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.

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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.

Full Venue Information
Summary of facilities and capacities
Vacation availability
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.

View Imperial's Main Menu.pdf

View Queen's Gate Menu.pdf

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.

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