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The Goldsmiths' Centre's café, Bench, is a great place to eat, meet and relax in the heart of Clerkenwell.

Opening times

Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm


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Please note that all payments are made cashless. This is for your safety as well as the safety of our team. 

How to get here

We are located a 3-minute walk from Farringdon station on the corner of Britton Street, Albion Place and Benjamin Street. 

By tube The nearest underground station is Farringdon. 
By train Mainline rail services (City Thameslink and Southern Trains) run from Brighton, Haywards Heath, Gatwick Airport, East Croydon, London Bridge, London Blackfriars, Sutton, Wimbledon, London St Pancras International, St Albans City, Luton and Bedford to Farringdon.
By bus 

Buses 63, 55 and 243 pass near the Goldsmiths’ Centre. 

63 – King’s Cross, Farringdon Station – Honor Oak 

55 – Oxford Circus – Clerkenwell Road – Leyton Baker’s Arms

243 – Waterloo – Clerkenwell Road – Wood Green 

By car Please note that there is limited parking around Farringdon tube station and there is no parking at the Goldsmiths’ Centre. Paid parking is sited at 1 Bowling Green Lane, EC1R 0BD.

For more information to help you plan your journey, visit National Rail Enquiries and/or the Transport for London Journey Planner website.


Bench is step-free with entry through the main doors to the Goldsmiths' Centre. 

Contact our Bench Team

Got a question for our team at Bench? Email or just fill in this form outlining your enquiry and our team will be in touch shortly.


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