London Imperial Venues, Imperial College London
Imperial Venues is one of London’s largest academic venues, with over 100 flexible event spaces in one central location in South Kensington. Spaces range from a Grade II Victorian townhouse with private garden to modern seminar rooms, classrooms and lecture theatres.
With such an array of venues, Imperial is suitable for a range of events including meetings, conferences, symposiums, dinners and drinks receptions.Enquire about this Venue
Location and transport information
Ideally located in the heart of south Kensington, nestled alongside some of the capital’s most prestigious attractions including the Royal Albert Hall, Hyde Park, the V&A, Science and Natural History Museums.
South Kensington and Gloucester Road underground stations (Picadilly, Circle and District lines) are less than a ten minute walk away, offering access to other areas of London and a direct route to Heathrow Airport.
|Summary of facilities and capacities|
Summer – July, August and September
Easter – March and April
|Theatre style (maximum)||740|
|Cabaret style (maximum)||200|
|Boardroom style (maximum)||40|
|Exhibition space (sq metres)||415|
|Banquets & formal dinner (maximum)||300|
|University style bedrooms (max)||1900|
|Day delegate rates from||£40.00|
|Meeting room only rates from||£150.00|
|B&B rates from||£38.00|
Meeting and event spaces that inspire
170 Queen’s Gate: A Grade II listed town house with four stunning rooms and a private courtyard garden.
Queen’s Tower Rooms: A contemporary space overlooking the Queen’s Lawn and Tower ideal for exhibitions, diners and receptions for 620 guests. This room can also be separated into three smaller breakout spaces.
Great Hall: The largest venue providing tiered seating for 740 or 415sqm of exhibition space.
Seminar and Learning Centre: A modern suite of ten meeting rooms for up to 65 delegates. It also benefits from a dedicated mezzanine.
Their in-house chefs and catering team produce a variety of delicious menus for you and your guests to enjoy. From breakfast treats and working lunches to evening canapes and three-course dinner menus. Carefully selected drinks and wine are also available.
The venues benefit from the very latest audiovisual technology including:
- Lecture theatres with built in audio-visual facilities
- Speech reinforcement and live event sound
- Stage and atmospheric lighting
- Large screen projection and graphic display systems
- Live event streaming
- Technical support available during the event
Imperial offers more than 1,900 single, twin and double bedrooms with either en-suite or shared bathroom facilities from July to September each year. Located in south Kensington, Notting Hill and Paddington, rooms are available on a self-catering or bed and breakfast basis. Additional catering can also be organised for groups.
At other times of the year, local hotels are also available to book at preferential rates through Imperial’s hotel reservations team.
Our week-long training course held at Imperial College was a success, and we appreciated the help from Nadine in the Conferences and Events team from start to finish. She helped us to identify available suitable spaces that fit our event budget and requirements, and guided us through the planning and logistics in the lead up to the event to ensure all went smoothly. The catering team did a great job and were timely; the event duty staff were helpful and quick to respond; the flexible space allowed us to hold a practical skills training workshop.
Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, University of Oxford