Sherfield Building

The Sherfield Building is home to our flagship London venues including The Great Hall, Queen’s Tower Rooms, Seminar and Learning Centre, and H-Bar meeting rooms. All spaces work fantastically either in tandem or individually, providing flexibility for catering, breakout spaces and registration areas all under one roof.

The Sherfield Building is accessible directly from the Queen’s Lawn on Imperial College Road, or via the Huxley building entrance on Queen’s Gate which leads to a connecting walkway between the two buildings.

Capacity

Boardroom
Cabaret
Classroom
Theatre
Reception
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160
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758
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220
200
470
640
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240
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400
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18
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164
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The Great Hall
Boardroom
Cabaret
Classroom
Theatre
Reception
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160
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758
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Queen's Tower Rooms & Terrace
Boardroom
Cabaret
Classroom
Theatre
Reception
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220
200
470
640
Seminar and Learning Centre
Boardroom
Cabaret
Classroom
Theatre
Reception
28
48
39
65
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Senior Common Room
Boardroom
Cabaret
Classroom
Theatre
Reception
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240
/
/
400
H-bar Rooms
Boardroom
Cabaret
Classroom
Theatre
Reception
/
/
18
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/
Pippard Lecture Theatre
Boardroom
Cabaret
Classroom
Theatre
Reception
/
/
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158
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Read Lecture Theatre
Boardroom
Cabaret
Classroom
Theatre
Reception
/
/
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164
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Foyer and Concourse Areas | Sherfield
Boardroom
Cabaret
Classroom
Theatre
Reception
/
/
/
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100

Rooms

The Great Hall

Sherfield Building . South Kensington

Imperial College London’s single largest venue, The Great Hall is a flexible, multi-purpose space. Retractable seating provides a variety of flat floor and tiered seating options for conferences with each seat enjoying an uninterrupted line of vision. Combined with the Queen's Tower Rooms, the Great Hall is ideal for large conferences, corporate meetings or AGMs and exhibitions. The neutral décor gives you the opportunity to dress the space however you want making it ideal for larger productions such as dances or fashion shows. We can provide audio-visual production technicians to manage or support any technical aspect of your event. Combining extensive production experience with an in-depth knowledge of what works best in our venues, they will provide invaluable professional assistance where appropriate.
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Queen's Tower Rooms & Terrace

Sherfield Building . South Kensington

The Queen’s Tower Rooms is one of our largest and most adaptable spaces. Floor to ceiling windows overlook the Queen’s Lawn and Imperial College’s iconic Queen’s Tower, creating a light and airy space for guests to enjoy. This spacious London event venue can accommodate up to 640 guests making it perfect for conferences and exhibitions. With the flexibility to separate the space into three rooms or hire as a whole, it can be transformed to suit a wider range of events accommodating smaller dinners, receptions and parties. The modern clean and neutral interiors give it style in its own right but it’s equally easy to dress up for those extra special events. In the summer guests can spill out onto the outdoor terrace area and enjoy the surroundings. This space also works really well with the Great Hall for larger conferences as breakout or catering space.
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Seminar and Learning Centre

Sherfield Building . South Kensington

The Seminar and Learning Centre offers 10 modern meeting rooms in South Kensington for between 10 and 60 delegates. With a variety of room sizes and layouts, its own staffed reception and mezzanine breakout area, the Seminar and Learning Centre is suitable for meetings, small conferences and seminars. What’s more, the rooms can be hired as either a standalone venue or in conjunction with our larger classrooms and lecture theatres.
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Senior Common Room

Sherfield Building . South Kensington

The Senior Common Room is a large and adaptable venue in South Kensington suitable for drinks receptions and seated dinners of up to 400 guests. Overlooking the Queen’s Lawn, the Senior Common Room can be separated into two areas if required and is available to hire as a breakout area in conjunction with our classrooms and lecture theatres, ideal for conferences.
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H-bar Rooms

Sherfield Building . South Kensington

The H-bar rooms are a modern and stylish suite of two air-conditioned meeting rooms tucked away in the basement of the Sherfield Building, perfect for meetings or can be used as a breakout space for conferences.
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Pippard Lecture Theatre

Sherfield Building . South Kensington

Located next to the Read Lecture Theatre, the Pippard Lecture Theatre with a seating capacity of 158, is an ideal venue for conferences, meetings and other corporate training events. The on-site technical support and range of audio-visual equipment available for hire offer organisers all the facilities and services needed to stage a perfect event. Additional rooms and catering areas are also available on the same floor within the Seminar and Learning Centre.
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Read Lecture Theatre

Sherfield Building . South Kensington

This purpose built modern lecture theatre which seats up to 164 people, is the ideal venue for conferences, meetings and other corporate training events. Tiered seating ensures delegates have an uninterrupted view and, along with its excellent acoustics, make it the perfect space for larger events. It is available to hire in conjunction with the neighbouring Pippard Lecture theatre and the Seminar and Learning Centre located on the same floor.
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Foyer and Concourse Areas | Sherfield

Sherfield Building . South Kensington

The Sherfield Building’s main entrance and concourse areas are excellently placed for event registration desks or promotional areas. These open plan areas provide direct access to the Queen's Tower Rooms and The Great Hall and feature a central staircase and lifts to the mezzanine, which provides a cloakroom area for guests.
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