About The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn

The three spaces at this historic Grade I and Grade II-listed building are fantastic for large gala dinners, grand receptions or big conferences with a difference. The ancient building is a happy merge of old and new, with parts dating back to the 15th century and new additions from 2018 sitting side by side within an 11-acre private gated estate between Holborn and Chancery Lane.

The Old Hall dates all the way back to 1490 so naturally boasts impressive Tudor and Tudor-revival architectural details such as Hogarth paintings, original wood timbers, Inigo Jones wooden screens, judicial portraits and beautiful stained glass windows. Despite the tremendous room, a dinner here feels intimate and private, not to mention stately and formal.

In the Great Hall, which was opened by Queen Victoria in 1845 (and re-opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 2018 after three years of refurbishments), you can spot an impressive GF Watts fresco on the south wall underneath the stunning worked oak beams. The Minstrel’s Gallery is another attribute. This large area transforms from a dining hall for barrister members during the day to a setting for grand dinners at night. Hire the adjacent Bench Rooms (with an east-facing terrace that gives views of the private gardens) for somewhere to have a reception.

The latest addition to Lincoln’s Inn is the Ashworth Centre, the venue’s new conference suite, which was also opened by the Queen in 2018. This subterranean suite has cleverly positioned skylights, which help flood tonnes of natural daylight into all the spaces. The space is named after Mercy Ashworth, who was one of the first women to be called to the bar at Lincoln’s Inn in 1923. With integrated AV facilities, the modern space is the ideal spot for a conference, screenings and talks. On top of that, the conference suite hosts no less than 10 meeting rooms of varying size.

Venue Facilities
Dance floor
Disability access
Garden or courtyard
Outside area
Video conferencing
Wifi available

Good to know

Up to 450
Venue Hire Cost
Venue Type
Conference centre, Institutions, Meeting room
Venue Style
Grand, Historic, Iconic, Modern
Event Atmosphere
Corporate, Exclusive, Formal, Glamorous

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The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn Rooms

Great Hall

Great Hall


By day the Great Hall operates as a dining hall for barrister members of the Inn. By evening this historic Hall transforms into the perfect setting for grand dinners for up to 250 guests or elegant receptions for up to 450 guests.

This building also boasts our adjoining Bench Rooms and an east facing terrace with views of our private gardens, perfect for an arrival reception.

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Old Hall

Old Hall


The Old Hall, dating back to 1490, is a wonderful example of beautifully maintained Tudor architecture with original roof timbers, stained glass windows featuring armorial bearings, and Hogarth’s painting of “Paul Before Felix”, creating a desirable setting for intimate lunches and dinners for up to 130 guests, celebratory receptions for 200 guests and inspiring seminar events for 130 delegates.

We hire the Old Hall building exclusively so you would have full use of the Crypt as well.

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Ashworth Centre

Ashworth Centre


The Lecture Theatre is ideal for screenings, conferences and talks, and is complete with integrated AV facilities.

The tiered theatre style seating for 158 delegates also retracts, allowing the stylish double height space to be used for receptions as well as a host of other event possibilities. This venue is conveniently located next to a suite of Meeting Rooms suitable as break out spaces for smaller group sessions.

Individually the meeting rooms are ideal for small boardroom meetings of up to sixteen delegates, or the partition walls offer the flexibility to open the rooms up for larger board meetings of 40 guests or theatre style seminars for up to 80 guests. The glass ceiling in the adjoining communal foyer provides impressive views of the Great Hall turrets above.

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Lincoln's Inn, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, Clerkenwell, London, WC2A 3TL

020 7405 5969


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