Room Hire

We love celebrations at the HLSI

The Highgate Literary & Scientific Institution can be hired for private functions when not open to our members or used for our events. We are an experienced team who will work hard with you to ensure you have an excellent experience from start to finish.

We are fortunate to be located in a beautiful Grade II listed building at the centre of Highgate Village, rich in historical and cultural associations. Our building is ideal to host a variety of events such as birthday parties, wedding ceremonies / celebrations, life celebrations, concerts, AGMs, book launches, business meetings, photo shooting and filming.

We have a professional audio-visual system. The Victoria Hall stage has a lectern equipped with two microphones, and we can connect any PC or Mac to the projector for presentation purposes. Please note that for safety reasons we cannot allow any other external equipment or cables to be connected to our own. We can provide a wireless laser pointer for use in presentations, two portable microphones and a lavalier microphone. A large projection wall behind the stage is coated with Screen Goo paint for better image projection.

It is also possible to live stream events on any YouTube channel. Our loop system helps pick up speech more clearly for those who use hearing aids.

If required, we can also provide easels, music stands and crockery and cutlery.

Charges - Year 2024 (we do not charge VAT): 

Victoria Hall: £195 per hour

Members’ Room: £155 per hour

Hall and Members’ Room: £290 per hour

Library (minimum 2 hours): £225

The Coleridge Room: £90 per hour

The Linden Room: £55 per hour

The Gosling Room: £75 per hour

Setting up: £125 per hour

Fee civil ceremonies: £185

If you would like an informal chat, have any questions about facilities charges, or arrange a visit, please email Luca Morelli at or call 020 8340 3343. Please  click here for our brochure, which includes our Terms and Conditions.

The Victoria Hall
The Coleridge Room
HLSI - Members' Room
The Members’ Room
Caterers and Facilities
Conditions of Hire