Founded in 1841, The London Library is an iconic literary institution that boasts over a million books and periodicals dating back to the 18th century. With a number of spaces available for private hire, it’s the perfect venue for lovers of the written word to come together under its rich architecture and impressive bookshelves. The London Library can be hired for a range of corporate and business events, such as meetings, presentations, launches and celebrations, or even as a space to film.
The venue spans a wide range of spaces, from traditional to contemporary, large to small. The Reading Room is the Library’s largest room available for private hire, with a capacity of up to 200 people standing or 100 for dinner, and offering stunning views across St James’s Square. It’s also one of the most impressive spaces, with soaring book-lined walls and iron balustrades, and offers flexible hire options. Choose to host presentations or drinks receptions in the main space, as well as speeches and small performances from the railed balconies.
The Issue Hall is a slightly smaller formal space for up to 100 guests and is often used as a welcome or pre-dinner drinks reception area in conjunction with The Reading Room. For smaller events such as meetings or intimate dining, The Study is a traditional space designed in faux recency style which affords a grand feel to the room, with one long wooden table in the centre able to seat 12 people for a meal.
Finally, The Art Room is the best place to revel in the library’s impressive art and architecture collection, and works well as a reception space or private VIP drinks area.
The London Library works with a range of trusted suppliers, including caterers, production companies and florists, who are well versed at working with heritage venues to create truly outstanding events.