About Central Hall Westminster

Central Hall Westminster is central London’s largest conference and events venue. We are a not-for-profit organisation owned by Methodist Central Hall, whose premises we also share.

Our Grade II* listed building was opened in 1912, as a centenary monument to Methodist founder John Wesley. Since then, we have hosted innumerable events of political and cultural significance, and welcomed several famous names through our doors.

We host more than 800 diverse events a year, from conferences to concerts, with all our profits going towards enhancing our building and raising money for charitable works all over the world.  We also work with established in-house partners to provide our clients with first-class catering and audio visual services under one roof.

Aerial view of Grand Staircase at CHW
B&W archive photo of Central Hall Westminster exterior

Our building

The distinctive dome of Central Hall Westminster overlooks Westminster Abbey and Big Ben, and can be spotted from across central London.

Its beautiful architecture was regarded as an engineering marvel in its time, and we have invested in several projects to restore the building to its original grandeur.

Its unique circular structure is reflected in several of our meeting rooms, and most spectacularly in the Great Hall: our flagship room, featuring Europe’s largest self-supporting domed ceiling.

We have also heavily invested in audio visual facilities throughout the building, to ensure we remain one of central London’s most technically capable venues.

Our experience

As one of the world’s first purpose-built meeting venues, Central Hall Westminster has over a century’s worth of events experience.

We first opened our doors in 1912 as a public space for worship, concerts, and current affairs. Since then, we have hosted a number of notable events that have firmly established us as one of London’s most culturally significant venues.

To complement our extensive knowledge we also have an experienced in-house events team, who are on hand to support you at every stage of the process. Simply make an enquiry and one of them will be in touch.

Guests walking into Central Hall Westminster at red-carpet event
Row of chairs in front of Historical Roll display in Visitor Centre

Our heritage

Central Hall Westminster was built as a monument to Methodism founder John Wesley, and continues to maintain an active Methodist community at its heart.

Our rich Methodist heritage is reflected in several of our rooms, such as the Dinsdale Young, Aldersgate, and Broadbent rooms.

It also informs our transparent approach to business, and we invite enquiries for events of all kinds, not only those affiliated to the church – provided that they do not conflict with our principles of ethics, integrity or sustainability.

A more detailed account of our unique heritage can be found on our History page. You can also browse current or upcoming events and services on our What’s On page.

Our business ethos

Our close ties with the Methodist Church means we are committed to being a venue with a strong sense of integrity and ethics. We pride ourselves on taking a responsible approach to business, which informs all of our operations as an organisation.

This business ethos gives us a unique point of difference and allows us to add value to our existing clients and partners.

In this capacity, we actively work with partners to reduce our environmental impact and promote best sustainability practice in accordance with our CSR policy. We also do not host events or work with organisations that promote violence, alcohol, or otherwise diminish social responsibility.

As part of our work in the community, we additionally strive to assist charitable organisations wherever possible, and offer discounted rates for charity events. Contact us to learn more.

Yusuf Khan on stage with band at concert in Great Hall