The Design Museum

  • The Design Museum offers six different event spaces that form one of London’s most iconic contemporary events venues. Each event space is housed under the incredible hyperbolic paraboloid roof, an original feature from this landmark building’s former use as the Commonwealth Institute. The Grade II* listed structure is the only public building designed by John Pawson and provides an engaging and exciting setting for your guests.

  • Contact Information

    Address: 224 – 238 Kensington High Street, London W8 6AG

    Nearest Tube Station: High Street Kensington
    Telephone: 020 7101 0220




    The Atrium is the Design Museum’s showcase evening event space, providing a dramatic, triple-height space with stunning views of the iconic roof and surrounding architecture - ideal for evening drinks receptions, awards ceremonies and dinners. (Capacity: up to 800)


    The Bakala Auditorium is a theatre-style space with in-built AV facilities. This sleek and contemporary space is suitable for conferences, panel discussions, film screenings, lectures and award ceremonies. (Capacity: up to 202)

    Helene and Johannes Huth Gallery

    The Helene and Johannes Huth Gallery offers natural daylight and views of Holland Park. This versatile event space is available for both day and evening hire and offers a flexible blank canvas to create a bespoke setting for product launches, conferences, drinks receptions and awards dinners. (Capacity: up to 220)

    Ulm and Bauhaus Room

    The Ulm and Bauhaus Room is part of the Design Museum’s Swarovski Centre for Learning, located on the first floor of the Museum. With natural daylight and views of Holland Park this space is available for daytime hire only and perfect for workshops, meetings and training days. (Capacity: up to 40)


    The Dessau is a private meeting room located in the Sackler Library and Archive on the first floor of the Museum. Glass sided, overlooking the rest of the Library, this light, bright space is available to hire for meetings. (Capacity: up to 14)

    The Chumsri & Luqman Lounge (1) Credit Charles Hosea

    Chumsri and Luqman Lounge

    The Chumsri and Luqman Lounge is designed to be a sleek and contemporary space perfect for hosting drinks receptions or private lunches and dinners. Private dining is particularly suited to this elegant space with views over the stunning Holland Park. (Capacity: up to 45)

  • Conferences

  • Meeting Rooms

  • Private Dining

  • Drinks Reception

  • Summer Events

  • Christmas Events

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