London Senate House University of London

One of the most iconic landmarks in central London, Senate House encompasses Art Deco halls, modern meeting rooms and secluded gardens in the heart of London’s Bloomsbury. This historical venue, built in 1936, oozes gravitas and has long been a successful event venue.

As the only academic venue in central London which is available for day bookings, Senate house can offer space when you need it most. Their well-equipped venue is ideal for large-scale conferences, banquets and exhibitions and is regularly used as a film location. They also provide a wide selection of meeting rooms and spacious breakout areas.

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Catering Options Available
City Centre Location
Good Transport Links
Green Venue
Onsite Parking Available
Outdoor Space
Unique Spaces
1&2Zones 1 & 2

Location and transport information

Senate House is located in the heart of London, in Zone 1, in the middle of Bloomsbury, a rich cultural hub for learning, history and art.

Opposite the British Museum and close to Covent Garden, perfectly located just a few minutes walk from Russell Square, Goodge Street and Tottenham Court Road underground stations. (Northern, Central and Piccadilly Lines)

Crossrail opening in 2020, operate through Tottenham Court Road station – giving access to London’s Heathrow Airport direct in just 35 minutes.

It’s also only 10 minutes walk from Kings Cross and St Pancras International Stations.

Full Venue Information
Summary of facilities and capacities
Vacation availability
June, July, August, September
Year round anytime
Theatre style (maximum)400400
Cabaret style (maximum)200200
Exam style (maximum)120120
Boardroom style (maximum)8080
Exhibition space (sq metres)280280
Banquets & formal dinner (maximum)240240
University style bedrooms (max)277032
Day delegate rates from £55.00£55.00
B&B rates from £56.00£56.00

Meeting and event spaces that inspire

The timeless elegance of Senate House, makes for a truly unique and memorable experience. Whether it is a critical board meeting requiring absolute discretion, an annual conference for 250-400 delegates, a glittering Champagne reception or a get together for just 20 trusted partners, we have the perfect function rooms for you to choose from. The prestigious Beveridge Hall and MacMillan Hall, our premier spaces, can be hired with the option of the Crush hall for reception drinks all situated on the ground floor offer easy access through the luxury of their own dedicated entrance.

Generous function rooms on the ground floor level are located next to our in- house café, open to the public. The Art Deco elegance of Crush Hall and the ceremonial staircase create the perfect backdrop for fashion shows and creative showcases. Over 2,500 centrally located (Zone 1) bedrooms, including family apartments, are available during the summer for individual; groups and families. The venue is also fully accessible for those with disabilities.

  • Hollywood movies; TV dramas and advertisements have all been filmed at Senate house, one of London’s most sought after venues for filming & location based parking
  • Ethical and healthy catering from energising breakfasts to formal dinners. Variety of choices with vegan and vegetarian meals. Sustainable locally sourced produce and compostable packaging.
  • Gorden; Torrington and Woburn Squares, offer lush green outdoor spaces perfect for team building; cultural events; farmers markets and more

When you book with Senate House, you’ll be looked after by a dedicated event sales planner to create your bespoke experience and will be supported by a professional catering team.

Watch the University of London Venues team completing the #dontrushchallenge – an opportunity for collaboration and to give thanks Click Here

For the latest information from University of London Venues regarding the reopening of their spaces, please Click Here to download their new brochure. This venue is operating within government regulations and guidelines and looks forward to welcoming customers back safely into their buildings.

Senate House University of London are delighted to announce we have obtained our Gold Award status with Greengage Solution’s ECO-Smart accreditation Click Here

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