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Access enquiries

Please email [email protected] for further information or to discuss your requirements.


Our venue

The Poetry School has moved to our new home in Somerset House Exchange – a vibrant, central London community of arts practitioners, entrepreneurs, and thinkers. To get to us, please come to the New Wing of Somerset House; the north Lancaster Place entrance near Café Nero is the accessible entrance. Visit Somerset House’s accessibility pages for further information.


Access for Wheelchair Users

The Poetry School classrooms are accessible for Wheelchair Users via portable ramps. Please email [email protected] ahead of your visit so that a member of staff is ready to assist you.



The closest Disabled Badge parking spaces to Somerset House Exchange is Wellington Street WC2E 7BB, which is approx. 159.85m from the venue. For more Disabled Badge parking options, please visit the City of Westminster website.


Public transport

Waterloo National Rail and Underground station (Jubilee line) provides step-free access and is approx. 1km from our venue. From outside the station, the 76, 26, or 341 bus can be taken directly to Aldwych (about 350m from the venue).

Blackfriars National Rail and Underground station (Circle & District lines) also provides step-free access and is approx. 1.1km from our venue.

There are a number of bus routes stopping along the Strand and/or Aldwych, within 100-200m of Somerset House. These include: 1, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 26, 59, 68, 76, 87, 91, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 243, 341, 521, RV1 and X68.

Visit Transport for London’s accessibility pages for further information about the transport network and available facilities.


Accessible toilet facilities

Please email [email protected] ahead of your visit so that a member of staff can show you the route.


Assistance dogs

Please give us advance notice and we will make arrangements for accommodation.


Alternative formats available

Information is available in large print on request.


Video courses

Our video courses take place on Zoom and are not recorded. As these are interactive, the tutor and participants will have their cameras and audio turned on. If you have any queries or would like to discuss additional needs, please do get in touch: [email protected].