The National Gallery

  18 reviews  – 
Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN
Leicester Square Station (350 yd)

Greta M.

Spaces for hire at The National Gallery

from £21600
hire fee / per evening
Portico Terrace and Foyer
60
250
With unrivalled views overlooking the iconic Trafalgar Square, the Portico Entrance is an extraordinary event space. It is ideal for a summer drinks reception or alfresco dining on the exquisite black and white mosaic floor. The relief above the Portico entrance shows two young women symbolising Europe and Asia. This relief was originally intende...
from £21600
hire fee / per evening
Mosaic Terrace
40
60
Step inside the Gallery onto our historic mosaic floor, beautifully lit by a domed glass ceiling. This unique artwork by Boris Anrep combines an ancient technique with contemporary personalities of 1930’s Britain such as Greta Garbo and Virginia Woolf. Beautifully lit by a glass ceiling and muted turquoise walls, the light delicately compliments th...
from £21600
hire fee / per evening
Central Hall
100
200
The striking marble entrance leads up to the spectacular Central Hall providing an immediate warm welcome. Central Hall is beautifully lit by an elevated glass ceiling and is lined with rich red walls. Be surrounded by highlights of the Italian Baroque collection including paintings by Guercino and Reni. Located just off the Portico entrance, Cen...
from £21600
hire fee / per evening
Room 30
220
300
Experience the grandeur of arriving through the magnificent Portico entrance, Mosaic Terrace and Central Hall into Room 30. Room 30 has some of our most famous Spanish paintings including Velázquez’s The Rokeby Venus. This luxurious space provides an unforgettable welcome. Perfect for receptions and dinners. Situated just beyond Central Hall, Room...
from £21600
hire fee / per evening
Barry Rooms
150
300
Our most opulent event space in the Gallery. The Barry Rooms makes an immediate awe-inspiring impression with a domed ceiling, beautifully detailed marble pillars and our unrivalled British portrait collection. Ideal for intimate or larger scale dinners and receptions. The Impressionist and British painting galleries are in the adjacent rooms and a...
from £21600
hire fee / per evening
Yves Saint Laurent Room
60
100
The Yves Saint Laurent Room is an elegant gallery dedicated to Rubens, the most celebrated Flemish painter of the 17th Century. In addition to the ingenuity of his compositions and brilliant use of colour, the opulent fabric on the walls enhances the atmospheric setting. Guided tours can also be arranged of artists such as Rembrandt in the adjacent...
from £21600
hire fee / per evening
Annenberg Court
108
200
The Annenberg Court, accessed by the Getty Entrance, is a contemporary space that can be dressed for all types of events. It is located centrally within the building and has easy access to the highlight paintings within the Gallery. The Annenberg Court was originally an internal courtyard until it was developed into the East Wing in 2003–2005.
from £21600
hire fee / per evening
Wohl Room
310
450
The Wohl Room is the largest event space within the National Gallery and bridges the elegant 1838 building with the magnificent Sainsbury Wing. The Room contains the Gallery’s fantastic gold-framed collection of Venetian Renaissance paintings and is lavishly decorated with green damask walls and a spectacular glass roof.

