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Conference Centre and Accommodation

Theobalds Park, run by DeVere Venues, is set in 55 Acres of parkland grounds, located just off junction 25 on the M25, only minutes from the A10, A1, M11 and M1 and on the train only 25 minutes from London Liverpool Street, 40 minutes from Kings Cross and 45 minutes from Victoria. See transport details here.

The purpose-built Conference Centre has
plenty of space for networking

The conference will take place in the modern Management Centre, while most of the social activity will be in the luxurious Georgian Mansion House and the Ridings – an elegantly converted barn and stable yard.

Help yourself to a selection of teas and coffees
at any time throughout the conference

Free tea and fresh coffee is available at any time of the day during the conference and there is free wi-fi Internet access throughout. 

There are 141 bedrooms in total, comprising:

  • 70 contemporary style rooms in the Management Centre
  • 40 classic-style rooms in the Mansion House
  • 31 new contemporary style rooms in the Ridings Courtyard
Ridings Courtyard
The Ridings Courtyard – The old stables have been
beautifully converted into bedrooms

View the courtyard accommodation plan
at the top of this page.

  • A mixture of twin, double and single rooms
  • Four rooms are wheelchair accessible



Each room has:

  • Hospitality tray with tea and coffee
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Bath and/or shower
  • High speed Internet access and wireless Internet
  • In-room safe
  • Hair dryer
  • LCD TV with Sky channels

Leisure Facilities
Conference delegates will have the free use of the Leisure Centre, with Gym and Spa. Those of you who are less energetic might be content with a late night game of pool or table football.

Arriving and checking in
When you arrive at the conference there will be a check-in desk for conference delegates at the reception. Check in to your room – you’ll be asked to pre-authorise a credit card to pay for any extras you might sign for (otherwise you won’t be able to sign for drinks, for example).

You won’t be able to go to your room until the afternoon, but if you leave your luggage at reception the hotel staff will label it and have it delivered to your room.


Ahead of you, you’ll then see the Conference registration desk. You’ll be able to register and pick up your delegate’s pack from the desk each morning and for a period each evening and during breaks. If there is nobody at the desk you’re bound to find a member of the conference team close by and they’ll be happy to help you (look out for the distinctive shirts).

View the hotel floor plan at the top of this page.

Theobalds Park History

Mansion house stairs

There has been a house near to the current mansion since before 1440. The original house was a prominent stately home and Royal Palace in the 15th and 16th Century and was visited at least eight times by Queen Elizabeth the First.

It was largely demolished around 1650, then rebuilt after the Restoration, later to be replaced by the current stately mansion, known as Theobalds Park. The new house was built about a mile to the north of the old house by merchant and MP, George Prescott, who bought the estate from the Third Duke of Portland in 1763.

In 1820 the house passed to the Meux family, who added to it in the 19th Century.

Lady Meux also purchased Sir Christopher Wren's 400-ton Portland Stone archway, Temple Bar, in around 1888 from the City of London. It stood in the grounds of Theobalds Park until 2001, when it was dismantled once again and reconstructed next to St Paul's Cathedral, where it can be seen today. The only sign now of Temple Bar's former presence at Theobalds Park is a commemorative plaque.

Temple Bar

Theobalds Park Todayconference centre & water feature





DeVere Hotels have maintained the mansion house and converted the stable block and barn as well as adding on the modern conference facility to make this an ideal venue for the IMI Conference in 2011.

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