The Congress Centre

 
 
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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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Underground Stations

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Goodge Street Tube Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
14 minutes walk
 
Euston Railway Station
 
15 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Holborn NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
Bloomsbury Square Car Park
 
5 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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    The Bloomsbury Hotel London
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £116  34% off
    16-22 Great Russell Street, WC1B | 1 minute from The Congress Centre
    A smart, fashionably furnished yet traditional hotel in the centre of town with first-class service, The Bloomsbury Hotel is great value for money among the capital's ... More
     
     
     
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    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £88  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 £56  41% off
    97 Great Russell Street, WC1B | 1 minute from The Congress Centre
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    Senate House Venue Hire
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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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    Level 1 Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 8 minutes from The Congress Centre
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    Palace Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, W1A | 5 minutes from The Congress Centre
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    Duchess Theatre, Catherine Street, WC2B | 10 minutes from The Congress Centre
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    268 Tottenham Court Road, Bloomsbury, London W1T | 1 minute from The Congress Centre
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    105 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 1 minute from The Congress Centre
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    London > Shopping > Specialists
    53 New Oxford Street, Covent Garden, London WC1A | 2 minutes from The Congress Centre
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    22-24 St Giles High Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from The Congress Centre
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    London > Restaurants > South East Asian restaurants
    4A Streatham Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 1 minute from The Congress Centre
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    80 New Oxford Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 1 minute from The Congress Centre
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    London > Education > English Language Courses
    10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 2 minutes from The Congress Centre
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    School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
    London > Education > Universities and Colleges
    Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 7 minutes from The Congress Centre
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    Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 9 minutes from The Congress Centre
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    21 Stacey Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes from The Congress Centre
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    London > Leisure > Arts Centres
    24 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes from The Congress Centre
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    London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
    25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 5 minutes from The Congress Centre
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    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    19 Carlisle Street, Soho, London W1D | 5 minutes from The Congress Centre
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    Polpo at Ape and Bird
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    142 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 5 minutes from The Congress Centre
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    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    29 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 6 minutes from The Congress Centre
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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
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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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    Beaufort Bar at The Savoy
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    The Savoy, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 4 minutes from The Congress Centre
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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
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    British Museum
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    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
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    Theatre | Until 6th September 2015 

    Palace Theatre 5 minutes walk from The Congress Centre

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    The Commitments
    The Commitments
    Theatre | Until 1st November 2015 

    Palace Theatre 5 minutes walk from The Congress Centre

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    Stomp
    Theatre | Until 21st December 2015 

    Ambassadors Theatre 6 minutes walk from The Congress Centre

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