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The Marcus Beck Library – for a lasting impression

The Marcus Beck Library is a historical treasure of a room that we’ve inherited from our friends at the Royal Society of Medicine. Once a research laboratory for the Medical Research Council, it’s now home to the RSM’s collection of rare medical books – making it one of the most distinctive meeting rooms in London.

The Library seats up to 30 people in Boardroom style, around a beautiful horseshoe-shaped table – so it’s ideal if you’re looking to add a touch of grandeur to your board meeting or presentation. It’s also tucked away on our Third Floor, so you’ll have plenty of tranquillity and discretion for any confidential discussions.

In a hurry? Here’s all the key room info you need:

  • Seats up to 30 people

  • U-shape Boardroom set-up

  • Discreet Third Floor location

  • Naturally lit

  • Air conditioned

  • Dates back to 1912

  • Oak parquet floor

  • Marble fireplace

  • Formal library styling

  • Home to the RSM’s collection of rare medical books

Room hire rates, catering, and in-room AV

Our room hire rates for the Marcus Beck Library vary, depending on the day and length of your hire. Check our handy table below for pricing.  You can then select additional working lunch and dinner menus and audio visual options.

Monday to Friday
8am – 5pm
Monday to Friday
4 hours or less
Saturday and Sunday
£750 £600 £550

Catering Options

If you’ll need in-room refreshments, we can provide these in addition to your meeting room hire.

When you book the Marcus Beck Library, you’ll get these AV facilities too:

  • HD screen to display your slides and content

  • a wireless presentation system so you can share presentations and make decisions with one click

  • in-room speakers so you can amplify sound from your laptop

  • high-quality conference speaker-phones so you can connect to attendees anywhere

  • an induction hearing loop system so any delegates with hearing support don’t get left behind

  • cabled internet access and complimentary wifi, because we’re nice like that

If you can’t find the AV equipment you’re after above, you might be able to hire it instead. Head to our Meeting Rooms Audio Visual page for a full list of all the AV we have available.

Room Layout

Here’s a handy pdf of the room layout and floor plans

or click on the images below to open a larger view

Room Dimensions

Length: 8.79m

Width: 8.40m

Height: 2.40m (highest point)


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Serena Woolf, N/a Private Party

1 Wimpole Street is an excellent venue with great conference & AV facilities, good catering and above all exceptional staff.

Katrina Coyle, Hubble Media

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