King’s Venues

Bush House

Located at the junction of the Strand and Kingsway, this central London location is within walking distance of Holborn, Covent Garden, Temple and Charing Cross tube stations.

Our event spaces

It is a newly renovated building offering modern event spaces that can accommodate between 10 to 395 people in an auditorium, two lecture theatres, 6 seminar rooms and the 8th floor space with its two roof terraces and stunning views across London.

The auditorium is a purpose-built lecture theatre to seat 395 delegates offering the flexibility of retractable seating and an adjacent ground floor arcade which provides hospitality for up to 400 people standing. The room includes built-in projector and large screen, large stage, lectern with mic, surround speakers and several plasma screens in the gallery. Perfect space for conferences, panel discussions and film screenings.

The state-of-the-art, Harvard style tiered lecture theatre can seat up to 120 delegates and boasts all the cutting edge AV facilities and extras an organiser could wish for. This includes 3 large screens, surround speakers and  individual attendee desk mics, three syndicate rooms and a breakout space. Perfect destination meeting on one floor.

There is a smaller lecture theatre located on the 4th floor and can hold up to 90 delegates. AV facilities included with a compact breakout area.

In addition, the venue offers a variety of classrooms on the 2nd floor ideal for smaller meetings and breakout rooms.

If it’s hospitality space you’re looking for, there are two fabulous indoor event spaces with rooftop terraces on the 8th floor. The north and south facing outdoor spaces offer guests amazing views across the river Thames and St Paul’s. Perfect space for gala dinners, drinks receptions and parties. This 8th floor event space can cater up to 250 guests.

A potted history

Bush House has a rich history. Construction began in 1919 and by 1929 it had been declared the ‘most expensive building in the world’, clocking up a build-cost of £2millon. The entire complex was completed in 1935 and the BBC World Service moved in, in 1941. They stayed in residence until 2012.

King’s Venues Strand

King’s Venues Strand is adjacent to Somerset House, close to the Royal Courts of Justice and just a few minutes’ walk from Covent Garden and London’s West End. Temple, Embankment and Charing Cross tube stations are all nearby.

Ideal for all types of events, including weddings, this recently refurbished historical building has many original features, modern facilities and wonderful views.  Choose from over 50 flexible spaces and rooms that include the 250-seater Edmond J Safra Lecture Theatre for conferences through to the River Room for private dining.

A choice of nutritious, delicious daily delegate packages for conferences and meetings is available with further mouth-watering seasonal menus, hot buffets and canapés for receptions and dining. A comprehensive wine list is supplied by Berry’s. Please ask for details.

50 rooms:

  • 11 raked Lecture Theatres: 30 – 320 capacity
  • 34 classrooms: 12 – 150 capacity
  • 4 boardrooms: 10 – 45 capacity
  • 1 hall: 200 capacity Theatre-style layout
  • 120 cabaret layout
  • 6 catering Spaces: 24 – 150 capacity
Capacity of rooms at the Strand Campus 
 Room Theatre
Boardroom Classroom Cabaret Drinks
Dinner  Dinner
Great Hall 200 80 140 120 250 150 120
Council Room 60 40 40 32 60 40 N/A
Small Committee Room N/A 22 N/A 16 40 20 N/A
Nash Lecture Theatre 90  N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Edmond J. Safra 250 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Anatomy Lecture Theatre 195 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Anatomy Museum 60 20 45 35 100 45 N/A
Weston Room  80 N/A N/A N/A 100 70  N/A
Large Classroom 120 N/A 100 N/A  N/A N/A  N/A
Medium Classroom  90 N/A 80 N/A  N/A N/A  N/A
Small Classroom  40 N/A 35 N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A
River Room  50 24 40 40 50 50 40
Chapters Restaurant  120 N/A 80 64 150 70 60
The Somerset Cafe  N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A  80  N/A  N/A


King’s Building, Strand London WC2R 2LS


Telephone :020 7848 1700


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