Solar Panels and Wind Turbines
10 May

It’s no secret that we all need to be more sustainable in how we live our lives. The UNDP’s Sustainable Development Goals were created to ensure that the planet and all those on it can live peacefully, without poverty in an environmentally friendly world. Friends House has several policies in place to ensure that we do our part in this, which are built into our environmental commitments.

Friends House
7 May

We are pleased to present our Company Annual Review for 2018, which celebrates the achievements of the Company and its managed services over the last year. Friends House, Swarthmoor Hall and the Quaker Centre Bookshop and Café all saw significant rises, and we continued to deliver high levels of customer service.

Reaching New Heights

Friends House
26 Mar

It’s something every event organizer wonders – ‘How do I make sure my delegates get the most out of my event?’. We want to make sure your event with us is memorable. At Friends House, we have some specially crafted Day Delegate Packages to make sure your event has everything it needs. Here are our popular packages that can help you save time and money when planning your event with us.

Book The Light for your AGMs, graduations, conferences and more
10 Jan

It’s no secret that the right event venue lets your company shine. Several Quaker meeting houses across the country have been adapted to host company events. These ethically run buildings have years of hospitality and event services and have several awards between them.

Hands holding jigsaw pieces together
1 Nov

The Bake the Difference programme at Friends House is now in its second month.  The programme participants have already made significant progress.

Since the programme started in September, participants have been studying hard and learning new skills. Baked goods produced on the course are regularly sold in the Café and Restaurant at Friends House. Some round cakes have also been served for event catering. But the biggest steps have been in personal development.

8 Oct

Friends House has been working with the London Pathways Partnership (LPP) to launch our Bake the Difference programme. The programme helps provide training and support to people who have a diagnosis of personality disorder and a history of offending or antisocial behaviour. It aims to help the people on the programme integrate into society.

25 Sep

Friends House Restaurant has retained its Food for Life Gold Award from the Soil Association. There are only 12 other venues that hold a Food for Life Gold Award in the UK.

To achieve a Food for Life Gold Award a venue must:

29 Aug

We are pleased to announce that Friends House and The Light are finalists for the London Venue Awards 2018. Friends House is nominated for Best Venue Customer Service – 300+ attendees, theatre style, while The Light is a nominee for the Most Versatile London Venue – 1,000+ attendees.  The finals will be held in October.

Hilda Clark Suite
6 Aug

Friends House is home to 32 meeting rooms and suites available for events. In honour of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) who own the company, each room is named after notable Quakers. The building is also home to The Light, a 1000 seat auditorium that has hosted an assortment of events such as conferences, book launches, and even fashion shows.

4 Ideas to Inspire Your Summer Event
28 Jun

Summer has arrived! And although the work must go on, your event can still make the most of the weather. Our team has come up with a few ideas to add a little sunshine to your summer event at Friends House.