Gibson Room

The Gibson Room is one of our larger rooms situated on the second floor next to the Milner Room. Being spacious and light it provides a suitable room for a variety of events and purposes.

Local History

Gibson Square, the first of two squares built as part of the Milner Gibson Estate, was laid out from 1832 to 1839 by architect Francis Edwards, a pupil of Sir John Soane. The garden was originally open to residents only, but in the 1930s it had become rundown and was passed to Islington Council for upkeep. During World War Two, the garden was dug up for air-raid shelters and later replanted. In 1963 a proposed ventilation shaft for the new Victoria Line, in the form of a 50-foot concrete structure, was staunchly opposed by residents. This resulted in the simulated classical temple with a domed roof which stands in the garden today, designed to be in harmony with its surroundings. The work was carried out in the early 1970s when London Transport also restored the garden and replaced its railings.

Available room layouts

Lecture
35 max capacity
Single Tables
15 max capacity
Paired Tables
30 max capacity
Horseshoe
20 max capacity
Meeting Block
24 max capacity
Semi circle
25 max capacity

Room specifications

Tariffs  
Per day £360
Half day
(3.5 hours)
£180
Saturday
(Whole day rate applies)
POA

Capacity

  • 35 people

Uses

  • Workshops
  • Training sessions
  • Meetings

Facilities

  • Sony 65” HD TV
  • Standalone PC
  • Cables for devices
  • Wifi

Book your next event now!

Email laycockcentre@islington.gov.uk.

If you need a room in the next two days, please call us on 020 7527 5588.

Please note that all bookings are subject to our terms and conditions.