Est. in 1891, the St Bride Foundation is a stunning Grade II listed red brick building in the heart of London. Tucked away on a courtyard just off Fleet Street, this unique building is nestled under a plane tree and Wren’s famous ‘wedding cake’ spire of St Bride’s Church.

The building exudes historical intrigue. Originally built as a printing school, the London College of Printing (now LCC) was established here. The Foundation was also a resource for local residents, the city’s first public swimming baths and laundry opened here.

Today the Foundation is home to a thriving artistic community and houses what is probably the world’s largest library of printing, typography and graphic design. Traditional printing, engraving and bookbinding techniques are taught in our workshop. The whole area is steeped in literary history with notable residents including Charles Dickens and Dr. Samuel Johnson.

All of our rooms on the ground floor are licensed for civil marriages and civil partnerships. The elegant and palatial Bridewell Hall seats up to 150 and is suitable for ceremony, wedding breakfast and after party. The ornate Salisbury room is a beautiful setting for an intimate ceremony for up to 45 people or the light and stylish Farringdon room is a lovely space for 60 guests.

To find out more and book a visit and tour of the rooms please email 


– Venue suitable for small or large gatherings
– Sole use of venue possible
– The building has much character but can be dressed and made your own

– We can recommend preferred supplier partners we work with all the time
– Fully equipped kitchen on site
– AV equipment available, WiFi throughout
– Late license available

– City location near the Thames, excellent transport links
– Step free access

– Flexible and friendly, team open to ideas
– LGBTQ+ friendly!

Photograph courtesy of Stonelock Photography