| I just wanted to send you a message to say a big thank you for allowing us to hold our first alumni meeting in The Abbey Centre. | Thank you for all the arrangements that you made for us. The room, catering and projector arrangements were perfect. | | | Overall, we'd like to thank you for a fabulous service. We're extremely happy on how everything went, and we really appreciate all the help we got from you and your team. | It's the first time I've been there and it was a lovely space and perfect for our meeting. | It was really productive and I hope to get more members joining next time so it was a great place to start the ball rolling. |

Ashley Cooper Room

Ashley Cooper Room

Capacity: 24-40
A low-cost basement room for no-frills meetings.

Hire this room to support activities such as our club for Spanish and Portuguese older people.

The Ashley Cooper room is located in the basement, with doors opening onto the Abbey Centre's courtyard garden. From late Spring to early Autumn, you can throw open the doors and enjoy the fresh air. There's room to accommodate up to 40 delegates, and the room's ultra-low price makes it a smart choice for no-frills meetings, training or conferences.

Named after Anthony Ashley Cooper (later the 7th Earl of Shaftsbury), who was the head of Ragged Schools for decades. He fought against child labour in factories and mines and for improved treatment for people with mental health problems.


  • Theatre: 40
  • Boardroom: 25
  • Horseshoe: 25
  • Cabaret: 24

Free wifi


  • Session: £325
  • Day: £450
  • Evening: £225


  • 11.27 x 4.98m
  • 37' x 16'4"

Session times

  • Morning 9.00-12.30
  • Afternoon 13.30-17.00
  • Evening: 18.00-21.00

For access before 9am or after 9pm, charges start at £80 per half hour to cover direct costs. Please contact us for details.


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