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Armourers' Hall

Armourers’ Hall is a unique setting for all types of functions such as stunning banquets, corporate presentations, formal and informal luncheons. The hall is home to a breathtaking array of armour making it a truly remarkable venue to host your event.

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    The rooms available for hire are: The Livery Hall, The Gold Drawing Room, The Court Room and the Library, all on one level. The Hall has all the facilities expected of a modern building, including air-conditioning, fibre optic broadband, audio-visual equipment and full disabled access.

    The Livery Hall

    The Livery Hall is, without doubt, one of the most breath-taking spaces in London boasting an astonishing number of unique features and treasures.

    Everything housed under the stunning Gothic barrel-vaulted ceiling with its stained-glass windows and hanging brass candelabra. The latter have been in constant use since the 1750’s and, together with the silver Men-at-Arms table candelabra, make Armourers’ Hall one of the only two Livery Halls where guests dine by candle light.

    Capacities

    • Theatre
      125
    • Dinner
      100
    • Reception
      125
    • Banquet
      85
    Life's Kitchen - Armourers Hall - Dining in the Livery Hall
    Life's Kitchen - Armourers Hall - Dining in the Livery Hall
    Life's Kitchen - Armourers Hall - Dining in the Livery Hall

    The Drawing Room

    The Gold Drawing Room is beautifully proportioned and richly decorated. It is dominated by magnificent paintings including those of Sir Henry Lee, Champion of Queen Elizabeth I, and his mistress, Anne Vavasour, perhaps the most infamous femme fatale of the period. These last two flank Sir Henry’s third suit of field armour, a masterpiece of the Armourer’s craft and a work of art in its own right.

    The room’s enormous windows bathe it in natural light during the day. By night it is illuminated by two astonishing 19th Century chandeliers. It is richly carpeted with a superb copy of the famous Ardebil Persian carpet, now at the Victoria & Albert Museum, which is still in daily use after over 100 years of service.

    Capacities

    • Reception
      100
    • Theatre
      70
    • Banquet
      50
    • Meeting
      26
    Life's Kitchen - Armourers Hall - The Drawing Room
    Life's Kitchen - Armourers Hall - Presentation in the Drawing Room
    Life's Kitchen - Armourers Hall - Drawing Room

    The Court Room

    The elegant and beautifully proportioned Court Room has a fine Regency table suitable for both dining and meetings with late 18th century mahogany chairs.

    The room contains fine Dutch and Elizabethan paintings together with an impressive array of documents including the Grant of Arms in 1556.The clock above the door, surrounded by the Coat of Arms, was made for the Company in 1767.

    Capacities

    • Dinner
      20
    • Meeting
      20
    Life's Kitchen - Armourers Hall - The Court Room
    Life's Kitchen - Armourers Hall - Dining in the Court Room
    Life's Kitchen - Armourers Hall - The Court Room

    The Library

    The most intimate and private of all the public rooms, the Library is a quiet oasis at the heart of the Hall with an attractive George II mahogany bookcase and interesting Dutch and Scottish paintings.

    Capacities

    • Dinner
      10
    • Reception
      20
    Life's Kitchen - Armourers Hall - The Library
    Life's Kitchen - Armourers Hall - The Library
    Life's Kitchen - Armourers Hall - The Library