Welcome to Salters’ Hall – an impressive Grade II listed venue in the heart of the City
Salters’ Hall is a true marriage of ancient and modern, a perfect combination for a distinctive dining experience. The main event spaces at Salters’ Hall are accessed through a modern pavilion entrance and found on the fifth floor, commanding a fine view over London Wall and St Paul’s Cathedral. Historic artefacts are placed throughout the building, pointing to The Salters’ Company’s historic involvement with the salt trade.
Each event space holds state of the art facilities, whilst still offering an impressive piece of history. The Main Hall, Court Room and Dining Room all feature honeycomb-pattern carpets and floor-to-ceiling windows, and are all accessed via a large foyer, aptly named the ‘Salt Lobby’. The Salters’ Garden is a rarely discovered outdoor space in the City, having recently re-opened following extensive landscaping and provides a secluded location for conference breakout spaces, or as a central summer party destination.
Salters’ Hall has been used as a commercial events space since 1976 – it has hosted numerous Livery dinners as well as important City conferences and private events. Alongside venue spaces, the Hall includes office spaces, apartments, a library and even a wine cellar. The refurbishment has retained the Grade II listed interiors and created dramatic entertainment spaces which are flexible, comfortable and fully equipped for modern business needs.
Salters’ Hall is a unique 4,200 sqm Brutalist building that is striking and modern in stature. It is now home to The Salters’ Company, a 600-year-old Livery Company and one of London’s Great Twelve Livery Companies.
Refurbished by de Metz Forbes Architects and re-opened in late 2016, the Hall is one of the only Livery Halls in the City to have been built in a more contemporary style, yet still retain a Grade II listed status for the internal spaces. Salters’ Hall is also home to the largest landscaped area created in the Square Mile since the First World War. The recently completed refurbishment and intricate design won Salters’ Hall the coveted RIBA London Regional Award in May 2018.
The Salt Lobby on the fifth floor is a vaulted corridor modelled on a salt cave, lined with antique salt cellars and a huge block of salt. There is full access to the Lobby and a beautiful staircase, hung with a cascading chandelier, with lights formed in the style of rock-salt crystals.
We can accommodate a variety of events at Salters’ Hall including
- Corporate and Private Celebrations
- Awards Ceremonies
- Musical Evenings
- Garden Parties
- Product Launches
The Salters’ Hall History
The current Hall is The Salters’ Company’s sixth Hall; the fifth building was bombed in 1941 by German aircraft. The new Hall was built in 1976 and then closed for the recent refurbishment in 2014.
The Brutalist Grade II listed post-war Livery Hall has undergone a major refurbishment to increase public visibility while still retaining the Livery Hall functions. The Hall re-opened in May 2016 after a £9 million improvement project lasting two-and-a-half years, part of a wider redevelopment of London Wall Place.
The last building created by architect Basil Spence was handed to de Metz Forbes Knight Architects (dMFK) to improve the building’s office areas, sustainability and perceptibility. It was shortlisted for the AJ Retrofit Award, as one of the most innovative retrofit projects for a listed building over £5 million in the UK. It remains one of the only Livery Halls in the City to have been built in a truly contemporary style.