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The Congress CentreBased at Congress House, the headquarters of the Trades Union Congress, the Congress Centre offers several meeting and conference rooms for hire within an architecturally-renowned Grade II listed 1950s modernist building. Having undergone a £4.2 million refurbishment the centre is well equipped with plasma screens, digital sound and coloured LED lighting. Located in the heart of the West End, the largest function suite at the centre is the modernised Congress Hall which can accommodate up to 500 theatre-style or 850 for a standing reception. The Congress Suites are a series of rooms that can be adapted to create one, two, three or four separate rooms for 10 to 120 people. The Council Chamber seats up to 63 around a cherry-wood boardroom table, or up to 160 theatre-style when the table is removed. The 250-capacity flood-lit marble entrance hall makes a stunning venue for a drinks reception - with Jacob Epstein's Pieta sculpture, the TUC War Memorial, creating a beautiful backdrop when lit at night. The plinth to the front of entrance of the building bears a bronze sculpture by Bernard Meadows.

 

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Goodge Street Tube Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
14 minutes walk
 
Euston Railway Station
 
15 minutes walk
 
 
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Holborn NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
Bloomsbury Square Car Park
 
5 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £93  29% off
9-13 Bloomsbury Street, WC1B | 1 minute from The Congress Centre
Near to the British Museum, this Edwardian hotel is something of a Bloomsbury landmark. Relaunched in January 2009 following a '25million makeover, each of the 174 ... More
 
 
 
Radisson Blu Edwardian Kenilworth Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £58  36% off
97 Great Russell Street, WC1B | 1 minute from The Congress Centre
Conforming to the Radisson Blu Edwardian brand of mixing designer décor with designer locations, the Kenilworth has everything you'd expect from this established chain. 50 metres ... More
 
 
 
Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £68  22% off
Bloomsbury Way, WC1A | 3 minutes from The Congress Centre
Set in the heart of the West End, Thistle Holborn - The Kingsley is well positioned with the British Museum very close by and the entertainments ... More
 
 
 
 
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British Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 3 minutes from The Congress Centre
If you wanted to thoroughly explore the British Museum, it would take months, if not years. Over seven millions objects from all over the world are ... More
 
 
 
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The Rathbone Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
30 Rathbone Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 6 minutes from The Congress Centre
Centrally located in Fitzrovia, it's a short walk from The Rathbone to Oxford Street, Soho and London's theatre district. With high speed wireless broadband available in ... More
 
 
 
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68 Dean Street
London > Business > Venue Hire
68 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 6 minutes from The Congress Centre
This stylish private house in Soho is suitable for photo shoots, meetings, press events, filming and for a limited range of social events such as dinners ... More
 
 
 
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11 Soho Square, W1D | 4 minutes from The Congress Centre
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Senate House Venue Hire
London > Business >
Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 5 minutes from The Congress Centre
Commissioned as the first purpose-built home and central headquarters of the University of London, Senate House has ten rooms available for private hire, all named after ... More
 
 
 
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Logan Hall
London > Business >
Level 1 Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 8 minutes from The Congress Centre
Part of the Institute of Education, Logan Hall is an imposing auditorium with seating in tiers, good acoustics and excellent sight lines with capacity to accommodate ... More
 
 
 
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The Congress Centre, 210 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H | 2 minutes from The Congress Centre
Telling the story of Berry Gordy, who went from being a featherweight boxer to Motown music mogul, Motown The Musical transfers from Broadway to the West ...More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 24th October 2016 to 13th January 2019
The Congress Centre, Drury Lane, WC2B | 5 minutes from The Congress Centre
Students at a prestigious prep school "stick it to the man" with encouragement from their substitute teacher - wannabe rock star Dewey Finn - in the ...More
 
 
 
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The Congress Centre, West Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 6 minutes from The Congress Centre
Stomp stages an aural assault on your senses at the Ambassadors Theatre. There is no plot, no dialogue and nobody speaks a word. Instead a group ...More
 
 
 
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Dominion Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
268-269 Tottenham Court Road, Bloomsbury, London W1T | 1 minute from The Congress Centre
Huge theatre which plays host to big, rocking musicals, the Dominion Theatre, though built in 1928, underwent a £6 million restoration in 2017. Originally used as ... More
 
 
 
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Shaftesbury Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
210 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from The Congress Centre
A large and appealingly shabby Edwardian theatre which has produced almost a century of successful popular theatre and musicals. The most notorious of these was probably ... More
 
 
 
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113-119 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 4 minutes from The Congress Centre
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Centre Point
London > Attractions > Sights
101-103 New Oxford Street, WC1A | 2 minutes from The Congress Centre
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The Cartoon Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
35 Little Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 2 minutes from The Congress Centre
Combining art with humour, this addition to London's museum-cum-gallery scene is refreshingly vibrant. From political cartoons of Thatcher, Brown, Bush and Blair to rare originals on ... More
 
 
 
