Conferences and Events at the British Library


Dedicated to every event, the Graysons Venues team at the British Library pride themselves on offering exceptional British food coupled with the stunning surroundings of this iconic venue.

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The founding principles at Graysons Venues are simple and evident in everything we do; we use the freshest most local ingredients we can, we inspire our chefs and managers to create delicious food and fabulous service, and we tailor make our services and our offer to the environment we are working in.

A one minute walk from Kings Cross St Pancras Station, with International trains alongside six London Underground lines and just five minutes from Euston Station, the British Library is in the ideal location for any event and perfect for delegates and guests travelling from further afield.

With tailored spaces accommodating from 10 to 250 people we suit any event, from board meetings to formal dinners, conferences to product launches. Our dedicated on site team are inspired to create delicious menus, offer unique and exciting packages and provide the very best service, from enquiry to throughout the main event.

From the Knowledge Centre to the Terrace Restaurant and Executive Suite, our facilities offer natural daylight, state-of-the-art audio visual, black out blinds and sound proofing alongside bespoke and innovative meeting and dining packages. 

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Conferences and Events
The British Library, 
96 Euston Road, 
London NW1 2DB
Tel: +44 (0)20 7412 5528


Afternoon Tea

BBQ menu

Bowl food

Breakfast menu

Canapes menu

Food stall

Formal dining menus

Wine list

Working lunches

The Knowledge Centre

The British Library’s state of the art Knowledge 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.

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 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 of the Conference Centre in PDF format.

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.