• Christmas table decorations
  • Drinks reception in the Court RoomDrinks reception © Clean Plate Pictures
  • Decorations in the Museum
  • Table set-up in the Picture Gallery
  • Drinks reception in the Court Room © Helen JermynDinner reception in the Court Room © Helen Jermyn
  • Dinner in the Picture Gallery © Helen JermynDinner in the Picture Gallery © Helen Jermyn
The Foundling Museum is the perfect venue to host your Christmas event. Make your office party, family get-together or dinner with friends an occasion to remember by celebrating in this unique museum for hire in central London.

Our Grade II-listed Georgian-style building provides an impressive backdrop for any event. Located in Bloomsbury, central London, the Museum is within walking distance of Russell Square and Holborn underground stations, and Euston and King’s Cross St Pancras International. Explore our historic Collections, fine interiors and contemporary exhibition spaces with exclusive use of the Museum. Guests can explore our opulent galleries whilst enjoying drinks and canapés. Alternatively our picturesque rooms provide the perfect venue for your Christmas dinner or themed Christmas party.

Located on the first floor the Court Room, with its sumptuous dark green walls and magnificent plasterwork, is one of the best surviving Rococo interiors, and one of the most impressive Christmas venues, in London. It was here that the Foundling Hospital Governors conducted their Committee business and entertained important guests. Across the corridor our largest space, the Picture Gallery, displays some of the Museum’s finest paintings, including William Hogarth’s impressive portrait of the Foundling Hospital’s founder, Thomas Coram. The grandeur of the room and the art on display provide elegant surroundings in which to entertain guests.

If you’re looking for a unique venue for hire near Russell Square and King’s Cross St Pancras, the Museum has dedicated staff to help you from site visit, administration and pre-planning, through to on-site management of the event itself. We also work closely with a selection of approved suppliers from caterers and florists, through to photographers and musicians. See our Plan Your Event page for more details.

This year we’ve teamed up with The Admirable Crichton to offer a selection of reception and dining packages, including prosecco on arrival for every guest.

Evening hire is available every day. Daytime hire is available on Mondays only. We are able to offer a limited number of Christmas lunch hires, please call to discuss your requirements.

  • THANK YOU so much for your help in making last night such a success. I’ve had some lovely feedback on the venue, the food and the ambience we created, and my Chairman has even sent me a personal thank you this morning, so I’m very grateful! All the suppliers were excellent, so really do please pass on my thanks to absolutely everyone – venue staff, catering staff and security – who were involved.

    Leonie Heaton, Payments UK

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Discuss your event with our dedicated events team on +44 (0)20 7841 3616 or fill out the enquiry form below to find out more about this unique venue for hire in central London.