8 Northumberland Avenue

8, Northumberland Avenue, England, WC2N 5BY, United Kingdom


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8 Northumberland Avenue London Corporate Functions & Events

Moments from Trafalgar Square, 8 Northumberland Avenue is one of London’s most central event venues. This Grade II listed building is classic Victorian architecture at its best, and impresses everyone who visits. 

The Ballroom is a great option for large capacity events with hundreds of guests and has been described by English Heritage as ‘the grandest example of a Victorian ballroom in existence’, thanks to its high ornate ceiling, soaring columns and opulent detailing. 

8 Northumberland Avenue has a strong partnership with Blue Hut Productions, production specialists who can create bespoke settings for large conferences, presentations, and meetings. Intelligent LED lighting, 3D holographic projection, and Virtual Reality can be incorporated into your event for a unique experience whether a large function in the Ballroom or the Old Billiard Room, or a seminar or private dinner in one of the dedicated meeting rooms.

Event management and catering specialists AlchemyLive will ensure that whatever your event, you’ll be in good hands. They have decades of experience and an impeccable attention to detail that will give your next event the edge.  

8 Northumberland Avenue London Corporate Function & Event Highlights:

  • Moments from Trafalgar Square
  • Impressive Grade II listed building
  • Creative production and events specialists 
  • Large and small capacity rooms available
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theatre Up to 420 Theatre
standing Up to 700 Standing
dining Up to 400 Dining


Accommodation Onsite
Rooms Available N/A
Onsite Car Parking
Available Spaces N/A
Nearby Car Parking
Carpark Locations Q Park Trafalgar Spring Gardens (discounted rate)
Catering Options  3rd Party Catering
Dry Hire
Cuisine Options  Buffet
 Sit Down
 Food Stations
 Shared Platters
 Asian Cuisine
 Indian Cuisine
 Kosher Cuisine
 African Cuisine

Spaces At This Venue

  • The Ballroom

    The large and stunning Ballroom is perfect for opulent events on a grand scale. The high ornate ceiling dotted with chandeliers, large columns, and stained-glass windows make this room a sight to behold.

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  • Old Billiard Room

    With crisp white walls and a large space to decorate, the Old Billiard Room is a true blank canvas with a large capacity that makes it great for bespoke events. Original Victorian detailing throughout.

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  • The Annex

    Next to the Old Billiard Room, the Annex can be used as a breakout space or event venue in its own right. Columns and ornate detailing give a sense of grandeur, while clean white walls make this a great blank canvas.

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  • Additional Spaces (Salon, Entrance Hall, Victoria, Library)

    Smaller, but no less lavish, are several rooms and spaces for private dinners, business meetings, or drinks receptions. Consider the Entrance Hall for drinks surrounded by marble columns; the Victoria or Salon for dinner parties, or the Library for something intimate.

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Nearby Attractions:

  • Trafalgar Square
  • Victoria Embankment Gardens
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Great Scotland Yarrd
  • Whitehall
  • St James’s Park

Nearby Hotels:

Nearby Restaurants:

  • Wild Honey St James
  • Roux at Parliament Square
  • Ikoyi Restaurant St James

Venue Testimonials

It was the best decision we made. The venue is so beautiful!!! the lighting, incredible and the staff there, amazing! This venue will always hold a special place in my heart, anyone looking to host an event, 8 Northumberland Avenue will not disappoint. From the wall tvs which you can personalise along the corridor, to the cloak room and its amazing staff, to the lighting production team (Blue Hut!, also amazing!) to the Chivari ghost chairs, everything spot on!!! We will forever be grateful for the service we received at this venue.

Sarah A

It was fantastic. The lunch that was served was absolutely first class, and served by staff who never put a foot wrong. Serving so many people didn't look like any trouble at all and the staff were lovely. The venue itself is absolutely beautiful, refurbished but keeping all of its old world charm, we couldn't stop looking around us, wonderful place. Located just off Trafalgar Square, so very easy to find. First class venue with first class staff, 10 out of 10.

Brian C

The wedding was made possible due to the amazing events team. They gave me endless support in the lead up to, and on the day, of the wedding! Cannot thank you enough. Pleasure to work with such a fantastic team at such a beautiful venue! xx

Hajarah C

Frequently Asked Questions

When hired exclusively, 8 Northumberland Avenue can hold up to 1000 guests depending on the layout and which spaces you use.

The Ballroom is the largest room and can hold up to 700 guests, the Old Billiard Room can hold up to 500, and the Annex has space for 220. 

Yes, 8 Northumberland Avenue can host business meetings, as well as large corporate events. Production specialists Blue Hut Productions can create bespoke, innovative experiences with intelligent tech solutions.

Nearby hotels include:

  • 8 Northumberland event guests receive discounted rates at Club Quarters Hotel
  • The Grand at Trafalgar Square, with rooms from £100 per night
  • Corinthia London, with rooms from £466 per night

There is no parking on site, however, discounted parking spaces are available for guests at the nearby Q Park Trafalgar.

The food at 8 Northumberland Avenue is supplied by catering specialists AlchemyLive, who use quality British produce to create bespoke menus. They specialise in creativity, tapping into food trends and give events an immersive dining experience.

You’ll also have the option to dry hire the venue and bring in a catering team from a list of preferred caterers.

Yes, dry hire is available. The team at 8 Northumberland Avenue has a list of approved external caterers, including kosher and Asian options.


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