Porchester Hall – Travel Back in Time!


Porchester Hall

The Porchester Hall is located at London UK. It was opened in 1929 next to the Turkish Baths and Library on Porchester Road. It provided the Borough of Paddington with a dignified and elegant looking Public Hall. The objective was to use it for the various functions and social gatherings for residents in Paddington area. The appealing glamorous look and convenience drew the attention of a wider circle of all classes. The Hall was available for concerts, whist drives, banquets, dances, receptions and meetings. The foundation stone was laid by the then Mayor Leonard Snell, JP. Visitors to the hall can see this in the main entrance of the hall.  The main function room can hold up to 650 guests. It can be called as a one of main visitor attractions of Paddington. There is a fully licensed bar and kitchen facilities making it the most sought after social glitz public place. The theatre has a capacity of 300 people, the classroom about 400, the dancing hall 450 people and the dinner hall can accommodate around 400.

In underground stations

The Royal Oak Tube and the Bayswater Underground Station are about 3 and seven minutes from the Porchester hall. Among the Mailine stations, Paddington Railway Station is about 10 minutes from the hall. Luxury, executive and budget hotels can be selected from Paddington or Bayswater area.

Architecture and Looks

The good looking exterior of the hall has set the standard for the rest of the building. Portland Stone and Cornish granite were used for the main structure and entrance steps of the hall.  The windows forming the details have been made of teak woodwork and bronze metalwork. The grand entrance to the Hall is ideal for reception drinks and leads guests up the magnificent staircase made up of with its ornamental bronze and wrought iron banisters.

The hall is available to hire for myriad   purposes including wedding receptions, record label showcases, award ceremony and any other facilitation, dinner dances, school plays, international conferences etc. Some noteworthy events include BBC 1 “Session” with Amy Winehouse & Yusuf Islam, leading international rockers Arcade fire, venue of BBC1’s Question time and a host of London fashion week.

The Hall is available for all 7 days a week, from 9.00 am to 1 pm, depending on the event. An extension may be available on application for special events.

Bookings are confirmed by payment of 50% of the total booking charge, which is non-refundable. The balance is required one month prior to the event.

An additional amount of GBP 400 deposit against any damages to be sent with final payment, returnable after an inspection.

Porchester Hall Nearby Hotel is Park Grand London Paddington.