St Bride Foundation was set up in 1894 as a place of education, recreation and culture for the people of Fleet Street and Farringdon. Today we serve an international community, offering a vibrant learning programme focusing on print and design.

Whether it’s mastering letterpress or learning about print’s past and future, we have the perfect programme to inspire your creativity and develop your knowledge of all things print.

Events programme

Please see our What’s On page for details of upcoming events.


Our talks programme features some of the leading figures in print and design, covering everything from film poster design to handwriting, and can be enjoyed both in person and online.

Workshops and courses

Get your hands inky in our print workshop, learning traditional printing and engraving techniques, with courses suitable for beginners and more experienced printers.

Tours of St Bride Foundation

Our monthly public tours offer the chance to visit our atmospheric print workshop and explore our unique collections.

Group visits

Bring your group to St Bride Foundation to explore the fascinating history of print. We offer tailored visits to our library and workshop, where you can get your hands inky learning how to print, be inspired by our unique library collections and hear about Fleet Street’s print heritage from those who worked in the trade.

We welcome groups of all kinds, whether you are a society or community group, student group, design studio or a group of friends and family.

Please see this PDF for an overview of available activities and contact learning@sbf.org.uk to arrange your visit.