The Mermaid

Newgate Suite
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The Mermaid is located at Blackfriars. It is a unique and flexible venue. With several meeting rooms ranging from 12 to 600, exhibition space and two function rooms with fantastic river views.


At the heart of The Mermaid is the main Auditorium with tiered seating for 600 delegates. Exhibition space located on first floor holds up to 40 stands, 3m x 2m in shell scheme format. It can be broken down into four smaller meeting rooms for 14-330 delegates and up to 400 for dinner. On the second floor, another 2 meeting rooms which hold 50-150. The rooms can be used in conjunction with the Auditorium or stand alone.

The River Rooms have their own entrance and have fabulous views of The Shard, Shakespeare’s Globe theatre and Tate Modern. The Lower River Room holds up to 180 for a reception and 180 for a seated dinner. The upper room can hold up to 500 for a reception and 320 for dinner.

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Room layouts

Room Style Capacity
Aldgate (27m² / 290.52ft²)
Cabaret 20
Theatre 32
U Shaped 20
Room Height 2.5m
Auditorium (3,515m² / 37,821.4ft²)
Tiered 600
Theatre 600
Room Height 7.55m
Bishopsgate (27m² / 290.52ft²)
Cabaret 20
Theatre 32
U Shaped 20
Room Height 2.5m
Reception 400
Room Height 3.5m
Lower River Room (100m² / 1,076ft²)
Round Tabled 80
Reception 250
Banqueting 180
Theatre 200
Room Height 2.2m
Ludgate (22m² / 236.72ft²)
Theatre 24
Boardroom 10
U Shaped 10
Room Height 2.5m
Mezzanine Bridge Bar (140m² / 1,506.4ft²)
Reception 300
Mezzanine Gallery (115m² / 1,237.4ft²)
Reception 150
Newgate Suite (449.5m² / 4,836.62ft²)
Round Tabled 400
Reception 500
Classroom 150
Cabaret 260
Banqueting 400
Theatre 330
Boardroom 80
Exhibition 449
U Shaped 58
Room Height 2.5m
Queenhithe (120m² / 1,291.2ft²)
Reception 150
Classroom 70
Cabaret 72
Banqueting 90
Theatre 150
Boardroom 46
Exhibition 120
U Shaped 35
Room Height 2.5m
Stage (350m² / 3,766ft²)
Round Tabled 280
Reception 400
Dinner/Dance 220
Classroom 120
Cabaret 220
Banqueting 220
Theatre 300
Exhibition 350
U Shaped 40
Room Height 7.55m
Upper River Room (150m² / 1,614ft²)
Round Tabled 150
Reception 500
Dinner/Dance 320
Classroom 60
Cabaret 100
Private dining 320
Banqueting 320
Theatre 150
Boardroom 40
Exhibition 291
U Shaped 50
Room Height 3.8m


Accessible Bathroom Facilities
Designated wheelchair accessible public toilet
Accessible Venue Facilities
Level access, ramp or lift to dining area
Level access, ramp or lift to the bar
Accessible Communication Facilities
Audible alarm system
Clear signage (colour contrast, large letters or pictograms)
Hearing loop system
Visual alarm system
Accessible Venue Facilities
Assistance dogs welcome
Emergency evacuation procedures for guests with disabilities
Special dietary requirements catered for
Staff available to assist
Staff disability awareness trained
Wheelchairs available at additional cost
Access into the Building
Automatic doors
Ramps with handrails to entrance
Steps with handrails to entrance
Additional Accessible Facilities
Accessible baby changing rooms
Accessible changing rooms
Level access, ramp or lift from entrance to reception
Level access, ramp or lift to information point
Low reception or information counters
Accessible Parking Facilities
Designated disabled parking available within fifty metres of main entrance
Drop-off point for guests available outside main entrance
Public car park available within two hundred metres of main entrance
Access Inside Building Facilities
Accessible lift
All routes suitable for pushchairs or prams
Effective lighting throughout for visually impaired users
Lift with spoken announcements on arrival at each floor
Ramps with handrail within building
Ramps within building
Seating for limited mobility users along routes
Some routes suitable for limited mobility users
Some routes suitable for wheelchair users
Some routes with tactile features for visually impaired users
Steps with handrail within building
Steps within building
Booking Facilities
Advance booking only
Cancellation policy
Catering Facilities
Event Facilities
In house AV available
Available for wedding receptions
Breakout Rooms
Conference rooms / Meeting rooms
Raked or tiered seating offered
General Facilities
Internet access
Good views
Wi-Fi access
Payment Facilities
Credit cards accepted
Debit cards accepted

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