Library room hire

Library room hire

We have a range of spaces that members of the public can hire for events such as workshops, meetings or local groups.

Kensington Central Library

Kensington Central library has a:

  • lecture theatre
  • meeting room with kitchen

There no disabled access or disabled toilet facilities attached to the lecture theatre and meeting room.


A few minutes' walk from High Street Kensington tube station on the District and Circle lines.

Lecture theatre and meeting room hire

The lecture theatre has:

  • seating for up to 162 using tiered seating
  • a stage with a podium and screen for presentations
  • facilities to use a projector with a laptop or an overhead projector

The meeting room:

  • holds up to 50 people
  • has an en suite kitchen for preparing refreshments (bring your own refreshments)
  • has a grand piano


  • available to hire for a minimum of two hours on Monday to Friday and a minimum of three hours on Saturday
  • not available on Sundays or Bank Holidays


Room/EquipmentHire cost
Monday - Friday
Hire cost
Lecture theatre£70 per hour£80 per hourSeats 162 people using rack seating.
Meeting room£35 per hour£40 per hourHolds up to 50 people.
Lecture theatre and meeting room (combined booking)£100 per hour£110 per hour-
KitchenFlat fee of £22 per bookingSupply your own tea and coffee and/or food. Please clear up after yourself. The kitchen has a microwave and a table top fridge.
Television with DVD/video£55 per booking-
Flipchart stand (including pads and pens)£12 per set per bookingYou may keep the pad, but the stand and the pens remain the property of the library
Overhead projector£32 per booking-
Projector£55 per booking-
Screen for projectors£9 per booking-
Grand piano£100 per booking-
Theatrical lighting£42 per booking-
Laptop£55 per booking 

Make a booking

You need to make your booking at least one month in advance. To do this:

  • email
  • or apply in writing to Room Bookings, Kensington Central Library, 12 Phillimore Walk, London W8 7RX

You will need to tell us:

  • your name and contact details
  • your reason for hiring the room/equipment
  • when (dates and times) the room/equipment is required

If the room is available:

  • we will send you a booking form
  • you will need to sign and return the form with full payment (cheque or cash) to confirm your booking at least 14 days before the hire date

View the rooms

If you want to view the lecture theatre and meeting room before you make your booking, email us to make an appointment first on


Brompton Library

Brompton Library has a meeting room with separate kitchen.


A few minutes' walk from Earls Court underground station, and the C1 bus stops almost outside the library.

Meeting room hire

Brompton Library has a meeting room with a separate kitchen that is available for hire by members of the public. The room has:

  • seating for up to 30 people
  • tables and chairs
  • a small kitchen for preparing your own refreshments
  • toilet facilities

The room is available:

  • Monday to Saturday
  • Not avaiabile on Sundays and Bank Holidays


The minimum booking time is two hours. Extra time is charged per hour.

TimeStandard rate (Monday-Friday)
(2 hours)
Saturday rate
(2 hours)
Monday to Saturday£30£30

Extra costs

  • Kitchen: no charge but you do need to book it
  • DVD, video and TV: £68
  • Flip chart: £11
  • Projector: £55

Make a booking

To hire the room, contact our meeting room co-ordinator at Brompton Library to check availability.

To book the meeting room you'll need to tell us:

  • your name and contact details
  • your reason for hiring the room
  • when (dates and times) the room is required

Please send the above information to the following address:

The Meeting Room Co-ordinator
Brompton Library
210 Old Brompton Road
London SW5 0BS

Telephone: 020 7361 3010

View the meeting room

If you want to see the meeting room before you book it or have any questions, email:


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