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IHR Café and Common Room

The IHR Café serves drinks and refreshments throughout the day. The café, Weston Common Room and Periodicals Room are open to all.

PLEASE NOTE: due to the Coronavirus emergency, the IHR Café and Common Room are currently closed to the public.

The IHR Café

Join us in the IHR Café for coffee, lunch or tea: the café serves soups, sandwiches, cakes, snacks and our celebrated baked potatoes.

The IHR Café

Fele and Phyllis will be here to help! Our new espresso machine makes cappuccino, americano and lattes.

The IHR Café

The café provides a quiet space in central London, with sofas, tables and desks - to take a break, meet a colleague or do some work.

IHR Café opening times

Our Café serves refreshments Monday to Friday through the year. The Weston Common Room is open for all users of the IHR, 6 days a week, and for evening receptions.

  • 11.30-3.30 : Summer vacation (July-September)
  • 11.30-5.30 : Term time
Next to the Café is the Friends' Periodicals Room where you'll find the latest issues of more than 100 history journals to browse in print.

Friends' Periodicals Room

The latest and recent issues of more than 100 journals covering British, European and global history.

The Periodicals' Room is available for all visitors to the IHR. Come and browse.