About the Imperial War Museum London

Located in Central London close to the City, Westminster and Southbank, IWM London’s famous façade is a stunning Grade II listed building that was formerly home to the Royal Bethlem Hospital – now remembered as ‘Bedlam.' 

However, inside IWM London has been transformed. Designed by well known architects, Foster + Partners, a spectacular Atrium forms the heart of the museum and a breath-taking hanging gallery provides dramatic views of the floors beneath. Along with our remodelled daytime rooms, IWM London provides the perfect showcase for events both big and small, traditional or quirky, high profile or low-key.

From gala dinners to conference and training events, catering and food options are able to be adapted for every type of occasion.


History at the IWM London

The IWM London is home to some of the richest and most important history in the world, and from its opening in 1920 through to its closure during the Second World War and subsequent reopening and development since, the IWM has held a mirror up to how war has shaped our society.

Now, this historically significant venue opens its doors to educate and inspire delegates.


Why Choose IWM London for Your Event

IWM London is the flagship venue for the Imperial War Museums (IWM), founded in 1917.

An ideal venue for strong brands, innovators and forward-thinking organisations. From breakfasts, receptions, seated dinners and lunches, to presentations and celebrations, IWM London delivers events geared towards achieving your business' aims and will leave your guests talking about their experience. 

By holding your event at IWM London, you are helping IWM continue to record and tell the stories of people’s experiences of conflict, and to educate people around the world about the impact of war on everyday lives.



Capacity & Address

Capacity Table

Atrium (max) 340
Roof Terrace (max) 240
Orpen Boardroom (max) 70
Directors Boardroom (max) 20
Meeting Room 1 (max) 20
Conference Room & Foyer (max) 80

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