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The State Opening of Parliament 

The UK general election took place on Thursday 4 July 2024. The new Parliament met on Tuesday 9 July 2024 for the election of the Speaker and swearing-in of MPs and Lords. The State Opening of Parliament and The King’s Speech will take place on Wednesday 17 July 2024.

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Attlee and Reid Room

Overlooking the River Thames and Black Rod’s Garden, the Attlee Room is an elegant space for lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.

The Attlee Room is named after Clement Attlee, the Labour Prime Minister from 1945 to 1951 who was responsible for establishing the Welfare State.

Attlee and Reid Room Floor Plans

Seated layout

Venue capacities:


Room Layout:

There is seating available for 16 to 48 guests, or a standing reception for 30 to 60 guests. 


  • U shape 48
  • Long table 28
  • Squares 32


  • Reception 60


  • Theatre 30