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The Conference Centre

The British Library’s state of the art Conference Centre has its own private entrance from the Piazza and offers exceptional and flexible facilities for conferences, meetings, product launches, lectures, private screenings and media events. Here at Peyton Events our dedicated team are on hand to ensure that whether you are planning a small meeting or a large conference we anticipate all your needs and most importantly exceed your expectations.

The auditorium can accommodate up to 255 delegates, with facilities for simultaneous translation, film, sound and video presentation. This, combined with a full team of onsite technical expertise, ensures world-class delivery.

In addition, there are five comfortable and individually designed meeting rooms allowing for 8-70 delegates. All rooms have natural daylight, electronic blackout blinds, climate control and sound proofing.

The foyer and bar area with their seating nooks are an ideal location to break out and enjoy discussions with colleagues over refreshments or to hold a reception.

We pride ourselves on the highest level of service, always attentive without being intrusive. Your conference and event will have a dedicated Peyton Events manager who will be involved from the first meeting and will be drawn from our highly-qualified team to ensure that your event is a complete success.

Room Capacities

A floor plan (PDF format) for the Conference Centre is available.

Room Theatre Cabaret Classroom Boardroom Dinner Reception  
Auditorium 255 - - - - -  
Foyer - - - - 70 240  
Chaucer Room 60* 30 24 24 40 50  
Bronte Room 70* 35 24 28 60 60  
Bronte Room A 30 20 15 12 30 40  
Bronte Room B 20 15 12 14 20 25  
Dickens Room 25 15 16 16 20 25  
Eliot Room 60 30 24 24 55 80  
King's Library Restaurant - - - - 80 200  
Terrace Restaurant - - - - 200 280  
  *Denotes possible requirement of additional catering area.