About Senate House
World-class London events venue with rich history and elegant Art Deco interiors.
Senate House is a special and unique event venue for conferences, weddings, banquets, meetings and film shoots. A grade II listed masterpiece designed by architect Charles Holden at the centre of the campus which, in the words of visionary Vice Chancellor William Beveridge, would be “something that could not have been built by any earlier generation than this…an academic island in swirling tides of traffic, a world of learning in a world of affairs.” The building is an iconic presence; one of London’s earliest skyscrapers, clad in striking Portland Stone, with imposing grand vistas and green open spaces.
Historic London event venues with first-class facilities.
A multi-million pound refurbishment programme, which started in 2006, provided the building with modern office spaces, improved meeting and teaching facilities, and enhanced library resources. The refurbishment has preserved the character and historic features of Senate House, as well as propelling it into the upper echelons of the international events marketplace with first-class event facilities.
Elegant event space for dining, weddings, conferences and meetings.
Senate House blends timeless elegance with leading-edge technology to bring gravitas or glamour to gatherings of all descriptions. Complemented by first-class catering and support services, the work of our event coordinators is focused on delivering memorable experiences, time and time again.
Ideally located event space in central London’s Bloomsbury area.
Senate House is an ideal London event venue situated in the heart of Bloomsbury, close to historical attractions such as the British Museum, British Library and the West End. It is also extremely well connected to London’s excellent transport links and close to many hotels making it a practical location for any London conference, event, wedding or meeting.
Prestigious headquarters of the University of London.
Senate House was originally commissioned as a purpose-built central headquarters for the University of London. Today, Senate House is home to our world-famous library, as well as administrative offices and meeting rooms, but the building originally opened back in 1936 and during wartime Senate House was used by the Ministry of Information, (inspiring George Orwell’s description of the Ministry of Truth in his novel Nineteen Eighty-Four).
The University of London’s remit has evolved over the years and we now provide a wide range of services for 18 outstanding Colleges, from distance learning to information technology solutions. Senate House is not simply an icon of 20th century architecture; it is equipped for the next stage of the University’s evolution.