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About IWM London

The Imperial War Museum London, an historic and truly spectacular venue, is nestled within nine acres of green space just a stone’s throw from Central London. With an iconic façade and selection of unique function rooms, the charming and culturally significant IWM London is the ideal backdrop for a range of events.

Exceptional catering only adds to the experience of attending an event at the IWM London. With everything from a standout Atrium to remodelled conference rooms, the Imperial War Museum London offers an elegant setting to enjoy incredible events and food experiences.

Event Spaces

Let the grandeur of the Imperial War Museum London and its lush green surroundings bring the wow factor to your upcoming event. Whether you’re hosting a lively reception or impactful conference, you’ll find spectacular event spaces with all the facilities you’re looking for at the IWM London.

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    Orpen Boardroom

    Capacity: 70

    A naturally lit boardroom offering views of the museum’s iconic entrance and naval guns, perfect for meetings, receptions or intimate dinners.

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    • LCD Projector
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    Main Atrium & All Balconies

    Capacity: 400

    An impressive Atrium home to many iconic exhibits, including suspended aircraft, with balconies allowing fantastic views of the main floor – the ideal space for exhibitions, receptions or celebrations.

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    • Lighting
    • Natural Daylight
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    Roof Terrace

    Capacity: 240

    A dramatic terrace suspended from the museum’s glass roof – a contemporary backdrop for exhibitions & conference

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    • Natural Daylight
    • Lighting
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    Park View Room

    Capacity: 100

    A charming oasis with gorgeous park views, offering a calm space for hosting breakout sessions, conferences or receptions.

    • Wi-Fi
    • Natural Daylight
    • Screen

Capacity at a Glance

Event Space Reception Theatre Boardroom UShape Dinner / Dance Cab Lunch / Dinner Max Capacity
Orpen Boardroom 60 70 25 - - 48 50 70
Main Atrium & All Balconies 400 - - - 180 - 220 400
Roof Terrace 240 150 - - - - - 240
Park View Room 100 80 34 - - 50 60 100


Events at the Imperial War Museum London benefit from fantastic transport connections, making it an easily accessible venue for guests and delegates travelling from within the UK and further afield.


  • Elephant & Castle 0.45 miles 
  • London City Airport 8.2 miles
  • Onsite parking: 5 spaces (Car) Offsite parking: 90 spaces (Car) 5 spaces (Coach)
  • Nearest electric car charging: 2 Walcot Square SE11 6SF


Lambeth Road, London, Greater London, SE1 6HZ

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    This venue is a member of beam, formerly the HBAA, meaning quality assurance for event bookers. It champions best practice, ethical working and sound commercial judgement.

  • MIA

    This venue is accredited by The Meetings Industry Association (mia), providing each of its clients with the assurance of excellence in business meetings and events across service, safety, health and responsibility.

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    All of our venues have been allocated Venue Directory’s Green Accreditation. Having this Green Accreditation demonstrates all of our venue’s commitment to sustainability, allowing you to book with confidence that it will be as environmentally friendly as possible and with the assurance that our venues are a greener choice for your event.

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Meeting rooms at IWM London

Hosting corporate events at the Imperial War Museum London meeting rooms is sure to spark conversation amongst your employees and delegates. From stunning views across the Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park to state-of-the-art facilities, the IWM London offers everything you need to engage your teams and inspire fresh new ideas. The venue’s central London location also ensures a seamless journey for guests travelling across the UK and beyond.

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Conference rooms at IWM London

Businesses looking to host a corporate event in London will find all the facilities they need to impress at the Imperial War Museum London conference venue. Whether you’re planning a large presentation of up to 300 delegates or searching for a venue with the space to host those all-important networking sessions, you’ll find what you’re looking for within the Imperial War Museum London conference rooms.  

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Restaurant Associates

Restaurant Associates are proud to work with some of the UK’s most iconic and unique venues, from Tudor castles to contemporary art galleries. Their food philosophy is underpinned by their commitment to championing sustainability through seasonal menus and ethically sourced British produce. They deliver everything from intimate receptions to grand dinners, parties, exhibitions, conferences and meetings, and believe in making every event extraordinary.  

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This venue recognises the risks posed to the planet from climate change and the consequences of this change being felt by people all around the world. That is why they operate a Meetings For Change promise: 

  • We believe in using fresh, seasonal products

    We aim for 80% of the ingredients on our menus to be British grown. All the chicken and milk we serve is Red Tractor assured. 

  • We believe in the power of plants

    We offer plant-forward menus, with a choice of great-tasting alternative proteins. 

  • We believe in zero waste 

    Whatever we’re cooking for your meeting or event, our approach is root-to-stem, nose-to-tail. We use recycled and reusable packaging wherever we can. 

  • We believe in ethical sourcing 

    Our teas and coffees come from responsible suppliers. Our chocolate is Fairtrade and Rainforest Alliance certified. 

  • We believe in protecting our planet 

    Our climate promise is to reach Net Zero by 2030.  In addition, this venue has further sustainable priorities. Please contact a venue expert for more information.