With the first foundation stone laid in 1893, Bishopsgate Institute was built as a place to learn, share and debate. Renowned as a central hub for public events for over 125 years, the Institute is also a remarkably atmospheric location for private and corporate events.
From the moment you step across the threshold, the originality of the building is clear. Our Grade II* listed building combines elements from the Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts movements, along with typically Victorian motifs. Every one of our rooms is full of individual character and steeped in history.
Our spaces are suited to any event you might have in mind. Set on the edge of the City of London, you can find us just two minutes’ walk from Liverpool Street Station.
Bishopsgate Institute is a registered charity so, by choosing our venue, you’re helping to support our work. Any income generated is invested back into the building, our charitable programme and collections.
We are pleased to have been awarded the "Good to Go" accreditation from Visit England, meaning our venue is also Covid secure.
Read more about our safety measures.
Thinking of hiring one of our rooms? Our dedicated events team are on hand to help.
We have a range of rooms for private and corporate events, from dinners to dances, meetings to drinks receptions. Spaces in our Grade II* listed building are suitable for between 5 and 400 guests. Contact us to find out more about our integrated event planning, AV support and complimentary wifi.
Under normal circumstances, our doors are open to the public most days, where we give access to our archives and run learning programmes. Our popularity can limit availability. Talk to our events team for advance bookings and more information about hiring our spaces exclusively.
To make an enquiry about hiring one of our spaces, fill out our form.
Unfortunately, we do not hire our spaces for classes, public performances, or any activity in conflict with our programme. As we are a charity, our building cannot be used to host party political or religious events.