Got Questions? We've Got Answers!

Welcome to our FAQ’s page where you will find answers to the most commonly asked questions.

  • Can you supply AV equipment?

    There are a limited number of plasma TV screens and laptops (subject to availability) that you can use FREE of charge.

    However, if you have additional requirements then we recommend contacting Gordon AV who can supply any AV equipment you may need.

  • What is the Chartered Institute of Public Relations?

    The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the advocate and voice of the public relations profession, a champion of our professional interests, a respected partner to the broader communications community and a body that works in the public interest.

    We enhance the reputation and understanding of the public relations profession and the professionalism of our members through the provision of world-class structures for the practice of public relations. We do this by providing education, knowledge building and sharing, research, excellent governance, conduct and ethics.

    All the rooms available for hire on this website are located at the CIPR head Office, 52-53 Russell Square, London, WC1B 4HP.


  • If I am running an event such as a training workshop or conference, why do you need to know the content that will be covered?

    The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) uses this venue to provide training workshops and conferences for its members and the communications industry in general. Obviously we cannot hire these facilities to anyone organising an event which is likely to conflict with the CIPR’s own training and events list.

  • How do I book a meeting room or contact you?

    To check the availability of a room please complete the enquiry form here and someone will call you shortly to discuss your requirements.  Alternatively you can call us on +(44) 207 631 6900, or you can email info@5253.co.uk.

  • How do I get to 52-53 Russell Square?


    The CIPR Public Relations Centre is easily accessible by tube, bus and rail.

    If travelling to us by tube, the nearest stations are Russell Square on the Piccadilly line, and Holborn and Tottenham Court Road on the Central line. All three stations are a 5-10 minute walk from the CIPR.

    If travelling to us by National Rail, the closest station is Euston – just a 10 to 15 minute walk away.

    Car parking

    Car parking facilities are available at both the Bedford and Imperial Hotels, each just a five minute walk from the CIPR. View the locations and tariffs for both car parks online.

  • Where can I find accommodation near Russell Square?

    Local accommodation

    If you or your delegates/guests require hotel accommodation close by the CIPR, we have negotiated special rates with a range of local hotels in association with Event Fixers. View the hotels and rates (PDF format).

  • What is included when I book a meeting room?

    When you book a room you have FREE access to our wifi and upon request we will provide you with (subject to availability) a laptop and plasma TV screen for your use during your event or meeting.

    There are water coolers in all the rooms and our board room comes with free sachets of coffee and tea.