The Bishopsgate Institute is a cultural institute, housed in a Grade II* listed building housing in the City of London offering a range of activity: courses for adults, a regular cultural events programme, an historic library and hall and room hire.
Bishopsgate Library is an independent, charity-funded library located within the Bishopsgate Institute.
Its collections cover a variety of subject areas, including:
- the social and topographical history of London, particularly the East End
- the early labour movement
- freethought and secularism co-operation
Archives of individuals include:
- George Jacob Holyoake, secularist and early Co-operative Movement activist
- Charles Bradlaugh, politician and founder of the National Secular Society
The library is open to the public Monday – Friday. See website for details.