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West Room

The recently-renovated West Room, an events dining room on the first floor of Simpsons in the Strand, retains its original Edwardian interior, and benefits from high-domed ceilings and plenty of natural light. This bright, pretty room is as ideal for luncheons as for meetings; and makes an elegant background to formal dinners or celebrations.

The West Room, a mid-capacity dining room for up to 180 guests, still retains the oriental-style light fittings chosen for it by Dame Bridget D’Oyly Carte, the last member of the D’Oyly Carte family which rebuilt Simpson’s in 1904. This room is notable for its popularity with famous past regulars of Simpson’s in the Strand, including the likes of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, whose famous creation Sherlock Holmes dines on the first floor, overlooking the Strand. Alfred Hitchcock built a replica set of this room in order to film a scene from his 1936 film, “Sabotage”, using real Simpson’s menus and staff to add that authentic touch.

Room Size
159 sq m / 1,710 sq ft


Simpson’s in the Strand, first floor


Capacity by Configuration

  • Event 100 guests
  • Boardroom 24 guests
  • Theatre 70 guests
  • Reception 180 guests
  • Classroom 20 guests
  • U-Shape -
  • Cabaret 25 guests
  • Buffet 50 guests
  • Dinner dance 70 guests