Venue hire at Lindley Hall

Based on a quiet leafy square in the heart of Westminster, Lindley Hall has been hosting a variety of events since it first opened in 1904

The Lindley Hall

Venue capacities

    • Standing reception - 650
    • Dinner - 459 (With reception)
    • Dinner Dance - 350 (With reception)
    • Dinner Dance - 480 (No reception)
    • Banquet Tables - 396 (With reception)
    • Cabaret - 280 (With reception)
    • Cabaret - 352 (Without reception)
    • Theatre - 480 (With reception)
    • Classroom - 351
    • Exhibition - 169 stands 2m x 1m  or 71 stands 2m x 2m
    • Examination - 450
    • Fashion Show - 500
    • Wine Tasting (Table Top) - 140 stands
    • Wine Tasting (Classroom) - 350

Events at Lindley Hall

A beautiful glass-vaulted ceiling lets an abundance of natural light into this blank canvas venue, clients can use every inch of space Lindley Hall offers.

Corporate events at Lindley Hall

With its central London location, Lindley Hall is the perfect space for companies to inspire, motivate and network. The flexible space allows organisers to host 280 guests in a cabaret style with a reception space, or up to 480 theatre style with space for networking and exhibition stands, and an abundance of branding opportunities.

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In-house AV equipment includes an intelligent lighting system, pin spots, uplighters and a PA system for announcements and background music. A dedicated line of 1gbps of wi-fi is available. Lindley Hall has hosted conferences and product launches for some of the world’s biggest brands including Rolex, The White Company and Barclays, as well as high security events such as President Barack Obama speaking at a town hall style meeting.

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Exhibitions at Lindley Hall

Lindley Hall provides an expansive and versatile space for your exhibition. With a total area of 875 square metres, Lindley Hall is the ideal venue for world-class exhibitions.

With an abundance of natural light flooding in through the high glass vaulted ceiling and bouncing off the white walls, the hall is a perfect blank canvas for your brand. With space to accommodate up to 160 shell scheme stands or 145 trestle tables, Lindley Hall provides an adaptable backdrop for exhibitions allowing you to tailor the space to meet your event requirements.

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Room layoutMax.capacity
Table Top (6ft tables)140 stands
Shell Scheme (1mx2m)160 stands
Shell Scheme (2mx2m)100 stands
Shell Scheme (3mx2m)61 stands

Dinners and awards at Lindley Hall

A magnificent venue in the heart of Westminster, Lindley Hall provides the perfect backdrop for an evening of extraordinary dining. Whether you are planning to hold a gala dinner party, grand banquet or awards night, Lindley
Hall is a venue that you can transform as you wish to accomplish your event.

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Boasting a capacity of 450 guests, with space for a bar, dance floor, VIPs or press, Lindley Hall is a multipurpose private dining venue that offers endless possibilities. For every event that we host, we work with a selection of London’s finest event suppliers. 

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Private events at Lindley Hall

Wine tastings

Lindley Hall has a long tradition of hosting wine events, with the first being The Festival of Wine in 1951. Organisers love the light and tranquillity of the space so the wines can do the talking! With a capacity of up to 140 tables - trestle tables and chairs are available in-house free of charge.

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Fashion shows

A versatile fashion show venue in the heart of London, Lindley Hall provides a spectacular backdrop for your latest collection. The infrastructure below the 14-metre-high, glass-vaulted ceiling allows for a high capacity of rigging, so clients can use every square inch of space the hall offers.

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Hosting exams since 1906, Lindley Hall is the London venue of choice for external school and university examinations. Lindley Hall boasts a distraction-free space filled with natural light, for up to 450 delegates.

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Since first opening our doors in 1904, Lindley Hall has hosted a variety of famous faces, from Ellie Goulding to Harry Styles. Our central London filming location is the ideal backdrop for all manner of films, TV programmes, music videos, adverts and more. The hall is a ‘hidden gem’ filming location within Westminster, which is yours to transform precisely to your needs. Whether your filming specification requires natural daylight or a blackout, to create a game show set, a car advert, a music video - Lindley Hall has seen it all!

Discover Lawrence Hall

The striking Lawrence Hall, with its unique art-deco design and high vaulted ceilings, is popular with organisers who want a London venue with stunning architectural heritage.

Venue Information

Venue dimensions

Venue dimensions

Space name Dimensions
MAIN HALL Length: 36m ׀ Width: 22m ׀ Ceiling Height: 14.75m
NORTH ANNEXE Length: 13.4m ׀ Width: 6.3m ׀ Ceiling Height: 14.75m
MEZZANINE BALCONY Length: 16m ׀ Width: 4.5m ׀ Ceiling Height: 2.3m
ORGANISER’S OFFICE Length: 2.96m ׀ Width: 2.71m ׀ Ceiling Height: 2.25m
BASEMENT KITCHEN Length: 8m ׀ Width: 7.7m ׀ Ceiling Height: 1.95m ׀ Walk in Fridge: 4.6m x 2.7m
Venue hire

Venue hire

Furniture: banqueting chairs, 5ft6 round tables, trestle tables and poseur tables

