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Top 25 London Venues 2019

The leading America event website EventsMB with 60,000 followers has produced their list of the top 25 venues in London for 2019 and here it is:

THE BEST CONFERENCE VENUES CENTRAL LONDON

For conference venue hire in London, these four choices go above and beyond to bring flexibility, convenience, and innovation to conference events.

QEII Centre, Westminster

The largest conference and exhibition space in Central London went through a recent renovation to bring more flexibility, convenience, and technological advances to its guests.

WHY IS IT COOL? This spacious venue can be easily customized with over 30 rooms that both stand alone and adjoin. Guests are treated to spectacular Westminster views, including Big Ben and Westminster Abbey. With an on-site events team, the challenge of organizing large-scale conferences is minimized.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Large-scale conferences, exhibitions, product launches, award ceremonies.

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: The building includes 32 conference, meeting and event spaces, accommodating 2,500 guests in total. The largest room, Churchill, holds 700 theater style or 280 cabaret style.

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: Recently updated facility includes sound, lighting, staging webcasts, data projection, video conferencing, simultaneous interpretation and WiFi.

CATERING: QEII Taste by Leith’s is the exclusive caterer.

ACCESSIBILITY: All conference rooms include step-free wheelchair access. There are nine passenger lifts in the building and no fixed seating, meaning wheelchairs can be positioned anywhere.

TRANSPORT: The nearest tube stations are Westminster and St. James’s Park. Car parking is available at Q-Park Westminster, a 7-minute walk from the venue.

Marble Arch, Marylebone

The brainchild of world-renowned event venue enterprise etc.venues, Marble Arch has received multiple recognitions for its adaptable and creative spaces.

WHY IS IT COOL? For venue hire in Central London, Marble Arch’s location is prime. Situated just minutes from Marble Arch Station and Bond Street, the facility is within walking distance of West End’s many hotels, government buildings, and businesses. The contemporary interior offers a diverse range of spaces, suitable for anything from small business meetings to luncheons to presentations. Design quirks include a 3D virtual fireplace and urban kitchen bar.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Conferences, business meetings, training, luncheons or dinners.

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: The venue includes 22 rooms over three floors and 22,000 square feet. The maximum room capacity is 140 guests theater style or 72 guests cabaret style.

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: High-spec NEC projectors and screens, WiFi with 100mb fiber, 30mb of public WiFi.

CATERING: On-site open kitchen manages all food and beverage service.

TRANSPORT: The nearest tube stations are Edgeware Road and Marble Arch. There is also a car park within walking distance.

Assembly Hall at Church House Westminster, Westminster

The largest room in the Church House Westminster is both an architectural marvel and flexible meeting space.

WHY IS IT COOL? While most famous for his work in South Africa, architect Sir Herbert Baker also designed the stunning 1939 Grade II Assembly Hall. The 30-foot high glass dome ceiling, 15 arched windows, and polished English oak paneling create a light-filled, regal interior.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Conferences, product launches, annual grand meetings, exhibitions, award ceremonies.

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: 519 square meters holds up to 600 guests seated, 550 guests for a reception, or 373 guests for a seated dinner.

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: Hardwired interconnectivity between all rooms, web-streaming and live broadcasting, two Ultra HD 4K projectors, D&B sound system, WiFi.

CATERING: Ampersand is the exclusive in-house caterer.

ACCESSIBILITY: The building has full wheelchair accessibility. All rooms are flat-floored, meaning wheelchairs can be positioned flexibly. Staff have disability awareness and first aid training.

TRANSPORT: The nearest tube stations are St James’s Park and Westminster (District, Circle, and Jubilee lines).

One Great Street, Westminster

With guest lists that have included The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, and the Media Centre from the 2012 London Olympics, this extravagant event venue was designed to impress.

WHY IS IT COOL? Built in 1910, this historic building was originally created for the Institute of Civil Engineers. Fittingly, each of the meeting rooms are named after important engineers with connections to the institute. The beautiful Edwardian architecture has neo-Palladian and Baroque design with a focus on natural light and airy spaces.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Conferences, corporate meetings, training, award dinners, seminars.

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: The venue includes 21 rooms. Maximum capacity is 400 guests for a standing reception or 260 guests for a sit-down event in the Grand Hall, spanning 400 square meters, but certain rooms are designed for as few as six attendees.

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: In-house audiovisual team (Eclipse Presentations), hard-wired interconnectivity between rooms, lighting design, and equipment, HD projector, WiFi.

CATERING: In-house catering team manages food and beverage.

SUSTAINABILITY: One Great Street’s ‘Green Team’ monitor the buildings environmental footprint and carry out new ideas. Notable features include an on-site water purification system, increased recycling, biodegradable cleaning products, and sustainably sourced ingredients on the catering menus.

ACCESSIBILITY: One Great Street is the most accessible events venue in Westminster. Along with the essential wheelchair amenities, the catering menu can cater to all diets and medical conditions.

TRANSPORT:  The nearest tube stations are Westminster (District, Circle, and Jubilee lines) and St James’s Park (District and Circle lines). Q-Park is the nearest car park, located on Abingdon Street.

BEST BUDGET CONFERENCE VENUES LONDON

Balancing affordable rates with exceptional quality, these venues will impress your guests without breaking the bank.

Quayside Room at Museum of London Docklands, East End

As its name suggests, the Quayside Room of the Museum of London Docklands offers beautiful views of the West India Quay alongside affordable rates.

