NHM Darwin Centre Summer Party SW7

NHM - Darwin Centre Summer Party SW7

NHM - Darwin Centre Summer Party SW7

NHM - Darwin Centre Summer Party SW7

NHM Darwin Centre Summer Party SW7

Cromwell Road London, SW7 5BD
Map Location
Nearest transport link:
South Kensington
Type of events
Seated dinner150

NHM Darwin Centre Summer Party SW7

The Darwin Centre is an exciting and versatile space for all kinds of events. Choose from the light-filled atrium with its soaring Cocoon, the landscaped outdoor courtyard, or the unique Images of Nature gallery.

How about an outdoor drinks reception in the tranquil courtyard as the sun sets, followed by a self-guided tour of the Cocoon then dinner in the spectacular atrium? Or you could opt for a private viewing of one of our exhibitions, followed by cocktails on the terrace and dinner in the Images of Nature gallery.

The state-of-the-art Attenborough Studio provides the perfect space for press conferences and presentations followed by drinks and canapés in the courtyard.

The stunning glass atrium opens on to a peaceful courtyard, offering guests a tranquil oasis in the middle of the city. This outside space features a large amphitheatre that can house seating and entertainments or be used as a showcase arena for products. Ideal for dinners, receptions, exhibitions, product launches and fashion shows, the Darwin Centre also houses a modern lecture theatre that seats 80 guests, and features its own exclusive entrance.

Guest numbers
The size and shape of the Darwin Centre make it flexible enough to accommodate:

Dinner: 50-150 guests
Receptions: 100-350 guests


The Natural History Museum offers a range of cool and tranquil outdoor and indoor places to host the perfect summer party.
The spacious Darwin Centre courtyard can be themed for your event and our caterers offer a range of summer menu options to match.

From summer the Darwin Centre and Courtyard are available as part of an inclusive summer party package.

Larger and more formal parties can be hosted indoors in the splendour of Hintze Hall or the airy Earth Hall.

Summer Party Package
at the Natural History Museum
What’s included:
 Contemporary Darwin Centre private landscaped courtyard
 Access 17.00-22.00 (guest arrival 18.00)
 Unlimited house wine, beer and soft drinks
 3 savoury street food items per person from a choice of
over 70 options
 Deck chairs, summer festival bunting and décor
 Live acoustic band
 Staffed cloakroom, security team and toilet attendants
 Full event management support
Our all-inclusive package is available for parties of 100-300 guests


Further information

The Darwin Centre offers a contemporary canvas for a multitude of events including summer parties, drinks receptions and formal dinners.

Steel beams and reflective glass, together with the white limestone floor and curved concrete walls, provide a bright and modern event setting. The opportunity to explore the Cocoon is an extra treat to any event.

The courtyard provides a tranquil setting for a summertime party or drinks reception with the additional space of the atrium inside.

The state-of-the-art Attenborough Studio has a capacity of 60 people and can be used for press conferences and presentations, followed by drinks and canapés in the courtyard.

For event organisers looking for something a little different, the Darwin Centre can also be used as an entrance to Hintze Hall.