directed and produced the ground-breaking Afghanistan War documentary Restrepo.


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