41 Portland Place

Period and modern rooms for all occasions

Our unique Grade II* listed Georgian Townhouse, is conveniently located between Oxford Circus and Regents Park, offering a variety of flexible event spaces accommodating between 6 and 150 guests that seamlessly combine traditional period features with contemporary facilities.

Perfect for conferences, press & product launches, dinners & receptions, parties, weddings and filming.

In October 2010, after a £5M refurbishment, the building started a new chapter in its history as the home of the Academy of Medical Sciences. Profits generated through venue hire of 41 Portland Place are used to fund activities run by the Academy to ensure research improves health.

Georgian architecture

Rich in Georgian architecture there are so many beautiful historic features within the building that are symbolic of the period and which make 41 Portland Place a unique event venue.

  • The reason why there are more stairs on the servant staircase is because they were expected to walk quietly. Hence smaller steps to create less noise.
  • The floors are not numerically identified on the servants’ staircase as most of the servants were illiterate. Instead, the glass panels on each level increase in size on each floor so they were able to identify which level they were on.
  • The Exhibition Area marks the original back wall of 41 Portland Place.
  • The windows originally looked out onto the back courtyard between the main building and Weymouth Mews (now home to the Wolfson Conference Centre).
  • The curved doors of the entrance to the Laurie Landeau Room and the Jean Shanks Library/Fellows Room contain panels made from a single piece of wood so that the patterns in the wood are symmetrical on either side of the doors.

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