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Friends House  London (2 miles)


Max. capacity: 1000  |  Bedrooms: 0


Friends House is the central offices of Quakers in Britain, offering 32 flexible conference and meeting spaces, to suit six to 140 delegates.

The Light is our 1000-seater auditorium and boasts natural daylight, its own entrance, and a dedicated receptionist.

We’re friendly, fairly traded and well-connected. We ensure our facilities and services are competitively priced with a number of packages and options to suit different types of conferences, meetings, and events. And with the convenience of a central London location and excellent transport links, Friends House is the ideal venue for corporate events.

We’re committed to the environment so events don’t cost the earth. This means that we use water and energy efficiently, use 100% renewable energy, have a zero waste to landfill policy and continuously reduce our carbon footprint. Since 2009, we have reduced our carbon footprint by 29%.

Accreditations, Associations, Memberships and Affiliations


  • Conference Centre
  • Exhibition Centre
  • Historic Building
  • Traditional
  • Training Centre
  • Unusual/Unique

Venue Awards

- Bronze Award at the London Venue Awards 2017 for "Best New or Refurbished Venue"
- Highly Commended for Excellence in water resource management - April 2017
- AIM Higher - Silver Accreditation: Friends House achieved the AIM Higher - Silver Accreditation in February 2017
- Camden in Bloom: Friends House Garden was awarded at the Camden in Bloom 2016 Awards and came second in the Best Business Garden category.
- Sustainable Restaurant Association: Friends House Restaurant was awarded 3 Food Made Good Stars for its sustainability efforts and the quality of its food in 2016.
- RIBA award: Friends House was awarded a regional RIBA award in 2015 for the refurbishment of The Light and its unique architecture
- Carbon Champion - April 2015: Camden Climate Change Alliance has presented Friends House with a major award, declaring us a carbon champion in Camden. This award came as a recognition of our enduring efforts not only to reduce our own impact on the environment but also to influence and support the local and wider community in living and working more sustainably
- **Good Egg Award**: In 2009 Friends House joined some of Europe’s best-known companies to receive a Good Egg Award for committing to going cage-free in favour of eggs from free-range, organic or barn kept hens. Our combined policies mean that approximately 20 million hens will live cage-free every year. More information at
- **Food for Life (Soil Association)**: In 2010, Friends House was awarded by the Soil Association for promoting planet-friendly food
- Marine Stewardship Council Chain of Custody certificate
- Good Chicken Award (from CiWF)
- 5-star food hygiene rating

Event Types

  • Activity Day
  • AGM
  • Assessment Centre
  • Away Day
  • Breakfast Meeting
  • Conference
  • Congress
  • Exam
  • Exhibition
  • Fashion Show
  • Interviews
  • Marquee Event
  • Meeting
  • Networking
  • Other
  • Presentation
  • Product Launch
  • Reception
  • Road Show
  • Seminar
  • Teambuilding
  • Training Course
  • Workshop


  • Friends House Restaurant (British, vegan and vegetarian)
  • Quaker Centre Cafe (British, vegan and vegetarian)

Corporate Responsibility

Friends House is committed to being an ethical, sustainable and responsible venue:
- we use a 100% renewable and green energy
- the meat and eggs we serve are 100% free range
- we saved the equivalent of 120 trees and 44200kg of CO2 by recycling in 2015
- we reduced our carbon footprint by 29% since 2009
- we have set up beehives with 30,000 bees on our rooftop, in 2014
- we have a zero waste to landfill policy
- our food is cruelty-free
- we pay all our staff above the London Living Wage and are part of the Living Wage employers network


- Highly Commended for Excellence in water resource management - April 2017
- Restaurant: 3 Food Made Good Star in 2016
- Carbon Champion - April 2015
- **Food for Life (Soil Association)** 2010
- **Good Egg Award** 2009