About the Grand Connaught Rooms 0118 971 4700
The Grand Connaught Rooms are located near Covent Garden in central London and offer a top conference destination having been officially unveiled at their grand opening in October 2009. The rooms boast traditional elegance and are the latest addition to the Principal Hayley group, joining their other London venue the Hotel Russell which is a short walk away. Now complete, the facility has been re-launched as the Grand Connaught Rooms, having been formerly known as the New Connaught Rooms, and will certainly live up to their new name, thanks to the multi-million pound investment.
The Grand Connaught Rooms date back to 1775 and have formed a habit of hosting top business and social events and occasions. The Connaught Rooms are all set to continue this reputation and remain at the forefront of the growing hotel group with an extensive array of rooms for the taking. If you are looking for an overnight stay you can make the most of sister property the Hotel Russell meanwhile. Please see our West End and Bloomsbury Hotels page for further information on accommodation.
Grand Connaught Rooms Location and Access
Visitors will find the Grand Connaught Rooms positioned on Great Queen Street just to the north of the River Thames in central London. This puts them near to the theatres, restaurants and bars of the West End as well as the sights and attractions of this vast and impressive city.
London’s extensive transport networks ensure it is easy to reach the rooms; there is an underground station nearby at Holborn, while in the opposite direction is the Covent Garden tube stop. Charing Cross is the closest train station and is a couple of stops away on the underground system.
Connaught Rooms Conferencing and Dining
There are no fewer than 29 different conference rooms at the Grand Connaught Rooms which are spread out around the venue’s six floors. Ideal for banquets, conferencing and training, the rooms are able to host up to 700 people in a theatre style setting and 4,000 delegates in total each day. Wood panelling, high ceilings and crystal chandeliers are features of the facilities. In total, there is more than 15,000 square metres of conference space.
Meanwhile, the Champagne Bar and Lounge is the ideal place in which to relax over a meal or over a couple of drinks during the day or indeed into the evening.
Conference rooms – 29
Bar and Lounge
Transport – Holborn underground
Bedrooms – Hotel Russell, five minute walk
To enquire about accommodation and/or conference at the Grand Connaught Rooms, please call the Essential Travel reservations hotline on 0118 971 4700 (from in the UK)
Grand Connaught Rooms
61-65 Great Queen Street
By air: There are transport links to London from all the city’s major airports – Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton, Stansted and City.
By rail: The nearest train station to the New Connaught Rooms is at Charing Cross. From here head northbound on the Northern line to Tottenham Court Road and then go eastbound on the Central line to reach Holborn underground station.
By underground: Holburn is the closest underground stop to the New Connaught Rooms, while Covent Garden is also nearby. Both stations are found on the Piccadilly line. From Holburn turn left out of the station to walk along Kingsway, then take the second right onto Great Queen Street.