One Birdcage Walk

On the corner of St James’s Park, this venue is surrounded by iconic landmarks and boasts state of the art interiors that are incredibly well-designed.
When it opened in 1899, One Birdcage Walk was fitted out with some of the world’s most cutting-edge technology, including an electric lift and telephone. After more than 100 years, that legacy still applies today.


  • Accessible
  • Break Out Spaces
  • Cloak Room
  • Lift Access
  • Private Entrance
  • AV Support
  • Charitable Status
  • Free Wifi
  • Late Opening
  • Music Licence
  • Suitable for filming

One Birdcage Walk venue hire

If you’re hunting for a space that embodies innovation and does all the hard work in inspiring guests for you – stop right here. One Birdcage Walk is one of central London’s most impressive venues and it’s not hard to see why. Built as the headquarters of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers over 100 years ago, this venue is packed with charm, character and serious glamour (who would have thought?) that naturally rubs off on every event it hosts.

On the corner of St James’s Park, it’s surrounded by some of London’s most iconic landmarks including Buckingham Palace, Nelson’s Column, the Cenotaph, No. 10 Downing Street and Westminster Abbey. That puts it at the city’s heart and amongst some very impressive company. Naturally, that makes it a highly sought-after destination for events and anyone who’s lucky enough to have been before can vouch why!

The venue’s engineering roots means its interiors are incredibly well-designed, whilst it’s facilities and AV offering are continually updated to ensure everything remains state-of-the-art. You’ll find a generous choice of 18 spaces – from the Venetian-inspired Marble Hall to the Elizabethan-style Library – so no matter your brief, you’ll find a dream space to suit.

Why choose One Birdcage Walk

  • Considered one of the finest examples of traditional architecture in Westminster, delegates get a great impression before they’ve even entered the building
  • It brings an incredible legacy to events, with many spaces hosting the debuts of world-changing inventions
  • Class and culture is blended with the cutting-edge and unconventional
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Conferences at One Birdcage Walk

It’s no coincidence the Lecture Theatre is this venue’s largest space – One Birdcage Walk was literally built for conferences. You’ll find an impressive variety of spaces to suit all kinds of briefs and budgets: each one offers something unique to the delegate experience and all are designed to provide the optimal environment for focus and learning. If one thing is certain, conferences at One Birdcage Walk make an impact every time.

The Lecture Theatre is ideal for organisers looking to effortlessly elevate their conference. Comfortable tiered seating can accommodate up to 210 guests and original wooden panelling gives the space an old-school, sophisticated feel. Hiring the space even includes use of the breath-taking Marble Hall for catering and the Gallery for breakouts sessions and networking. Did we mention you also get a dedicated AV technician for the day? Suddenly, it’s hard to justify booking anywhere else!

Of course, there’s never been any shortage of technology at this venue; they’ve been pioneers of adopting the latest available tech for decades. That means no matter your requirements, you’ll never be limited by what the venue offers. And naturally, post-covid, livestreaming facilities means you can stream content live to other rooms like the Manufacturing Room, or even online to a remote audience. Winner.

Meetings at One Birdcage Walk

You’ve got a big meeting coming up. A client you want to impress. A business-changing day of discussions to have. Where could be more fitting to hold them than London’s own home of innovation? With a versatile choice of meeting rooms, One Birdcage Walk is the natural choice for meetings, workshops and AGMs in the city.

With capacities ranging from two to 40, you can create the perfect environment for fulfilling your needs (with the help of the expert events team, of course). The elegant, wooden-panelled Council Room is ideal for those looking to inspire and impress. The Manufacturing Room brings a touch of class without compromising on flexibility or practicality. Intimate discussions are best held in the Joseph Whitworth or Fredrick Lancaster Room.

The venue’s central Westminster location should really seal the deal. On the corner of St James’s Park, it’s just a moment’s walk from both Westminster and St James’s Park underground, and is easily accessible from mainline stations too. Ultimately, you’ll have no trouble justifying hiring One Birdcage Walk for your next big pitch or board meeting.


1 Birdcage Walk, London SW1H 9JJ


Event spaces at One Birdcage Walk

Lecture Theatre

Room Capacity
  • 210 THEATRE
  • Accessible
  • Blackout blinds
  • Branding Opportunities
  • Free Wifi
  • High Ceilings
  • Inhouse AV
  • Microphone
  • Natural Lighting
  • Period Features (In Room)
  • Screen & Projector
  • Speakers
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Marble Hall & Gallery

Room Capacity 110 Guests
Room capacity
  • Accessible
  • Air Conditioning
  • Light
  • Period Features (In Room)
  • Inhouse AV
  • Free Wifi

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