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The British Library

The British Library

If you’re looking for a unique and iconic venue to stage your corporate event, this could be the one for you. With a fascinating collection that spans 3000 years of cultural history, The British Library is home to some real treasures – the Magna Carta, Leonardo da Vinci’s Notebook, the Lindisfarne Gospels and several Beatles manuscripts. This is the largest public building constructed in the UK in the 20th century, with a floor area of 112,000 square metres over 14 floors – 9 above ground and 5 below.

The British Library offers versatile event space for all kinds of corporate functions for 10-255 delegates. The Knowledge Centre, with its stunning auditorium, provides a swish setting for conferences, presentations, product launches, press seminars and executive meetings. With its own private entrance, the auditorium can accommodate up to 255 delegates in theatre style, and there are also 5 stylish meeting rooms with capacity for 8-70 guests - perfect for smaller seminars, training sessions and board meetings. A spacious foyer and bar area are ideal for receptions or for use as breakout or refreshment space.

On the fourth floor, the Executive Suite has a Grand Boardroom and smaller meeting rooms which provide the ultimate setting for more intimate business forums and private lunches. If you’re hosting a reception or a dinner, The Kings Library is a classic space with capacity for up to 200 standing or 80 seated, whilst the ultra-modern Terrace Restaurant provides a chic backdrop for a standing reception for 280 guests or 200 dining.

The venues exudes sophistication, with plenty of natural daylight, state of the art audio visual technology, black out facilities and sound proofing. Event packages can be tailored to suit your requirements, with the guarantee of a highly professional service from technicians and the experienced team of planners to ensure your function runs without a glitch. Your delegates will be spoilt with creative, mouth-watering dishes from the renowned chefs at Graysons venues.

Just a minute’s walk from Kings Cross St Pancras and a mere five minutes from Euston station, The British Library is conveniently situated for guests travelling from near and far.

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Venue The British Library
Capacity 255 guests
Address 96 Euston Road
Kings Cross
London
Greater London
NW1 2DB
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Packages (3)

The British Library - Dinner Package

Dinner Package

  • Guests: 150 max (minimum numbers apply)
  • Price from: £120.00 per person + vat
  • Description & Details

    Terrace Restaurant is a light and open space with an outdoor terrace offering a unique central London event space for barbecues and receptions. It can be transformed into a stunning space for dinners, presentations and receptions for up to 400 guests.

    King George III's private collection provides an awe-inspiring backdrop to dinners for 80 and receptions for 150 guests in the King's Library Gallery. The impressive tower of books from the mid-15th to early 19th centuries adds a unique touch to any event. The space is only available in the evenings, outside of the Library’s public opening hours.


    Dinner Package
    Two glasses Prosecco
    Half bottle of wine
    Water
    Three course dinner
    Tea, coffee and petit fours

    Minimum numbers of 60 guests and events must finish by 11pm.

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The British Library - Day Delegate Rate

Day Delegate Rate

  • Guests: 255 max (minimum numbers apply)
  • Price from: £70.00 per person + vat
  • Description & Details

    At the British Library, we can hold an array of events in our unique spaces, the King's Library Gallery, Knowledge Centre, Boardroom Suite and Terrace Restaurant. We cater for small meetings up to large conferences for 255 delegates or private dinners and receptions for up to 400 guests.
    Our venue is available to host your next event.

    Our day delegate packages include:
    Dedicated event contact on the day
    Hire of Main Meeting Room
    Projector and Screen
    Flip Chart
    Free Wi-Fi
    Air conditioning
    Natural Daylight

    Arrival tea, freshly brewed coffee and mini Danish
    Mid-morning tea, freshly brewed coffee and biscuits
    The classic sandwich lunch menu
    Fruit juices with lunch
    Mid-afternoon tea, freshly brewed coffee and cakes
    Filtered water throughout day

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The British Library - Library Members

Library Members

  • Guests: 255 max
  • Price from: £70.00 per person + vat
  • Description & Details

    10% discount for Library Members when you book any of our spaces.

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Please note that advertised packages are guideline prices and subject to availability and number of guests attending.