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Architectural Association School Of Architecture
London > Attractions > House and Garden
36 Bedford Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 2 minutes from The Congress Centre
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L Cornelissen & Son
London > Shopping > Art and Design
105 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 1 minute from The Congress Centre
Established in 1855, little has changed in this enchanting art supplies shop. Inside, it's charming and old-fashioned. Towering shelves sweep up to the ceiling, lined ... More
 
 
 
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James Smith & Sons
London > Shopping > Specialists
53 New Oxford Street, Covent Garden, London WC1A | 2 minutes from The Congress Centre
James Smith & Sons is an historic Victorian family business specialising in umbrellas, walking sticks and canes. Commonly known as "the Umbrella Shop", this immaculately presented ... More
 
 
 
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Moroso
London > Shopping > House and Garden
22-24 St Giles High Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from The Congress Centre
Opened during the London Design Festival and the 100% Design exhibition 2007, this Italian furniture shop at the crossroads of Oxford Street and Tottenham Court Road ... More
 
 
 
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Shake Shack Tottenham Court Road
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80 New Oxford Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 1 minute from The Congress Centre
Shake Shack, the American burger joint which first arrived in London from New York City in 2013, adds a third outlet in the city with Shake ... More
 
 
 
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Radisson Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel, 9 - 13 Bloomsbury Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 1 minute from The Congress Centre
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Malabar Junction
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107 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 1 minute from The Congress Centre
South Indian cuisine. Booking advised. ... More
 
 
 
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English [Out There!]
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10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 2 minutes from The Congress Centre
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
 
 
 
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The London Film School
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24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 6 minutes from The Congress Centre
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
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18-22 Chenies Street, WC1E | 6 minutes from The Congress Centre
One of three RADA sites across London, this Chenies Street building contains rehearsal rooms, the finance department, RADA Enterprises, the RADA Marketing department, ... More
 
 
 
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Phoenix Garden
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21 Stacey Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes from The Congress Centre
In the shadow of both Centrepoint and St Giles-in-the-Fields Church, hidden from most tourists and residents alike, lies this beautiful West End garden. Originally a car ... More
 
 
 
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The Hospital Club
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24 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes from The Congress Centre
Before it was a hip private members' club designed specifically for the creative industries - complete with bar and dining rooms, cinema, TV and recording studios ... More
 
 
 
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Thai Square Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 5 minutes from The Congress Centre
Let the Thai Square Spa transport you to the shores of Asia with their traditional Thai spa treatment rooms, smack bang in the centre of Covent ... More
 
 
 
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The Toucan
London > Nightlife > Pubs
19 Carlisle Street, Soho, London W1D | 5 minutes from The Congress Centre
This is not so much a restaurant as a tiny atmospheric Irish bar. Having grown out of its minuscule basement into the bar upstairs it's always ... More
 
 
 
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Polpo at Ape and Bird
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142 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 5 minutes from The Congress Centre
When Russell Norman, famed for Polpo and as The Restaurant Man on BBC2, opened his first pub in November 2013 it seemed ... More
 
 
 
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29 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 6 minutes from The Congress Centre
Claiming to be 'the West End's Best Known Pub', Norman's Coach & Horses certainly has more than its fair share of unique features. Firstly there's the ... More
 
 
 
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Flight Club Bloomsbury
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55 New Oxford Street, WC1A | 1 minute from The Congress Centre
Flight Club set its sights on bringing darts out of dark, dingy pubs and into the 21st century and they've hit ... More
 
 
 
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The London Cocktail Club - Shaftesbury Avenue
London > Nightlife > Bars
224a Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from The Congress Centre
The London Cocktail Club is a members bar but - luckily for us - it's not a very exclusive one; it's free ... More
 
 
 
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The American Bar at The Savoy
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Savoy, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 4 minutes from The Congress Centre
During The Savoy's £220million refit the American Bar was barely touched, ensuring it stayed true to its traditional, sleek design that is synonymous with the iconic ... More
 
 
 
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The Congress Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
23-28 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | Same location as The Congress Centre
Based at Congress House, the headquarters of the Trades Union Congress, the Congress Centre offers several meeting and conference rooms for hire within an architecturally-renowned Grade ... More
 
 
 
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British Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 3 minutes from The Congress Centre
If you wanted to thoroughly explore the British Museum, it would take months, if not years. Over seven millions objects from all over the world are ... More
 
 
 
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The Rathbone Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
30 Rathbone Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 6 minutes from The Congress Centre
Centrally located in Fitzrovia, it's a short walk from The Rathbone to Oxford Street, Soho and London's theatre district. With high speed wireless broadband available in ... More
 
 
 
 

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Theatre | Until 28th April 2018 

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The award-winning An American In Paris transfers from Broadway to London, arriving at the Dominion Theatre in March 2017. Described ...More

 
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Shaftesbury Theatre 2 minutes walk from The Congress Centre

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British Museum 3 minutes walk from The Congress Centre

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See the Seven Dials Christmas lights installation being launched and get your gifts wrapped up for free at the Seven ...More

 
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