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    Lancaster House

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    Steeped in political history, Lancaster House is a venue suited to hosting anything from intimate dinners to large conferences and even international summits.

    Steeped in political history, Lancaster House is a venue suited to hosting anything from intimate dinners to large conferences and even international summits.

    Host your event in the venue that has hosted more heads of state, politicians and celebrities than any other venue in London. Lancaster House has been a government favourite since 1913, and remains a glorious venue in a prestigious central location.

    Situated in the vicinity of Buckingham Palace, Lancaster House is the property of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. It is a magnificent setting that has previously hosted receptions and a range of exclusive shows and product launches. It has also been used in filming, from Young Victoria and Disney’s National Treasure Book of Secrets, to the worldwide smash hit, Downton Abbey.

    In recent years, Lancaster House has become an events venue with close ties to the world of high fashion. It isn’t difficult to see why: this events space boasts a level of decadence and sophistication which is hard to beat, and fashion shows of all stripes have been successfully hosted in its grandiose rooms and halls, where the magnificent 18th and 19th century interiors have provided a sumptuous canvas onto which some of the world’s top designers have projected their ideas and visions.

    Regularly hosting events for London Fashion Week, and more recently hosting the spectacular and forward-thinking Pakistan Fashion Week London, Lancaster House is very much part of the fabric of London’s haute couture. Venueseeker is proud of offer Lancaster House as one of our most beautiful and impressive venues, and can recommend it for a whole host of events aimed at making a extremely impressive impact.

    Lancaster House is an ideal venue for a range of events, from an intimate dinner to a large international summit. There are a wide range of rooms (including the Long Gallery and Grand hall) and a large stately garden. The Music Room Lancaster House has an almost legendary status as one of the most elegant events spaces in the city, and offers unrivalled levels of beauty and classic English sophistication for events organisers looking to make a bold and lasting impact. The house is just off St James’s Park, making it very much a central London venue, and one which is superbly accessible.

    The Duke of York commissioned Lancaster House in 1825. Known as York House, it was a nineteenth century social and political hub. Following the Duke’s death, the house was purchased by the Duke of Sutherland whose family owned the house from 1829 to 1913. The high profile and politically engaged Sutherland’s hosted many influential twentieth century figures at the house including the Italian nationalist leader Garibaldi. The Sutherlands were also keen art collectors and some of their impressive art collection remains on the walls of Lancaster House today.

    The house became Lancaster House in 1913 when Lord Leverhulme bought the house for the nation and named it after his home county. Since 1913 the house has briefly been home to the London Museum but has otherwise been used as a centre of government hospitality.

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    The Duke of York commissioned Lancaster House in 1825. Known as York House, it was a nineteenth century social and political hub. Following the Duke’s death, the house was purchased by the Duke of Sutherland whose family owned the house from 1829 to 1913. The high profile and politically engaged Sutherland’s hosted many influential twentieth century figures at the house including the Italian nationalist leader Garibaldi. The Sutherlands were also keen art collectors and some of their impressive art collection remains on the walls of Lancaster House today.

    The house became Lancaster House in 1913 when Lord Leverhulme bought the house for the nation and named it after his home county. Since 1913 the house has briefly been home to the London Museum but has otherwise been used as a centre of government hospitality.

    Dinner 50-150
    Buffet/Reception 50-700