William Morris Gallery

Housed in a striking Grade II* listed building and set in the tranquil grounds of Lloyd Park, the William Morris Gallery is a popular venue for corporate and private events. The venue is now licensed for marriages and civil partnerships and revenue raised from venue hire supports exhibitions, events and education programmes. 

Features and facilities

  • Five stylish spaces accommodating 16 – 120 people, free wifi throughout the building, discounted Morris-inspired wedding favours, interactive whiteboard and projection
  • Fully accessible for people with disabilities, with an accessible entrance, disabled toilets and lift access to all floors

Acanthus Room

The room features original painted panelling and wooden floors and is hung with artworks from the gallery collection. It is fully equipped with state-of-the-art projection equipment and the furniture is flexible so can be arranged to suit any occasion. The room measures 5.7m x 6.0m and can seat up to 40 people lecture style or up to 16 people boardroom style.

Daisy learning studio

The Daisy learning studio can be hired for a range of uses, from community group meetings to workshops, training sessions and private events and seats approx 40 people lecture style and 20 people boardroom style.

Tea Room

The beautiful, orangery-inspired Tea Room is housed in our new extension, designed by Pringle Richards Sharratt Architects, and boasts stunning views over Lloyd Park. It is available for private hire in the evenings and on days when the gallery is closed to the public.

The room measures 11.4m x 5.0m and can accommodate up to 30 people for a seated meal or up to 50 people for a drinks reception. For larger events, this can be combined with hire of the Story Lounge, to accommodate up to 80 people for a drinks reception.

Story Lounge

The impressive first floor landing of this historic house, known as the 'Story Lounge', seats up to 55 people lecture style and is available for private hire when the gallery is closed to the public. The room measures 4.9m x 9.4m. For larger events, this can be combined with the hire of the Tea Room to accommodate up to 80 people for a drinks reception. 

Main galleries

For very special events, we can arrange for the exhibition galleries to be open and staffed - see prices below for the deluxe package. A maximum of 120 people can be accommodated. 


Catering for your event can be arranged through one of our approved caterers. For conservation reasons clients are not permitted to serve their own food or drink in the gallery.

Hire charges

Hire fee from £270 (Acanthus Room), £607 (Story Lounge & Tea Room), £1,550 (all areas). Discounted rates for not-for-profit organisations are given in brackets.

Prices are subject to availability. The learning studios are only available for hire if not in use for public or schools programmes.

Please note Technician charges may apply, please discuss your rquirements with a member of the venues team.

Address: William Morris Gallery, Lloyd Park, London E17 4PP

To arrange a viewing  email us on venues@walthamforest.gov.uk