Bishopsgate Institute Library
The library’s collection covers inner London, with a particular focus on the City of London and Spitalfields.
Bishopsgate Institute Library is a free, independent library that holds important historical collections about London. Based on Bishopsgate, near Liverpool Street station and Spitalfields market, the collections cover a variety of subject areas which explore radical, social, labour, feminist and gay history in London.
Phone: 020 7392 9270
Access: Bishopsgate Library is open to everyone. There is no need to make an appointment to visit the Library, or to bring proof of address or ID with you. We welcome telephone, email, or postal enquiries regarding the contents and subject coverage of our special collections and are happy to retrieve items for you in advance of your visit. Please consult the collections pages and online catalogue for information about our collections.