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L.J. Carter Library at

Arthur C. Clarke House

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The L.J. Carter Library is the home to an extensive collection of reference and research archives related to space exploration and the history of the Society, dating back to the founding of the BIS in 1933. This unique and historic collection tells the story of space travel, academic research and contains key papers from space agencies from around the world.

The Library has been used previously as a filming venue and offers a backdrop that enhances any production. It can also be used for talks, and breakout and small seminar groups.

Refreshments will not be available in the Library.


  • Wifi
  • Additional AV available

 Food And Drink

  • External catering allowed
  • Corkage Charge
  • Kitchenette
  • Space for catering equipment


  • 18 Classroom
  • 30 Standing


  • Art Exhibitions
  • Pop-Ups
  • Ticketed events


  • 1 Parking Spaces
  • The British Interplanetary Society
  • 27-29 South Lambeth Rd
  • Vauxhall
  • SW8 1SZ

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Arthur C. Clarke House is the home of the British Interplanetary Society, the oldest continuously operating space society in the world.

Situated on the South Lambeth Road, Vauxhall; the building is less than a five minute walk from Vauxhall Mainline and London Underground Stations, close to Vauxhall Park, and the River Thames. The building has guest Wi-Fi throughout.

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