Situated between King’s Cross St Pancras Station and Euston Station and with transport links across London and further afield, the British Library is in the ideal location for any event, easily accessible for delegates and guests travelling from afar.

With tailored spaces accommodating from 10 to 255 people, we suit any event, from board meetings to formal dinners, conferences to product launches. Our in-house catering provider Graysons are inspired to create delicious menus, offer unique and exciting packages and provide the very best service. The Library has also curated a preferred list of suppliers to enhance your conference, meeting or event.

In addition, we can create a bespoke experience by engaging your group in a tour or private view of our extensive collections which span 3,000 years.

From the Knowledge Centre to the Terrace Restaurant and Boardroom Suite, our facilities offer natural daylight, state-of-the-art audio visual including a hearing loop, 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

The Knowledge Centre

The British Library’s state of the art Knowledge Centre has its own private entrance from the Piazza, off both Euston Road and Midland Road, and offers exceptional and flexible facilities for conferences, meetings, product launches, lectures, private screenings and media events.

The theatre 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.

We pride ourselves on the highest level of service, always attentive without being intrusive. Your conference or 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.

The Boardroom Suite

Accessible by private lift, you’ll find the Boardroom Suite on Floor Four of the British Library. An exclusive meeting area, the Boardroom Suite is ideal for formal and executive business events from four to 34 people. The main Boardroom is supported by a foyer and four corporate break-out spaces – Cotton, Sloane, Harley and Burney. This versatile space works well for meetings, interviews, intimate and corporate receptions as well as formal dinners.

Room capacities and rates

Knowledge Centre Floorplan (PDF)

Boardroom Suite Floorplan (PDF)