The British Library, located between Euston and Kings Cross stations in London, runs a regular programme of workshops on business and intellectual property topics.
The workshops are generally aimed at a small business audience, last a few hours, and are either free or cost a few pounds. Since they can get crowded - advance booking is essential.
Topics have included Business Planning Toolbox workshop; Walk-in business surgery; Knowing your market; Researching a company; Access to finance; Search engine optimisation to name but a few of the varied subjects on offer.
Many past talks by inspirational entrepreneurs are available in the podcast area of the library's site.
The library holds a large collection of market research reports, fact sheets on starting different sorts of business, and a searchable database of patents. To use these you will need to get a reader pass, but this is free.