Visiting Us

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Conway Hall is situated on historic Red Lion Square in Holborn, central London.

Building Opening Hours: Mon – Sat: 9.00 – 23.00, Sun: 9.00 – 22.30
Office Opening Hours (general visiting hours and telephone queries): Mon – Fri: 9.00 – 17.00
The library has opening hours of Tuesday – Thursday, 10.00 – 17.00

The offices and library are closed on Bank Holidays and National Holidays unless advertised otherwise.

The offices and Library will be closed from 1pm on Friday 22nd December 2017 until Wednesday 3rd January 2018.

The building will be closed after the evening event on Friday 22nd December 2017 until Wednesday 3rd January 2018.


All the ground-floor rooms are fully-accessible by wheelchair. Main Hall (street access, step-free), Brockway Room (street access, step-free), Bertrand Russell Room (street access, shallow ramp), Hive Cafe (street access, step-free), There is also an accessible toilet on the ground floor opposite the Brockway Room.

Unfortunately, due to the age and Grade II listing of the building, there is no lift access to rooms above the ground floor. This includes the library, balcony seating in the main hall, Artists’ Room, or Lingua Diversa language classes on the second floor.

Getting to Conway Hall

By Bus

Route 98 comes via Oxford Street and terminates in Red Lion Square. Routes 19, 38, 55 and 243 pass by the Theobalds Road entrance to the Hall. Any bus to Holborn, Grays Inn Road or Southampton Row/Kingsway comes close to Conway Hall.

By Underground

Holborn Station (Central and Piccadilly lines) is approximately five minutes walk away. Also within reasonable walking distance are Chancery Lane and Russell Square.

Travelling by Train

Farringdon, Euston, Waterloo & Waterloo East, Kings Cross and London’s Eurostar Terminal St. Pancreas International are under 15 minutes journey from Conway Hall. See National Rail for more details and planning your journey.


There is a Cycle Hire docking station on the corner of Red Lion Square and Old North Street. There are two more docking stations on Theobald’s Road and on Red Lion Street. You can find more about cycle hire on the TFL website here:

There are cycle racks available around the perimeter of Red Lion Square. Please see here for a google street view.


There is metered car parking available in Red Lion Square and adjacent streets, unrestricted after 18.30, Saturdays after 13.30 and Sundays all day. Please note some parking areas are for “Residents Only” and there are other local restrictions. There is also one disabled parking bay directly in front of our main entrance.

To find local parking or reserve your space please use ParkJockey or Parkopedia.

Parking Suspensions

Current and future suspension dates can be found on the Camden Council website:

By Air

With 3 out of 4 of London’s international airports are within 1 hour’s journey, Conway Hall is extremely accessible for international visitors travelling by air to Gatwick, Stansted, London City, Luton or Heathrow

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