Venue Hire in West London

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Description of property

The building is located in an exclusive and upmarket residential neighbourhood, in one of the best streets in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, in West London. It is only 5 minutes’ walk from Holland Park tube station.

Built in 1885, it is a fine traditional four-storey Victorian building with beautiful and elegant décor. It has a grand entrance with a fine reception hall and a restaurant with access to a nice terrace. The terrace overlooks private tennis courts.

The restaurant hall with the terrace is suitable for 80 seated or 120 for a reception. There are 24 other rooms in various sizes, suitable for 2 to 12 people.

When this building was occupied by a private family, it was also used for chamber concerts, attracting well-known musicians like Ravel, who performed here in 1911. During 1950s and 60s, this building was occupied by the Royal Academy of Dancing, with Dame Margot Fonteyn as patron.

Since then the building has been occupied by The London School of English. Over the years, it has been subject to extensive development and renovation, always in keeping with its fine traditional design. 

Key advantages

  • Only 5 minutes’ walk from Holland Park tube station or from Westfield in White City
  • Located in an exclusive and upmarket residential neighbourhood, in one of the best streets in Kensington and Chelsea
  • Safe and attractive neighbourhood
  • Set in a fine traditional Victorian building
  • Beautiful and elegant décor
  • Nice terrace overlooking private tennis courts
  • Building equipped with fast internet connection
  • Screen and projector available in the restaurant
  • Big wall-mounted TVs in every classroom and in the restaurant

What is available for hire?

  • Restaurant hall with terrace, suitable for 80 seated or 120 for a reception
  • 24 classrooms of various sizes, suitable for 2 to 12 people

Our restaurant hall is ideal for

  • Film locations
  • Photo studios
  • Lectures and talks
  • Seminars
  • Audio and video presentations
  • Exam centre
  • Training course
  • Training centre
  • Product launch
  • Team building
  • Away day
  • Networking
  • Interviews
  • Exhibitions
  • Galleries
  • Wedding receptions
  • Cocktail receptions
  • Hosting dinners
  • Award dinners
  • Reunion parties
  • Other event hosting such as dance sessions, meditation, training, etc

Our classrooms are ideal for

  • Lectures and talks
  • Seminars
  • Team building
  • Away day
  • Networking
  • Interviews
  • Audio and video presentations
  • Exam centre
  • Training course
  • Conference meetings
  • Classes

What we can provide on request

  • Refreshments
  • Full lunch or dinner
  • Light meals or tea buffet with sandwiches, biscuits, cakes, scones and brownies
  • Canapés
  • Tea, regular coffee and cappuccino
  • Soft drinks
  • Plates, cups and cutlery
  • A caterer
  • Receptionist
  • IT support

When are the restaurant hall and classrooms available?

All day on most weekends and most weekday evenings after 17:00

Contact us

If you are interested in hiring our premises, please contact us for more information.

Contact person:  Lee Arnott
Email address:  lee.arnott@londonschool.com
Telephone:  020 8563 6500