COVID-19 Update for British Academy

Updated on 27 Jul 2020

The safety of our event guests, event organisers, suppliers and venue staff is our number one priority.


The team have undertaken intensive preparations to implement social distancing measures, cleaning procedures and protective practices to ensure the venue is safe to deliver events for guests and staff in relation to COVID-19. This is an ongoing process and will be updated in line with government
announcements and industry best practices. Below is a list of the measures we are already implementing to ensure a safe and successful return to events.

• Signage specifying site and event specific physical distancing measures and one way routes in place
• Working with clients to prevent congestion i.e. staggered arrival and departure times, catering breaks etc
• Capacities have been reduced, and furniture layouts have been revised to ensure safe social distancing for guests
• Staff workstations in offices, reception and kitchens have been revised to ensure social distancing
• Complimentary video conferencing facilities available to for each event
• Guest lists to be retained for 21 days to assist with track and tracing if necessary
• Contactless AV and catering service provided where possible
• Staff members provided with face masks where maintaining meters distance is not possible
• Face masks will be available for visitors and event guests
• Hand sanitising gel readily available at entrance, restrooms, in each event space and throughout the venue
• Special rubbish bins for disposal PPE provided throughout venue
• All restrooms, handrails, door handles and lift panels disinfected every hour
• Tables, chairs, equipment and other high traffic touch points in meeting and event spaces disinfected at least twice a day or between uses
• Staff will be working from home as much as possible; any onsite staff members will be instructed to isolate if they display any symptoms. Facilities to check temperature available onsite
• Vulnerable or shielding staff will not be required to work onsite

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About British Academy

The former residence of prime minister William Gladstone is now home to the British Academy, which under its venue moniker, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, offers 10 grand event spaces for hire. Period features contrast with contemporary art and up-to-date tech, providing rooms ready for modern business needs, while its regency character lends itself to evening entertaining and private dining. Exclusive hire of the whole venue is also a popular option.

Venue Facilities
Exclusive Hire

Good to know

Delegates/Guests
Up to 200
Venue Type
Conference centre, Meeting room, Museum art gallery
Venue Style
Grand, Historic, Iconic, Light and Bright, Spacious, Traditional
Event Atmosphere
Corporate, Exclusive, Formal

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British Academy

British Academy Rooms

Burlington Room

Burlington Room

16
Meeting
20
Standing

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Cornwall Room

Cornwall Room

18
Meeting
20
Standing

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Council Room

Council Room

80
Meeting
90
Standing
70
Banquet

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Lecture Room

Lecture Room

80
Meeting
80
Standing
40
Banquet

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Library

Library

40
Meeting
60
Standing
30
Banquet

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Location

10-11 Carlton House Terrace , St James's, London, SW1Y 5AH

020 7969 5224

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