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Overseas Bookers

The iconic Senate House is located right in the heart of London, making it the ideal event venue for international companies and organisations. Our event spaces are historic, opulent as well as flexible.  At Senate House we appreciate the complexities of organising an international event and hosting guests in another country. Read on to find out more about the building and our services.

Why Senate House?

Thanks to its rich history and world famous library, Senate House has become one of the most emblematic art-deco buildings in London. Both outside and in, it exudes pre-war historic charm. Built to enrich London and to provide a heart of learning in the busy city, this architectural icon represents the home of multicultural study and research.

Get in touch with our in-house team and book your next event at Senate House, by filling out a quick enquiry form or call us on: +44 20 7862 8127.

The globally renowned Senate House keeps 1920’s glamour alive in central London. Whilst these historic settings enable you to travel back in time, our services and facilities are very much in the 21st century with a recent multi-million pound refurbishment programme ensuring the venue provides outstanding facilities.


Bloomsbury, London is not only a centre for learning, but for history, art and culture too. The district’s prime location right in the centre of the city means it’s not only ideal for transport, but allows visitors to enjoy the vast spectrum of entertainment that London is famous for. See more details regarding transport connections to Senate House in our ‘How We Are Connected’ section below.

Flexible Event Spaces

Our diverse range of spaces can be adapted to suit all manner of events from intimate meetings to large scale conferences, gala dinners and fashion shows. Ranging from small executive suites to our grand hall, we can provide a wide range of spaces to suit different types of events. High specification audio-visual facilities and adaptable layouts mean the spaces can be tailored easily to your event.

Senate House also has several outdoor spaces, which provide a chance to enjoy some green space in the middle of the city. Our Malet Street Garden is ideal for parties and functions, with a wet weather alternative provided free of charge.

Large-scale events

We offer our guests a choice of dedicated conference venues suitable for large-scale events, such as Chancellor’s Hall, Beveridge Hall and MacMillan Hall. These rooms not only boast original art-deco interiors, but natural acoustics and flexible layout options. Macmillan and Beveridge Halls are individually amongst the largest London venues, making them the ideal space for large events in the capital.

Meeting rooms

Our smaller spaces, such as our first floor premier rooms and ground floor meeting rooms, are perfect for hosting intimate meetings in the heart of the city.

Some of our conference facilities and services include:

  • AV Facilities and technical support

  • Furniture Hire

  • Catering

  • Event Insurance

  • Photography

Find out more information on the full compliment of services we provide in our services section.

Flexible cost packages:

At Senate House we can work with varying budgets to help you realise your ideal event. We offer competitive rates, with costs based on the hire of a room per hour or per day. If you would like to discuss your requirements or ask questions please get in touch and we’ll do our very best to help.

For more information on costs and the capacity of each space, see our room capacities page.

To book your next event in London, make an online enquiry or call us on +44 20 7862 8127 today.

Our dedicated events team

At Senate House, our events team have played host to businesses from around the world. We are experienced at working on an international basis and can more than handle the logistics of long-distance event planning.

We take a partnership approach to make the process of organising an event easier, keeping in regular contact to make sure you achieve your dream event. Our event team will work around differing time zones to achieve the planning and organisation needed for your event. From the start we will ensure everything is as organised as possible; for example we would advise you to investigate and apply for any visas you might need well in advance. Check out government guidelines on suitable visas.

How we are connected

The iconic Senate House is located in the heart of London, just a few minutes walk from Russell Square and Goodge Street underground stations, making it the ideal event venue for international companies.


There are five airports that serve London all with connections to the centre:

London Heathrow Airport (LHR)

London Gatwick Airport (LGW)

London Luton Airport (LTN)

London Stansted Airport (STN)

London City Airport (LCY)


Train Stations

Euston Station

13 minutes walking.


Kings Cross Station

9 minutes by underground train.


St Pancras International

10 minutes both walking and underground train.



26 minutes both walking and underground train.


London Underground Stations

Only 6 minutes walking distance from Russell Square Underground station and a similar distance to Goodge Street Underground station, Senate House is extremely accessible, especially for newcomers to the city.


Map 1: Russell Square Station


Map 2: Goodge Street Station


Places to stay

When arranging an international event, there’s no need to be concerned about where to house all your guests. There is a wide range of accommodation available close to Senate House from Bed & Breakfast in our halls of residence to luxury 5* hotels, so there’s something to suit a range of budgets. We have links to a selection of hotels, where you can enjoy exclusive rates, when booking an event with Senate House.

To find out more about these hotels and staying in Bloomsbury, visit our Accommodation page.


Do you need more information about booking an international event?

Make a booking or enquiry direct with us online or by phone today:

International Phone Number: +44 207862 8127