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Historic Senate House Opens its Doors for Events

Looking for a central London venue that is truly unique? Why not take a walk from the bustling streets to leafy Bloomsbury, where Senate House stands tall in what is known as London’s ‘knowledge quarter’.
Owned by University of London Venues, Senate House offers more than just one historic and elegant event space, ideal for conferences and events.
This flagship venue was built in 1936 and designed by Charles Holden as the centre-piece of the first purpose-built campus for the university. The unique spaces on offer which were once used as the main press offices for the Ministry of Information (1937), are now host to vibrant events, conferences, meetings and even fashion shows. Also on offer are secluded gardens to add an outdoor element to your event. 

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While Senate House might typically host more traditional events, its art deco interiors, impressive courtyard and exterior make it a Hollywood favourite. After Tony Scott’s The Hunger in 1983, it has become a regular star on the silver screen and television. You can spot the building in famous productions including Batman Begins, The Dark Knight Rises, as well as The Theory Of Everything - to name a few. The blend of modernist and classical art deco features is the perfect setting for film scenes (and events) that require glitz and grandeur.

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Senate House is located centrally in Zone 1, which means attendees are never far from public transport links. Situated just 10 minutes’ walk from Euston station and even closer to Russell Square underground station, this is a venue which is truly accessible to a wide audience.  

Despite the venues’ historic ties, the team take a modern approach when delivering event services that are also environmentally responsible. Aside from capping waste at their events, University of London Venues have focused on reducing the carbon footprints of all supporting services. For instance, their in-house catering team only procures local produce for their menus so as to reduce the environmental impact of importing food from long distances. In fact, their chefs regularly use honey produced just streets away by the University’s own rooftop hives! With long-established commitment to hosting unforgettable events, customers can be assured that this commitment is also reflected in sustainability practices.

To explore the fantastic Senate House and to find out more about University of London Venues, take a look at the virtual tour below.

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