Conference Venue

We are proud to be hosting this year’s event in the magnificent Merchant Taylors’ Hall, which is situated in the heart of the City. Bank underground station is within a three-minute walk – for venue map click here

The Great Hall, the Cloisters, Drawing Room, King’s Gallery, Courtroom, Library and garden have all been reserved to provide a unique historic setting for the conference. Below is a little more information on each of these spaces.

The Great Hall is one of the largest in the City. The soaring 13-metre-high ceiling and magnificent 3-metre-tall windows flood the hall with natural light.

The Cloisters are the key linking space for the venue and work perfectly as a reception area and somewhere congenial to circulate and talk.

The exquisite Drawing Room has hand-painted Chinese silk floral wallpaper and is decorated with soft pastel colours.

The King’s Gallery was so named after King James I dined here in 1607. Today, light pastels give the room a fresh, contemporary poise. Floor to ceiling windows add an extra dimension by overlooking the Great Hall below.

As its name implies, the Court Room has tremendous presence. The handsome mullioned windows overlooking the garden give the well-proportioned room a country house quality. Plenty of natural light and contact with the outdoors keeps the atmosphere fresh.

With its glass panelled bookcases and a cosy fire, the Library perfectly blends formality with intimacy. This characterful room is the heart of Merchant Taylors’ Hall – a sentiment reflected in its collection of first editions and books which document the history of the building.

The Courtyard Garden is a wonderful space for guests to mingle, relax and enjoy themselves. Because of its central position, the Courtyard Garden links easily with the Cloisters, the Great Hall and the Parlour.

For all its grandeur and tradition, Merchant Taylors’ is right up to date.

You can read full details of the history of the Merchant Taylors’ by visiting their official website by clicking here.