Hire The National Archives ~ Talks Room
About Talks Room
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue, Richmond, TW94DU
The National Archives is the official archive for the UK government, England and Wales. We are the guardians of some of the nation’s most iconic documents dating back more than 1,000 years, from the Domesday Book and Shakespeare’s will, through to secrets of the security services and tweets from Downing Street.
Situated in a riverside location in leafy Kew, we are a year-round venue with large, landscaped grounds offering both daytime and evening hire. Our high quality event and conference facilities can accommodate guests for anything from a small meeting, to a celebratory dinner or reception through to a full 250-delegate conference. Our unique offer includes optional ‘heritage experiences’ as part of our day delegate rate packages; from behind the scenes tours and original document displays, to themed expert talks and events.
We are easily accessible by both tube and rail and are well located for access to the North and South Circular roads and M4 and M25 motorways. There is a car park for visitors.
A fresh and contemporary space with plenty of natural daylight, this room is well suited for boardroom meetings, seminars, lectures and presentations. The National Archives is the official archive for the UK government, England and Wales.
Other Spaces in this Venue
The National Archives, Events Auditorium
Commissioned in 2016, this impressive state of the art, partially raked auditorium is a high tech space for lectures, film screenings and theatre style meetings. The National Archives is the official archive for the UK government, England and Wales.
Discover More Great Venues
The Hothouse, Office party venue
Keen to get started with a booking enquiry. Get in touch by clicking Send Quick Enquiry. Industrial chic all day eatery and wine bar with floor to ceiling windows on Chiswick High Road.
The Hothouse, Christmas Party
For more information, please contact us by clicking Send Quick Enquiry :). Industrial chic all day eatery and wine bar with floor to ceiling windows on Chiswick High Road.
The Hothouse, Exclusive Hire
Industrial chic all day eatery and wine bar with floor to ceiling windows onto Chiswick High Road. Industrial chic all day eatery and wine bar with floor to ceiling windows on Chiswick High Road.
Chiswick House And Gardens, Blue Velvet Room
The recently restored Blue Velvet Room was once used by Lord Burlington as his study. Chiswick House and Gardens is a beautiful and historic setting for a range of events from a romantic wedding or civil partnership, a special party or dinner to corp
One Over The Ait, The Riverside Bar Drinks Area
The Loft Drinks Area is a beautiful space within One Over the Ait located very close to the 8 Kew Bridge Road, Brentford. A lovely riverside pub in Kew; One Over The Ait provides a relaxed and friendly environment for dining and drinking. The loft a
Revolution Richmond, The Terrace
Whether your looking for a sensational summer event or a cracker of a christmas party, The Terrace Bar is undoubtedly one of the best, private event spaces Richmond has to offer. Revolution Richmond is the perfect setting for a corporate event or cel
Plough, Private Room
Ideal for festive parties, group dining and meetings. The Plough is a beautiful pub in a conservation area within a short stroll of Richmond Park.
Clayton Hotel Chiswick, Gunnersbury Suite
Meeting, conference, Syndicate, Presentation, Training, Function, Session, Course, Board Meeting, Team Building, One-on-One Meeting, Interview. Clayton Hotel Chiswick is situated in the heart of West London, with 227 contemporary guest bedrooms, a st
The Tap On The Line, Atrium
The Atrium is a beautiful space within The Tap on the Line located very close to the Kew Garden Station, Station Approach, Richmond. A traditional station pub; The Tap on The Line combines vintage charm with modern comfort - and sets a brand new stan
The George & Devonshire, The Burlington Room
Our fantastic function room is the perfect place for your party - with it's own private entrance and space for up to 100 people. We can cater for cold finger buffets or provide hot food if you prefer. With local artists' work exhibited on the walls
iBurbia studios, Blue Suite
The studios can be used for conferences (with conference calls), meetings, lectures, training, events, technical presentations and research (each of the studio's have a viewing room and we offer the possibility to use focus vision). We have 2 stud...
Clayton Hotel Chiswick, Devonshire Suite
A flexible room, which can host up to 30 people and can be adapted for a wide range of uses, such as meetings, conferences, syndicates, presentations, training courses, board meetings, team building, one-on-one meetings, and interviews.. Clayton Hote
Studio K, Dance Studio
The studio has great transport links and is located right next to Richmond train station. Our bright, spacious studio perfect to hire for dance rehearsals, casting sessions, acting coaching, yoga and pilates..
The George & Devonshire, Exclusive Hire
At the George & Devonshire, we believe in good old-fashioned home cooking – serving up classic pub dishes fresh from the kitchen. And alongside our mouthwatering menu, you’ll find a host of daily specials – so you’ll always have something new to try
Clayton Hotel Chiswick, Hogarth Suite
If you're looking for a more intimate Wedding ceremony or reception, our Hogarth suite is perfect for up to 40 guests.. Clayton Hotel Chiswick is situated in the heart of West London, with 227 contemporary guest bedrooms, a stylish bar and popular re
One Over The Ait, The Loft
The Loft is a beautiful space within One Over the Ait located very close to the 8 Kew Bridge Road, Brentford. A lovely riverside pub in Kew; One Over The Ait provides a relaxed and friendly environment for dining and drinking. The loft area is the p
Regus London Chiswick Park, New York
Room has 69 sqm and benefits from natural daylight.. These stylish and impressive serviced offices overlook a pretty lake on a business park close to the M4 making it accessible for Heathrow Airport.
iBurbia studios, Green suite
Our studios can be used for conferences (with conference calls), meetings, lectures, training, events, technical presentations and research (each of the studio's have a viewing room and we offer the possibility to use focus vision). We have 2 stud...
Ratings & Reviews
lausaceOctober 25th, 2018
Fantastic resource, really helpful staff ty!GOOGLE REVIEW
Ed RobensAugust 10th, 2018
Once to find the place and get used to the protocol it is a great experience. However, the place should never have been built here. It is one of the most difficult places to find and you have to drive through heavy traffic. Train journeys can be time consuming because you need to change several times to get to Kew Garden station. If you live outside London it is half your day or more just travelling, and the cost of travelling today could result in £50+ on rail fares.GOOGLE REVIEW
Ray FoulkesDecember 31st, 2018
Very popular government building, with literally hundreds of guests visiting every day. Two parts to the building, good looking new section and a huge concrete structure. Out the front is a nice water feature with fountains and swans, and next to that is a grassy area with a large pond with ducks in. There is a big car park for those that want to drive, but they have just started charging and it is very expensive, so take the R68 bus to Kew Retail Park or the tube/train to Kew Gardens station. There is a nice cafe inside and seating outside. Examples of famous items include Doomsday book, Shakespeare’s will and Magna Carta I believe amongst many millions of other documents. Press 'like' if my review is of benefit.GOOGLE REVIEW
Gail SpencerOctober 16th, 2018
An exceptional and unique place. Use as day out or for research. Just amazing....dig the swans. Like a park with tons of absorbing literature.GOOGLE REVIEW
Valerie TannahillJanuary 16th, 2019
An extremely interesting place to visit. Really very helpful, pleasant staff. I have just requested a non-naturalisation letter regarding my deceased relative and this has promptly been mailed to me. A wonderful service. Thank you so much for all your help!GOOGLE REVIEW