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Business Design Centre

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Conference Centre
2500 capacity
14 meeting rooms

About the venue

The Royal Agricultural Hall opened in 1862, hosting livestock and agricultural events.

In 1986, the site was unveiled as the Business Design Centre and has since become one of the UK’s most stylish conference and exhibition venues. The BDC is based in the vicinity of the City and Central London, located in the vibrant area of Angel, Islington. The BDC has a total of 14 event spaces including a conference centre with an Auditorium, Gallery Hall and smaller conference rooms, as well as the infamous Mezzanine space which boasts the original ironwork from its Agricultural Hall past. The Grade II listed space has been home to a number of well-known shows over the years, including the BAFTAs, the CBI conference hosted by Tony Blair and the first New Designers Show opened by Princess Diana in 1988. The flexibility of the venue allows for a wide variety of events from catering for 2,500 theatre style down to 5 U-Shape in the purpose built conference centre, which comes inclusive of move-able acoustic walling to adapt to any event type and size. Business Design Centre has also become one of the industry’s leading sustainable venues, winning many awards over a number of years. The site was the UK’s first CarbonNeutral venue (certified in 2010) and has since worked on a number of projects to improve its environmental impact even further, holding its social responsibilities at the very heart of the business.

Location

Nearest motorway-
Nearest junction-
Nearest stationThe Angel (Tube station), Kings Cross, St Pancras, Highbury and Islington
Nearest airportLondon City, Luton and Heathrow

Parking

On-site parking-
Parking spaces250
Parking nearbyNo

Meeting rooms

In the table below, you can hover over the underlined room names to see a photo of that room.

Room name
Capacity (people)
Theatre
Classroom
Boardroom
Cabaret
Banquet
Ushape
Rec.
Dimensions(H/L/W/A)
Room G
60
25
20
25
-
-
-
3.1/7.2/7.1/-
Room H
60
-
20
-
-
-
-
3.1/9/6.3/-
Ground Level
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-/15.4/32/471.5
Gallery Bays
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
3/7/4.7/1468
Room B
60
24
24
32
40
15
-
3.1/7.3/8.6/-
Room C
60
24
24
32
40
15
-
3.1/7.3/8.6/-
Room D
50
20
24
32
40
12
-
3.1/7.1/8/-
Room F
60
24
24
32
40
15
-
3.1/8.9/7.2/-
Room E
80
40
36
40
50
20
-
3.1/9.7/8/-
Executive Centre
100
40
40
56
70
30
-
3.1/15.2/8.9/-
250
102
50
144
180
-
-
2.8/11.4/23.1/-
500
144
-
224
280
-
-
3/23.5/16.4/-
Gallery Hall/Atrium
700
360
-
288
360
-
-
6.8/42.6/19.7/507
2500
850
-
950
1200
-
-
16.5/70.4/30.7/2088

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