Free Word Centre opened in September 2009 and is based at 60 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London, a neighbourhood that has a rich history of creativity and dissent.
The buildings were previously developed by the Guardian newspaper as a beautiful nineteenth century Newsroom, Archive building and visitor centre. Free Word moved in during 2008, undertaking refurbishment works in 2013 to improve facilities, spaces and public access.
Free Word is the only international centre for literature, literacy and free expression in the world. It develops local, national and international collaborations that explore the transformative power of words. The centre is a hub for work, study and discussion; it provides flexible meeting rooms, exhibition and event spaces, a lecture theatre, and a lively public café.