Our Awards & Partnerships


RIBA London Regional Award Winner 2015


The Light was awarded a regional RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) award in May 2015. The unique open roof architecture and make over of the Large Meeting House by John McAslan & Partners was recognised by fellow British architects. Find out more about The Light.

Camden Business Awards 2015 Highly Commended

Camden Business Awards 2015

We were “highly commended” for outstanding contribution to environmental sustainability at the 2015 Camden Business Awards. Read more...

Carbon Champion Award

Camden Climate Change Alliance

The Camden Climate Change Alliance recognised Friends House’s efforts into reducing its carbon footprint and awarded us with a Carbon Champion award. Read more…

Certifications and accreditations

AIM Higher Silver accrediation

AIM Higher Silver accreditation

We are a member of the Meetings Industry Association (MIA) and have gained an AIM Higher Silver accreditation. We have achieved one of the highest levels of compliance with the standards set by the MIA for the meeting and conference venues in the UK.

Carbon Smart Gold Certification

Carbon Smart

Friends House achieved the Carbon Smart Gold Certification for the year 2017! We have been a Carbon Smart Certified Organisation since 2015 and have managed to reduce our Carbon Footprint by 29% since 2009. Discover more about our environmental commitments on our Environmental values page.

We are a Living Wage Employer

Living Wage Employer

We are a Living Wage Employer and we pay our staff above the London living Wage. To find out more about our employment policies and our jobs, please visit Quakers in Britain website.

Vegetarian Society Approved

Vegetarian Society Approved

We are a member of the Vegetarian Society’s Food & Drink Guild. We fully comply with The Vegetarian Society’s strict criteria concerning vegetarian suitability. Read more on our Catering page.

Soil Association Food For Life Gold Catering

Soil Association

Our Restaurant has maintained its Gold Food for Life Accreditation in 2016. Audited and assessed by the Soil Association, our Restaurant successfully responded to sustainable and qualitative criteria. Read more here…

Food Made Good 3 Star

Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA)

Friends House Restaurant achieved an overall score of 83% in terms of sustainability efforts and commitments and was awarded 3 Stars by the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA). Read more…