Conversation Room

View of Conversation Room from front with lectern

The Conversation Room is a vibrant and contemporary event space, ideal for small conferences, meetings, away days, board meetings and training sessions. 

Conference venue London 

Originally a reading room for Royal Institution members, the Conversation Room is a spacious event venue offering a contemporary twist on our period Mayfair aesthetic. 

The Conversation Room mixes period fireplaces, floor to ceiling bookcases, and expansive windows with modern décor and high- quality integrated audio-visual (AV) equipment.   

Ideal for smaller conferences, the Conversation Room can seat up to 100 people in theatre style and up to 50 in cabaret. 

The Conversation Room can be hired with the adjoining Mezzanine, an ultra-modern indoor terrace space ideal for lunch breaks and post-conference drinks. 


Meeting room hire 

A highly versatile meeting room, the Conversation Room can be used for town halls, board meetings, away days, strategy days or training sessions. 

We offer classroom, cabaret, theatre style and reception as standard layouts and our experienced events team are always happy to create bespoke layouts to suit your event. 

The Conversation Room can also be a meeting room for hybrid events with an integrated projector and screen. A strong internet connection and PA system are included in the hire rate, so your guests can join your meeting from anywhere in the world. 

Located on the ground floor of our Mayfair venue, the Conversation Room is easy to access and with its cosy aesthetic it’s certain to put your guests at their ease. 

a firey explosion in the centre of a small plate being held by one of our science demonstrators with a crowd looking on

Historic Event Venue

Historic event venue 

The Conversation Room was originally two rooms, one for the reading of foreign newspapers and the other a temporary library. 

In 1866 the partition between the two rooms was removed, and the first version of the Conversation Room was created. 

Today you can bring this scientific heritage to life at your own event at the Royal Institution with a scientific demonstration for your guests on the Mezzanine. Speak to your dedicated event manager about adding one of our explosive demonstrations to your event. 

Whether you need to hire a venue for a corporate conference or product launch, the Conversation Room is a great space to bring people together.  

Get in touch with the team today to discuss hiring the Conversation Room using the form below. 

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