Welcome to Central London Samaritans

If something's troubling you, get in touch:

Telephone our branch:

FreeCall 116 123 (UK)

National telephone:

020 7734 2800 (Branch)

Visit our branch:

Samaritans London 46 Marshall Street London W1F 9BF

Usual hours open to receive callers at the door:

9:00am - 9:00pm every day - no appointment necessary

Facilities for visitors with disabilities:

We provide full accessibility to wheelchair users as well as adapted toilet facilities.

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Central London Samaritans provides emotional support round the clock for anyone experiencing feelings of distress or despair. We provide a safe space, as volunteers we’re ordinary people, and keep all our conversations private. 

Visitors are welcome 365 days a year you don't need an appointment and the service is completely free of charge.

We are powered by volunteers and always on the look-out for warm, empathic people to help us continue our round the clock service. Attend one of our information hours to find out more about volunteering with Samaritans in Central London.

In addition to providing emotional support in our branch, we are active in the community reaching out to high risk groups including the homeless, young people, LGBT groups, those bereaved by suicide and prisoners. We are also available to respond at short notice to any form of crisis or emergency in London.

As a charity we rely entirely on donations from the public, businesses and other organisations. It costs around £500,000 a year to run our Central London Branch - a simple regular donation of £4 will allow us to answer a call for help - creating a lifeline for people struggling to cope. We have a number of partnerships and fundraising initiatives to help us to be there, round the clock, every single day of the year.


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Central London Samaritans news

  • Sing for Samaritans Christmas Concert

    On Friday December 4th, the renowned London Chorus conducted by Ronald Corp OBE will feature at the first ever Sing for Samaritans Christmas Concert at the place where it all began in the church of St Stephen, Walbrook. The evening will also feature a very special reading from A Christmas Carol by Olivier Award Winning Actor, Henry Goodman.
  • C.S.I.: Crime Scene Improvisation in aid of CLS

    6th October 2015
    Innovative, hilarious improvised comedy act Crime Scene Improvisation will be putting on a show at The Bridewell Theatre on Sunday 8th November to raise cash for Central London Samaritans.
  • Join Team CLS for your own Olympic moment

    28th May 2015
    Can you take on a 10k challenge and raise money to help us provide support for people experiencing emotional distress? We have just 10 places left for the Great Newham London Run, Sunday 19th July 2015.
  • Bill Laurance + Friends gig raises £5k for CLS

    14th April 2015
    Grammy Award winning jazz pianist Bill Laurance hosted a fantastic night of music at London’s 100 Club on Thursday 9th April, which raised over £5k for Central London Samaritans.