Holborn Bars from the outside

Everything you need to know about our venues

The main event

On May 19th 2017, we will be holding our third event at the iconic Holborn Bars in London.

Built nearly 150 years ago in ornate Victorian gothic style, De Vere Holborn Bars has been a legendary place of business ever since the early 1870s, when it was commissioned by the Prudential Insurance Company to be their head office.

Hosting ConfConf at the Holborn Bars will bring a beautiful mix of historic architecture, modern high-tech amenities and collaborative working space making the perfect atmosphere for our event.

Within the Holborn Bars, there is an amazing mix of function rooms for an array of uses, but ConfConf will be taking place within the Dickens room with it's ornate ceilings and tall paned windows which overlook the stunning courtyard.

Holborn Bars Dickens room
Holborn Bars entrance Holborn Bars restaurant

Address & directions


Holborn Bars
138-142 Holborn

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By train

One of the most common, and definitely recommended routes of transport is to arrive by train & tube.

The nearest tube station is Chancery Lane on the Central Line. When leaving the station take exit number two and the entrance to Holborn Bars is located approximately 50 meters ahead in the large red brick building.

By bus

If you would rather take in the sights of London as you travel to the event, then there is the option of taking a traditional London red bus.

From London Waterloo Station there are two bus services available, Bus 341 and 521. Alighting at Holborn Circus bus stop will ensure you are opposite the entrance to Holborn Bars.

By air

Coming from a bit further afield to ConfConf? The London City Airport is just over 8 miles from the venue. Take the DLR line to Bank and change to the Central Line, leaving at Chancery Lane. Exit the station via exit two and the entrance to Holborn Bars is in the large red brick building ahead.

The after party

Following a jam-packed day of inspiring talks from our speakers, we have found the perfect venue for us all to go and enjoy those important follow-up conversations.

Join us from 7pm at Grand Union Farringdon where we will have a private area for ConfConf attendees.

Address & directions

Grand Union Farringdon
55 Charterhouse Street

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The after party venue is just a short 6 minute walk from our main venue, Holborn Bars. Literally just around the corner!

Grand Union Farringdon space
Grand Union Farringdon bar Grand Union Farringdon outside

Nearby hotels

London is full of options when it comes to places to rest your head before and after the conference should you choose to. Below are just a few which are close to our venues.

Please note that we cannot guarantee availability at the below hotels over the coming months.

Club Quarters Hotel St Paul's outside

Club Quarters Hotel St Paul's

24 Ludgate Hill

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The Zetter Hotel outside

The Zetter Hotel

St Johns Square
86-88 Clerkenwell Road

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The Z Hotel City outside

The Z Hotel City

23-28 Fleet Street

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