Central London’s Conference and Events Venue

Located just a short walk from Holborn station, The View was fully reimagined and modernised for events in 2021, with a focus on sustainability, innovation and sustainability.

Famed for its world-leading research and scientific endeavours, the venue is headquarters to The Royal College of Surgeons of England and The Faculty of Dental Surgery, and boasts a large terrace overlooking London’s largest public square, Lincoln’s Inn Fields.

The View is managed by the UK’s longest-established events caterer and restaurateur, Searcys, serving extraordinary seasonal British food and fine wines.

Built for conferences

Up to 300 delegates can enjoy conferences and events at The View, with an outdoor terrace providing evening ambience or daytime respite.

Meanwhile, our state-of-the-art facilities and built-in AV functionality make the spaces ideal for presentations, seminars and panel discussions.

Our Services For Your Event

Event Management

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On-site AV Support

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Flexible Spaces

The View: events with heritage

Holding events at The View puts you in illustrious company. The Royal College of Surgeons of England provides pioneering research for over 30,000 members, as well as examination and conference facilities for the College. Your guests’ journey starts with a grand entrance through our historic porch, adorned with classical columns which leads to a spacious lobby featuring distinctive portraits of past Royal College of Surgeons alumni. Our lifts then transport invitees to our event spaces, both refurbished in 2021 with sustainability and ergonomics in mind. Located on the 6th floor, The View is noted for its transformational facilities and stunning city views, made possible thanks to our open-air terrace. Meanwhile, our 1st floor features the Lumley Library, a spacious event destination housing a collection of medical science books, noted as the finest in Europe since the 19th century.

10-300 delegates

for corporate and private events

15 different menu styles

and 35 accompanying wines for your event

The Lumley Library

This fully functioning library and events space, painstakingly restored in 2021 with a beautifully polished backdrop for events.

Landmarks you can see from the top floor

The London Eye, the Shard and Inner Temple

111 solar panels

installed across the new building

The Refurbishment

Our refurbishment focuses on being high tech and environmentally sustainable, with the redesign reflecting our changing functions as a home for surgical excellence in the UK and across the world in the 21st century. New zones include a professional surgical centre (including facilities for courses and exams), the Hunterian Museum, the Lumley Library, contemporary conference and meeting rooms, event spaces, members' areas, offices and café.

100% of timber materials used on site were FSC-accredited

certified to ensure they meet the highest environmental and social standards with forestry organisations around the world

Food Made Good

Searcys is accredited with the top three-star Food Made Good accreditation from the Sustainable Restaurant Association

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