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Introducing Bush House


June 2, 2017

Bush House is a Grade II listed building (and former headquarters of the BBC Worldwide) that opened its doors in September 2017.

Located at the junction of the Strand and Kingsway, this central London location is within walking distance of Holborn, Covent Garden, Temple and Charing Cross tube stations.

Our event spaces

It is a newly renovated building offering modern event spaces that can accommodate between 10 to 395 people in an auditorium, two lecture theatres, 6 seminar rooms and the 8th floor space with its two roof terraces and stunning views across London.

The auditorium is a purpose-built lecture theatre to seat 395 delegates offering the flexibility of retractable seating and an adjacent ground floor arcade which provides hospitality for up to 400 people standing. The room includes built-in projector and large screen, large stage, lectern with mic, surround speakers and several plasma screens in the gallery. Perfect space for conferences, panel discussions and film screenings.

The state-of-the-art, Harvard style tiered lecture theatre can seat up to 120 delegates and boasts all the cutting edge AV facilities and extras an organiser could wish for. This includes 3 large screens, surround speakers and  individual attendee desk mics, three syndicate rooms and a breakout space. Perfect destination meeting on one floor.

There is a smaller lecture theatre located on the 4th floor and can hold up to 90 delegates. AV facilities included with a compact breakout area.

In addition, the venue offers a variety of classrooms on the 2nd floor ideal for smaller meetings and breakout rooms.


If it’s hospitality space you’re looking for, there are two fabulous indoor event spaces with rooftop terraces on the 8th floor. The north and south facing outdoor spaces offer guests amazing views across the river Thames and St Paul’s. Perfect space for gala dinners, drinks receptions and parties. This 8th floor event space can cater up to 250 guests.

A potted history

Bush House has a rich history. Construction began in 1919 and by 1929 it had been declared the ‘most expensive building in the world’, clocking up a build-cost of £2millon. The entire complex was completed in 1935 and the BBC World Service moved in, in 1941. They stayed in residence until 2012.

Your event at Bush House

For all event requirements, please contact our Events Team by calling +44 (0)20 7848 1700 or by email kingsvenues@kcl.ac.uk