Hire Reading and Writing Room, The Royal Horseguards and One Whitehall Place (SW1A 2EJ)

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The Reading & Writing Room is a splendid work of authentic Victorian grandeur, with its high ceilings, murals and twinkling chandeliers. Yet it’s also a thoroughly up-to-date venue for Whitehall business meetings, with air-conditioning and BT Openzone wireless internet access.

The huge windows admit masses of natural light – and, of course, afford magnificent views out across the Whitehall Gardens to the River Thames and the London Eye. And with space to seat 120 people theatre-style or together with the Gladstone Library up to 550 guests for a reception, it’s an inspiring setting for any occasion.

An ideal Central London conference venue, The Reading & Writing Room can provide staging to cater for all types of events and our in-house AV company can provide on-site technicians as required. The whole area is accessible for wheelchair users.

Event hire capacities for Reading and Writing Room, The Royal Horseguards and One Whitehall Place

Event style Guests
Standing Reception - Indoors 250
Seated Lunch 150
Seated Dinner 150
Dinner/Dance 130
Theatre Style 120
Cabaret Style 120
U-Shape Style 70
Boardroom Style 64
Classroom Style 100
Seated lunch/dinner 150

Venue Facilities & Accessibility

  • Outside space
  • Natural daylight
  • AV and audio facilities on site
  • Wifi
  • River Views
  • Disabled access
  • Wedding licence
  • Dancing permitted
  • Live bands permitted
  • Asian catering
  • Kosher catering
  • Live bands permitted
  • 282 bedrooms


  Nearest tube stations

Charing Cross, Embankment

  Nearest airports

London City (7.1 miles), London Heathrow (15.2 miles),