Welcome to Central London Samaritans

If something's troubling you, get in touch:

Telephone our branch:

020 7734 2800 (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 discrete 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's Walbrook.

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


  • ITV Daybreak comes to Central London Samaritans

    Tuesday 21st January 2014
    Following the fictional suicide of the much loved character Hayley Cropper in the popular soap opera Coronation Street, the ITV breakfast show Daybreak broadcast live updates from Central London...
  • Celebrating 60 years of Samaritans

    Saturday 21st September 2013
    On Friday 1st November, 60 Central London Samaritans volunteers past and present celebrated our anniversary by walking through Central London.
  • CLS annual report cover

    Central London Samaritans Annual Report

    CLS annual report cover
    Tuesday 25th June 2013
    Our 2013 Annual Report is now available.
  • Sila prepares for her epic walk

    Walking to Santiago

    Sila prepares for her epic walk
    Thursday 20th June 2013
    Central London Samaritans volunteer Sila has decided to walk home to Santiago in Northwest Spain to raise funds from our charity.
  • Prince Charles in Central London Samaritans

    Prince Charles visits Central London Samaritans

    Prince Charles in Central London Samaritans
    Wednesday 8th May 2013
    We were honoured to have our Patron, HRH The Prince of Wales, visit our Central London branch on Thursday 2nd May 2013. The Prince met with volunteers and toured the building.