Riverside Room

An iconic room with large windows and a private balcony to make the most of superb views across the capital. It's ideal for large events and can be used as one space or partitioned into different areas to suit your occasion.

This room is great for

  • Meetings
  • Networking events
  • Drinks receptions
  • Dinners

What you get

  • Large capacity room with the latest audio-visual facilities
  • Options for custom-staging, lighting and dance floors
  • Option to split the room into five sections using partitions
  • Superb riverside views and natural daylight from large picture windows

See here for physical distancing capacities

Book now

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

020 3733 1068

Explore the Riverside Room

Whether you're looking for a state-of-the-art, modern conference room or large meeting space with unique views over the River Thames our Riverside Room is a perfect flexible space. This room is ideal for a drinks reception, dinner dance, award ceremonies, parties, exhibitions and presentations.

In 2019, £280k was invested into the AV of the room, providing endless AV options to event organisers and enabling every delegate to have full visibility when the room is used in landscape format. This is thanks to new screens and 4k video walls, improved sound and new cameras and software.
Find out more about the investment.

Formal Lunch and Dinner FAQs [PDF, 1,004KB]
Reception FAQs [PDF, 795KB]
Awards Ceremonies FAQs [PDF, 780KB]


If you need a large capacity meeting room, the Riverside Room offers an attractive, flexible space.

  • Can be set up in theatre, cabaret or classroom style – seating a maximum of 330 depending on layout
  • Acoustic partitions allow the room to be divided into as many as five sections
  • Stage management quality, efficient power supply
  • State-of-the-art AV facilities and screens including video conferencing
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi for attendees
  • Hospitality from our in-house catering

You can add more outdoor space by booking the Johnson Roof terrace too.

Networking events

Your attendees will be happy to mix and mingle in this pleasant space while enjoying river views.

  • Tea and coffee, refreshments, canapés, buffets or drinks are just some of the catering options available
  • Divide the room into as many as five sections with acoustic partitions
  • State-of-the-art audio-visual facilities
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi for attendees
  • Options to brand your event

The room can be used in conjunction with lecture theatres with video or audio relayed from other rooms. It can also be used as a standalone space for your networking event. You can add more outdoor space by booking the Johnson Roof terrace too.

Drinks receptions

Entertain your guests with a drinks reception in a large, attractive room. It's an interesting setting allowing guests to mingle at the end of an event at the IET or at a private celebration or corporate occasion.

  • Contemporary décor
  • Menus to suit your needs from the in-house catering team
  • Accessible to everybody – including a Sesame lift at the building entrance
  • Options to brand your event
  • Private balcony allows guests to make the most of the attractive riverside and city views

You can add more outdoor space by booking the Johnson Roof terrace too.

Riverside Room pricing

Price includes complimentary Wi-Fi.

All prices exclude VAT. To see what is included view our current room hire tariffs. or view our 2020 social distancing special rates.

Maximum capacity


Day rate

(8 am - 5 pm)

Half day rate

Evening rate

(6 pm - 11 pm)

330 (reception) £6500 n/a £5200

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