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Holding your meetings and events at CILIP

Holding your meetings and events at CILIP

The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) has its London offices at 7 Ridgmount Street in Bloomsbury.  Situated in a well-connected location off the newly refurbished Store Street, between Tottenham Court Road and Gower Street, CILIP has a number of rooms providing space for meetings, training and larger scale events.  The rooms are available for half or full day hire to our branches and groups, individual members, Employer Partners and others.

Our rooms

The Charter Suite

Located on the first floor, the Charter Suite is air-conditioned and double glazed.  It is ideal for larger group events and can accommodate up to 100 people in a theatre/lecture style set-up.  

Charter East and Charter West

The Charter Suite can also be split into two smaller rooms.

The Farradane Room

Named in honour of Jason Farradane, this room is located on the second floor and is air-conditioned and double glazed.  

The Ewart Room

The Ewart Room is our Members’ Lounge, located on the ground floor.  It is mainly used for lunches and refreshments but also provides a great space for receptions and networking events.

 Room  Boardroom U-shaped Theatre / Lecture Horseshoe Workshop
The Charter Suite   58 52 100 32 24
 Charter Room East  36 28 55 32 24
 Charter Room West 26 20 32 20 16
The Farradane Room 16 12 28 12 16

 N.B. Catering in the room may affect maximum numbers.   Please see options under the ‘Setup’ tab on the MRM system to help you choose the best layout for your requirements.

Room Charges


 Half day 

(9am - 1pm or 1:30pm to 5pm)

Full day

(9am - 5pm) 

The Charter Suite  £250 £440
Charter Room East  £165 £275
Charter Room West £140 £220

Farradane Room




CILIP branches and groups receive a 100% discount on the hire of one meeting room.  Further rooms booked for the same day will be charged.

Individual CILIP members receive a 10% discount on meeting room hire. CILIP Employer Partners receive a 15% discount on meeting room hire.


We provide writing tablets, white boards and induction loops free of charge.  A range of other equipment is available to hire: 

Flip chart and pens  Computer  Data projector and screen  Staging (Charter Suite or Charter East only)   Sound system (Charter Suite or Charter East only)
 £15 £50 £100 £65 £125



CILIP branches and groups receive a 50% discount on equipment hire.

Individual members receive a 10% discount on equipment hire.


The CILIP building is accessible by steps or ramp and all rooms can be reached by lift or stairs.  Accessible toilets are situated in the basement.  Please let us know if anyone in your group has particular requirements by entering them under the ‘Setup’ tab on the MRM system.


CILIP is close to a number of underground stations: Goodge Street (Northern Line), Tottenham Court Road (Central and Northern Lines), Warren Street (Victoria and Northern Lines), Russell Square (Piccadilly Line), and Euston Square (Metropolitan, Hammersmith & City and Circle Lines).  Euston, King’s Cross and St Pancras main line stations are all within easy reach.


We can provide refreshments and working lunches in your meeting room or in the Ewart Room:  

Lunch and refreshments  *Non-CILIP Branches, groups and members 

 Working lunch includes

  • Selection of brown & white bread with a variety of fillings including meat, fish & vegetarian
  • Fruit juice and bottled water
  • Fresh fruit platter
 £11.25 per person  £10 per person
 Coffee, selection of teas and biscuits

£2.25 per person

 £1.75 per person
 1 litre bottle of still water  £2.10 per bottle £1.60 per bottle
1.5 litre jug or orange £4 per jug £3.50 per jug

*Menu upgrades are available at an additional cost – please contact

Please let us know if anyone in your group has special dietary requirements by entering them under the ‘Setup’ tab on the MRM system.

Terms and conditions

Please read our terms and conditions before making a reservation.


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