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Venue Hire

China Exchange offers exceptional space in the centre of London’s Chinatown. Our newly renovated floors of the iconic BT Telephone Exchange building in Gerrard Street, Soho are only minutes from Piccadilly and Leicester Square.

We have three high quality, versatile spaces available for dry hire and this is what they can offer to your event:

The entrance space serves as the welcome area and has direct access to Gerrard Street where receives heavy footfall on a daily basis. It is suitable for workshops, meetings and pop-up presentations should you wish to engage with the public. Capacity 30

The Moonchu Hall is the largest of our spaces. It has a wooden floor and an attractive aspect over Gerrard Street. Consider the Moonchu Hall for: receptions and events where you wish to serve food; launches and branding activity; exhibitions; workshops; large-scale performances. Capacity 200

The Prudential Hall has good acoustics and benefits from a PA system and a baby grand piano. It has a light vinyl flooring. Consider the Prudential Hall for: lectures, presentations and seminars; conferences; musical performances. Capacity 200

Please click the arrow to have a walk around in the building! Switch from one floor to another by clicking “GF”, “F2” and “F3” to bottom right.


We have a variety of equipment on site/off site available for hire, largely for conference, presentation and music concert. Please tell us about your event and we will arrange everything for you.


You are welcome to bring in your own catering at no extra charge. We can also give caterer recommendations upon request.

Our spaces have been hired by wide range of clients including:

“China Exchange has been a fantastic Central London venue for our varied activities; from lectures and seminars to workshops and recitals.  Both students and teaching staff have enjoyed the light, airy rooms and the location has certainly enhanced the experience of studying in London.”

–Royal Academy of Music

Contact us at info@chinaexchange.uk for availability and pricing.



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