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Senate House: Central London Events Venue

Impressive Art Deco events venue in the heart of the city. 

Senate House is an iconic art deco building in the leafy university district of Bloomsbury and is the flagship event space of University of London Venues,

This historic venue retains its elegant 1920s architectural style whilst providing an unrivalled collection of modern, practical and well-equipped event spaces. Senate House is ideal for a range of occasions including conferences, exhibitions, banquets, awards ceremonies and meetings.

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Beveridge Hall

Suitable for:

Award ceremonies
Banqueting
Conferences
Dinner Dances
Exhibitions
Film Shoots
Parties

Beveridge Hall is the perfect space for conferences, gala dinners and awards ceremonies. Designed in the early 20th Century by Charles Holden, it maintains a sense of sophistication and gravitas. As one of central London’s largest venues with a capacity of 480, it features flexible seating and a large stage area. The space benefits from excellent natural acoustics and audiovisual facilities including a full-size screen, audio and video recording facilities, fixed and roving microphones and adjustable lighting. For parties there is plenty of space to accommodate formal dining and dancing.

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Macmillan Hall

Suitable for:

Award ceremonies
Banqueting
Conferences
Dinner Dances
Exhibitions
Film Shoots
Parties

As one of London’s largest flat floor spaces, Macmillan Hall is perfectly suited to an elegant banquet, conference, exhibition or even a film shoot. This space has a capacity of 220 when arranged in a theatre-style layout.

The space is fully equipped for conferences and exhibitions, and benefits from programmable lighting.

With the adjacent Beveridge and Crush Halls, you have an inspiring and integrated venue complete with breakout areas.

Many elegant original features were restored including two stunning mirrors that mark the Chancellorship of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, and the current Chancellor, HRH the Princess Royal.

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Chancellor’s Hall

Suitable for:

Award ceremonies
Banqueting
Conferences
Dinner Dances
Exhibitions
Film Shoots
Parties

An impressive venue for a conference or party in the heart of London, with a capacity of 140. Large windows on the east and west sides of the room fill the space with light and emphasise the beautiful Travertine marble, English oak and bronze interior.

Occupying a commanding position on the first floor of the Senate House tower, the hall is a versatile event venue, equally well suited to informal gatherings or elegant dining with beautifully dressed tables. We have a piano in the Hall which can be used for a solo performance to enhance your event.

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Foyer & The Crush Hall

The Foyer at Senate House inspires visitors entering the venue, with its warm marble backdrop and elegant art deco styling. Complemented by a dramatic staircase leading up to spacious landings, the foyer and crush hall combine to create a stunning space for networking, pre-dinner drinks, or exhibitions. *

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*Please note the Foyer & Crush Hall space are available to hire in tandem with Beveridge Hall, Macmillan Hall. and Chancellor’s Hall and so are not priced separately.

Meeting Rooms at Senate House

Suitable for:
Seminars
Board Meetings
Debates
Business Meetings
Training and Courses

Senate House offers 17 meeting rooms, each retaining the elegant art deco styling of the rest of the venue. Suitable for working lunches, training sessions, seminars and business functions, our meeting rooms have flexible layouts and are supported by our catering and events team.

Find out more about our selection of meeting rooms.

Malet Street Garden

Suitable for:
Film Shoots
Parties

The Malet Street Garden is a private London reception and photography venue.

This Sunken Garden is a secluded haven in the heart of London with mature planting and a spacious lawn. A private and west facing space, it is ideal for elegant canapé receptions and photo shoots.

When you hire Malet Street Garden, our talented catering team will be on hand to develop the perfect menu for your reception, take a look at our comprehensive menus and wine list.

We provide an alternative wet weather space at Senate House free of charge when you hire the Malet Street Garden.

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Gordon Square

Suitable for:
Film Shoots

Gordon Square Garden is a beautiful outdoor space close to Senate House.

The garden is an oasis in the heart of the city and a lovely location for photography and film shoots.

Gordon Square Garden is available on a dry hire basis, which means you can book the space on its own or complement it with one of our internal venues. 

Gordon Square has a distinguished history, and was associated with the famous literary Bloomsbury Group, many of whom lived in the square.

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Woburn Square

Suitable for:
Film Shoots

Woburn Square Garden is a beautiful central London outdoor photoshoot location and has been described as the most perfect of all small London squares. It provides a sanctuary amid the bustle of the capital and is well suited as a film shoot location.

Woburn Square is available on a dry hire basis, available on its own or in tandem with one of our indoor spaces. Our talented in-house catering team are on hand to provide refreshments to complement your event. Take a look at our comprehensive wine and canapé list.

Originally a private garden for the residents of the Georgian houses around the square, in the 19th Century, Woburn Square Garden has been sensitively restored to its former glory with pretty railings and planting based on the original design.

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Room Hire at Senate House

Each of our elegant spaces are supported by our award-winning in-house catering team and our professional events team, ensuring you can enjoy your event without any organizational distractions.

If you have any questions or want to book a room at Senate House, contact our friendly in-house events team on 020 7862 8127 or make an online enquiry.

 

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