Our affordable and adaptable venue is located in central London in the literary hub of Bloomsbury. 20 Bedford Way is surrounded by world-renowned publishers, book shops, and historic squares.
We’re just minutes from Euston, St Pancras and Kings Cross as well as walking distance from several tube stations. These exceptional transport links make it easy for your audience to attend an event regardless of where they’re travelling from.
Our well-designed event spaces provide an ideal backdrop for any-sized book event. With a 933 seat theatre, flexible rooms, breakout spaces and a bar, you have all you need to create your perfect event. These event spaces can be hired individually or used together for a multi-stream literature event or festival.
Wow your audience with a book launch set in the literary heart of London and experience the architectural impact of 20 Bedford Way’s proudly brutalist building.
Capacity: 933 people
20 Bedford Way’s impressive auditorium offers spacious and comfortable seating in tiers, with outstanding acoustics and excellent sight lines. It’s a rare opportunity to hire a 933 seat theatre in central London.
Capacity: 320 people
This flexible hall includes two foyer areas, which are ideal for refreshments, intervals and to sell merchandise.
Capacity: 150 people
An adaptable hall with a removable stage, flat wooden floor and flexible furniture layouts. This space is ideal for smaller events.
Capacity: 100 people
Ideal for smaller literary events, Nunn Hall’s bright and airy space benefits from skylights and flexible seating arrangements.
Capacity: 70 people
Clarke Hall is an attractive smaller event space with flexible layouts that can seat up to 70 people.
Comedian and writer Russell Brand took to the stage at 20 Bedford Way to deliver an impassioned lecture on the importance of reading in society. The event was organised by the Reading Agency and took place in our Logan Hall theatre. Read more about Brand’s literature event.
Logan Hall hosted Sarah Millican as she released her debut book ‘How to be Champion’. It was a fantastic evening of laughter and conversation with actor and author Emma Kennedy.
Kevin Pietersen chose to launch his autobiography KP: The Autobiography at 20 Bedford Way. In association with Waterstones, the book launch event took place in Logan Hall.
Contact our event team to discuss your next book launch event by calling +44 (0)20 7612 6143 or emailing email@example.com. We have also shared some insider tips on putting on a literature festival over in our event resources.