at the Venue LOCATION
The 2020 London Convention of Narcotics Anonymous will be held at Friend's House in Bloomsbury, central London which is directly opposite Euston station.
Address: Friends House 173-177 Euston Rd, London, NW1 2BJ
The convention is opposite Euston rail and tube station. It's a ten minute walk to King’s Cross and St Pancras International stations. All major stations are connected to the tube network. Train information can be found here.
Friends House is within a meter parking zone. Charges must be paid Monday to Friday 08:30 - 18:30 and Saturday 09:00 - 13:30. There are alternative, longer-term parking facilities under Euston Station. Please note that Friends House is within the congestion charge zone. For details of how to pay please go to www.cclondon.com*
There are three designated on-street parking bays for blue badge holders on Endsleigh Gardens. More information on parking can be found here*
The main entrance to the Friends House is located at the east end of the building. There is a small garden area in front of the entrance. You can access the entrance and the garden from Euston Road and also from Endsleigh Gardens, which runs parallel to Euston Road along the rear of the building.
The entrance to the building is at a higher level than the adjacent streets and there is a ramp leading to the entrance from both Euston Road and Endsleigh Gardens. These ramped routes are 3800mm wide and have a tarmac surface. There are no handrails.
Alternatively, there are steps with two central handrails from the garden up to the main entrance.
Other entrances: There is also an entrance with 6 steps on Euston Road leading directly to the Large Meeting House (also known as The Light) - this is only used on certain occasions when we have larger events - and a stepped entrance on Euston Road leading into the new Quaker Centre – this entrance has 8 steps and handrails along both sides, although the steps are quite steep.
Reception desk and service staff
The reception desk is situated inside the main entrance on the east side of the building. It is open from 7.30am to 9.30pm, Mon to Fri, 8.00am to 6pm on Sat and 8.00am to 1.00pm on Sun. The closure time on Saturdays and Sundays may vary. Please note: our service staff are only available after 8.30am. The reception area and desk are accessible to wheelchair users. All our disabled guests using wheelchairs and having meetings on the first or second floors are advised to make themselves known to reception staff, so they can be evacuated in case of a fire.
There are three lifts in the building. The two lifts in the ground floor foyer are too small to accommodate a large wheelchair. The third lift is larger and provides wheelchair access to the 1st and 2nd floor levels as required. Due to fire regulations, there is no wheelchair access to the restaurant on the lower ground floor. Please note: the third floor is for staff use only.
Guide and assistance dogs are welcome.
There is clear signage throughout the building.
Sound enhancement system
The Reception, Large Meeting House (also known as The Light), Small Meeting House, George Fox Room, William Penn Suite, Elizabeth Fry Suite, Bloomsbury Suite, Margaret Fell Room, Room 1 and Room 2 have built in hearing loops. We have a portable hearing loop system available free of charge that can be used in any of the remaining rooms.
Quaker Centre Café
The café offers a variety of high-and-low level seating and table options. Quaker Centre staff will be more than happy to assist you in bringing refreshments to your table.
There are toilets on every floor of the building with accessible WCs. There is no accessible WC on the lower ground floor.
The restaurant is accessed via stairs. There are handrails along either side of the steps. Due to fire regulations, there is no wheelchair access to the Restaurant on the lower ground floor. Restaurant staff will be happy to assist you in bringing a hot lunch to the café if required.