Opening of the Lindley Hall by HM King Edward VII and HM Queen Alexandra, 22 July 1904
The Lindley Hall opened its doors for the first time in 1904, at the height of the Edwardian era.
It was the monarch King Edward VII who had mooted the idea of the Royal Horticultural Society having a purpose-built exhibition hall for its shows. On 22 July 1904, together with the Society's patron Queen Alexandra, he officially declared the venue open.
The Lindley Hall was designed by Edwin J Stebbs, and his focus on achieving as much natural light as possible remains a key part of the character of the building more than 100 years later. The space, light and elegance inherent in its Edwardian design create a breathtaking effect for organisers and visitors alike.
An iconic location
The Lindley Hall continues to set a gold standard for every type of event, hosting conferences, exhibitions, fashion shows, banquets, weddings, product launches and many other events, both public and private. It also provides a stunning backdrop for music videos, car launches, adverts and films. Organisers are able to take advantage of the Hall’s stunning glass-vaulted ceiling for an abundance of natural light or can opt for full blackout.