An iconic venue in Covent Garden

Standing on Great Queen Street that connects Covent Garden with Holborn in the West End of London, is the Grade II* listed De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms. With a history dating back to 1775, the building has long been an important event venue.  Since then, the venue has hosted some of the world‘s leading politicians, royalty and celebrities with its grand Georgian architecture and art-deco interiors offering exceptional spaces.

Grand Connaught Rooms

The Grand Hall is an impressive event space and will be our plenary room.  It has arched ornate ceilings, beautiful wood-panelling and dramatic chandeliers.

Other rooms on other floors, often with original features and oak panelling, will provide our other meeting, catering, poster and exhibition space.

Important note: The Grand Connaught Rooms are laid out over several floors utilising both stairs and lifts. In order for us to manage both the flow and the comfort of delegates we have included questions in the online booking system as regards assistance with access for participants.  Please let us know if you are likely to need help.

Foyer, Grand Connaught Rooms

Five minutes’ walk from Covent Garden and Holborn tube stations and 30 minutes’ walk or short taxi ride from King’s Cross, St Pancras and Euston train stations, the venue is well-connected for all major London transport links. Heathrow Airport is an hour away by rail or road.

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We have nominated a large hotel nearby as the Conference Hotel.

Visit London!

Given that London is one of the most vibrant cities in the world, there is always a reason or excuse to visit the city. No matter what you are interested in, there will be something for you, and this is why the capital of England is regarded as one of the most important cities in the world. In fact, you may find the hardest part of a stay in London is deciding what to see and do – apart from attend the Congress of course!^

Since our Congress will be held in central London, you will be surrounded by cafes, bars and restaurants as well as shops, museums and galleries.  The list of things to do is endless and there will be something for everyone.
We have nominated a Conference Hotel and staying at this hotel will place you on the Strand, very close to the Congress venue and all that central London has to offer.

Visit these websites for ideas and information about visiting London:

10 Reasons to visit London:

Visit London website

If you are interested in Royal sites you may like this page:

For theatre tickets:

For comprehensive information about getting around London:

Note: we have designed this Congress to be as easy as possible to access by public transport.  The Congress venue, Gala Dinner venue and Conference Hotel are all in close proximity and walkable.  We encourage all participants to use public transport in line with our Environmental Policy

Content note about links:
The external links listed above are provided in order to guide participants with helpful information and advice.  The content of the above external websites is not under our control and may change at any time.  Neither the hosts nor organisers of this Congress can be held responsible for any external website information linked to this page.  Any booking made by way of a linked website is an agreement between the participant and the external website.

^Acknowledgement: With text by Ursula Petula Barzey, Digital Marketing Consultant who enjoys all that London has to offer to its residents as well as visitors from all across the globe.