10 Gower Street
The Department is situated in an elegant Regency house at 10 Gower Street in Bloomsbury (WC1).
The building was once the home of Lady Ottoline Morrell, friend and patron of famous Bloomsbury writers and artists. Its main seminar room, where some of our postgraduate teaching takes place, was the drawing room in which T.S. Eliot, Bernard Shaw, Maynard Keynes and others were entertained.
Behind 10 Gower Street are the main Birkbeck buildings and library, Senate House (which also houses the University of London Library), and the British Museum.