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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  22% 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 £74  27% 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
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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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Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 3 minutes from The Congress Centre
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The Rathbone Hotel
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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
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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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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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16-18 Marshall Street, Soho, London W1F | 9 minutes from The Congress Centre
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Dominion Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
268 Tottenham Court Road, Bloomsbury, London W1T | 1 minute from The Congress Centre
Huge, but now slightly shabby, theatre which plays host to big, rocking musicals. The Dominion has a huge stage and hundreds of seats - on a ... 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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The Cartoon Museum
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35 Little Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 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
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Moroso
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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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4A Streatham Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 1 minute from The Congress Centre
Taking inspiration from Japanese ramman-noodle bars, Wagamama is the ultimate in high-quality, fast food. Huge bowls of steaming, soupy noodles, chicken dumplings with a chilli-soy dipping ... More
 
 
 
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80 New Oxford Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 1 minute from The Congress Centre
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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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10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 2 minutes from The Congress Centre
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The London Film School
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24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 6 minutes from The Congress Centre
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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
London > Leisure > Arts Centres
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
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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
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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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142 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 5 minutes from The Congress Centre
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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 Savoy, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 4 minutes from The Congress Centre
The second of two bars in The Savoy, the Beaufort Bar is a glamorous affair. The bar continues the hotel's Art Deco theme with plush black ... 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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Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 3 minutes from The Congress Centre
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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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Royal Opera: Written On Skin
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Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from The Congress Centre

George Benjamin conducts in a first revival of his and Martin Crimp's highly acclaimed contemporary opera which draws on a ...More

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Dance | Until 14th February 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from The Congress Centre

Wayne McGregor's critically acclaimed ballet triptych, his first full length ballet for The Royal Ballet, first performed here two years ...More

 
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Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from The Congress Centre

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Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from The Congress Centre

Five years after its well received premiere at the 2012 Festival d'Aix-en-Provence 'Written on the Skin' George Benjamin's full-scale piece ...More

 
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Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from The Congress Centre

A new piece of artwork by Yinka Shonibare will be displayed on the exterior of the Royal Opera House this ...More

 
The Royal Opera: Il Trovatore
Concerts | Until 9th February 2017 

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Verdi's "muddled masterpiece" (Telegraph) begins mid-way through the story of a gypsy, Azucena, who plans to avenge the Luna family's ...More

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Take a tour of the new stations, art and public space on London's newest railway in this interactive exhibition....More

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