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Room Hire at Local History Library

Looking to hold a meeting, workshop or larger event? We welcome room bookings between 9.30am and 4.30pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays

There is a discretionary 50% discounted rate on room hire charges for charities, community and voluntary 
groups in Tower Hamlets.

  • Limited catering options (hot water for beverage making and water cooler) are available 
  • Cost of hiring either room includes tables and chairs
  • Optional use of projector, screen and sound equipment will incur an additional 20% VAT charge. Currently, we do not provide a laptop. We advise that you bring your own. It will need a VGA/HDMI port to connect to our projector
  • The prices quoted are for room hire during the building's normal opening hours. An additional charge will be made for bookings outside these hours

Please discuss your requirements when booking. The rooms are

  • Linked by a short corridor and can be booked together for larger events.
  • Located on the ground floor
  • Wheelchair accessible. 

Viewing of the rooms is recommended. Please scroll down for pictures.

As a rule it is Council policy that venue hire cannot be available for public meetings with political content or of a religious nature.

Musical or exercise-based events are not suitable for this venue as we are a working library. These may disturb researchers in the Reading Room directly above.


Email localhistory@towerhamlets.gov.uk or call 020 7364 1290 during our opening hours to discuss availability and requirements.

Exhibition Hall

Local History Exhibition Hall

• Capacity (standing reception style): 100 people
• Exhibition space available: 3 x 5m walls with wire hanging system, 6 display cases
• £125 per hour (VAT will be charged at 20% of total fee if equipment is required)

Ground Floor Education Room

Ground Floor Education Room

• Capacity: theatre style - 50 people. Classroom/cabaret/boardroom style - 40 people 
• £40 per hour (VAT will be charged at 20% of total fee if equipment is required)