Black draping to divide the room if required

Cleaning of the hall: pre and post event

Cloakroom (with cloakroom attendants)

Operational staff


Venue hire rates

Venue hire rates

2024 Monday - Saturday

£13,000 + VAT – All day Hire - 08:00 – 00:00
£10,000 + VAT - 12 hour Hire
£9,750 + VAT – 8 hour hire
£8,750 + VAT – Half Day hire – 6 hour hire

Additional hours - £750 + VAT per hour
TEN’s until 02:00 - £1,000 + VAT per hour after 00:00

2024 Sunday

£11,000 + VAT – All day Hire - 09:00 – 23:00
£8,750+ VAT - 12 hour Hire
£8,500 + VAT – 8 hour hire
£8,500 + VAT – Half Day hire – 09:00 – 15:00/15:00 – 21:00

Additional hours - £750 + VAT per hour
TEN’s until 01:00 - £1,000 + VAT per hour after 23:00

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Venue furniture

Venue furniture

Quantity Equipment Detail
518 Blue Banqueting Chairs Floor-seat: 18 inches, seat: 17 inches, full chair height: 36.5 inches
150 Trestle Tables 6ft x 3ft
50 Round Tables 5ft 6 inches
10 Poseur Tables Silver round
560 Exam Desks 60cm x 60cm
10 Café Tables 80cm x 80cm
40 Café Chairs
8 Wooden Partition Screens 180cm x 179cm
13 Black Pipe and Draping Each section is adjustable and goes to a maximum of 3m tall and comes in a variety of 3m/4m/5m wide
1 Use of hoist and truss 9m made up of 3m sections
2 Flipcharts Stands only, no paper available
3 Portable Coat Rails and 30 Hangers each There is also a permanent cloakroom for 300 coats and 100 bags
1 WiFi 200 MB download and 200 MB upload - (log on and password can be personalised for your event)
1 Lectern Wood and clear Perspex mix
Fixed electrics charge

Fixed electrics charge

Depending on the type of event you are hosting with the Royal Horticultural Halls, there is a fixed electrics installation fee.

Ahead of your event, a floorplan will be shared with you where your suppliers can mark where they need their electrics.

All electrical points much be requested prior to your event day, within the hall and the basement kitchen.

We suggest that you estimate between £1,000 - £3,000 + VAT for your electrics charge.

Venue staff

Venue staff


Pre & Post event tenancy cleaning

1 Dedicated cleaner provided for duration of tenancy

2 x Cloakroom attendant

Duty Manager and Operational Security


Event security – 1 officer required for every 100 guests for evening events and events with alcohol. Security staff need to be on site 1 hour before guests arrive and 1 hour after guests have departed. A minimum of 6 hours is required and additional costs apply.

First Aid Provision (if required)

Queue Management Personnel (if required)

Venue suppliers

Venue suppliers

Included in hire:

Our venue is sold as a dry-hire space. Suppliers must be sourced from our approved suppliers list, for both production and catering. The full list is available on our website. Please contact the RHS Venues Sales team for a list of approved suppliers

If our suppliers cannot provide the service or cuisine you are looking for:

Not included in hire:

Catering: There will be a buyout/admin fee of £3,500 + VAT payable by the client or 10% of the clients final bill. We do not charge a corkage fee, however your chosen caterer may.

Production: For large production events, there will be a buyout/admin fee of £2,000 + VAT or 10% of the client’s final bill.

Please check with your event planner if you are unsure of the amount payable.

Additional information

Additional information

Included in hire:


Free Wi-Fi is available for use throughout the venue, at 1GB download and 1GB upload speed.


The maximum sound level is 95 decibels. As a venue, we are located in a residential area and need to be mindful of loud music/sound. The Operations Team will monitor noise for all events at boundary level and reserve the right to inform the client if the noise level needs to be reduced. Should the Duty Manager on site deem the noise level too high, the client must comply and reduce sound to a level the Duty Manager deems suitable. Please note, the Duty Managers decision is final on this matter.

Additional Hours:

Load-in and load-out can only happen between 7:00am – 11:00pm (Mon – Sat), and 8:00am – 10:00pm (Sunday). Due to noise restrictions, no load-in or out can happen outside of these hours. If you require additional hours for rig/de-rig then overnight ‘silent hours’ can be purchased at £750 + VAT per hour. If you wish to extend your event hours, a Temporary Event Notice can be bought for £1,000 + VAT per hour (2am at the latest).

MainHall: 36m x 22m

Annex: 13.4m x 6.3m

Gallery: 16m x 4.5m

Gross Space: 875 sq m

Ceiling height: 14.75m at highest point

Floor weight loading capacity: 1 tonne per sq m or 22 lb per sq ft

Floor composition: Wood parquet

Decibel limit: 95lb



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We're here to help. Feel free to contact one of our team members who will be happy to talk you through our wide selection of packages, which have been designed to suit your requirements and budget. Whether you would like a quiet gathering or a glamorous party we can create the day of your dreams.

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020 7821 3650

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The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.