Venue Guide

Host An Event At The Queen Elizabeth II Centre, London, UK

The Queen Elizabeth II Centre (QEII) is a dedicated UK exhibition and conference centre in central London. There are more than 30 different spaces to choose from here, so you are sure to find the perfect space to host your event based on the type of event and capacity required. The location opposite Westminster Abbey allows for easy access and beautiful views of London which will wow delegates. 

If you’re thinking of hiring the Queen Elizabeth II Centre as your next event venue, we’ve pulled together the key info you’re likely to need before making contact with the management team:

The Queen Elizabeth II Centre - Key Info

Venue Address

Queen Elizabeth II Centre, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London, SW1P 3EE

Venue Website

https://qeiicentre.london/

Capacity

Up to 2,500

The Queen Elizabeth II Centre Capacity

The QEII Centre can host events for up to 2,500 people. Below are a few sample rooms and their capacity.

Room

Capacity

The Third Floor (comprised of the Britten, Whittle and Fleming rooms)

Up to 1,300 theatre style or 497 cabaret style

Churchill

Up to 700 for theatre style or 280 cabaret style seating

Windsor

Up to 300 for a reception and 42 for a boardroom

Burton

Up to 70 for a reception and 40 banquet style

Hawking

Up to 25 theatre style or and at least 10 for a dinner

Turing

Up to 8 in boardroom style

The Queen Elizabeth II Centre Facilities

In House Catering Available

Yes

In House Audio & Visual Facilities

Yes

Wifi Provisions

Wifi Available

Accessibility

Front doors are accessible by wheelchair.


Wheelchair spaces can be positioned anywhere in the meeting rooms, and wheelchair ramps can be fitted to the stage in larger meeting rooms.


Accessible toilet facilities are offered throughout the centre.


Guide and assistance dogs are welcome.


Most rooms have permanent induction loops, and in the remainder, they can be fitted with QEII Live.


Disabled delegates arriving by taxis or alternative vehicles may disembark on the forecourt.

Blue Badge holders are permitted to park on the QEIIC forecourt free of charge, though calling ahead is required.

Event Security

Yes

Getting To The Queen Elizabeth II Centre

Air Travel

There are four airports within an hour’s drive (subject to traffic):


  • London City (36 mins)
  • Gatwick (1hr 19mins)
  • Heathrow (54 mins)
  • Luton (1hr 10mins)

A little further afield you will also find Stansted (1 hour and 8 minutes).


You can easily reach central London from all of these airports using public transport too, so for international visitors, the QEII Centre really is easy to reach.

Train Travel

For those traveling by train, Charing Cross station is just 15 minutes away by foot, Victoria is just 16 minutes away by foot and you can walk to Waterloo in around 19 minutes.

Travel by Car

Traveling by car within London is rarely necessary thanks to the excellent Underground and other public transport links. It also comes with a traffic warning. As with many major cities, traffic can significantly increase journey times.


If, however, you’re coming from outside the city by car, you’ll benefit from the fact that London is very (and unsurprisingly!) well connected by motorway with the M1, M2, M3 M4, M11, M20, M23, M25, and M40 all heading near or into the capital.


Do also be aware of toll zones within the city.

Local Travel and Underground Stations

The QEII Centre is easily accessible by Tube.


You’ll find St James’ Park underground station a 6 minute walk away, Westminster Station just 4 minutes on foot and Victoria Station a little further afield (about a 16 minute walk away).


A number of bus routes also service Westminster, making local transport very widely available here.



Nearby Parking

Q-Park Westminster is a 7-minute walk from the QEII center. It can accommodate both cars and vans, but spaces can be limited. 


Parking can be booked in advance.

Nearby Hotels & Accommodation

With its proximity to Westminster, the Queen Elizabeth II Centre is in prime position for hotels and other accommodation. These include luxurious options like Claridge’s in Mayfair as well as more budget-friendly hotels like the Premier Inn. Others within walking distance include:

  • Conrad London St James
  • Rubens at the Palace
  • DoubleTree by Hilton
  • Travelodge London Central Waterloo
  • Sanctuary House Hotel

Nearby Bars & Restaurants

Its location in the heart of Westminster means there’s no shortage of food and drink options for event delegates attending at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre. 

Within a quarter of a mile, you’ll find drinks and pub-style food at St. Stephen’s Tavern, The Feathers on Broadway, and the Red Lion on Parliament Street. 

Grab-and-go sandwiches and snacks are available at Pret a Manger on Tothill Street, Sandwich Shop on Dacre Street, and nearby Cafe Nero.

Other popular restaurant options near the Queen Elizabeth II Centre include Brasserie One and the up-market One Twenty-One Two.

Past Events Hosted At The Queen Elizabeth II Centre

Past events at QEII Centre include:

  • UK Black Business Show
  • Drag Show Winter Showcase
  • NATO’s Parliamentary Assembly
  • The Secret Garden Showcase

The Queen Elizabeth II Centre Reviews

29 reviewers give The Queen Elizabeth II Centre an average 4-star rating on TripAdvisor. 

How To Hold An Event at The Queen Elizabeth II Centre

You can find out more by contacting the venue directly:

Website: https://qeiicentre.london/

Phone: +44 (0)20 8078 5752

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