Congress Centre, 28 Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3LS
Congress Centre, 28 Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3LS
Congress Centre is one of London’s premier conference and meeting venues. The purpose-built venue provides a comprehensive selection of 16 spaces, incredible AV and high-class facilities. The venue also stands out from its unique combination of bright and airy spaces woven with mid-20th-century architectural details. Just three minutes from Tottenham Court station, its suited to hosting 10 to 850 guests for all events types; you’ll be hard pressed not to find a suitable space for yours at Congress Centre
Only three minutes from Tottenham Court station, Congress Centre is one of the premier conference and meeting venues in Central London
Comprising 16 flexible and modern spaces, it’s ideal for all kinds of events from fashion shows to AGMs, award ceremonies to exhibitions. The venue is continually being updated to ensure clients always have access to the highest standard of conferencing facilities as well as the latest in AV equipment and technology.
A large, versatile space ideal for events including receptions and exhibitions for up to 300 people. When booking the Congress Hall, the Congress Foyer is automatically included in the booking.
A stunning, contemporary space with capacity for up to 500 people. It includes the latest high-spec AV, a large contemporary stage, a timber sprung floor and lots of natural daylight from its stylish 1950s space-frame ceiling.
A flexible, wood-panelled meeting and conference space. Includes a state-of-the-art AV offering, full black-out facilities and four large rooms across the foyer ideal for catering and break-out spaces.
Invision Suite 1
Part of our suite of four modern, self-contained meeting rooms. As well as offering a dedicated reception area, the space enjoys lots of natural day light and an impressive range of high-tech equipment.
One of four modern, self-contained rooms in the Invision Suite. The space benefits from lots of natural light as well as an impressive range of high-tech AV for meetings and even a dedicated reception area.
A contemporary, self-contained meeting space within our Invision Suite. This room benefits from the latest presentation facilities for meetings, a dedicated reception area and lots of natural light for delegates.
One of the contemporary rooms in our self-contained collection of Invision Suites. Ideal for meetings and conferences, it offers a dedicated reception area, the latest AV and tech offering and plenty of natural daylight.
Offering a dramatic backdrop for events like product launches and receptions, this space is highly versatile with high ceilings, lots of natural light and views overlooking the famous Epstein Statue in Congress Centre’s central courtyard.
Meeting Room 1
A series of interconnecting meeting rooms. Highly flexible, the room can be used on its own or in conjunction with the other three rooms included in this suite.
Meeting Room 2
Part of the series of interconnecting meeting rooms at Congress Centre. This room offers plenty of flexibility for organisers as it can be used on its own or with the other three rooms within this suite.
Meeting Room 3
A highly versatile meeting room, it can be used on its own or opened up to join the other three conjoining rooms within this suite of spaces. This offers organisers great flexibility in planning their meetings and events.
Meeting Room 4
One of the four spaces within this collection of meeting rooms. It can be used individually or the walls can be opened up to conjoin with the other rooms included within this suite.
This spacious room is a perfect blank canvas event space. With room for up to 200 reception-style, it’s a great choice for drinks receptions, exhibitions, as well as sit-down meals and as a break-out space for events in Congress Hall.
Pricing can be requested upon enquiry.
DDR rates and room hire is available upon request.
As a venue, the management team are committed to making constant improvements to our environmental performance.
We have already put together several measures and are continuously looking for new ways to improve. When purchasing new equipment, we’re mindful to ensure energy saving and re-usable elements within all associated products. Congress Centre currently carries out the following initiatives:
This is extremely important, and we recognise the need to recycle materials wherever possible. We are now using 100% recycled paper throughout all offices within our building.
The venue and internal offices have reduced their waste from 5 bins to 3 bins each day, and we’re looking to reduce this even further. Congress Centre use recycled note pads, pencils, coasters, flipchart paper and pens for all meetings.
We recognise the simple but powerful impact of using energy saving bulbs and have introduced this to all appropriate areas in the building.
We work with our suppliers to ensure that they’re always working to recognise and reduce the environmental impact of their products, packaging and transportation.
Congress Centre promotes the use of locally sourced products for our events through our suppliers. We are working towards removing all single-use plastics from our catering and conference spaces.
Access for disabled people.
Congress Conference Centre treats the needs of disabled delegates and speakers with great importance.
The conference venue retains a consultancy to conduct regular assessments and advice on disability issues and regulations to ensure it meets standards.
Facilities for disabled people include:
Raised step treads outside the building to assist blind and partially sighted delegates, with entrance ramps for wheelchair users.
All lifts accommodate standard wheelchairs and have low-level buttons and voice over.
Door Access Dimensions, Height 2.1 metres, Width 0.7 metres.
Internal Dimensions, Height to light 2.1 metres, Width 1metre.
Length Door to back 1.2 metres.
Congress Hall has an entrance ramp for wheelchair users and there is a further ramp onto the stage allowing speakers easy access to the podium.
All doorways are wide enough to accommodate standard wheelchairs.
Accessible toilets are located on the lower ground floor by the cloakroom and registration area which is conveniently beside Congress Hall, foyer and the Congress Suites.
A further accessible toilet is located on the fifth floor.
Most conference rooms benefit from a hearing loop system; Congress Hall has an infra-red hearing loop.
We use what3words to make our venue more accessible. The exact entrance to the Congress Centre can be found at ///mimic.easy.winter.
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