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The Chaucer Centre

Chaucer Centre

The Chaucer Centre provides the ideal comfortable venue for training and conferences.

We have modern conference room facilities and technology systems to meet all your training and development needs. All rooms meet the needs of the Disability and Discrimination Act.

Our conference rooms are situated in this pleasant old school building with refurbished facilities, and provide basic business services such as:

  • unlimited wi-fi
  • remote hot desk area
  • photocopying
  • direct fax facilities
  • free parking
  • on site restaurant and pre-booking catering facilities
  • patio and gardens

We offer 10 versatile meeting rooms for a variety of uses ranging from interviews, presentations, and board meetings to larger seminars for up to 100 people. The facility also has a hearing loop for delegates and an ICT room with 12 pc workstations (for use by Merton Council staff and schools only)

The Chaucer Centre boasts a large free car park and on site catering facilities providing hot and cold buffets for events as well as daily lunches.

Opening times

  • 8am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday
  • 8.30am to 4.30pm during school holidays

Rooms for hire

Committee style room Cabaret style room
Boardroom cabaret style room

Easy style room Theatre style room

Room Layout type and capacity Full day Half-day Per hour


16 x committee


£103.00 £65.00 £24.00


25 x cabaret


£103.00 £65.00 £24.00


20 committee


£103.00 £65.00 £24.00


25 x cabaret


£103.00 £65.00 £24.00


7 x easy style


£82.00 £52.00 £18.00


24 x cabaret


£103.00 £65.00 £24.00


10 x committee
10 x cabaret
18 x theatre


£88.00 £57.00 £20.00


20 x committee
36 x cabaret
50 x theatre


£185.00 £130.00 £45.00

Middle Hall

24 x committee
50 x cabaret
80 x theatre


£231.00 £157.00 £55.00


24 x cabaret


£103.00 £62.00 £24.00


23 x easy style


£103.00 £65.00 £24.00

Main Hall

100 x cabaret
120 x theatre


£293.00 £185.00 £65.00

ICT Suite
(Restricted hire -
Merton council staff only)

12 x PC stations £150.00 £75.00 N/A


Item Full day Half-day
Laptop £10.00 £5.00
Data projector £10.00 £5.00
Wireless Microphone £10.00 £5.00

Other items of equipment (e.g. flipchart, speakers) are included in room hire costs.

Photocopying (non-Merton staff) costs 10p per black-and-white and 20p per colour copy.

Book a room

Telephone: 0208 288 5602 Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm


The minimum booking time for all rooms is two hours.

Cancellation charges

Bookings cancelled within 10 working days of the booking are subject to a late cancellation fee:

  • 100% of the room hire fee if cancelled within 2 working days of the booking date.
  • 25% of the room hire fee or £48 minimum, if cancelled between 3 and 10 working days.

Restaurant, hospitality and refreshments

The Chaucer Restaurant is open Monday to Friday from 7am until 5pm.

A selection of breakfast products is available from 7am until 11am to eat in or take away. Fresh salads and hot lunches are served between 11.30am until 2.30pm.

A selection of freshly made deli produce, snacks and hot and cold drinks is available throughout the day.

Our caterers - Gosto Fino

Gosto Fino offers a wide range of breakfast and lunchtime options with a buffet style lunch and salad bar, as well as a selection of freshly made sandwiches and paninis.

The team also serve freshly ground Italian coffee throughout the day, which is available for take away or enjoyed in the restaurant or in the  garden area

Hospitality menu and booking form

The hospitality brochure for meetings, functions and events is available to view and order through the links below.

Please contact the catering manager with any queries regarding your requirements

Tel: 020 8288 5606

Contact details

The Chaucer Centre,
Canterbury Road,

Telephone: 020 8288 5678

Travel directions

By Car – Sat Nav SM4 6PX
Free on-site parking. For a location map, see below.

By Rail: St. Helier Station. 10 minute walk

By Tube: Morden Underground (Northern Line) 10-15 minutes walk

By Bus: 80, 151, 154, 157, 164, 280, S1, S4

By Tram: Mitcham tram stop

Map and directions

Larger map (Google Maps website)

This page was last updated on Tuesday 1 November 2016

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