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Welcome to Senate House

Central London venue hire for conferences and events.

Built in 1936, Senate House is an iconic Art Deco statement on the London skyline. The rich history and architecture of this unique venue in London inspired George Orwell and has made it an ideal location for numerous films, TV programmes and fashion shows.

Hire stately halls, meeting rooms, secluded gardens in the heart of London.

Senate House offers venue hire in London's Bloomsbury area, close to historical attractions such as the British Museum and British Library, as well as theatres, restaurants, shops and hotels. It is an ideal location in the heart of the city.

Perfect venue for conferences, banquets and film shoots.

Senate House offers a range of spaces from grand halls to intimate meeting rooms. Each of our spaces is unique and elegant. Imagine hosting your charity event in the same grand hall as featured in The Dark Knight, or meeting in The Ministry of Truth. Whatever you are planning – a grand conference, a glamorous party or period film shoot – our unique venue in London can make your event very special.

Excellent event facilities, catering, photography and more.

A multi-million pound refurbishment programme has preserved the timeless elegance of Senate House and added outstanding event facilities. We offer additional event services to ensure that every aspect of your event is a success. These include first class catering, audio-visual support and accommodation at the University Halls of Residence; we can also help you to organise other services such as photography, floristry, luxury accommodation, and car hire through our specialist partners.


“The facilities offered at Senate House made it a perfect place to launch the first ever SOAS Alumni & Friends Weekend.
Beveridge Hall is elegantly furnished, and remarkably, it allows speakers to retain an intimacy with a large audience of up to 450 people. It must be one of the best lecture halls of its size. Macmillan Hall was also a great place to host a pre-event reception. And the UoL staffs were a pleasure to work with throughout.”

Francis Roberts
Alumni Relations Officer

School of Oriental & African Studies