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Covent Garden, WC2R

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Set against the backdrop of Somerset House’s iconic 18th Century façade and with breath-taking views across the Thames, the River Terrace is one of our most exclusive spaces and the perfect location for up to 500 people for a standing reception. Perfect for summer parties, you can invite your guests to a private barbecue expertly planned by one of our caterers or simply enjoy a drinks reception while the London landmarks light up your event.


The River Terrace is a glamorous alfresco London setting to entertain guests in the warmer months and the stunning Seamen’s Hall is included in your hire as a wet weather contingency, with a capacity of up to 200, along with seasonal jumbrellas should the British weather prevail.


The Seamen’s Hall, located on the ground floor of the South Wing, with marble floors, imposing Corinthian columns and huge windows, is perfect space for receptions, private dinners and other evening gatherings.


Entered via central doors from our stunning Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court, the Hall leads directly out onto our exclusive River Terrace, a part of which is included in the hire of the Seamen’s Hall, offering panoramic views of the Thames and surrounding iconic landmarks. With original period features including black and white marble flooring, it offers and air of expansive elegance, lending itself beautifully as an evening venue.

Whole Venue Capacity +
  • Venue capacity icon Standing: 500
  • Venue capacity icon Dining: 100
  • Venue capacity icon Sq/ft: 579.15
Features & Restrictions +


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    Approved caterers only
  • Allow external caterers
  • Can provide Halal
  • Can provide Kosher
  • Dry Hire
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Full catering kitchen
  • Inhouse caterers available
  • Kitchen facilities available
  • Tables & Chairs
  • Tableware & Crockery
  • Vegan Friendly
  • Venue can provide alcohol
  • Wet Hire

Allowed Events

  • 18th Birthday Parties
  • 21st Birthday Parties
  • Child friendly
  • Loud Music
  • Open past 12am
  • Ticketed Events


  • Alcohol License
  • BYOB
  • Civil ceremony licence
  • Full wedding license
  • Late License
  • Noise restrictions
  • Temporary event notices (TENs) available

Venue Specs

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    Outside area
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    Rain friendly
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    Wheelchair access
  • Accommodation
  • Air Conditioning
  • Breakout rooms
  • Cloakroom
  • Dancefloor
  • Dog friendly
  • Early access
  • Elevator
  • Goods lift
  • Loading bay
  • Parking Facilities
  • Ramps
  • Separate Entrance
  • Smoking area
  • Whiteboards/ flipcharts


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  • AV equipment
  • Bring your own DJ
  • Hearing loop
  • High Speed Fibre Optic
  • Hybrid Events
  • Live Streaming
  • On-site technician
  • PA System
  • Screens / Projector
  • Sky Sports
  • Stage
  • Video Conferencing
  • Video Recording
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