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 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.
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.
We have introduced new Covid-19 safety measures to prioritise the health of our staff and visitors. For example, when you enter the building, you will see that our staff are behind screens when we greet you. We have also introduced a one-way system in our corridors to minimise contact. As you move through the building, you will see we have positioned hand-sanitising stations in all public spaces and high-traffic areas. We are using high-grade disinfecting fogging sprays throughout the building on a daily basis, and all areas are being cleaned and disinfected regularly.
We are lucky to have large rooms that can accommodate social distancing measures with ease, but we have also calculated reduced capacities for each room to ensure we’re keeping everyone safe.
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To speak to the team, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0207 392 9200.
Unfortunately, we do not hire our spaces for classes, public performances, or any activity in conflict with our programme.