Grand Connaught Rooms

61-65 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5DA

The Grand Connaught Rooms London is a superb conferencing and banqueting venue in the heart of the capital. The location is second to none; it is just 18 miles from Heathrow Airport, and both Covent Garden and Holborn underground stations can easily connect guests with the rest of London. The venue is perfect for most types of event from a large-scale conference,  or awards ceremony to a prestigious board meeting. 

The Grand Connaught Rooms is a fairly young venue, but the building's heritage includes underlying connections with the Freemasons. The Freemasons’ Tavern stood here until 1775, having acted as a meeting place and headquarters of the organisation since 1717. In 1908 the venue was divided up. Its dining rooms were renamed the Connaught Rooms after the First Duke of Connaught, who was the Masonic Grand Master at the time.


The Grand Connaught Rooms is solely a conference venue. Please contact Essential Hotels for a selection of suitable hotels within the surrounding area including the group's sister hotel, the Hotel Russell. Please contact us on Freephone 0800 180 4700 to discuss your requirements or click on the 'Check and Book' button at the top of the page for some ideas.


The contemporary Tempus Restaurant serves excellent British food with a modern twist.

Meanwhile the stylish Champagne Bar will refresh delegates with a quick lunch or an evening drink.

The skilled team of chefs are able to cater for all types of events from gala dinners to exquisite canapes. And they are happy to work with you to devise one-off menus tailored to your budget and specifications. 


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The Grand Connaught Rooms is one of London's most opulent and stylish event venues, hosting many high profile events each year. Its palatial interior features marble floors, wood panelling and crystal chandaliers.  There are 30 meeting rooms in total as well as break-out areas and sub-conference spaces. Indeed this historic building can hold up to 4,500 delegates on any one day for events of all shapes and sizes. The largest area is the beautiful Grand Hall which can host 1,000 guests for a reception or 750 theatre style. While for something a little different the Rooftop Terrace makes a fantastic party venue for up to 80 guests.All the rooms are well equipped with all the latest technology and skilled technicians are on hand to ensure that your event runs without a hitch.  

The Day Delegate Package includes the following:

  • Meeting room hire
  • LCD projector and screen
  • Flipchart
  • Unlimited teas, coffees and refreshments including seasonal fruit, healthy snacks and sweets
  • Restaurant lunch or Day Deli lunch in the meeting room
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi for the meeting organiser
  • 30 minutes complimentary Wi-Fi for all other delegates
  • Still and sparkling mineral water
  • Stationery supplies 

Function Room Capacities

Name of room
Hollow Square
Grand Hall & Balmoral-------
Grand Hall750120400315120540130
Presidents Suite301624-123020
Empire Suite40203220204025
Edinburgh Suite300602001506525075
Drawing Room-------
Cambridge Suite502420-203025
Cornwall Suite300602001506520075
Crown Suite1204080804014050
Coronet Suite50203220203035
Oxford Suite502420-203025
Holborn Suite50203220243035
Committe Room-10--8-10
Ampthill Suite100324850326075
Cambria Suite1203280653210075
Denbigh Suite50243220244040
Ulster Suite60244840246050
Dorset Suite80326460328050
Durham Suite50243230204035
Derby Suite45243230204035
Covent Garden Suite6030483230-35
Boardroom 1-10-----
Boardroom 2-10-----
Boardroom 3-12-----
Boardroom 4-10-----
Norfolk Suite101086--20
Devon Suite100284840286030
Stafford Suite100284840286030
Essex Suite70304845306050
Penthouse Suite40203224205020
Penthouse and Roof Terrace-------


The Grand Connaught Rooms has a fabulous location near Covent Garden, close to the theatres of the West End and the attractions of Westminster.

By car:  The nearest car parking is Bloomsbury Car Park. Guests are entitled to a 50% on the cost - ask at reception for details.

By rail:  London Euston, King's Cross and St Pancras are a short taxi ride from the venue. Covent Garden and Holborn tube stations are a short walk.

By air:  London Heathrow is 18 miles away and all of London's airports have excellent links to central London. 

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