7-8 Newbury Street
+44 (0)20 7600 3366
Open 9am to 5pm Monday - Friday
Barbican - 4 Minutes Walk
Hammersmith and City Line, Circle Line or Metropolitan Line
Farringdon - 6 Minutes Walk
Brighton to Bedford
Buses that pass within 10 minutes walk:
Clerkenwell Road/Old Street:
55, 243, 505
Holborn Viaduct/Newgate Street:
8, 25, 242, 501, 521
17, 45, 46, 63
The nearest Car Parks are:
West Smithfields NCP
There are also a few parking meters in Long Lane and surrounding streets.
Please take note that we are located within the Congestion Charge Zone.
As BRIEF is situated in the historic heart of the City of London, there is a great deal visitors can see and do.
If you are visiting London to attend a course, here are some useful links to enhance your stay.Places of Interest
To view information about a range of places to stay near to BRIEF, click here.Accommodation Information
To see travel options to BRIEF from the major airports in and around London.Travel Information
BRIEF is situated in Newbury Street at the historic heart of the City of London. It is on the margin of Smithfield Market, a 'smooth-field', where meat and livestock have been traded throughout London's history (according to Peter Ackroyd), a stone's throw from St Bartholomew's Hospital, London's first, and almost within sight of St Bartholomew the Great, one of London's oldest churches, dating back to 1123.
It is where the annual Bartholomew's fair was held which became a symbol of disorder and anarchy and lasted until 1855 when it "faded away". However this is also an area of change and development. Newbury Street itself is framed at one end by one of the towers of the Barbican Estate itself a modern classic and recently granted listed status. The Barbican Centre is within 5 minutes walk. Richard Rogers' new, and much admired, Lloyds building is close by and the Tate Modern is in easy walking distance simply by crossing the Millennium Bridge, a route that will pass St Paul's Cathedral on the way, in turn leading to the reconstructed 'Shakespeare's Globe' theatre.