The London Institute of ’Pataphysics was founded on New Year's Eve 127 EP (7 September 2000 vulg.), in the presence of various dignitaries of the Collège de ’Pataphysique, including the Provéditeur-Convecteur, Thieri Foulc, and Stanley Chapman, Regent, and current President of the LIP.

It is an independent organisation, but maintains amiable relations with the Collège de ’Pataphysique via the London Annexe of the Rogation. It is anglophonic, rather than anglocentric (a number of its participants reside in the USA and elsewhere). The London Institute, like fellow associations in Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Argentina, etc., engages in the promotion of “the vastest of sciences” in its native tongue.