London (2 miles away)
Healthcare Venues believes BMA House aligns to the metric applied to our GREEN assessment status.
The BMA House Conference and Events Venues is a historic Grade II listed building and has been the home of the British Medical Association since 1925. Located on the busy Tavistock Square it is a short walk from the main rail and underground network hubs of Euston and Kings Cross and the International Eurostar station of St. Pancras.
BMA House offers bookers 22 meeting and events spaces across four floors and suitable to host small advisory boards to large meetings of up to 300 theatre style.
Several resemble traditional training rooms and some offer attendees an insight in to the history of the building with original design features and are naturally marketed for weddings and corporate dinners however, these are, in our opinion, meeting rooms appropriate to hold HCPs meetings and should not detract from the overall proposition, which is as a venue for training and business meetings.
Whilst there are no bedrooms available at the BMA, there are several 4-star hotels within a short walk that, in our opinion, would be appropriate for accommodating HCPs. The venue does not have leisure facilities and the library and lounge are only available to members.
As a meeting venue, whilst there are some areas where the buildings impressive history and architecture are evident, this should not deter bookers from considering the venue as appropriate for all healthcare meeting types and audiences and it has experience in hosting NHS and corporate sponsored internal and external meetings.
SALES AND MARKETING
The venue’s website draws on its central London location and its variety of meeting spaces to attract training and business meetings from all industry sectors and leisure events however, these events occur during evenings and weekends and would unlikely impact any day meetings held here.
The venue’s website and internal advertising, using pull up banners, describe a prestigious central London venue for meetings and weddings and a location for corporate dinners.
LOCATION AND SETTING
Once residence of Charles Dickens but home to the British Medical Association since 1925, BMA House is now a popular venue for training and business meetings.
There is no doubt that the buildings public facing exterior offers an impressive entrance, but the reality is that it sits on a busy main road that is also home to other businesses and residences. The tourist areas of central London are not within its immediate vicinity so could not be used as an inducement to attend a meeting here. The buildings layout encompasses a central courtyard with water feature and provides a garden that is marketed for summer BBQs and outdoor events.
BMA House is centrally located and within a 6 minute walking distance from Euston mainline station and 10 minutes from Kings Cross, St Pancras. London Underground’s Piccadilly station, Russell Square is 7mins away and connects with London’s Heathrow airport within 45 minutes, so the venue is well connected for local, national and international conferences.
There is limited delegate parking available on property, which can be arranged for delegates with access requirements, so access is mainly by public transport however, its central London location means that it is within easy walking distance from the mainline and underground stations of Euston / Kings Cross and International St. Pancras.
To enter the building and meeting space, delegates will need to have had their names presubmitted to allow a badged entrance. This security measure is a mandatory security measure enforced by the venue and will be of interest and importance to bookers of healthcare meetings.
FIT FOR PURPOSE
Whilst the venue’s unquestioned history is likely to be of interest to HCPs attending a meeting here, if not already members, the number and variety of meeting spaces align with the needs of all healthcare meeting and audience types. Meeting spaces are a mix of ornate rooms with paintings and décor to reflect the buildings history, and modern and contemporary training spaces.
The entrance from Tavistock Square and is by security pass and only names pre-submitted are allowed entrance so security and confidentiality can be assured.
There is no main restaurant and catering requires additional meeting space or to be accommodated in each meeting room however, the Café on -1 is available for meetings without pre-selected breaks and lunches but cannot be made private or have a private area arranged.
Meetings: Once through the security checks the meeting space is arranged over four floors and all rooms are named after famous doctors with a picture and description of each on a plaque outside.
Ground floor meeting rooms encircle the Courtyard however, this area is not suitable for private teas/coffee breaks as it is used by BMA members and other meeting groups.
There are 5 rooms on the ground floor, including the traditionally styled Paget and Snow rooms. Neither can be blacked out so for meetings that require guaranteed privacy, alternative rooms are recommended. The Anderson, Barnes and Murrell form the Courtyard Suite, are inter-connecting, and provide a more modular and Training room environment with inbuilt screens. Meetings for 64 classroom can be held here utilising the Paget and Snow rooms for either catering or exhibition space.
On the First Floor is the Great Hall which can accommodate a maximum of 294 theatre style with fixed seating however, for fewer numbers, rows of seats can be concealed under the main stage and allows for a catering or registration area to be organised at the back of the room. With the fixed seating retracted, the Great Hall can accommodate 160 in cabaret or 200 for dinners. The Hall comes with its own small pre-function area and cloakroom, speaker room and toilets so offer a selfcontained meeting space.
