Grand Connaught Rooms


An iconic event venue in Covent Garden

The magnificent Grace II* listed De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms can be found on Great Queen Street, that connects Covent Garden with Holborn in the West End of London.

With a rich and glorious 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 it's inception, 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 and private hires, the venue offers a number of beautifully designed executive rooms, equipped with original features and oak-panelling. Outside, on the 5th floor, an exclusive roof terrace, with views overlooking the city, is available for summer parties and private venue hire.

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. 

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

We look forward to welcoming you and your party.


  • Holborn, Holborn
  • Happily Affordable ££
  • Taking Bookings
  • None


Day Open Close Notes
Monday - - Private Hire Only.
Tuesday - - Private Hire Only.
Wednesday - - Private Hire Only.
Thursday - - Private Hire Only.
Friday - - Private Hire Only.
Saturday - - Private Hire Only.
Sunday - - Private Hire Only.



Grand Connaught Rooms, 61-65, Great Queen Street, WC2B 5DA



Nearest Station

Holborn (Tube)

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Grand Hall & Balmoral Private Room 550 1500 - POA POA
Edinburgh & Drawing Room Private Room 250 600 - POA POA
Crown & Cornwall Private Room 250 600 - POA POA

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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