Office space and room hire

ABOUT-US-ORIGINALOur listed building in Victoria Park Square, is two minutes’ walk from Bethnal Green underground station, looking onto Museum Gardens park. Dating from 1692, this is the same building in which Michael Young and Peter Wilmott wrote ‘Family and Kinship in East London’ in the 1950s. More on our location.

Office space

Today Victoria Park Square houses The Young Foundation and other organisations working for positive social change. Our office space is complemented by access to our meeting and seminar rooms (descriptions below). We welcome tenants who would enjoy our collaborative environment.

For availability and further information, please contact reception on 020 8980 6263 or

Rooms for hire

Don’t want to move in, but need a room for the day?
We offer two rooms, both with the following equipment and facilities (all included in the hire price):

  • Projector, computer, DVD player and laptop connection
  • Telephone and video conferencing
  • Flipchart and pens
  • Easily accessible power sockets
  • Simple catering facilities – including tea and coffee

A full range of catering can be ordered through using high-quality local suppliers – orders placed will be charged with an additional £50 administration fee.


The Michael Young Room

The Michael Young room is on the ground floor. The room is spacious – approx. 5m x 10m, and opens onto a walled patio area which can be used as an extension to the room in good weather. The room is accessible via a stair-lift*, and has an induction loop for people with hearing loss.

Originally a drawing room, the preserved panelling and abundant natural light make this an attractive and comfortable space.

Capacity: 24 seated, boardroom style; 50 standing; 40 in ‘theatre’ layout.

Rates:  Full day (9am – 5pm): £199 plus VAT, or £160 for registered charities

Half day or evening (9am – 1pm / 2pm – 6pm / 6pm – 10pm): £120 plus VAT, or £95 for registered charities


The Peter Wilmott Room

The Peter Wilmott is suited to smaller meetings. On the first floor, the room looks onto Museum Gardens park.

Capacity: 12 seated, boardroom style; 18 in ‘theatre’ layout.

Rates: Per hour: £17 plus VAT

For more information on space hire contact Monica Doherty:

*Please note that the front ground level entrance to the building is accessible via six steps with handrails either side. Wheelchairs can access the building via a rear entrance. If you have any specific access requirements please get in touch ahead of your visit.