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


Accessible Venue Facilities
Level access, ramp or lift to dining area
Level access, ramp or lift to restaurant or cafe
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
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
Access into the Building
Automatic doors
Flat routes from parking area to entrance
Full, non-assisted wheelchair access
Ramps from parking area to entrance
Ramps with handrails to entrance
Additional Accessible Facilities
Accessible baby 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
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 wheelchair users
Lift buttons with raised numbers or letters
Lift with spoken announcements on arrival at each floor
Ramps with handrail within building
Ramps within building
Steps with handrail within building
Steps within building
Attraction Facilities
Gift shop
Booking Facilities
Advance booking only
Cancellation policy
Coach parties accepted
Group bookings accepted
Catering Facilities
Breakfast included
Event catering
Food shop
Halal options on menu
Kosher options on menu
Nut-free option on menu
Outdoor dining / Beer garden
Set price menu
Vegetarian options on menu
Event Facilities
In house AV available
Breakout Rooms
Business centre
Offers charity rates
Conference rooms / Meeting rooms
Event facilities
Raked or tiered seating offered
Trade vehicle access
General Facilities
Internet access
Good views
Wi-Fi access
Payment Facilities
Credit cards accepted
Debit cards accepted
Group rates available
Repeat visits

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Contact Details

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

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