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21 Portland Place rooms

Venue hire in the heart of London

There are several rooms available for hire at 21 Portland Place, whether for a lunch meeting of five people, or a seminar or conference of up to 55 people. The building also boasts the Abbott Forum restaurant, which is available for lunchtime meals and evening dinners.

Read more about the rooms you can hire at 21 Portland Place.

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The Portex Room

Situated on the ground floor the Portex Room is our most popular facility. This fabulous room can accommodate up to 20 people boardroom style or 25 people theatre style.

Featuring modern AV facilities including a 75" LCD screen with HDMI and VGA connectivity, web conferencing and teleconferencing facilities, the Portex Room is ideal for smaller training and conference groups. This room can also be arranged for use as a reception room or cabaret style, accommodating 20 people.

Find out more about room rates for the Portex Room.

The Ellis Room

The Ellis Room is an attractive, bright room on the ground floor that can accommodate up to 10 people boardroom style.

Featuring AV facilities, including a 55" LCD screen with HDMI and VGA connectivity, web and teleconferencing facilities, the Ellis Room is ideal for small training, conference or team meetings.

Find out more about room rates for the Ellis Room.

The Intavent Suite

The Intavent Suite on the first floor is an elegant L-shaped room that comfortably accommodates 35 people in boardroom style or up to 55 theatre style.

It's an ideal room for committee meetings, lectures and seminars with good natural lighting and state-of-the-art AV equipment.

The room features much that is typical of the Adam style, including two grand marble fireplaces, plaster wall friezes and ornate painted ceilings.

Find out more about room rates for the Intavent Suite.

The Abbot Forum and restaurant

The Abbot Forum and restaurant is a spacious, versatile function room, featuring a splendid vaulted ceiling, glass roofed atrium and catering area. It's an ideal place to host a reception, lunch, formal dinner or exhibition, allowing your guests to dine, entertain, or relax.

Arranged as a dining area there is adequate seating for up to 55 people.

The Abbot Forum is also home to the Anaesthesia Heritage Centre.

Prices for the Abbot Forum and restaurant are available on request. Email venuehire@anaesthetists.org for more information.

21 Portland Place has a great reputation for fabulous catering. Download and view our current menu.

History of Portland Place

Portland Place was created in 1773 as a speculation by two of the leading architects of the time, Robert and James Adam.

It was originally designed as a series of private palaces, though the speculators quickly acknowledged this was a little ambitious. The current terrace, of which number 21 is the centerpiece, began in approximately 1776 and was completed around 1778.

Today, 21 Portland Place is a Grade II* listed building, and contains some of the original features which are typical of the Adam style.

Front of 21 Portland Place


21 Portland Place has been the home of the Association of Anaesthetists since 2002. At the heart of London's West End, the building has been tastefully modernised to create a fully-functioning office and meeting venue. Inside visitors can view a wealth of attractive features, including ornate moldings and exquisitely painted ceilings.

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