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About 12 Bloomsbury Square

Built in the reign of Charles II, by the Earl of Southampton in 1661, Bloomsbury Square is on one of London's oldest garden squares. Many of the rooms at 12 Bloomsbury Square are named after those in the famous 'Bloomsbury Set', including Virginia Woolf, John Maynard Keynes, E. M. Forster and Lytton Strachey. Latterly, Nikolaus Pevsner housed his library at 12 Bloomsbury Square in a panelled room which is now available to hire.

12 Bloomsbury Square offers a variety of rooms suited to a range of different events including meetings, training and workshops, conferences and seminars, recruitment and interviewing as well as launches and receptions.

As the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) headquarters, the building also offers excellent hearing facilities and is already used by top law firms including Bird & Bird, Fenwick Elliot, Herbert Smith, Ince & Co, Linklaters and Watson Farley & Williams as well as The Hague. Both CIArb members and non members are able to book 12 Bloomsbury Square.

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) - an international not for profit organisation whose mission is to promote and support the work of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) professionals across the world. CIArb members include arbitrators, mediators and adjudicators, all working to resolve disputes in a flexible, non-court environment.

With over 30 Branches and 12,000 members working internationally, in sectors as diverse as finance, construction, oil and gas and agriculture in over 100 countries, CIArb prides itself on being a truly global network. CIArb provides a dedicated professional support to members through world-renowned training, conferences, events and publications.

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12 Bloomsbury Square is a fantastic venue and the chairman, delegates and Secretariat staff were all very complimentary about the accommodation; the fact that we were in such excellent surroundings enabled the meeting to reach successful conclusions to sometimes very tricky discussions. I was particularly grateful for the flexibility about timing that the venue/ staff offer.  I would like to congratulate you on the high level of commitment and efficiency shown by your staff...

Barbara Middleton, Administration Officer, OSPAR Commission

If you are looking for a professional meeting or mediation environment in central London, Bloomsbury Square has a fantastic combination of location, environment and quality service. A meeting at 12 Bloomsbury Square is always a pleasurable experience....

Stephen Ward, MD, Clerksroom

I have used 12 Bloomsbury Square meeting rooms for mediations on a number of occasions. The location in Bloomsbury Square, London WC1 is one of the great benefits. The rooms themselves - especially the ones looking out onto Bloomsbury Square...

Anthony Connerty, Barrister, Lamb Chambers