Space Hire at Lift

Lots of multi-use flexible spaces and services

Lift is a stunning venue in Islington. A former Victorian school has been transformed into meeting and training rooms, halls, roof top terrace, dance studio and a gym. These spaces are available for hire during the day, Tuesday and Thursday evenings and at the weekends.

Set over four floors, Lift is a contemporary space with lots of character in which to hold your meeting or event. There are rooms of all sizes with large windows giving a bright and spacious feel. Natural light and black out options available.

There is newly upgraded strong wifi throughout the buidling. We will also have high quality hybrid-conferencing facilities.

A large staffed reception hall makes for a lovely 'meet and greet' area for you to use or to wait in. This includes a table tennis table and table football.

We have changing rooms and showers, which can be a welcome facility for people using the dance studio, cycling to meetings or heading to social occiasions after work.

Catering menus offer great value for money

Lift Kitchen is our in-house catering team. We serve delicious, creative, nutritious food that is freshly made and to meet all budgets. There are options for finger food, buffet style lunches, canapes, salads and hot meals. We can arrange banquet-style table settings for larger groups.

Convenient location and transport

Lift is only a five minute walk from Angel underground station and the buzz of Chapel Market and Upper Street. There are lots of bus stops within a few minutes walk. We have a free cycle rack and off-street loading exclusively for the use of hirers. Lift is in zone one of central London but just outside the congestion zone. The nearest car parks are Angel Central and Park Bee Upper Steet.

Bookings team on hand to help

We have a booking team available for both calls and email enquiries weekdays 9am-5pm. Daitime or evening tours can be arranged on request - or drop in and take a chance, we will do our best to show you around.

Supporting young people

Lift is managed by Isledon, a community interest company. Income from venue hire goes towards funding high quality facilities, youth services and job opportunities for local young people. You can see on the other pages of this website how they will benefit from your booking with us.


The building has step free access with a lift covering all floors and accessible toilets on three floors.

Capacity Table

Click on room name for full information
Cabaret Theatre


Blue Hall 80  100  50/60 40
Penton Room 64  80 30/40 30 
Studio Room
64 80 30/40 30
Angel Room 32  50 24/32 16
Chapel Room 32  50 28/36 24
St Pancras Room 32  50  24/32  16
The Nest 16  24 15/20 12
The Living Room 16 24 15/20 12
Amwell Room  - 20  12/17 10
The Snug - - 8 -
Roof Top Terrace 60 standing 
Dance Studio 40 standing 

*larger number is without a projector and screen

Last updated: 27/3/2024 01:47PM