Rooms for hire in our libraries

Did you know that we have rooms that can be hired in our libraries? If you’re looking for an affordable meeting room, a community events space, or a stunning wedding venue, our libraries have a wide range of rooms on offer.

Note: some of rooms are currently unavailable. For up to date information, please email us: libraries@westminster.gov.uk 

Large room in the Archives Centre, St James’s

This perfect sized meeting room in the heart of the Westminster, the Archives Centre is a great venue for meetings, presentations, and classes. It seats up to 60 people in a theatre style or 24 in a boardroom or teaching style. The fully air conditioned room provides a comfortable space for a range of events. Prices start at £252.50 for half a day or £365 for a full day, with discounts available for charities, schools, other Westminster council departments and  local history societies.

  • slide and overhead projector, flip charts, screens, multi-media LCD projector, camcorder
  • internet access and free wifi using your own device
  • induction loop
  • tea and coffee can be provided
  • full disabled access and toilets

We have a full list of prices, resources and booking details on our website

Large and two small rooms in Charing Cross Library, near Trafalgar Square

Basement Room

A spacious room in the heart of London, in the basement of one of Westminster’s most loved community libraries; please note this library is not wheelchair accessible. This room costs £220 a day, £35 per hour.

  • this room is ideal for delivering and recording online activities as well as live events
  • dimensions: 8.50m x 12m
  • tables, chairs and other working surfaces are available
  • wifi
  • projector and screen available on request
  • private kitchenette (fridge, sink and small kettle)
  • no refreshments or crockery/cutlery supplied but you are welcome to bring your own
  • private toilet facilities
  • the room has a wooden parquet floor

Meeting Room

This intimate room on the second floor, often used for art classes and other workshops, is accessible through side entrance or through the library itself, is perfect for small groups, of up to 12, in need of a working space. Please note – the library is not wheelchair accessible. This room costs £55 a day, £20 per hour.

  • this room is ideal for delivering and recording online activities as well as live events
  • lots of natural light and ventilation from windows on two sides
  • dimensions: 4.50m x 4m
  • tables and chairs available
  • wifi
  • projector and screen available on request
  • separate toilet from the library
  • the room has a wooden parquet floor

First Floor Room

There is a small room available on the first floor of the library. It can accommodate 6 people around a table , 10 seated and 12 standing.  It’s the perfect space for one to ones and small group meetings. Please note – the library is not wheelchair accessible. This room costs £55 a day, £10 per hour.

  • tables and chairs
  • public toilet on the ground floor

We have a full list of prices, resources and booking details on our website

Large and two small rooms in Church Street Library, off Edgware Road

Community Space

A large space in the basement of Church Street Library which can seat 40 people theatre style or 20 boardroom style. It is perfect for meetings or small conferences and can also be used as rehearsal space and for exercise classes such as yoga and Pilates. The price for this room is £35 per hour.

  • open plan space with kitchenette
  • tables, chairs, flip chart stand
  • digital projector and screen
  • full disabled access and toilets

Meeting Rooms

Church Street Library also has two private meeting rooms which can be hired singly or together. They provide a perfect setting for one to one tutoring or meetings. These rooms are £20 per hour.

  • each room comes with 1 table and 3 chairs
  • full disabled access and toilets

We have a full list of prices, resources and booking details on our website

Medium sized room in Maida Vale

Quiet room

The Quiet Room at Maida Vale Library is usually set up as a study area for library customers. There are five tables plus chairs, which are easily moveable and you can configure the space to meet your needs. This room costs £11 per hour.

  • accommodates 20 people
  • step free access via Shirland Road entrance
  • free wifi using your own device

We have a full list of prices, resources and booking details on our website

Two elegant rooms in Mayfair Library

Mayfair Room

This is a stunning events space in the heart of central London that can seat up to 38 people theatre style. It is spacious and airy and can be accessed via the main stairs in one of Westminster’s most beautiful libraries. This high-end room is often used for wedding ceremonies but is also perfect for business events and meetings.  Prices start at £165 for half a day or £275 for a full day, it can also be hired by the hour.

Marylebone Room

This room can seat up to 22 people theatre style. It is accessed via the main stairs in the library. The room has been recently refurbished and has a large, original fireplace and stained glass bay window. This high-end room is often used for wedding ceremonies but is also perfect for business events and meetings.  Prices start at £99 for half a day or £165 for a full day, it can also be hired by the hour.

We have a full list of prices, resources and booking details on our website

Large and medium rooms in Victoria Library

Meeting and Events room

This large room is a light, modern and well-equipped space located in the heart of London. The room offers impressive facilities for meetings, exhibitions, events or performances

Facilities and equipment

  • Capacity is dependent on the set up of the space
  • Furniture available: 10 tables , 50 adult chairs, 50 kids chairs and 20 floor cushions, 3 white boards, 8 exhibition display boards
  • Free wifi
  • 70 inch portable LED screen
  • PA system with 2 microphones
  • External catering welcome.

We have a full list of prices and booking details on our website.

This room, which is very close to both Victoria Station and Victoria Coach Station,  is perfect for meetings and gatherings.  It has a capacity of up to 25 people theatre style and 12 to 15 boardroom style and provides a great atmosphere for group events. Prices start at £20 per hour.

  • tables and chairs
  • full AV facilities with large monitor for presentations
  • free wifi
  • tea and coffee can be provided

We have a full list of resources and booking details on our website

Gallery space and medium sized room at Westminster Reference Library, just off Leicester Square

Exhibition Space

This small exhibition space in the heart of the library is situated on the first floor in the public reading room. Its public nature lends itself to high footfall. With hanging space and display cases, this provides an alternative form of exhibition space for those wanting to display their work.

Isaac Newton Room

The Isaac Newton Meeting Room at Westminster Reference Library is a light, modern and well equipped space located next to Leicester Square, in the heart of central London. The room is available to hire for meetings, workshops or training events.

Facilities

  • the space seats between 8 to 12 people depending on the set up of the furniture
  • furniture available includes 12 chairs and 2 tables
  • flip chart and pens
  • smart TV screen
  • free wifi
  • outside catering can be arranged for delivery

Note: due to social distancing measures the room’s current capacity is 4 people maximum

For further information about either space, including full terms and conditions of hire and to book, please contact Westminster Reference Library

Affordable workspace for start-ups right next to Leicester Square

Affordable workspace especially for creative start-ups in the heart of one of Westminster’s central business hubs in Westminster Reference Library.
Benefit from amazing travel links for the tube, trains and buses, and experience culture on your doorstep with the National Gallery, Portrait Gallery, Soho and West End theatre close by.

There are 6 fixed desks available on the mezzanine overlooking the main library. Available from £50 per week, including a fixed desk, wifi and storage space.
The area is open from Monday to Friday, 10am to 8pm and on Saturdays, 10am to 5pm.

We also provide a regular cultural and business events programme and a wide range of subject resources on site to support creative start-ups, including fashion, art, design, film, media and market research.

To apply, please contact bip@westminster.gov.uk and quote ‘workspace’.