The Charing Cross Centre, which is a registered charity, is governed by a constitution.

Its main objective is to help and educate girls and boys through their leisure-time activities to develop Physical, Mental and Spiritual capacities;

that they may grow to full maturity as individuals and members of society and that their conditions of life may be improved.

Working with the Community

The Centre offers rooms and facilities to a variety of organisations which are active in caring, counselling, rehabilitation and community welfare.
Other groups who follow similar interests, particularly those working for the benefit of young people, are welcome to use the premises.


The Charing Cross Centre, Norwich was launched in 1965, by the former Norwich Education Committee of the Norwich City Council as the “Three C’s” coffee bar for young people which then closed in 1973.

Following local government reorganisation in 1974 the building passed to Norfolk County Council and was re-opened as a centre for organisations caring in and for the community.

Those early years were a struggle with funds hard to raise.

A building fund was established by the trustees and in 1982, with the help of Norfolk County Council, a major reconstruction programme was carried out to provide purpose-built accommodation on the first floor.

The Centre is proud to record that several voluntary groups began their life here.


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Charing Cross Centre Opening Hours

Charing Cross Centre will be closed on Mondays during this lockdown but remains open Tuesdays to Fridays 8am to 6pm.

Because of the need for 1m+ Social distancing please note that our room capacities have changed to: 
Stanley Cooper Hall 14 people, Lounge 6 people, Study 4 People.  These figures are for people seated at desks. 
For Lecture style seating the maximum capacity is Hall 15 people, Lounge 8 people, Study 8 people.

We have all our COVID-19 precautions in place and you are very welcome to inspect our risk assessment and ask about our measures to make the Centre safe. This will give you the assurances you need.

Please contact the Centre Manager on