COVID-19 Update for Congress Centre

Updated on 27 Jul 2020

We have worked hard on developing our approach to a safe and timely re-opening, identifying touchpoints, minimising them where possible and otherwise negating risks. It’s important for you to know exactly what we’re doing at Congress Centre so you can feel confident planning or attending an event here is safe.

You can find our full risk assessment from the below link and we have also been approved by VisitBritain’s ‘Good to Go’ scheme.

If you have any more questions about what our venue is doing ahead of re-opening, you can still contact a member of our team on 20 7467 1318 or send them an email on congress.centre@tuc.org.uk where we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

 

 

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About Congress Centre

This popular central London venue occupies a distinctive mid-century modernist building, with event spaces that range from small, hi-tech meeting rooms to the striking 1950s Congress Hall. The latter offers a sprung-wood floor and glass ceiling, which fills the room with natural light. Besides conferences and exhibitions, it’s a good fit for product launches, awards dinners and fashion shows. Excellent AV facilities include HD 3D projection.

Behind the scenes: Congress Centre

 

 

Venue Facilities
Disability access
Exclusive Hire
Video conferencing
Whiteboard/flipcharts
Wifi available

Good to know

Delegates/Guests
Up to 850
Venue Hire Cost
Moderate
Venue Type
Conference centre, Meeting room
Venue Style
Light and Bright, Modern, Spacious
Event Atmosphere
Corporate

Congress Centre Rooms

Congress Hall

Congress Hall

500
Meeting
850
Standing
320
Banquet
500
Theatre
Room size: 432m²

A flexible conference or exhibition space that will ensure your event makes maximum impact. Recently modernised, the conference hall benefits from natural daylight without glare thanks to its stylish 1950s space-frame ceiling, along with air conditioning, a timber sprung floor and a large contemporary stage.

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Congress Suite

Congress Suite

130
Meeting
200
Standing
190
Banquet
130
Theatre
Room size: 184m²

The Congress Suite is a newly created room on the same level as Congress Hall, accommodating up to 190 for a sit-down meal or 200 standing. The spacious room is an ideal blank canvas space with white walls and original 1950s’ parquet flooring, which has been carefully restored to stunning effect.

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Council Chamber

Council Chamber

160
Meeting
150
Standing
80
Banquet
160
Theatre
Room size: 195m²

The high ceilings and original wood panelling found in the Council Chamber provide a traditional and impressive backdrop for meetings and training sessions. This stunning daylight meeting room benefits from built-in HD digital projection, a new digital sound desk and two LCD screens. In addition, the four large rooms across the foyer are ideal for catering, meeting and break-out areas when booked in conjunction with the Council Chamber.

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Invision Suite 1

Invision Suite 1

80
Meeting
70
Standing

Invision is a contemporary suite of four hi-tech meeting rooms, all with natural light. Two of the rooms (Invision 1 and 2) can be combined to form a larger space seating up to 130 theatre style, or separated to suit smaller groups. The main conference room features the latest presentation facilities, built-in front projection and a touch-panel control system to operate AV, lighting and full black-out facilities. Each room features attractive polished-wood details and contemporary lighting and the suite also benefits from a dedicated reception area for welcoming guests, complete with LCD screen for branding, as well as its own toilet facilities.

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Invision Suite 1 + 2

Invision Suite 1 + 2

130
Meeting
120
Standing

Invision is a contemporary suite of four hi-tech meeting rooms, all with natural light. Two of the rooms (Invision 1 and 2) can be combined to form a larger space seating up to 130 theatre style, or separated to suit smaller groups. The main conference room features the latest presentation facilities, built-in front projection and a touch-panel control system to operate AV, lighting and full black-out facilities. Each room features attractive polished-wood details and contemporary lighting and the suite also benefits from a dedicated reception area for welcoming guests, complete with LCD screen for branding, as well as its own toilet facilities.

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Congress Centre's Pricing Summary

Cancellation Policy

A cancellation fee is charged, for any cancellation of hire from 80 days of the hire date at 50%. For cancellation of hire from 28 days or less of the hire date the full cost of the hiring will be charged. If cancellation is within seven days a cost will be incurred for staff and equipment hire. These conditions also apply to daily delegate packages. The Congress Centre shall use its best endeavours on behalf of the hirer to resell the rooms and if successful shall refund to the hirer the contracted amount after the hire date.

Catering

Congress Centre hires its own Head Chef and kitchen staff, which gives organisers more control and scope with the menus they serve. Whether you’re hosting a gala dinner for 100s or an intimate networking lunch for a handful of VIPs, the food and drink you serve your guests will be of the highest quality and the service will be impeccable. In the last three years, eight major films shoots have taken place at our central London film location and we are inundated with requests from location managers throughout all seasons. Head to our website to download our full menu and prices: https://www.congresscentre.co.uk/information/food-drink/

AV Equipment

All special lighting, amplification, loudspeakers and audio-visual equipment is in the sole charge of the owners’ conferencing staff. No alteration, modification or addition thereto whatsoever, shall be made without the previous express permission of the Congress Centre Director or deputies. We accept no responsibility for technical problems experienced on the day of hire if a technician has not been ordered through Congress Centre. The hirer shall ensure that no electrical equipment is used in such a way as to damage or otherwise interfere with the electrical installations of the centre. The owners may, at its sole discretion, require that any electrical equipment shall not be used, and, if the owners think fit, may require such equipment to be removed from the centre. All temporary electrical installations are to be provided by approved electrical contractors and must comply with the requirements of the current edition of IEE “Regulations for Electrical Installations”


Location

28 Great Russell Street , Bloomsbury, London, WC1B 3LS

020 7467 1318

Website

Testimonials For Congress Centre

A Hidden Gem MARCH, 2019

Year on year, it’s extremely difficult for us to find a venue for PlayBite that’s individual and unique, situated in the West End and able to cope with our IT requirements – we needed over 60 wireless LAN connections at the same time – and for us Congress Centre is a hidden gem. The quality of facilities, food and service were also very important considerations when selecting a venue and Congress Centre ticked every box – so much so that we’ve already booked it again for next year.  

Rachel Bachmann

First Class VenueMARCH, 2019

We returned to Congress Centre for the third year running as the location is extremely convenient and the standard of facilities and service at the venue are first class.  

Kick It Out

Great choice for large conferencesFEBRUARY, 2019

With high quality AV facilities, one of the largest screens in the city, and tailored delegate packages at reasonable rates, the Congress Centre is an obvious choice for large-scale corporate conferences in central London. We are delighted to be returning to the venue again this year.  

Digital Television Group

Favourite VenueFEBRUARY, 2019

I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for all your help and support prior to and during our event. Congress Centre is one of our favourite venues not least because all our events run so smoothly. Please would you also pass on my sincere thanks to Ian for doing such a sterling job of taking care of all our needs on the day – he couldn’t have done anymore than he did (honestly)!. Also to all the catering staff who also helped to ensure the easy flow of delegates during refreshment and lunch breaks and with a smile too!  

Association of Employment and Learning Providers

Perfect VenueFEBRUARY, 2019

Congress Centre is the perfect venue for our London LinkLove conference as it is in such a central location which makes it really easy to get to on public transport. Congress Hall has an amazing 1950s original space-frame ceiling which lets in natural light so delegates don’t feel like they’re stuck underground for the day, and the great stage set and range of hi-tech equipment there mean that we don’t need to hire in anything extra. The venue also provides excellent service with a dedicated account manager always on hand to offer help and support.  

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