One Birdcage Walk is the purpose built home for the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. We operate as a not for profit member’s organisation that strives to improve the world through engineering.
The building was officially opened in 1899 when at the time, it was fitted out with state-of-the-art features such as a telephone, one of the first hydraulic lifts and synchronome master clock which used electrical impulses to ensure that all clocks in the building kept uniform time.
Located just minutes from the Houses of Parliament, Horse Guards Parade and Treasury, we are a 5 minute walk from Westminster and St James’s Park tube.
The building, which overlooks St James’s Park is regarded as one of the finest examples of traditional architecture in Westminster.
The 16 event spaces throughout the venue celebrate the lives of well-known and recognised mechanical engineers, and their achievements.
The jewel in the crown at One Birdcage Walk is the Library. Built in the Elizabethan Style, clad in marble and warm oak with stunning views over the park, the Library is open to the public during the week and can hold evening receptions and dinners.