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Bishopsgate Institute

Access information

Bishopsgate Library, the Great Hall, Upper Hall, lower ground floor and reception areas are fully accessible. We regret that the Boardroom and the Brushfield Wing are not fully accessible to wheelchair users or people with restricted mobility. If you’d like to know more about the location of your course or event, or discuss your access needs, please get in touch [email protected]

Accessible Parking

A limited number of parking spaces are available for Blue Badge holders outside Bishopsgate Institute on Brushfield Street.

Toilets and Showers

Accessible toilets are available on each floor of our main building. There is also an accessible shower room with lockers for course students on the lower ground floor.

Assistance Dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome at the Institute.

Printed Materials

Our prospectus, events brochure and library information brochure are all available in large print and electronic formats. Please call 020 7392 9200 or email [email protected] to receive a copy.


Attending our Events and Concerts

Our talks, tours and discussions take place in the Great Hall or Bishopsgate Library both of which are fully accessible. We can reserve seats or wheelchair spaces at our events and concerts. Staff are available to guide group bookings from the street to their seats.

  • Disabled visitors can get a free ticket for a companion or personal assistant.
  • A portable loop system is available for use at cultural events.
  • If we can be of help in any way, please contact Reception.
Our Commitment to Access

The Institute is committed to making our courses accessible and we will make adjustments to meet the needs of individuals wherever possible. Please call 020 7392 9200 or email [email protected] if we can assist you in any way.

Access Policy

Bishopsgate Institute is dedicated to enabling the widest possible spectrum of people from all sections of the community to enjoy independent use of the Institute’s public facilities.

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