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Best 5 Academic Venues in London

3 Dec 20192m read

Here are the best 5 academic venues in London according to The Venue Booker:

Kings Venues – Bush House

Former home of the BBC, the building has been completely renovated and now offers modern conference spaces accommodating 10 to 400 people. The beautiful rooftop venues boast outstanding views of the London skyline and are sure to impress the most discerning guests. Based in the heart of London, Bush House incorporates the ideal blend between historical and traditional features.

Clients have the choice of a variety of conference spaces including a Harvard style lecture theatre for 120 which benefits from complimentary syndicate space and breakout areas. The Auditorium is a purpose built lecture theatre for 395 guests offering the flexibility of retractable seating and an adjacent ground floor Arcade which provides hospitality for up to 400. In addition the venue offers a variety of classrooms ideal for smaller meetings. Finally the rooftop hospitality suite offers indoor event space for up to 250 guests with two balconies overlooking the Thames and Holborn.

Imperial Venues

Imperial Venues offer flexible venue hire in Central London. With over 100 venues on our university campus ranging from meeting rooms and banqueting halls to an elegant Grade II listed Victorian townhouse, Imperial Venues are able to host events for up to 758 guests.  South Kensington venues, located within Imperial College London’s main campus, are some of the capital’s premier academic venues offering a diverse range of spaces, from our grade II listed townhouse to modern meeting rooms all in one great central location.
Situated less than a 10-minute walk from South Kensington and Gloucester Road tube stations and moments from many of London’s famous landmarks including The Royal Albert Hall and the Science, Natural History and Victoria & Albert Museums. Hyde Park and Knightsbridge are just a short walk away.

Regent’s Conference & Events

Situated in London’s peaceful Regent’s Park, just minutes’ walk from Baker Street tube station and the West End, Regent’s Conferences & Events offer beautiful outdoor spaces and an affordable range of attractive meeting & function rooms. The venue offers four feature rooms, beautiful, private gardens and dozens of classrooms available to hire. The indoor spaces offer a variety of interiors from a contemporary art gallery to a high-ceilinged hall crammed with period charm. All of the main spaces have huge windows that flood the rooms with natural light and the stunning grounds are bursting with mature shrubs, trees and seasonal blooms.

Roehampton Venues

Roehampton Venues SW15 on the edge of Richmond Park, South of Hammersmith Bridge and with close links from London Waterloo offers interchangeable conference space and a selection of modern and historic venues. Elm Grove Conference Centre offers guests two floors of meeting space. The Oak Suite that can be split into three separate rooms boasting 98” plasma screens for presentations, touch screen controls for sound and floor to ceiling windows with views over landscaped gardens and courtyards. Positioned either side of the Oak Suite are two boardrooms holding up to 10 delegates perfect for smaller meetings or breakout spaces. Moving up to the top floor the Lime Tree Suite offers guests the chance to look out over SW15 and the City of London a perfect space for catering, networking or exhibition area. If guests are looking for somewhere to stay overnight Roehampton Venues offer 32 bedrooms within the conference centre. All rooms are en-suite and come with the standard hotel amenities.

Queen Mary University

Queen Mary Venues offer over 100 venues for hire from £45 per delegate in four ideal locations; across the City of London, Mile End and Whitechapel.
In addition to the meeting facilities, we have over 1,000 ensuite bedrooms on campus (available mid-June to mid-September) providing a perfect solution for anyone wanting to host a residential conference in the capital.
The venues also have a dedicated in-house catering and hospitality team who are able to provide bespoke menus for any event.


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