Lords event planning information

House of Lords Royal Gallery

Have you booked your event in the House of Lords? Find out more information on our menus, flowers, audio visual services, gift shop, and how to get to your event.

Make the most of your trip to the House of Lords by visiting our gift shop. It is located on the ground floor, next to our venues.

Opening hours are Monday to Thursday, 11am to 8pm and Friday 11am to 3pm. We can also arrange to open the shop at the time of your event with a minimum spend of £350.

We stock a wide range of exclusive merchandise which can be ordered in advance for your event. We can also personalise many of our gifts. Please contact the shop on 0207 219 5168.  A small selection of House of Lords merchandise is available from the online Parliament gift shop.

We can provide high-quality specialist audio visual equipment for your event. This includes:

  • microphones
  • HD screens
  • technical support

View the specifications and prices (PDF PDF 96 KB) of audio visual equipment.

We can provide flower displays to suit the theme of your event.

Table centrepieces are available from £35 each (including VAT) and pedestal displays are available from £125 each (including VAT).

Whatever your requirements, our florist will be able to find the perfect flower display to accompany your event. Get in touch with our event coordinators for more information.

Download key information which we feel will help you better understand some of our many rules and regulations and assist you in planning key elements of your event, giving you peace of mind.

All bookings made by external third parties in the House of Lords are subject to approval.  We would require the Event Enquiry Form completed in full.  Please be advised that the approval process may take up to two working days. Too little or missing details from the information requested can result in a delay to the approval process. 

For Monday to Friday events between 08:00 to 19:45 in the Cholmondeley Room and Terrace, Attlee or Home rooms, please enter via Black Rod’s Garden Entrance (entrance 11 on map).

For all weekend events, please enter via the Cromwell Green Entrance (entrance 8 on map) which is open from 8am to 8pm.

Opening times in recess may vary.

For full access information, view our planning your visit pages.