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Conway Hall, Bloomsbury

Conway Hall, so-called in honour of anti-slavery and free speech advocate Moncure Daniel Conway, is a well-established presence in the Bloomsbury area.

Conway Hall also boasts the most extensive humanist research library in the world. Here visitors can find comprehensive texts, artworks, music and other printed materials. For dedicated researchers or just curious visitors.

What’s it all about?

Ever since this beautiful Grade II listed building opened in 1929, Conway Hall in Bloomsbury has been a bastion of free-thinking, ethical discussion and debate on contemporary issues.

Visiting Conway Hall will give guests the opportunity to hear from some of today’s leading thinkers, artists, scientists and many more.  Despite its somewhat compact, yet grandiose, exterior the hall plays host to a large number of events, debates and workshops throughout the year that are certain to entertain and enlighten.

What can I expect to see?

Conway Hall in Bloomsbury plays host to a wide variety of lectures, debates, art exhibitions, music performances, stand up comedy and much more. Perhaps you want to hear the latest thinking on technology and climate change? What about taking a fascinating look at historical figures and how their delusions eventually brought their downfall?  Or take in a Sunday show and listen to a classical music concert? Whatever you choose, it will certainly be an eye-opening experience.

Where is Conway Hall located?

25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL

We’ve included a Google Maps route to help guide you there. 

How do I get there from the Crescent Hotel?

It’s a 17-minute walk from the hotel to the Conway Hall. 

As you leave the Hotel, head right and onto Marchmont Street. Head down that road for approximately 5 minutes and when you read the end at Bernard Street, turn left and then right onto Russell Square. Head down Russell Square until it becomes Southampton Row and walk for approximately 15 minutes.