Hiring Rooms at the Warburg Institute

The Warburg Institute has a number of teaching and meeting rooms which are available for hire to external users on week days only.   The charges set out below are for bookings made during Institute opening hours. 

The Institute is open at the following times during October to July:
Monday to Thursday: 9.00 am - 8.00 pm
Friday: 9.00 am - 6.00 pm
Saturday: 10.00 am - 5.00 pm

August and September only:
10.00am – 6.00pm Monday to Friday. 
[No Saturday opening]

Term dates 2017/18
2 October to 15 December
15 January to 28 March
30 April to 7 July

Term Dates 2018/19
1 October to 14 December
14 January to 29 March
29 April to 5 July


The Droz Library is a small meeting room which holds 8-10 people round a large table and is not suitable for projecting data or showing slides.  IT facilities for presentations can be provided in this room (lap top and 41" monitor).

Classroom 1 holds up to 30 people round a central table and IT facilities for presentations can be provided in this room (lap top and projector).  This room is best suited for small group (15-25) teaching.

Classroom 2 holds up to 22 people round a central table and IT facilities for presentations can be provided (lap top and data projector).  This room is best suited for meetings and small group teaching (10-15).

The Lecture Room holds up to 90 people depending on the layout but is not raked.  It has a microphone system and data projection facilities. Click here to view image of Lecture Room. Please note the Lecture Room can only be hired for full day external events outside term time - term dates are shown at the top of this page.

The Common Room holds up to 80 people depending on layout and is a useful space for informal events and receptions.Catering: Arrangements can be made for the provision of refreshments for meeting and events direct through the University of London’s Conference and Events Office including tea and coffee (starting at £2.50 per head per serving) and sandwich lunches (prices starting at £8 per head).

Access: We have an access ramp beside the front entrance to the Institute and the Lecture Room is level so that wheelchairs are easily accommodated.  The disabled toilet is in the basement but there is a lift in the front hall. 

Parking outside the building is controlled by the University of London but there are usually spaces in the evening for disabled drivers.  We are just inside the congestion charge zone but within easy reach of several tube stations and various bus routes. 


Academic Rate  

We only take bookings from organisations involved in academic related activities, i.e. bookings from other HE institutions or institutions attached to the University of London and to societies and organisations with interests related to those of the Warburg Institute.              

Please note: AM Session is from 9am to 1.30pm and PM Session from 2pm to 5.30pm        

Daytime: 9 am to 5.45 pm, Monday to Friday

Droz Library                                       £28 per hr/£85 per session

Classroom 1 and 2                             £40 per hr/£120 per session

Lecture Room                                     £50 per hr/£150 per session

Common Room                                  £40 per hr/£120 per session

Evenings: 6.00 pm to 7.45 pm Monday to Thursday during October to July

Droz Library                                       £35 per hour

Classroom 1 and 2                             £45 per hour

Lecture Room                                     £55 per hour

Common Room                                 £45 per hour

We cannot take bookings for Saturdays and Sundays.

The Lecture room can only be hired for full day events outside the university term time (term dates are shown at the top of this page).

Booked Rooms must be vacated by no later than 15 minutes before the Institute closes for the day in order that security staff can check and secure the building prior to closure.

Provision of data projection and audio facilities are provided free of charge in the Lecture room, Classroom 1 and Classroom 2.  

Booking enquiries should be addressed to Susanne Page at susanne.page@sas.ac.uk