The Lindley Hall at Royal Horticultural Halls has held exams since 1906 and is the London venue of choice for external school or university examinations.

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As an historic exam space in London, Lindley Hall offers an abundance of natural light, large capacity and everything else you need from an external examination venue.

Situated within the heart of the capital and with excellent transport links from Victoria, Pimlico and St James’s Park, the Hall is also easily accessible for your students and examinees. 

A spacious, beautiful and versatile examination venue

Lindley Hall boasts a stunning period setting that sets the scene for education and can accommodate up to 480 desks. If you have more examinees sitting a test you can contact us to discuss further options.

To make setting up the Hall for an examination simple, we’ll provide a floor plan that outlines the correct distance candidates are required to sit from each other.

For each examination, we will also provide you with specialist exam desks, chairs, clocks, Wi-Fi and a separate invigilator area. Security is offered should you need it, as well as a cloakroom, PA system and secure room for storing exam papers. 

To see how the space could work for you, watch the Hall in action or view our virtual tour.

A stress-free experience

We know that planning an exam can be stressful. That’s why we’ll do our utmost to make things as easy as possible for you. While you prepare for examination day, you’ll be allocated one point of contact, who will ensure you have everything you need and that things run smoothly.

If you have any other requirements, please do not hesitate to contact us, and we will do everything in our power to accommodate your needs.

To find out more about booking the Royal Horticultural Halls for an examination, contact our helpful team by calling us today on 020 7821 3650, or email us at horthalls@rhs.org.uk. We look forward to hearing from you.

Floor plans

Floor plan

Candidates: 457 with walkway
Main hall: 36 m x 22 m
Gross space: 875 sq m

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