Welcome to Central London Samaritans

If something's troubling you, get in touch:

Telephone our branch:

020 77342800 (Branch)

National telephone:

08457 909090 (UK)

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 of the year

Facilities for visitors with disabilities:

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

Samaritans branded car parked outside Central London Samaritans at 46 Marshall Street

24 hours a day Central London Samaritans provides support for anyone experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

We are located in the West End through a discreet archway at 46 Marshall Street which is close to both Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus tube stations. Visitors are welcome 365 days a year between the hours of 9am and 9pm. You don’t need an appointment to speak in confidence to one of our trained volunteers and the service is free. Please note that due to the popularity of our drop-in service at times you may experience a short wait.

We are very active in the community and regularly attend food drops for London's homeless to offer emotional support. Our volunteers are available to deliver presentations to schools and workplaces about our work and emotional health.

In partnership with Cruse, the bereavement charity we offer support groups for those who have been bereaved by suicide and these run across the year.

Samaritans volunteers are available to respond at short notice to offer emotional support following any form of crisis or emergency in London

Our service is delivered by around 450 volunteers. If you would like to find out more about volunteering with Samaritans in Central London you can come to one of our regular information hours.

Our well-appointed meeting rooms at 46 Marshall Street are available for hire with discounted rates for eligible charities.

Central London Samaritans was the founding branch of the Samaritans movement and has a rich history. To celebrate 60 years of continuous service on Saturday 2nd November 60 of our volunteers undertook a sponsored walk starting at our original home in the crypt of St Stephen Walbrook.

Samaritans branded car parked outside Central London Samaritans at 46 Marshall Street

Central London Samaritans news

  • 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.
  • London City Voices Sing for Samaritans

    30th March 2015
    London based community choir London City Voices took centre stage at Charing Cross Station on Wednesday March 25th to deliver a spellbinding performance in aid of Central London Samaritans.
  • Bill Laurance + Friends in aid of Central London Samaritans

    4th February 2015
    Grammy Award winning Jazz pianist, Bill Laurance generously offers to play a benefit gig for Central London Samaritans. Bill, keyboard player for the successful jazz fusion band, Snarky Puppy will be playing at London's 100 Club on Thursday April 9th 2015.