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Venue Hire

The Institute's Grotius Library is available for hire from 9.30-17.30, subject to BIICL's own needs. It is ideally suited for a range of functions including conferences, lectures, seminars and meetings. Details of venue hire and equipment costs are provided below. Catering packages are also available on request.

Room capacities

  • Boardroom style: 25 people
  • Theatre style: 50 people
  • Reception: 80 people


  • Full day: £415
  • Half day: £235

Equipment hire


Full day rate

Half day rate










PA system with 3 top table microphones



Handheld microphones



AV set-up cost




We can provide catering and refreshments. For further information and pricing please contact Dave Sutton, Conference and Events Co-ordinator.


The Institute is situated on the north side of Russell Square on the corner of Bedford Way. The nearest London Transport tube stations are Russell Square, Euston, Euston Square and Kings Cross. The following public bus services stop in Russell Square: 7, 68, 91, 168 and 188. Wheelchair access to the building is available via a ramp from street level down to floor L1.

Contact us

For further information please contact Dave Sutton, Conference and Events Co-ordinator or call on +44 (0)20 7664 4904.

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