Meeting Rooms

18 March 2020 – Based on Government advice, Esmée staff are now working remotely and away from the Kings Place office. We have therefore cancelled all meeting room bookings until the end of April 2020. We have contacted those organisations with room bookings to let them know.  Bookings post 1 May are still valid and rooms reserved (subject to further Government advice nearer the time). However, we will not be taking any new room bookings at present. Thank you and apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Our meeting rooms
Meeting room facilities in our central London office are available for organisations we fund to book, free of charge.

Our office in Kings Place is a five minute walk from King's Cross/St. Pancras International. The building contains concert halls, galleries, a café and restaurant with a terrace overlooking the Regent’s Canal.

We have three meeting rooms available:

  • Esmée Room -  maximum capacity 20 people (boardroom style)
  • Ian Room - maximum capacity 12 people (boardroom style)
  • Library Room - maximum capacity 8 people (please note there is no projector available in the library space)
  • The Esmée and Ian Rooms can be combined to create one larger room accommodating a total of 25 board room style or up to 30 theatre style.

Please note:

  • The meeting rooms are not fully sound-proofed.
  • We are unable to offer additional break out space outside of these rooms.
  • Bookings are available from Monday to Friday, 9:30am until 5:00pm.  
  • Meeting rooms should not be used for paid for events (e.g. training courses with a fee).

The Esmée and Ian Room with the dividing wall partially removed

The Library

To be fair to all those we fund, we can only take two room bookings per organisation at a time.


The following equipment is usually available (you will be asked to confirm what equipment you require at the time of booking):

  • projector (no projector in Library)
  • laptop (you also may bring your own laptop)
  • flipchart including pens
  • conference phone
  • Wi-Fi
  • We are unable to offer you the use of photocopier and fax
  • Access for people with disabilities

The rooms are wheelchair accessible, and there is an accessible toilet close to the meeting rooms.


Organisations will be responsible for any necessary furniture shifting to prepare a room at the beginning of a booking and for returning it to its original layout at the end. Please factor this into your start/ finish times when making a booking.

Address and map

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, 5th Floor, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG. Map

Catering facilities

A shared kitchen is available to prepare drinks. The Foundation provides tea, coffee, milk, sugar, and drinking water for groups to make themselves as and when they like throughout the day.

The Foundation can suggest caterers who can cater for various budgets. These include:

There is also a café, bar and restaurant within Kings Place

Meeting room bookings

To enquire into meeting room availability, please download a booking form here. This should be completed and returned to this email address.