Our Buildings

We are currently not hiring out rooms at the moment.

Classes are held at 42 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AQ (main site) and 10 Great Turnstile, London WC1V 7JU, which we share with our sister organisation the Mary Ward Legal Centre and Blackfriars Settlement, 1 Rushworth Street SE1 oRB.

42 Queen Square 

Our much loved home at 42 Queen Square, a Grade II listed Georgian building fronting a leafy square in Bloomsbury, houses our Art and Sculpture studios, various classrooms all with modern technology as well as original Georgian features, and a hall for music practice and performances.  Here you will also find our very popular vegetarian café and a roof garden, which are open when the Centre is open – weather permitting in the case of the roof garden.

Great Turnstile

10 Great Turnstile 

10 Great Turnstile (10GT) is a 1980s former office block, now transformed to provide more classroom space for the Centre and also offices for our sister organisation, the Mary Ward Legal Centre. While maintaining the Mary Ward ethos of being the friendly place to learn, this building is located closer to the business sector of Holborn, and benefits from the bustle and buzz of local shops, banks and offices. 10GT has large and airy classrooms and purpose-built basement movement and dance studios – The Robert Rich Studios – named after a former resident of the Mary Ward Settlement.

Reception opening hours

Term time:  Mon – Fri 9.30-20.00hrs; Saturdays + some Sundays 9.30-16.30hrs

Out of term time:  Closed at weekends and limited opening at other times

Reception opening hours

Term time: Mon – Wed 9.30-20.00hrs, Fridays 9.30-16.00hrs (early opening Thu and some Fri at 8.00hrs for Yoga classes); not open at weekends.

Out of term time: Mary Ward Centre at 10 Great Turnstile is closed.

994.b014add4fe67b7bfcab97023ca000e9bBlackfriars Settlement, 1 Rushworth Street SE1 ORB

Blackfriars Settlement is a small community centre that offers work with older people, a project for people with mental health issues and adult education.

We occupy a newly built premises at 1 Rushworth Street SE1 ORB which is a short walk from Southwark tube station, close to Waterloo, the Southbank and Tate Modern. Whether you’ve been to Blackfriars in the past or if it’s your first time here; our welcoming atmosphere and staff are ready to help you with your enquiries and support you with your needs.

Reception opening hours

Term time: Mon – Fridays 9.00-17.30hrs

WED: Legal clinic 6.30pm – 8pm ring thebuzzer (access for computers until 6.30pm)

Access for students outside these times – ring the buzzer