Business Design Centre

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The BDC is one of London's most popular conference and exhibition venues. Offering space for small meetings and large exhibitions, the venue's main feature is its flexible capabilities. Read More

About

Formerly the Royal Agricultural Hall, this building was rescued from demolition in 1981, fully restored and reopened 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 Business Design Centre offers a stylish, flexible and convenient solution for every event. There are more than 300 events each year at the venue.

With a venue space that can accommodate events ranging from small meetings right through to conferences for 2,000 delegates, and exhibition space spanning 6,000 sq m, the BDC's capabilities are truly flexible.

Meeting room layouts

Room Style Capacity
Auditorium (389 m²/ 4187 ft²)
  Theatre 500
  Cabaret 220
  Classroom 150
  Banqueting 220
  Reception 500
  Boardroom 80
  U Shape 75
  Dinner Dance 280
Executive Centre (125 m²/ 1345 ft²)
  Theatre 90
  Cabaret 45
  Classroom 30
  Banqueting 40
  Reception 100
  Boardroom 25
Executive Theatre (161 m²/ 1733 ft²)
  Theatre 70
  Cabaret 40
  Classroom 35
  Banqueting 40
  Reception 70
  Boardroom 30
  U Shape 20
Gallery Hall & Atrium (1400 m²/ 15069 ft²)
  Theatre 650
  Cabaret 420
  Classroom 300
  Banqueting 400
  Reception 650
  Boardroom 100
  U Shape 100
  Dinner Dance 420
Mezzanine & Ground (2500 m²/ 26910 ft²)
  Theatre 2000
  Cabaret 1500
  Banqueting 1200
  Reception 2000
  Dinner Dance 1000
Room A (268 m²/ 2885 ft²)
  Theatre 250
  Cabaret 100
  Classroom 100
  Banqueting 80
  Reception 250
  Boardroom 50
  U Shape 50
Room B (63 m²/ 678 ft²)
  Theatre 60
  Cabaret 40
  Classroom 25
  Banqueting 30
  Reception 60
  Boardroom 30
  U Shape 20
Room C (62 m²/ 667 ft²)
  Theatre 60
  Cabaret 40
  Classroom 25
  Banqueting 30
  Reception 60
  Boardroom 30
  U Shape 20
Room D (57 m²/ 614 ft²)
  Theatre 60
  Cabaret 40
  Classroom 25
  Banqueting 40
  Reception 60
  Boardroom 30
  U Shape 20
Room E (79 m²/ 850 ft²)
  Theatre 90
  Cabaret 48
  Classroom 30
  Banqueting 48
  Reception 60
  Boardroom 40
  U Shape 25
Room F (67 m²/ 721 ft²)
  Theatre 70
  Cabaret 40
  Classroom 25
  Banqueting 40
  Reception 60
  Boardroom 30
  U Shape 20
Room G (50 m²/ 538 ft²)
  Theatre 60
  Cabaret 30
  Classroom 25
  Banqueting 30
  Reception 60
  Boardroom 20
  U Shape 10
Room H (57 m²/ 614 ft²)
  Theatre 60
  Cabaret 30
  Classroom 25
  Banqueting 30
  Reception 60
  Boardroom 20
  U Shape 10

Facilities & Accessibility

Access Inside Building Facilities
Some routes suitable for limited mobility users
Accessible lift
All routes suitable for pushchairs or prams
All routes suitable for limited mobility users
All routes suitable for wheelchair users
Steps with handrail within building
Steps within building
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
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
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
Additional Accessible Facilities
Accessible baby changing rooms
Level access, ramp or lift from entrance to reception
Catering Facilities
Cafe
Event catering
Restaurant
Event Facilities
Breakout Rooms
Conference rooms / Meeting rooms
In house AV available
Raked or tiered seating offered
Trade vehicle access
Venue can display vehicles inside
General Facilities
Escalators
Lifts
On site parking
On-site coach parking

Venue details and map

Business Design Centre

Address
Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington
London
UK
N1 0QH
Telephone:
+44 (0)207 288 6465
Email
Website
http://www.businessdesigncentre.co.uk/