Prices and opening hours

Monday
18:30 – 2:00
from £21600 hire fee
Portico Terrace and Foyer
18:30 – 23:00
from £21600 hire fee
Mosaic Terrace
18:30 – 23:00
from £21600 hire fee
Central Hall
18:30 – 21:30
from £21600 hire fee
Room 30
18:30 – 21:30
from £21600 hire fee
Barry Rooms
18:30 – 22:30
from £21600 hire fee
Yves Saint Laurent Room
18:30 – 21:30
from £21600 hire fee
Annenberg Court
18:30 – 2:00
from £21600 hire fee
Wohl Room
18:30 – 21:30
from £21600 hire fee
Tuesday
18:30 – 2:00
from £21600 hire fee
Portico Terrace and Foyer
18:30 – 23:00
from £21600 hire fee
Mosaic Terrace
18:30 – 23:00
from £21600 hire fee
Central Hall
18:30 – 21:30
from £21600 hire fee
Room 30
18:30 – 21:30
from £21600 hire fee
Barry Rooms
18:30 – 22:30
from £21600 hire fee
Yves Saint Laurent Room
18:30 – 21:30
from £21600 hire fee
Annenberg Court
18:30 – 2:00
from £21600 hire fee
Wohl Room
18:30 – 21:30
from £21600 hire fee
Wednesday
18:30 – 2:00
from £21600 hire fee
Portico Terrace and Foyer
18:30 – 23:00
from £21600 hire fee
Mosaic Terrace
18:30 – 23:00
from £21600 hire fee
Central Hall
18:30 – 21:30
from £21600 hire fee
Room 30
18:30 – 21:30
from £21600 hire fee
Barry Rooms
18:30 – 22:30
from £21600 hire fee
Yves Saint Laurent Room
18:30 – 21:30
from £21600 hire fee
Annenberg Court
18:30 – 2:00
from £21600 hire fee
Wohl Room
18:30 – 21:30
from £21600 hire fee
Thursday
18:30 – 2:00
from £21600 hire fee
Portico Terrace and Foyer
18:30 – 23:00
from £21600 hire fee
Mosaic Terrace
18:30 – 23:00
from £21600 hire fee
Central Hall
18:30 – 21:30
from £21600 hire fee
Room 30
18:30 – 21:30
from £21600 hire fee
Barry Rooms
18:30 – 22:30
from £21600 hire fee
Yves Saint Laurent Room
18:30 – 21:30
from £21600 hire fee
Annenberg Court
18:30 – 2:00
from £21600 hire fee
Wohl Room
18:30 – 21:30
from £21600 hire fee
Friday
Closed
Saturday
18:30 – 2:00
from £21600 hire fee
Portico Terrace and Foyer
18:30 – 23:00
from £21600 hire fee
Mosaic Terrace
18:30 – 23:00
from £21600 hire fee
Central Hall
18:30 – 21:30
from £21600 hire fee
Room 30
18:30 – 21:30
from £21600 hire fee
Barry Rooms
18:30 – 22:30
from £21600 hire fee
Yves Saint Laurent Room
18:30 – 21:30
from £21600 hire fee
Annenberg Court
18:30 – 2:00
from £21600 hire fee
Wohl Room
18:30 – 21:30
from £21600 hire fee
Sunday
18:30 – 2:00
from £21600 hire fee
Portico Terrace and Foyer
18:30 – 23:00
from £21600 hire fee
Mosaic Terrace
18:30 – 23:00
from £21600 hire fee
Central Hall
18:30 – 21:30
from £21600 hire fee
Room 30
18:30 – 21:30
from £21600 hire fee
Barry Rooms
18:30 – 22:30
from £21600 hire fee
Yves Saint Laurent Room
18:30 – 21:30
from £21600 hire fee
Annenberg Court
18:30 – 2:00
from £21600 hire fee
Wohl Room
18:30 – 21:30
from £21600 hire fee

Facilities and catering options

Up to 310
seats
Up to 450
standing
In-house catering
Alcohol provided
External catering allowed
Parking available
Accommodation available
Promoted / ticketed events
BYO alcohol

Location

Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN
Leicester Square Station (350 yd)

Reviews and ratings

(18 reviews and ratings – )

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Yuliya L.
November 2022

Great Staff, great location and great tour. All the guests were excited. Food was amazing

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Shilpa M.
May 2022

Food was delicious and hot

Food Took a while to come out

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Emma C.
October 2021

the conference rooms there are prestigious and attractive.

No on-site catering at the time.

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Joanne L.
October 2021

Beautiful venue and the whole team went above and beyond to make our event great - can't recommend them enough. From the first email to final follow up we've been taken care of incredibly well. The venue space is maintained to a very high quality, the AV is comprehensive and everything throughout was really well communicated. Helena always made herself available to talk through arrangements when we visited the space and looked into every query we raised with her. We knew we were in safe hands.

Really can't think of any negatives other than this is a large, beautiful venue that comes with a lot of stairs! Post-Covid there's a new list of catering suppliers, some of which are at the pricier end of the spectrum and weren't really targeted for our type of event. That said, Helena went above and beyond to help us with a supplier that met our budget, and they were excellent.

About The National Gallery

Located in the heart of London, this gallery is conveniently placed in one of the most vibrant and historic spaces in the capital.

There is a diverse range of elegant event spaces within the Gallery to suit all your conferencing needs, along with a dedicated Events Team, in-house Audio Visual Team, catering provided by our in-house caterer Peyton Events and free Wi-Fi throughout.