The Artworkers Guild is a unique organisation of distinguished craftspeople, artists and designers. Founded in 1882, to promote the highest standards of excellence in all of the applied arts and to bring together on an equal footing practitioners in many different fields, it continues to fill a role which is as relevant in the 21st century as it was then.
In 1912 the Guild acquired the freehold of a Grade II* Georgian house in Bloomsbury, and in 1914 built a handsome meeting hall at its rear to seat 100 people. This was refurbished in 2011 at the Guild’s expense, and is fully equipped with up-to-date facilities for meetings and talks. Two other rooms are available for smaller groups. The rooms at 6, Queen Square continue to provide for the Guild’s own meetings as they have done for a hundred years, but they are now used in addition by a very wide variety of other cultural and community organisations. Together, they provide a venue for some 4-500 events a year, and are booked up to three years ahead.