De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms

Welcoming guests since 1775 – an extraordinary and iconic events venue in central London



An unrivalled central London location

Situated in the heart of the city, minutes from Covent Garden, Holborn and the West End



Meetings & events

Five floors reveal 37 flexible meeting spaces for up to 1500 guests in central London



Special events

Art-deco architecture and beauty make this a popular choice for royalty, celebrities and guests alike




The grand-dame of central London wedding venues, marry in grace and elegant style



An iconic event venue in Covent Garden

Standing on Great Queen Street, that connects Covent Garden with Holborn in the West End of London, is the Grade II* listed De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms. With a history dating back to 1775, the building has long been an important event venue, and was once home to the original Freemasons’ Tavern before becoming a hotel in 1909.

Since then, the venue has hosted some of the world‘s leading politicians, royalty and celebrities with its grand Georgian architecture and art-deco interiors offering 37 exceptional spaces for a wide range of conferences, exhibitions, meetings, training and weddings.

Arched ornate ceilings, beautiful wood-panelling and dramatic chandeliers, the Grand Hall creates an impressive event space for up to 750 guests theatre style and 1,500 guests for a drinks reception.  For smaller events, there are a number of executive rooms, often with original features and oak-panelling, whilst a suite of modern training rooms is also available. Outside, on the 5th floor, an exclusive roof terrace, with views of the city, is available for summer parties and receptions. 

Five minutes from Covent Garden and Holborn tube stations and 30 minutes’ walk or short taxi ride from Kings Cross, St Pancras and Euston train stations, the venue is well-connected for all major London transport links. Heathrow Airport is an hour away by rail or road.

Free, superfast Wi-Fi with a maximum bandwidth of 1Gb is available throughout the venue.

Meetings & events

Five floors of exceptional event spaces including an art-deco Grand Hall, self-contained training suites and an outdoor roof terrace.


The grand-dame of central London wedding venues with opulent art-deco and elegant spaces for up to 750 guests.

Special events

With royalty including HRH Duke of Cambridge to famous A-listers just some of the previous guests; you’re in great company when you dine here.

Principal London

A landmark Grade II* listed building on the eastern flank of Russell Square, this 334-bedroom hotel has been restored to its original glory.

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