The Thirsty Scholar

Nestled discreetly inside 1 Park Crescent – a stone’s throw from Oxford Street – is The Thirsty Scholar. Our purse-friendly former members’ bar requires a little navigation before you can settle into an evening of booze-fuelled fun. But it’s worth the effort; this is a place for coffee connoisseurs and night owls alike, serving coffee from 7 am and tipples until 3 am on weekends.

The building also houses a vast, multi-function space for workshops, exhibitions, live music, and corporate functions. All profit generated from bar and venue sales goes back into the leading charity – ISH – So you can feel philanthropic too!


We are hidden inside International Students House at 1 Park Crescent, London, W1B 1SH – Come in through the main door and turn left for the bar.

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Overlooking Park Square Gardens and Regents Park, our vibrant bar is open during the week serving award winning coffee, extensive range of drinks, craft beer and bar menu including our popular home cooked pizza.  At weekends the venue is available to hire for celebrations for up to 220 guests, offering a fixed DJ booth, large screen TV’s and beer garden.

All our profits support International Students House, providing a safe home and scholarships opportunities within the UK and abroad.

  • £ 600.00
  • Private Venue and bar hire 5 hours
    Celebrations for up to 220 guests
    DJ booth
    Big screen TV’s
    Beer garden.
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  • £ 24.50 pp
  • Private Venue and bar hire 5 hours
    Freshly prepared slices cooked in our pizza oven:
    Margherita tomato sauce, mozzarella (v)
    Neapolitan tomato sauce, mozzarella and Parma ham
    Hot pepperoni, tomato sauce, grated mozzarella & fresh basil

    Skin on fries & sweet potato fries
    Caesar Salad
    Olive, tomato, chargrilled pepper and basil salad

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  • £ 29.50 pp
  • Private Venue and bar hire 5 hours
    Spiced chicken skewers, BBQ dip
    Indian lamb samosa, homemade mango chutney
    Whipped Goats cheese, tomato crostini (v)
    Courgette, pea and mint soutzoukakia, Tzatziki dressing (v)
    Skin on fries & sweet potato fries
    Profiteroles with salted chocolate sauce
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Prices are exclusive of vat and based on parties of over 60 guests.
Bespoke menus, DJ and Karaoke available
*our licencing hours are required to provide security
*minimum bar spend applies to room hire

Excellent Transport Links

We are close to Kings Cross, Euston and Paddington stations and 2 minutes from Regents Park and Great Portland Street tube.

On-site Accommodation

We have a range of accommodation to suit any budget

Disabled Access

All our rooms are wheelchair accessible

Super-fast WiFi

All our rooms have free and fast WiFi


Our venue is COVID safe, regularly cleaned and

Skilled Security Team

SIA security

Tech Team On Site

On-site Catering

Provided by Baxter Storey