Welcome to The Abbey Centre!

Discover central London's top value-for-cost meeting and conference centre.
The Abbey Centre is conveniently located near Parliament Square in the heart of Westminster. Our high-tech("good value") meeting rooms suit groups from 2 to 200 for training, AGMs, meetings and conferences.

Book your London conference at The Abbey Centre and your delegates will be near London's top tourist attractions: Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament, Green Park, Buckingham Palace, The London Eye and the excitement of the West End.

Inside our handsome and historic building we offer you a warm welcome and personalised service. Our meeting rooms are light and airy, with by far the most affordable prices in Whitehall or Victoria. But The Abbey Centre is more than just a conveniently located (and competitively priced) meeting and conference venue. We're also a vibrant community centre, providing a welcoming space for South Westminster residents to visit for educational, cultural and social activities. By hiring our meeting and conference rooms, you help support this vital community service, (ticking your CSR box). To help even more, volunteer for a CSR project.

Book The Abbey Centre for your next meeting. Why?

  • Competitive rates
  • Ideal location in Central London
  • Superb transport links
  • Near London's top tourist attractions
  • Personalised service
  • On-site catering: fresh, tasty and affordable
  • Flexible spaces for up to 200 delegates
  • Wi-Fi and audio-visual facilities
  • Plenty of natural daylight
  • Disability access to all areas
  • Single session, day and evening rates available
  • Added CSR value: all proceeds support The Abbey Centre's
    programmes and classes for the Westminster community

Businesses, public sector organisations and charities have discovered that we're the best value meeting and conference centre in Westminster, London SW1 with excellent (and affordable) catering from The Wash House Cafe.

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Booth Room

A bright, top-floor room with plenty of character.

Hiring the Booth Room contributes to classes including our Tai Chi for older people. 

The handsome Booth Room on the third floor looks out over Great Smith Street towards Westminster Abbey, with glimpses of Westminster Palace's majestic Victoria Tower. This very popular room seats from 24-35 people. There is plenty of natural daylight.

Parker Morris Hall

Large hall for meetings, conferences and events.

Hire this hall to contribute towards activities such as  ballroom dancing for older people.


The Parker Morris Hall is perfect for your AGM, conference, large meeting, lecture and training sessions, with room for up to 200 delegates. This flexible space has high ceilings and a stage that is suitable for presentations. In-house catering and break-out rooms available. The hall also suits events, rehearsals and productions.

Hill Room

A low-cost room for interviews or small meetings.

The Hill room is a bargain for meetings for 2-8 people. Located on the third floor, this discreet room is ideal for interviews, appraisals, counselling,  case work, training or therapy sessions.

This room is named after Octavia Hill, a pioneer of female activism who worked in regeneration, particularly fair housing. She was concerned with the rights (and responsibilities) of people in deprived communities.

Hire the Hill Room to support vital activities at The Abbey Centre such as the GLAD social club for adults with disabilities.

Sancho Room

A bright, quirky room on the third floor.

Hiring the Sancho Room supports activities such as our Shen Chi Do martial arts classes.


The Sancho room is a bright, eaved room on the third floor of the Abbey Centre, with three windows letting in the sunlight. This room is perfect for meetings and training sessions.

A built-in bonus is that your room hire directly supports our dynamic community centre, bringing together and providing opportunities for local children, families and older people from our diverse neighbourhood.

Garret Anderson Room

The arched windows overlook Great Smith Street.

Hire this room and support activities such as music & movement classes for under 5s.


This is one of our most popular rooms, with beautiful arched windows overlooking the red-brick buildings of Great Smith Street. The first-floor Garrett Anderson room is generously proportioned and suits up to 35 delegates. There's an overhead projector and whiteboard, plus colourful limited-edition collagraphs by Mark Spain.

Ashley Cooper Room

A low-cost basement room for no-frills meetings.

Hire this room to support activities such as our club for Spanish and Portuguese older people.


The Ashley Cooper room is located in the basement, with doors opening onto the Abbey Centre's courtyard garden. From late Spring to early Autumn, you can throw open the doors and enjoy the fresh air. There's room to accommodate up to 40 delegates, and the room's ultra-low price makes it a smart choice for no-frills meetings, training or conferences.


The Wash House Annexe

A ground-floor room with a small balcony.

Hiring the Annexe supports activities such as the Bosnian & Herzegovinian supplementary school on Saturdays.


This spacious ground-floor space has doors that open onto a small balcony. Noise levels will be higher during lunchtime as the cafe is right next door.

The Wash House Café

Spacious ground-floor café with a small balcony.

Hiring The Wash House Café enables us to offer our older members subsidised meals and hot drinks.


For large meetings, you can hire the Wash House Café. The café is on the ground floor, with doors opening onto a small balcony. The higher daytime hire fee reflects our cost in closing the café to regular customers. For larger meetings you can hire the café and annexe as one extra-large meeting space.

Name Daylight U-shaped Square configuration Theatre Cabaret Reception Dinner
Parker Morris Hall Yes 40 40 200 80 - -
Hill Room Yes 8 5 - - - -
Booth Room Yes 25 25 35 24 - -
Sancho Room Yes 15 15 20 12 - -
Garrett Anderson Room Yes 25 25 35 24 - -
Ashley Cooper Room Yes 25 25 40 24 - -
The Wash House Annexe Yes 25 25 50 24 - -
The Wash House Café Yes - - - - 100 70
Based in The Old Wash House and Baths in Great Smith Street, The Abbey Centre has superb transport links: just a short walk from Westminster and St James’ Park Tube stations and close to Victoria, Waterloo and Charing Cross train stations.

Contact details
The Abbey Centre
34 Great Smith St,
SW1P3BU, West London,
City of Westminster
Contact person: Georgina Deadman/Lainya Offside-Keivani
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  • catering Self-catering: no
  • group 1 to 200 number of people
  • tick Multimedia available
  • tick Wi-Fi available
  • Parkeren Space for disabled parking and Metered parking nearby.
  • In the centre
  • Near public transport
  • Airport: 20 km