About this room

Sam Mei space features 100sqm of beautiful light filled open plan space. It is equipped with museum quality lighting - although the natural light is so good you that probably won’t need it- and has beautiful wooden floors. We can provide two tables and 20 chairs for your event and additional furniture can be hired for an extra cost if your event requires it. There is a grand piano in the space and we can provide audio-visual equipment including an HD CCTV system for live streaming, a projector and Wi-Fi access. The space can be hired hourly, daily or weekly and accommodates around 20 people for sit down training events and board meetings, and between 30 - 50 people for rehearsals and standing networking events.

The room features:
• 100sqm of space
• Wooden Floors
• Natural light
• Professional museum lighting
• W.C. and Shower
• Kitchenette
• Furniture – 20 chairs, 2 Tables
• HD CCTV system (potential for live streaming and recording)
• Wi-fi
• Audio-visual equipment
• Speaker system
• Projector
• Piano
• Flip Chart stand and paper

You will have sole use of a kitchenette and toilet/shower room. Although unfortunately there isn’t access to a fully equipped kitchen, your event can be catered by our in house team at Café 89 for an additional fee. Alternatively you can bring pre-prepared food in.

If there is anything in that you don't see in then hire list but think you might need, we will try our best to hire it in at for an extra cost.

San Mei also operates as a gallery and holds a collection of contemporary artworks that can be installed for your meeting or event at no extra cost.




up to 50



up to 20



up to 35



up to 20



up to 35

Starting prices

Hire Fee


9:00 - 17:00

from £408 Per day


9:00 - 17:00

from £64 Per hour

*All guide prices are inclusive of VAT

Note on pricing

The rates above are averages and a final price will vary according to the length of your hire. Longer hires (3 days plus) will be charged at a lower rate and shorter hires (up to 3 days) are charged at a higher rate than the rates quoted above.
Send me a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event.
Mentioning your budget and the length of your hirenwill help me propose the best option for your needs. We are willing to negotiate the hire price for not for profit organisations, charities and community groups.


In-house catering

Allows external catering

Approved caterers only

BYO alcohol allowed

Can provide alcohol

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

Room features

Wi-Fi Wi-Fi

Projector Projector

Flatscreen TV Flatscreen TV

Flipchart Flipchart

Audiovisual (AV) equipment Audiovisual (AV) equipment

Natural light Natural light


Conference call facilities

Air conditioning

Disabled access Disabled access

Storage space

Accommodation available

Parking available

Exclusive use of WC and shower

20 chairs and 2 tables

Professional Museum lighting

Bechstein Grand Piano

Rules of the space

Hirers are required to pay £200.00 as a security deposit at the point of booking. This deposit will be returned within 5 working days after the hire provided that there are no losses or damages to the hire space

The full hire fee must be paid 4 weeks before the hire date unless otherwise agreed with San Mei Space

In the event of the hirer cancelling up to 15 days before the event, San Mei will make refund the hire fee but retain the security deposit. If the event is cancelled within 14 days of the agreed date San Mei will retain the full hire fee

In the unlikely event that San Mei need to cancel the booking the security deposit and any hire fee paid will be returned in full to the hirer

The hirer must provide San Mei with details of the event and activities taking place within the hire time, an estimate of the number of people attending and information about any additional equipment being used.

Hirers will need to sign the Space Hire Agreement form and return this to San Mei within four weeks of the hire date

The Gallery is to be locked and secure when left unattended

Set up and clean up for events and usage must take part within the agreed hire times

Hirers are expected to leave the space in the state they found it in. If additional cleaning is necessary the cost of this will be taken out of the security deposit.

Hirers must consider the use or protection of the grand piano in the space. Nothing may be placed on the piano.

San Mei Space is in the same building as an education office, and café with residential flats above. For this reason, space hirers must take into account the requirement for minimal disruption

San Mei Space is not responsible for any damages or other costs arising out of or in connection with any damage to any property or any injury caused to any person caused by Hirer’s use of the Space. We recommend that Hirers arrange their own public liability insurance to cover the event.

San Mei Space is a beautiful light filled building in the what was the old Loughborough Hotel. Situated in the heart of Lambeth, it's close to Loughborough Junction Train and Oval Tube Stations with easy access to a number of bus routes. It's the perfect place to host training sessions, meetings, rehearsals, networking days and other events. Income from San Mei Space hire enables our gallery to support emerging artists and not for profit events, so there is the added bonus of knowing that when you hire from us, you're helping the local creative community.

San Mei is runs as a gallery and holds a collection of contemporary artworks that can be installed for your meeting or event at no extra cost.

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