JW3 Building


341-351 Finchley Road
Visitor Info


341-351 Finchley Road, London NW3 6ET
Box Office: 020 7433 8988 


Online booking is always available.

Box Office Opening Hours:
Sunday: 9am - 9pm
Monday - Thursday: 9.30am - 9pm
Friday: 9.30am - Various*
Saturday: Various*

Building Opening Hours:
Sunday: 9am - 11pm
Monday - Thursday: 9am - 11pm
Friday: 9am - Various*
Saturday: Various*

*Friday closing and Saturday opening times change in accordance with Shabbat. 
Please see Zest Opening Hours on the Zest at JW3 website
Please note that the Zest cafe will be closed on Friday 8 September.


Finchley Road (Metropolitan, Jubilee) and West Hampstead (Jubilee)


Finchley Road & Frognal


West Hampstead Thameslink


13, 82, 113, 187 and 268


We have covered cycle racks for 50 bikes under our bridge. Please enter using the Lymington Road entrance. Helmets and equipment can be left in secure lockers on the First Floor – please ask at Box Office


JW3 is well served by Overground, Underground and bus, and we recommend using public transport. If you are driving, please note that we are situated in a residential area, and we remind you to be considerate of our neighbours if parking locally. In particular, please park sensibly, do not park across our neighbours’ driveways, and ensure you have left adequate space for emergency vehicles to pass. Thank you for your cooperation. Paid parking is available at the O2 Centre, 400m away. Free parking on Finchley Road and adjacent side roads after 7pm (6.30pm side roads) Mondays to Saturdays and all day Sunday.


JW3 is an accessible building for people with physical impairments. Wheelchair accessible.

Parking for disabled visitors is available, please call in advance to reserve a space.

We have a limited number of spaces for wheelchair users within the JW3 Cinema and Howard Hall, including a raised viewing area for unseated performances (e.g. some music gigs). To ensure we can accommodate you safely and comfortably, wheelchair spaces should be booked in advance in person at our Box Office or by calling the Box Office on 020 7433 8988.

For your convenience, the JW3 Cinema and Howard Hall have an advanced technology hearing loop, just set your hearing aid to Channel T for the full benefits.

JW3 is a Jewish arts, culture and community centre with a kosher restaurant, café and bar. Only food bought at JW3 can be eaten on the premises. When we are open over Shabbat or Jewish Holidays we will provide a reduced ‘JW3 Unplugged’ programme and the cinema will be closed. Further details available on request.

JW3 is the first Jewish Community Centre and arts venue of its kind to exist in London. The brainchild of Dame Vivien Duffield and created by a core capital grant from the Clore Duffield Foundation, the centre opened on the Finchley Road, NW3 in October 2013.

By the end of our first year over 225,000 people had passed through our doors, and we announced the exciting news of an organisational merger with the London Jewish Cultural Centre (The LJCC) for 2015. LJCC has built a deserved reputation for being Jewish London’s leading centre for adult education, with over 1,500 students engaging in courses and classes every week. We look forward to bringing the very best of LJCC’s educational courses, cultural events and FUSION Youth programme over to the state of the art JW3 centre over the coming year.

JW3's Aim

The aim of JW3 is to transform the Jewish landscape in London by helping to create a vibrant, diverse and proud community, inspired by and engaged in Jewish arts, culture and community.

The size of our ambition is reflected both in the scale and elegance of our new building and in the creativity and energy of our programme.


The role of JW3 is to offer outstanding events, activities, classes and courses that:

  • Increase the quality, variety and volume of Jewish conversation in London and beyond;
  • Reflect the diversity of our community;
  • Bring all Jews together, wherever (or whether) they place themselves on the religious spectrum and are open and accessible to the widest range of people.


Inclusiveness, encouraging greater understanding between sections of the community or different faiths, and community revitalisation are core principles for JW3.

  • We seek to be a home for all who are interested in Jewish life - a warm, welcoming venue, a truly inviting space, in which to gather, feel comfortable, meet people, and feel at home.
  • We want JW3 to promote the best of Jewish values and to create better understanding between different strands of the Jewish community, and between Jews and different faiths, communities and cultures.
  • We want JW3 to have an impact not just beyond its walls but beyond the here and now by becoming a revitalising community hub. And by doing so, bring added confidence to British Jewry, filling it with a fresh sense of unity, focus and purpose.