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Introduction

The BDC is London’s most exciting conference venue that offers the Mezzanine, Gallery Hall, Auditorium and eight break out rooms. The overwhelming feeling one gets from the venue is of flexibility.

Overview

Formerly the Royal Agricultural Hall, this building was rescued from demolition in 1981, fully restored and re-opened as the UK’s first integrated trade, exhibition and conference centre.

Located 10 minutes from Kings Cross St. Pancras and a short walk from Angel tube station, the BDC is now one of London’s most popular conference and exhibition venues. With over 300 events a year the venue, based in the vicinity of the City and Central London, offers a stylish, flexible and convenient solution for every event.

With venue space ranging from small meetings right through to conferences for 2,000 delegates and exhibition space spanning 6000m², the BDC capabilities are truly flexible.

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Room Layouts

Room Style Capacity
Auditorium (389m² / 4,185.64ft²)
Dinner/Dance 280
Reception 500
Round Tabled 220
Cabaret 220
Classroom 150
Tiered 262
Banqueting 220
Boardroom 80
Theatre 500
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U Shaped 75
Executive Centre (161m² / 1,732.36ft²)
Reception 100
Round Tabled 40
Cabaret 40
Classroom 30
Banqueting 40
Boardroom 25
Theatre 70
Executive Theatre (161m² / 1,732.36ft²)
Reception 70
Cabaret 40
Classroom 35
Banqueting 40
Boardroom 30
Theatre 70
Hollow Square 20
U Shaped 20
Gallery Hall & Atrium (1,400m² / 15,064ft²)
Dinner/Dance 420
Reception 650
Round Tabled 420
Cabaret 420
Classroom 300
Banqueting 400
Boardroom 100
Theatre 650
Exhibition 1,400
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U Shaped 100
Mezzanine & Ground (2,500m² / 26,900ft²)
Dinner/Dance 1,000
Reception 2,000
Cabaret 1,500
Banqueting 1,200
Theatre 2,000
Exhibition 2,500
Room A (268m² / 2,883.68ft²)
Reception 250
Round Tabled 100
Cabaret 100
Classroom 100
Banqueting 80
Boardroom 50
Theatre 250
U Shaped 50
Room B (63m² / 677.88ft²)
Reception 60
Cabaret 40
Classroom 25
Banqueting 30
Boardroom 30
Theatre 60
U Shaped 20
Room C (62m² / 667.12ft²)
Reception 60
Cabaret 40
Classroom 25
Banqueting 30
Boardroom 30
Theatre 60
U Shaped 20
Room D (57m² / 613.32ft²)
Reception 60
Cabaret 40
Classroom 25
Banqueting 40
Boardroom 30
Theatre 60
U Shaped 20
Room E (79m² / 850.04ft²)
Reception 60
Cabaret 48
Classroom 30
Banqueting 48
Boardroom 40
Theatre 90
U Shaped 25
Room F (67m² / 720.92ft²)
Reception 60
Cabaret 40
Classroom 25
Banqueting 40
Boardroom 30
Theatre 70
U Shaped 20
Room G (50m² / 538ft²)
Reception 60
Cabaret 30
Classroom 25
Banqueting 30
Boardroom 20
Theatre 60
U Shaped 10
Room H (57m² / 613.32ft²)
Reception 60
Cabaret 30
Classroom 25
Banqueting 30
Boardroom 20
Theatre 60
U Shaped 10

Facilities

Accessible Venue Facilities
Assistance dogs welcome
Emergency evacuation procedures for guests with disabilities
Special dietary requirements catered for
Staff disability awareness trained
Wheelchairs available free of charge
Access into the Building
Assisted wheelchair access
Automatic doors
Flat routes from parking area to entrance
Ramps from parking area to entrance
Steps from parking area to entrance
Additional Accessible Facilities
Accessible baby changing rooms
Level access, ramp or lift from entrance to reception
Accessible Parking Facilities
Blue badge parking available
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 limited mobility users
All routes suitable for pushchairs or prams
All routes suitable for wheelchair users
Some routes suitable for limited mobility users
Steps with handrail within building
Steps within building
Catering Facilities
Cafe
Event catering
Restaurant
Event Facilities
In house AV available
Breakout Rooms
Conference rooms / Meeting rooms
Event facilities
Raked or tiered seating offered
Trade vehicle access
Venue can display vehicles inside
General Facilities
ATM
Escalators
Internet access
Lifts
On-site coach parking
On site parking
Safe
Good views
Wi-Fi access
Payment Facilities
Credit cards accepted
Debit cards accepted

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Contact Details

Looking for more information on organising an event at this venue?

Address:
Business Design Centre
52 Upper Street
Islington
London
N1 0QH
Tel:
+44 (0)20 7288 6465
Fax:
+44 (0)20 7288 6444
Email:
Web:
www.businessdesigncentre.co.uk/venue-info

London & Partners

As the official convention bureau for London, we offer free, impartial advice, guidance and support to event planners, associations and convention organisers.

Contact us directly if you are planning your event from outside the UK or working on behalf on an international client. We can help you and your delegates access the best that London has to offer.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7234 5833

Email: conventionbureau@londonandpartners.com