A unique central London events venue

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

This historic venue is part of the University of London and retains its elegant 1920s architectural style whilst providing an unrivalled collection of modern, practical and well-equipped event spaces. Senate House in London is ideal for a range of events including ConferencesExhibitionsBanquetsAwards ceremoniesMeetings

Senate House regularly catches the eye of filmmakers, photographers and stylists. In recent years, Senate House has featured in numerous blockbuster films and acclaimed TV dramas, as it accommodates well for film shoots.

Explore our range of event spaces below

Beveridge Hall

Beveridge Hall conference venue hire

    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 audio-visual 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

    Macmillian Hall no furniture - Event Space Hire

    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

    Chancellor's Hall no furniture - Party Room Hire

    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 & Crush Hall

    Crush Hall reception area at London events venue

    If you are looking for a banqueting suite then the Crush Hall (capacity 197) provides an inspiring welcome area for drinks and canapés before the banqueting begins.

    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. *

    *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.


    Senate Room

    Senate Room

    The Senate Room is an elegant, spacious room with wood panelling and three levels of tiered seating, ideal for debates and formal meetings. Full of natural light, the meeting room can accommodate up to 80 people and is set up in a theatre style configuration.

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    Jessel Room

    Jessel Room

    The Jessel Room is a premier meeting room with wood panelling and art deco features. This has flexible room configurations and accommodates 50 people maximum. It is located next to the conference café, ideal for additional snacks and a space for downtime. 

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    The Court Room

    The Court Room Senate House - empty

    The Court Room is a large meeting space, which exudes elegance and would be perfect for a boardroom meeting or debate. Conveniently situated next to the conference café, you can extend the meeting into more informal surroundings. This room can be configured into 7 layouts

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    Meeting rooms at Senate House

    Meeting Room Hire at Senate House

    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 meeting rooms.

    Outdoor event space

    Woburn Square suitable for outdoor events

    The gardens and squares surrounding the University of London campus are also available for event hire.

    Providing a sanctuary amid the bustle of the capital, our outdoor spaces are perfect for film shoots and summer parties. These are available in conjunction with our indoor venues to provide a wet weather alternative.

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    Woburn Square Layout

    Enjoy our virtual tour of Senate House, which offers a range of historic and elegant event spaces; ideal for conferences and events.

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