2013 sees the Storries X return to the Grand Connaught Rooms, Covent Garden.
Today, since being acquired by Principal Hayley Hotels and Conference Venues in 2009, the venue has undergone a dramatic refurbishment programme transforming into a world class inspirational venue.
Sympathetically restored, the palatial Grand Connaught Rooms is now a venue that impresses, captivates and inspires its visitors. Recent events include: Elle Style Awards, Ralph Lauren and Britain's Got Talent.
The building has been the Headquarters of the Freemasons since 1717. Originally, the freemasons would meet in various taverns until, in 1775, the Marquis of Normandy's mansion was demolished and the foundation stone was laid at 61 Great Queen Street.
In 1908 the building was divided and the dining rooms named the Connaught Rooms after the first Duke of Connaught, Grand Master of the Freemasons at that time.
One of London's most famous locations, for much of its existence Covent Garden served as the largest fruit and vegetable market in England. The market used to cover the whole of the square and occupied many of the buildings, but has since been transformed beyond all recognition.
Grand Connaught Rooms
How to find us
Located in Covent Garden, the Grand Connaught Rooms are set in the heart of central London. Ideally placed for both leisure and business visitors, the bustling market and open spaces of Covent Garden effortlessly mix entertainment with retail therapy.
Where to find us
Grand Connaught Rooms
61 - 65 Great Queen Street
England, WC2B 5DA
Tel: +44 (0)20 7405 7811
Fax: +44 (0)20 7831 1851
By London Underground
*Underground stations: Covent Garden or Holborn
*Covent Garden Underground station (Piccadilly line) is a short walk from the venue
*Holborn Underground station (Central Line)
*The Piccadilly line connects Kings Cross station with London Heathrow Airport, by central London
*Heathrow airport is approximately 40 minutes by tube from Covent Garden
Nearest station: Kings Cross
*London Euston, Kings Cross and St Pancras International stations are under a thirty minute walk from the hotel or a short taxi ride
*Kings Cross station is just three stop away on the London Underground's Piccadilly line
*All of London's remaining mainline stations, including London Victoria, Paddington and Waterloo are easily reached by the Underground network
Nearest airport: London Heathrow International airport
London Heathrow International airport is 18 miles away
All of London's international and domestic airports have excellent links into central London
Satellite navigation coordinates: 51.515567, - 0.120687 (post code WC2B 5DA)
Parking at the Grand Connaught Rooms, London
The nearest car park is on the corner of Drury Lane and Parker Street and is only a two minute stroll.