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About the venue
Kingston University Campus Enterprises Ltd (KUCEL) offers a wide range of venues for all your conference and meeting needs.
Situated 25 minutes away from central London by train Kingston University is in an attractive, lively suburb in the Surrey/London borders. An historic market town, Kingston upon Thames offers a glimpse of the past through its collection of ancient buildings and offers an array of modern retail outlets and the famous Bentall's Shopping Centre. For those that wish to relax, one of the most picturesque stretches of the River Thames meanders through the town, offering wonderful views and plenty of boat trips to nearby Hampton Court Palace and Richmond upon Thames. KUCEL has venues for hire across Kingston Town, at Penryhn Road, Kingston Hill and Dorich House, from small meeting rooms to large lecture theatres and en-suite bedrooms. We offer a dedicated conference team, who will ensure that you have a successful and memorable event. Kingston Hill Campus is an attractive, leafy site offering a free multi storey car park, on site catering facilities and a wide range of classrooms and lecture theatres. Penryhn Road Campus is located in Kingston town centre and has a range of traditional and modern style teaching rooms as well as an excellent choice of catering facilities. Good public transport links. Dorich House is a year round, self contained conference centre and Museum offering unique rooms, exquisite furnishings and total privacy. Dorich House - 'A simply unique venue' Under the custodianship of Kingston University, Dorich House has been transformed into a magnificent conference centre and museum. Formerly the home of sculptor Dora Gordine and her husband, Richard Hare, the house has been sympathetically restored and guests can now see stunning examples of Gordine's work and a superb collection of Russian Imperial Art and furniture. Dorich House offers a stunning choice of sophisticated and unusual spaces for your meeting. From the elegance and tranquillity of the Russian Suite to the grandeur and light of the first floor Studio and Gallery, Dorich House offers versatile meeting rooms with total privacy. Ground Floor This was the working hub of the House and is now a fascinating display of Gordine's Plaster Work. With doors and windows onto the Orchard this is a wonderfully light area for small meetings, exhibitions and talks, with seating for up to 12. First Floor Amongst a fine display of Gordine's drawings and bronzes this large studio is ideal for presentations, lectures, exhibitions, seminars and training sessions. The Modelling Studio seats up to 56 people theatre style and offers the latest AV equipment, natural daylight and blackout facilities. Across the hall is the Gallery where your refreshments and meals will be served. Second Floor Formerly the Private residence of Dora and Richard, the Russian Suite has a nautical feel, with its half moon windows and circular door way. The dining room seats 10 guests and is complemented by the adjoining lounge which provides a relaxed seating area for the more informal meeting. Across the landing is the Parkside Room, providing seating for a further 10 people boardroom style. Due to the architectural infrastructure, please note that Dorich House is not currently accessible for wheelchair users.
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