Function Rooms & Event Spaces (12)

Theatre - The British Library

Theatre

  • Max Capacity: 255
  • Full Details

    The state-of-the-art Knowledge Centre Theatre at the British Library is ideal for conferences, presentations, ceremonies, lectures, launches and screenings. Holding up to 255 guests, the space can accommodate simultaneous translation, sound, film and video presentations. It has a flexible stage, air conditioning and an expert on-site audio visual team offering dedicated AV support.

    Capacity

    • Theatre: 255
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Terrace Restaurant - The British Library

Terrace Restaurant

  • Max Capacity: 200
  • Full Details

    The Terrace Restaurant is a unique and multifunctional event space ideal for networking and award dinners. The curved glass walls offers views onto the Terrace.

    Capacity

    • Reception: 200
    • Banqueting: 100
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King's Library Gallery - The British Library

King's Library Gallery

  • Max Capacity: 150
  • Full Details

    At the heart of the British Library, a tall glass tower – King’s Library Tower – houses books collected by King George 111 (reigned 1760 – 1820).
    The Kings Library Gallery is the perfect venue for both private and corporate events.

    Capacity

    • Reception: 150
    • Banqueting: 80
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Terrace (Outdoors) - The British Library

Terrace (Outdoors)

  • Max Capacity: 150
  • Full Details

    The Terrace Outdoor space is the ideal location for summer networking and barbeque events.

    Capacity

    • Reception: 150
    • Banqueting: 80
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Eliot Room - The British Library

Eliot Room

  • Max Capacity: 68
  • Full Details

    A light filled meeting room in the British Library's Knowledge Centre.

    Capacity

    • Reception: 68
    • Theatre: 60
    • Banqueting: 36
    • Cabaret: 36
    • Classroom: 24
    • Boardroom: 24
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Bronte Room - The British Library

Bronte Room

  • Max Capacity: 62
  • Full Details

    A light filled meeting room in the British Library's Knowledge Centre.
    This space can be split into two smaller spaces if required.

    Capacity

    • Theatre: 62
    • Banqueting: 36
    • Cabaret: 36
    • Classroom: 20
    • Boardroom: 28
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Boardroom - The British Library

Boardroom

  • Max Capacity: 60
  • Full Details

    A climate controlled room with formal yet corporate surroundings; the Boardroom is home to a large boardroom table and is surrounded by unique paintings depicting the Library’s history. Accommodating up to 34 people around the table there is a small catering space available in an annex within the room.

    Capacity

    • Theatre: 60
    • Banqueting: 34
    • Boardroom: 34
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Chaucer Room - The British Library

Chaucer Room

  • Max Capacity: 60
  • Full Details

    A versatile meeting room in the British Library's Knowledge Centre.

    Capacity

    • Theatre: 60
    • Banqueting: 30
    • Cabaret: 30
    • Classroom: 20
    • Boardroom: 20
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Dickens Room - The British Library

Dickens Room

  • Max Capacity: 25
  • Full Details

    A light filled meeting room in the British Library's Knowledge Centre.

    Capacity

    • Theatre: 25
    • Banqueting: 18
    • Cabaret: 18
    • Classroom: 12
    • Boardroom: 16
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Cotton Room - The British Library

Cotton Room

  • Max Capacity: 24
  • Full Details

    Providing a formal corporate backdrop, The Cotton Room is an elegant space for small meetings, interviews, lectures or as a work space or remote office for executives and high level management.

    Capacity

    • Theatre: 24
    • Boardroom: 14
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Harley Room - The British Library

Harley Room

  • Max Capacity: 14
  • Full Details

    Providing a formal corporate backdrop, the Harley Room is an elegant spaces for small meetings, interviews, lectures or as a work space or remote office for executives and high level management.

    Capacity

    • Boardroom: 14
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Sloane Room - The British Library

Sloane Room

  • Max Capacity: 4
  • Full Details

    Providing a formal corporate backdrop, the Sloane Room is an elegant spaces for small meetings, interviews, lectures or as a work space or remote office for executives and high level management.

    Capacity

    • Boardroom: 4
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Venue Features (10)

  • AV Equipment
  • Disability Access
  • Family Friendly
  • In-house Catering
  • Licensed Bar
  • Local Public Transport
  • Music Licence
  • Outside Space
  • Smoking Area
  • Wi-Fi Access