116 Pall Mall, home of the Institute of Directors

Classic modernity

116 Pall Mall is an iconic landmark of London’s Georgian heritage located minutes from Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus. Opened in 1828, it’s now home to the Institute of Directors. This magnificently restored Grade 1 listed building owned by the Crown Estate, captivates your guests with opulent décor, original features, period charm and unique heritage. A classic venue with modern flair. 116 Pall Mall lends an air of prestige to any event with five floors of exquisite spaces to choose from.

The Café Duke was created from the original washrooms and has retained its original features to showcase its unique and quirky architecture. The beautiful wall tiles are listed and cannot be altered so the designers took inspiration from these tiled walls and the stained-glass windows. It has served as a filming location for blockbuster Batman movie The Dark Knight and the award-winning TV drama Downton Abbey.

Contact: hello@clerkenwellgreen.com to organise your next event at the IOD 116 Pall Mall

Iconic, Luxury, Wedding

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116 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5ED, United Kingdom

Did you know?

The magnificent staircase is one of the most iconic features of 116 Pall Mall. With spectacular sweeping lines, gilded banisters, statues and paintings, its pièce-de-résistance is a 15ft original chandelier was given by George IV in the early 19th century to commemorate the Battle of Waterloo. It also makes a wonderful viewing gallery for wedding guests, overlooking a ceremony on the grand staircase.

The venue
Spaces Standing Seated
  • The Nash 350 250
  • Waterloo Room 150 80
  • The Carlton Room 300 200
  • The Burton 160 100
  • St James 1 & 2 60 50
  • Trafalgar 1 & 2 50 50
  • Cafe Duke 120 60
  • Whole Venue 1200 -