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Whole Venue at The London Library

The London Library, 14 St James's Square, London, SW1Y 4LG Show map
Piccadilly Circus Station (400 yd)
Laura A.

Laura A.

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.


Capacity

Standing
up to 250
Dining
up to 100
Theatre
up to 120
Cabaret
up to 60

Prices

Monday
Closed
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. All prices include VAT.
Send me a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event. We're happy to discuss venue hire fee and can offer discounts in certain cases.
The Library is a dry hire venue, but we can provide a list of preferred suppliers.
Tuesday
Closed
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. All prices include VAT.
Send me a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event. We're happy to discuss venue hire fee and can offer discounts in certain cases.
The Library is a dry hire venue, but we can provide a list of preferred suppliers.
Wednesday
17:30 – 22:00
from £3000 hire fee
Per evening
17:30 – 22:00
from £3000 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. All prices include VAT.
Send me a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event. We're happy to discuss venue hire fee and can offer discounts in certain cases.
The Library is a dry hire venue, but we can provide a list of preferred suppliers.
Thursday
17:30 – 22:00
from £3000 hire fee
Per evening
17:30 – 22:00
from £3000 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. All prices include VAT.
Send me a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event. We're happy to discuss venue hire fee and can offer discounts in certain cases.
The Library is a dry hire venue, but we can provide a list of preferred suppliers.
Friday
17:30 – 22:00
from £3000 hire fee
Per evening
17:30 – 22:00
from £3000 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. All prices include VAT.
Send me a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event. We're happy to discuss venue hire fee and can offer discounts in certain cases.
The Library is a dry hire venue, but we can provide a list of preferred suppliers.
Saturday
17:30 – 22:00
from £3000 hire fee
Per evening
17:30 – 22:00
from £3000 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. All prices include VAT.
Send me a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event. We're happy to discuss venue hire fee and can offer discounts in certain cases.
The Library is a dry hire venue, but we can provide a list of preferred suppliers.
Sunday
Closed
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. All prices include VAT.
Send me a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event. We're happy to discuss venue hire fee and can offer discounts in certain cases.
The Library is a dry hire venue, but we can provide a list of preferred suppliers.

Cancellation policy

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

Catering

Allows external catering
BYO alcohol allowed
Can provide alcohol
In-house catering
Approved caterers only
Kitchen facilities available
Can provide halal
Can provide kosher
Complimentary water
Extensive vegan menu
Extensive gluten-free menu
Complimentary tea and coffee
Buyout fee for external catering

Licences

Alcohol licence until 23:00

Temporary event notices (TENs) available


Facilities

Wi-Fi
Projector
Flipchart
Natural light
Disabled access
Storage space
Flatscreen TV
Whiteboard
Conference call facilities
Air conditioning
Accommodation available
Parking available

Music & sound equipment

Own music allowed
PA system / music speakers available
Bring your own DJ

Venue welcomes

Ticketed events
VIP events
Enhanced security events

The London Library is available for evening hire for a range of business and corporate events, including networking, dinners, receptions, awards, presentations, launches and celebrations.

With an enviable location directly off St James’s Square and a minute’s walk from Piccadilly and Pall Mall, the Library's stunning, yet modest façade hides a wealth of amazing features making it one of the most unique venue hire spaces in London. Hire is available on Wednesday - Saturday evenings, after 5.30pm.

Offering stunning views across St James’s Square, double-height, book-lined walls and elegant ironwork balustrades the Reading Room is the main space for events and the heart of the London Library. The space can host up to 200 guests for a standing reception, 100 guests for a seated dinner, theatre-style presentation or award ceremony.

Alongside the beautiful architecture and rich creative history, the venue is in a perfect location for attracting delegates and clients. Being only several minutes walk from Green Park and Piccadilly Circus underground stations, and less than 10 minutes walk from Charing Cross mainline station, clients can be assured of being in the very heart of the city and benefiting from the prestige of the many other historic institutions nearby.

There are several spaces available within the Library that balance beautiful 19th-century interiors with other more contemporary styles whilst always highlighting the vast and varied collection of rare books and manuscripts.


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