About this space
Hire of whole of The London Library is offered exclusively to clients. The Reading Room is our main space, suitable for up to 250 guests.
The Issue Hall offers a grand arrival point and is the perfect welcome for all guests and clients. A working space during the day, this space can be converted into a registration & welcome area for larger standing events in the Reading Room or as a pre-dinner, drinks reception area for up to 100 people. Clients are welcome to use the existing book-issue counters, maintaining the look and feel of the historic space and reducing the amount of set-up needed.
For smaller events, we can offer clients use of the Sackler Study, Art Room or Lightwell Reading Room.
The Sackler Study is perfect for intimate dining or small drinks reception. The room is suitable for 12 dining and 30 reception. Guests can enjoy the faux regency design of the space, complete with original Robert Adam fireplace.
The Lightwell Reading Room is perfect for smaller drinks receptions for up to 30 - prior to small dinners in the Reading Room - or as a VIP area away from the main space during larger events. Allowing glimpses into every wing of the library and featuring patinated bronze panelling, guests can enjoy one of the most contemporary spaces in the Library.
The Art Room is a recently refurbished space featuring the extensive art and architecture collection is a modern and inspiring space for up to 50 guests looking for a reception venue before dinner in the Reading Room. It can also serve as a private area for VIP drinks during a larger event in the main space.
Tours and exhibitions can be included providing an inspiring and unforgettable event experience for clients and their guests.
Cancellation fee payable to the venue depending on the notice period:
- 7+ days prior to the event No fee, guest receives full refund
- 1 - 6 days prior to the event Fee payable is 50% of total hire cost
- Less than 1 day prior to the event Fee payable is 100% of total hire cost
Alcohol licence until 23:00
Temporary event notices (TENs) available