Venue and room hire for members

One Birdcage Walk - Lecture Theatre

If you are looking for a venue for your next conference, seminar, dinner, business meeting, product launch or training session, One Birdcage Walk offers you an affordable and elegant meeting space in Central London.

Home of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, One Birdcage Walk overlooks St James’s Park, in the heart of Westminster. We offer an accessible venue that is suitable for a variety of events, starting from small meetings of five people, up to large conferences and events catering for up to 210 delegates.

If you’re a member of the Institution, you can claim 25% off our published room hire rates at One Birdcage Walk. Contact for details on how to take advantage of the discount.

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The venue

Steeped in Edwardian elegance, our venue at One Birdcage Walk can accommodate anything from large-scale conferences, seminars and dinners to business meetings, off-site planning or away days, product launches and training sessions. Our central London location, next to government departments and close to Parliament, means we are ideally located for your next TV or radio interview, or photo shoot. With 16 conference, meeting and event spaces available at competitive prices, One Birdcage Walk offers you an impressive choice.


In partnership with Ampersand, one of the most respected and cutting-edge companies within the food service sector, One Birdcage Walk offers extensive hospitality and catering services. Our chefs and catering managers, permanently located onsite, pride themselves on offering our clients the finest catering experience, using only fresh and seasonal ingredients, and are happy to create a bespoke package and/or menu specifically tailored for your event, meeting or conference.

Audio visual support

One Birdcage Walk offers specialised state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment fully supported by our in-house AV technicians, who are on hand to ensure the smooth running of your meeting, conference or event.

Dedicated venue and room hire team

To ensure your event runs smoothly, we have a dedicated venue and room hire team who are available to assist with the planning of your event from the initial enquiry right through to delivery on the day itself. Our experienced venue coordinators will ensure your requirements are met, and that the conference, meeting or event itself is a huge success for you and your delegates.

Access arrangements

Due to the age and configuration of the building, every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate wheelchair users or persons with a disability visiting the Institution, provided such persons notify us at least 24 hours in advance of their visit. Please get in touch with your designated contact at the Institution to discuss this further. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

Contact us

For further information about hosting an event at One Birdcage Walk, or to arrange an informal site inspection, please visit the One Birdcage Walk website or contact our dedicated venue coordinators.

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