About this space
Open Council is ideal for evening receptions, intimate fine dining or product launches. The space offers access to an outdoor roof terrace with panoramic views across the Westminster skyline, showcasing some of the most famous London landmarks, including the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and the London Eye.
Located on the 7th floor, our Open Council space and west-facing roof terrace can host events for up to 100 guests for a standing reception. The space is also suitable for a small seated dinner, for up to 30 guests.
Catering and drinks
Music & sound equipment
Rules of the space
• Please ensure attendees do not hold or hang any items over the perimeter barrier. There are public pavements below the area and we wish to prevent any items being dropped over the edge.
• No bottles or glasses or china items are to be taken out onto the roof area. Please ensure you use reusable plastic or paper cups for external consumption.
• Please do not lean on the roof perimeter barriers.
• No smoking or use of electronic smoking devices throughout 18 Smith Square, including the roof terrace space.
• Please co-operate at all times with any request or instruction from events stewards and venue staff.
• No amplified music or television broadcasts are permitted on the roof areas, please ensure any noise is kept to a minimum in order to reduce the impact on our neighbours.