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BMA House

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Type

City Centre (downtown)

Last Assessment

1st June 2022

Member Since

1st March 2018

Compliance Summary

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 into 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 building's 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.

 

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.

 

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 building's 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 building's 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 the 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 their names pre submitted 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.

 

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 history of the building, 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.

 

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 from the Courtyard Suite, are inter-connecting and provide a more modular 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 offers a self-contained 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 the numerous rooms that have 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.

 

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.

 

There are no leisure facilities available at this venue.

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This is a historic building in central London and promotes itself as a venue for weddings and corporate events.

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Meeting rooms for HCP meetings

Here you will find meeting room capacities, based on actual rooms, normally applied to each meeting type. Note: by reviewing each meeting type you can apply the capacities to other meeting types

Meeting Rooms

Number of Meeting Rooms

22

Largest room - theatre style

20790

Min to max capacities based on specific rooms

External Groups

Advisory Board - Boardroom Style Front Projection - Boardroom Style Front Projection

Advisory Board - Boardroom Style Front Projection

20790 - 20790

Training Meeting - Classroom Style Back Projection - Classroom Style Back Projection

Training Meeting - Classroom Style Back Projection

20 - 120

Investigator Meetings - Cabaret Style Back Projection - Cabaret Style Back Projection

Investigator Meetings - Cabaret Style Back Projection

28 - 160

Dinner Meeting - Round Tables Front Projection - Round Tables Front Projection

Dinner Meeting - Round Tables Front Projection

40 - 294

Meeting rooms for internal meetings

Here you will find meeting room capacities, based on actual rooms, normally applied to each meeting type. Note: by reviewing each meeting type you can apply the capacities to other meeting types

Meeting Rooms

Number of meeting rooms

22

Largest room - theatre style

20790

Min to max capacities based on specific rooms

Internal Groups

Product Training - U Shape Front Projection - U Shape Front Projection

Product Training - U Shape Front Projection

10 - 50

Sleeping room capacity overview

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Bedrooms

- Total Bedrooms

0

No Bedrooms Found
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BMA House

Venue exterior

Worcester Room in Cabaret style

Example Cabaret style

Bevan Suite in Theatre style

Example Theatre style

Council Chamber in Theatre style

Example classroom

Carter Room in Boardroom style

Example Boardroom style

Snow Room standing reception

Snow Room standing reception

Lister-Fleming Room in U-Shape style

Example U-Shape style

Murrell-Barnes Suite in Cabaret style

Example Cabaret style

Great Hall dinner

Example dinner rounds

Location

Distances

train stations

  • London Euston - 0.3 miles
  • London St Pancras - 0.3 miles
  • London Kings Cross (Thameslink) - 0.4 miles

tube stations

  • Euston - 0.2 miles
  • Russell Square - 0.3 miles

motorways

  • M1 JCT 1 - 5.2 miles
  • M1 JCT 2 - 6.9 miles
  • M4 JCT 1 - 7 miles

airports

  • London City Airport - 7.8 miles
  • London Heathrow Airport - 14.5 miles
  • London Gatwick Airport - 25.6 miles

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