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Situated conveniently between King's Cross, St Pancras and Euston, the British Library is an ideal venue for a wide variety of events as the UK's national library.


The British Library’s purpose-built, state-of-the-art Knowledge Centre offers exceptional and flexible facilities for meetings, conferences, lectures, private screenings and much more.

The space benefits from a theatre and a large central foyer for networking and receptions, as well as four smaller stand-alone event spaces.

Evening receptions, dinners and networking events for up to 200 guests can be held in our beautiful King’s Library Gallery, showcasing King George III's impressive collection.

The Terrace Restaurant with its stunning outdoor, rooftop terrace is perfect for summer events.

The British Library also has an executive Boardroom suite, offering an impressive, traditional boardroom for board meetings, presentations and dinners. This is alongside smaller rooms to suit meetings for as few as two guests.

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Room layouts

Room Style Capacity
Reception 255
Tiered 255
Reception 32
Dinner/Dance 32
Private dining 32
Boardroom 32
Bronte Room
Reception 60
Classroom 24
Cabaret 36
Theatre 60
Boardroom 28
Bronte Room A
Reception 30
Cabaret 18
Theatre 30
Boardroom 14
Bronte Room B
Classroom 12
Cabaret 15
Theatre 20
Boardroom 14
Chaucer Room
Reception 50
Classroom 20
Cabaret 30
Theatre 50
Boardroom 20
Dickens Room
Reception 25
Classroom 16
Cabaret 18
Theatre 25
Boardroom 16
Eliot Room
Reception 60
Classroom 24
Cabaret 36
Theatre 60
Boardroom 24
King's Library Gallery
Reception 150
Dinner/Dance 80
Private dining 80
Banqueting 80
Terrace Restaurant & Outdoor Terrace
Reception 200
Dinner/Dance 200
Banqueting 120
Harley Room
Private dining 12
Boardroom 12
Cotton Room
Private dining 12
Boardroom 12
Burney Room
Private dining 8
Boardroom 8
Sloane Room
Boardroom 4


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
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
Payment Facilities
Group rates available

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Contact Details

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The British Library
96 Euston Road
+44 (0)20 7412 7041
+44 (0)20 7412 5530

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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.

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