British Library Conferences & Events

Reception in the King's Library Gallery
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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.


A venue catering for small meetings up to large conference, private dinners and receptions.

The Library is within easy walking distance of six tube lines and both King’s Cross and Euston stations, we are ideally situated in the heart of central London.

Our state-of-the-art Knowledge Centre has its own private entrance and offers exceptional and flexible facilities for conferences, meetings, product launches, lectures, private screenings and media events.

The Terrace Restaurant is a light and open space with an outdoor area offering a unique central London event space for barbecues and receptions.

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 Boardroom Suite provides an exclusive meeting and events area for anything between four to 34 people. The main Boardroom is supported by a foyer and four additional rooms – Cotton, Sloane, Harley and Burney.

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Room layouts

Room Style Capacity
Reception 40
Dinner/Dance 34
Private dining 34
Bronte Room
Reception 60
Classroom 22
Cabaret 35
Theatre 62
Boardroom 28
U Shaped 22
Bronte Room A
Reception 30
Classroom 18
Cabaret 18
Theatre 30
Boardroom 14
U Shaped 12
Bronte Room B
Reception 25
Classroom 12
Cabaret 15
Theatre 20
Boardroom 14
U Shaped 10
Chaucer Room
Reception 60
Classroom 24
Cabaret 36
Theatre 60
Boardroom 20
U Shaped 20
Dickens Room
Reception 25
Classroom 16
Cabaret 18
Theatre 25
Boardroom 16
U Shaped 10
Eliot Room
Reception 68
Classroom 24
Cabaret 36
Theatre 60
Boardroom 24
U Shaped 20
Reception 255
King's Library Gallery
Reception 150
Dinner/Dance 100
Private dining 80
Banqueting 80
Terrace Restaurant & Outdoor Terrace
Reception 400
Dinner/Dance 200
Banqueting 150
Tiered 255


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The British Library
96 Euston Road
+44 (0)20 7412 7599
+44 (0)20 7412 5530

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