It is all about sustainability at Friends House. There are 32 meeting rooms and event spaces available to hire. From small meeting rooms for ten to conferences for 1,000 in The Light auditorium, there is always a space to suit your event needs. You can choose one of the Day Delegate Packages on offer for an all-inclusive experience and enjoy delicious, organic and seasonal catering, with great audio-visual. The venue is powered by green energy and is committed to a zero waste to landfill policy. Carbon emissions are monitored and have been reduced by 30% since 2009.
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Friends House was built between 1924 and 1927. The building was designed by Hubert Lidbetter, who won the RIBA bronze medal for “best building erected in London” in 1927. It was originally intended for the Quaker annual gathering (Yearly Meeting). The building’s design specification included a Meeting House to seat at least 1,500 Friends (Quakers) for Yearly Meeting, a library and several rooms to meet and worship.
The building has had many renovations and improvements since 1927, starting with the Meeting House (also known as the Large Meeting House). In 2014, following a year of renovation work, it was relaunched as The Light auditorium. It now includes a glass roof light to provide natural light and a 200sqm flat floor for exhibition layouts.