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Faraday Lounge

Available for hire during the evening on its own or as part of a flexible suite in conjunction with our Turing Lecture Theatre, the room is well suited to networking and drinks receptions.

It is accessible by lifts, with screens that can be branded to your event. House your own welcome desk behind the projected digital wall for ultimate brand impact for your guests from the moment they step into the space. 

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This room is ideal for...

  1. Drinks receptions
  2. Networking events
  3. Sponsor events with a difference
  4. Speed-dating models of networking
  5. Casual drinks receptions on sofa areas

What’s included in meeting room hire?

  1. Complimentary Wi-Fi
  2. HD display screens for branding or content display
  3. An on-site support team
  4. Sound system to connect to your own device
  5. Sofas and private seating booths with screens for branding

Explore the Faraday Lounge


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The Faraday Lounge is suitable for our casual dining packages within the space, or book an additional room to house a different style of catering for your guests, such as a sit-down fine dining dinner.

Browse our latest menus or find out more about our catering team.

Faraday Lounge room hire costs

The price of hiring the Faraday Lounge includes all of the above facilities and excludes VAT. Catering can also be booked at an additional cost.

For more information view our current room hire costs.


Maximum capacity

200 (Reception)  

Day rate



Half day rate



Evening rate

(6pm to 11pm)


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Did you know?

A statue of Michael Faraday stands outside IET London: Savoy Place and we hold an important collection of his personal papers in the IET Archives. But why is Michael Faraday so important to the IET? After all, he died in 1867, four years before the Institution was formed.

Faraday’s journey from unqualified apprentice to the most famous scientist of his day, his work on the fundamentals of physics and electricity and his untiring efforts to promote science in society have ensured his legacy to the history of science and technology. We hope your event will spark recognition with this as you bring it to life in the heart of London, on the banks of the River Thames.

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Check availability and book either by phone or via our live chat.