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Café and Bar

Spaces for hire

Available for private functions in the evenings and on weekends.

The Arts Bar & Café is a tranquil but vibrant and cultural setting on the edge of the City and East London. There are accessible tables and chairs; a range of layouts are available including banquet and cabaret style; and a stage can be set up. The space is ideal for intimate and accessible events including drinks receptions, dinner parties or supper clubs.

  • Exclusive use of the space
  • Space to load in and load out
  • Goods lift (for use by arrangement) lift spec
  • WiFi
  • Shared kitchen
  • Showers
  • Access to cycle racks
  • Tables and chairs
  • Piano
  • Flipcharts

  • Catering from the Arts Bar and Café
  • Projector and screen
  • TV and DVD player
  • Printing and photocopying

  • Toynbee Studios is accessible to wheelchair users.
  • All of our toilets are gender neutral. Fully accessible toilets are located on the ground, first and third floors.
  • In the first floor disabled toilet, there is a wheelchair-accessible shower with a fold-down shower seat and an ergonomic sink that is adjustable in height.
  • In the third floor disabled toilet, the accessible toilet has a shower with a hoist, which is an Opemed OT200c and has safe working weight of 200kg, and a powered nursing bench with safety rail.
  • There is a quiet space on the third floor.
  • We welcome guide, hearing and assistance dogs. A drinking bowl is located in the café foyer.
  • More about our accessibility policy

Our studios are in the heart of London, a stone’s throw from The Square Mile, less than 3 minutes walk from Aldgate East tube, and conveniently close to key tube, bus and rail networks.
Plan your visit

Catering from the Arts Bar and Café is paused due to Covid-19.
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Capacity 60 seated at tables
Ground floor


Fully accessible
Projector and screen
PA and mixer
Technical support (available by arrangement)

Technical info

Entry door: 00m high × 00cm wide


Prices available upon application.

All prices exclude VAT
Charity rates apply to charities, not-for-profits and performing arts companies. Regular studio hours are 10am–6pm, Monday–Friday. Hires outside of these hours are subject to additional duty management charges. Conferences, public events and filming are possible by negotiation at separate rates.

Make a booking

For all space hire enquiries and bookings please contact:

Sara Angelucci
020 7247 5102