The Council Chamber has fixed rake seating for 88 with panel or presenter seating for 9. Each seat has push to talk microphone and four flat screen TVs. allow for clear viewing. This is one of numerous rooms that has the technology for live video conferencing.
The intricately painted gold leaf adorns the perimeter of the ornate Princes Suite which is also located on the First floor. The room can accommodate 30 classroom style and has an inbuilt screen and projector but is equally adept at hosting ornate dinners.
The Carter, Bloomsbury and Worcester Rooms make up the remainder of the First floor and offer alternative spaces from 12 boardroom in the Carter Suite to 72 theatre style in the Worcester Room.
On the second floor, three smaller rooms all suitable for ad boards and all can be used for video conferencing. Magill / Aldrich and Blake
On the third floor are 6 individual but adjacent rooms ranging from the largest, the Harvey Room accommodating 84 in theatre, to the smallest Simpson Suite ideal for 12 boardroom style, all rooms offering video conferencing. All rooms have disabled access and come with interactive whiteboards.
Bedrooms: There are no bedrooms available at this venue however, there are four-star properties within a short walk such as the Hilton London Euston and the Pullman St Pancras.
Leisure: There are no leisure facilities available at this venue.
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The BMA is committed to recycling glass, plastics and food waste.
Our chefs are keen to promote food provenance and work with local suppliers to ensure low food mileage and fresh quality produce.
Our delegate pads are printed on paper managed under the Forest Stewardship Council scheme, and our flip chart paper is 100% recycled.
Meeting & Event Room Capacities
|John Snow Room||36||64||50||-||100||80||150||160||105||-||27|
|Sir James Paget Room||56||80||60||-||120||120||150||160||156||-||46|
|William Harvey Room||32||42||45||-||-||-||100||100||84||-||27|
|Douglas Black Room||32||42||45||-||-||-||-||100||100||-||27|
|Lister Fleming Suite||24||28||20||-||-||-||-||40||40||-||27|
|Joseph Lister Room||12||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||10|
|Alexander Fleming Room||12||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||10|
|Murrell Barnes Suite||38||42||34||-||-||-||-||-||88||-||32|
|Christine Murrell Room||30||28||30||-||-||-||40||70||55||-||24|
|Anderson Barnes Suite||32||28||24||-||-||-||40||80||70||-||26|
|Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Room||22||-||-||-||-||-||20||-||-||-||16|
|Josephine Barnes Room||12||-||-||-||-||-||12||-||-||-||9|
|Sir David Carter Room||12||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||10|
|James Simpson Room||12||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||10|
|Edward Jenner Room||16||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||12|
|Charles Dickens Room||24||28||20||-||-||-||-||60||40||-||20|
Meeting & Event Rooms
Total no. of meeting rooms: 23
Max capacity (Theatre Style): 294
Total no. of breakout rooms: 0
Total capacity of all breakout rooms: 0
The tick shown below identifies the rate banding applicable for that venue, based on its geographical location. Please note these rates act only as a benchmark guideline. Actual rates will be subject to seasonal fluctuations, corporate agreements and any individual/separate negotiation.
Day Delegate Rate
- UK: < £45
- SE / London: < £54
- UK: £45 - £69
- SE / London: £54 - £86
- UK: £69 +
- SE / London: £86 +
- UK: < £150
- SE / London: < £180
- UK: £150 - £189
- SE / London: £180 - £227
- UK: £189 +
- SE / London: £227 +
Nearest train stations
- London Euston (0.3 miles away)
- London St Pancras (0.3 miles away)
- London Kings Cross (Thameslink) (0.4 miles away)
- London City Airport (7.8 miles away)
- London Heathrow Airport (14.5 miles away)
- London Gatwick Airport (25.6 miles away)
- M1 JCT 1 (5.2 miles away)
- M1 JCT 2 (6.9 miles away)
- M4 JCT 1 (7.0 miles away)
These main line train stations are less than 10 minutes walk away: Euston King’s Cross St Pancras The nearest Underground stations are: Euston (Northern and Victoria lines) Russell Square (Piccadilly line) Euston Square (Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith and City lines)
Venue Contact Details
Telephone: 020 7874 7020
Fax: 020 7383 6645
Name: Nicola Winfield
Telephone: 020 3058 7421