|Head:|| 1878: |
|Tutor/s:|| Charlotte Branwell |
|Wards:|| Will Herondale |
|Notable Residents:|| Tessa Gray |
|Notable Servants:|| Sophie Collins |
The London Institute is the Institute located in London, England. It is the main setting for The Infernal Devices series. As of 1878, it is run by Charlotte Branwell. It is mentioned to be run by the Herondale family before the Uprising.
The London Institute appears to be a regular church with no one living in it. Tessa described it as if being in a castle. The ceiling rises up and disappears into the gloom above. There are tapestries hanging from the walls depicting stars, swords, and designs of runes. Also, like in most Institutes, it has the design of Raziel repeated everywhere.
The dining room is huge and very bright. A large gasolier hangs down from the ceiling, illuminating the room with a yellowish light. A large mirror goes along the length of the room.
Like all Institutes, there is a section that is specifically built off of hallowed ground to allow Downworlders to enter and to question demons.
There is also a library filled with literature, many of which are either religious or classics. The study is used for the meetings that the Enclave might have.
The rooms are large and dimly lit with large beds and windows. There is a fireplace in every room and the place has a warm and homey feel.
During the Infernal Devices books, the basement was home to Henry Branwell's laboratory. The attic was, and still is, the Training Room.