A versatile academic venue in the heart of London

As part of University of London Venues, and our flagship venue, Senate House is an academic conference venue with a range of elegant rooms and breakout spaces ideal for large-scale conferences. Being part of a renowned academic institution, University of London Venues is well placed to hold academic events and has much experience in doing so. 

Senate House has hosted successful seminars, careers fairs, film screenings and symposiums across its impressive suite of academic event spaces. Our other academic event venue is the modern Garden Halls with meeting and breakout spaces suitable for workshops.  Contact our in-house team today to book your next event.

If you’re looking for a university conference venue in central London, University of London Venues is ideal. Exuding Art Deco style, our flagship academic venue Senate House will give your event instant gravitas. It is conveniently situated in the University district of Bloomsbury, so ideal for an international academic conference venue, benefitting from excellent transport links. It is just a short walk away from Russell Square tube station, and Kings Cross and Euston railway stations.

For green and sustainable events in London, this is one of the leading venues to hold an event. Our venues have achieved a gold sustainability award from Greengage Solutions and have been awarded the ‘Highly Commended’ Status by the Camden Climate Change Alliance.

For further information on hiring Senate House or our other venues for your next academic event, get in touch with our in-house events team on 020 7862 8127 or make a quick online enquiry


Hire an academic conference venue

If you’re planning a one-day or one-week long academic conference in London, Senate House is guaranteed to inspire your delegates and makes it a popular choice for both national and international academic conference organisers. As an academic conferences venue Senate House features the following:

  • Elegant spaces
  • A sense of history
  • Modern facilities
  • Flexibility 
  • Central location  

Our supporting venue, Garden Halls have a wide selection of meeting rooms which are ideal for academic events such as seminars, workshops, debates and study group sessions. Browse our range of academic venues here.

Academic conference rooms

Beveridge Hall

Capacity: Theatre Style: 950

Our primary academic conference room, this is one of central London’s largest venues, featuring flexible seating, an impressive stage area and practical natural acoustics.

Designed in the early 20th Century by Charles Holden, this impressive space still retains its sophistication and grandeur.

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MacMillan Hall

Capacity: Theatre Style: 220

Macmillan Hall provides an elegant backdrop for an academic conference or symposium, with an extensive flat floor space and a flexible layout.

This sophisticated space has original features from the 1930s, with the adjacent Beveridge Hall providing a series of rooms ideally suited for a large conference.

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Chancellor's Hall

Capacity: Theatre Style: 140

The Chancellor’s Hall is situated on the first floor of the outstanding tower building of Senate House. This impressive room has a sense of grandeur, which is the ideal backdrop for an academic talk.

With a flexible layout, the hall meets all the requirements of a dynamic academic conference.

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Foyer and Crush Hall

Providing the perfect conference breakout area, as well as a large and sophisticated space for film screenings, academic poster displays or exhibitions, the foyer and Crush Hall complement the larger conference halls.

Completed in 1938, this marbled ceremonial space creates a dramatic impression when entering Senate House.

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Garden Halls

Our other venue Garden Halls has meeting rooms that are spacious, airy and well-equipped. These complementary spaces combine to create the ideal academic conference venue in London.

These are available as standalone rooms or as supporting spaces for a conference. They can be configured for presentations, meetings or boardroom gatherings and are supported by catering teams and our University of London Venues events team. 

Additional academic conference services

Whether you’re holding an academic seminar or a large-scale conference, our in-house events team will be on hand to ensure you have all you need on the day. We offer award-winning catering services, local accommodation and large-scale projection capabilities.

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