WHY IS IT COOL? Weathered brick walls and black and white artwork give the space an urban feel. Floor to ceiling windows allows ample natural light to warm the room. From the third floor location, guests can enter directly into the museum’s galleries. The Quayside Room can be hired from 9am to 5pm for less than £1,000, or from 6:30pm to 11pm for £1,000 exactly.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Business meetings, workshops, dinners.

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: The room can accommodate up to 70 seated guests over 132 square meters.

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: On-site AV and technical support team, WiFi.

CATERING: Ampersand is the exclusive caterer.

TRANSPORT: The nearest tube station is Canary Wharf. For car parking, the Vinci car park on Hertsmere Road is behind the museum.

BMA House, Bloomsbury

Despite what its grandiose design suggests, the BMA House offers great deals on a few of its meeting rooms.

WHY IS IT COOL? The historic building was constructed in 1911 and, despite its recent renovations, maintains the original charm of its red brick exterior. All 21 meeting rooms have unique architectural quirks, including two beautiful outdoor spaces. On top of their already affordable rates, the BMA House offers a 25% discount to members of the British Medical Association.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Conferences, meetings, training, seminars, luncheons, dinner parties.

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: The building includes 21 meeting spaces, 11 of which are purpose-built breakout spaces. There is an additional outdoor garden and terrace. The largest room, The Great Hall, holds 320 guests reception style, 294 guests theater style, or 160 guests cabaret style over 405 square meters.

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: In-house technicians, PA system, data projector, microphone, audience engagement software, Smart Kapp flip chart, WiFi.

CATERING: In-house caterers CH&CO provide food and beverage.

SUSTAINABILITY: The BMA House was awarded a Gold Green Tourism Rating in 2017 for their sustainability efforts, including efficient control of resources, sourcing local ingredients, and employing the latest technology.

ACCESSIBILITY: All but two of the 21 meeting rooms are fully accessible (the Great Hall and Garden are not wheelchair-accessible).

TRANSPORT: The nearest tube stations are Euston, St Pancras International and Eurostar. Limited parking is offered by BMA House during evenings and weekends.

Whitechapel Gallery, East End

One of the leading contemporary art museums in London, the venue also rents out numerous spaces at varying price points.

WHY IS IT COOL? With the variety of spaces for hire, Whitechapel Gallery offers rooms to fit most budgets. The cheapest is the Study Studio, with a capacity for 60 guests, at just £400 for a half day or £600 for a full day. As a registered charity, all of the income from renting goes straight to their Education and Community programs.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Seminars, screenings, conferences, product launches, dinners, evening receptions.

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: There is over 3,600 square meters of rentable space throughout the whole building. The largest room holds 250 guests standing, 200 guests theater style, and 150 guests cabaret style.

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: Built-in AV facilities, advanced equipment for hire, WiFi.

CATERING: Whitechapel Gallery offers four approved catering companies to choose from.

TRANSPORT: The nearest tube station is Aldgate East. There are also several nearby paid parking facilities.

MEETINGS AND SMALL CONFERENCE VENUES LONDON

For small venue hire in London, these three choices have mastered the art of intimate spaces without compromising on amenities.

The Boardroom at The Collective, Fitzrovia

The Collective is a co-living building that also rents out event spaces, one of the smallest being The Boardroom.

WHY IS IT COOL? More than your ordinary meeting space, this sophisticated room has plush, royal blue chairs, creative light features, and a fireplace. For corporate venue hire in London, the convenient location combined with kitchen access and an on-site bar with catering services, make for user-friendly business space.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Business meetings, luncheons.

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: The 43 square meter space can hold up to 35 guests standing or 14 guests seated.

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: TV screen, Apple TV, WiFi.

CATERING: Complimentary beverages are included while bar/catering services can be added at an additional fee.

TRANSPORT: The nearest tube stations are Tottenham Court Road (Central or Northern Line) and Goodge Street (Northern Line). There is no parking at the building, but the nearest car park is on the corner of Great Russell Street and Adeline Place.

The Lab at Stillpoint Spaces, Clerkenwell

Located inside Stillpoint Spaces, a psychological co-working hub, The Lab is rented to organizations with some form of psychological background or purpose.

WHY IS IT COOL? Clean and modern, the interior of The Lab is the perfect backdrop for creative conversation and brainstorming. With seating options that range from a ten person table to a long desk built into the wall, attendees can use the space for a variety of both individual and group projects. The facility also has a large psychology bookshop and library on-site.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Business meetings, breakout sessions, product creation.

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: The space can fit between 12 and 45 guests around communal desks, individual work space, and lounge furniture. The rental price also includes the adjoining Library, which fits another 12 people.

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: AV equipment for presentations and screenings, TV screen, WiFi.

TRANSPORT: The nearest tube station is Barbican, a 15-minute walk from The Lab. Even closer, the Farringdon train station is 7-minutes walk.

Best Large Conference Venues London

The sheer amount of moving parts required to organize a large-scale conference requires a venue that can ease the burden. These three venues offer a mix of on-site event management, adaptable spaces, and AV specialists to ensure your large conference runs smoothly.

Jerwood Hall at LSO St Luke’s, Islington

In between hosting orchestra performances and music education events, LSO St Luke’s also rents out Jerwood Hall for external events.

WHY IS IT COOL? Since the space was designed to host rehearsals, chamber recitals, and world music/pop rock concerts, it is both creative and comfortable. Perks include glazed windows that create a soundproof and bright space, acoustic banners on the walls for versatility, and electronic blinds that allow black-out capabilities. Rental of the Jerwood Hall also includes the Crypt Cafe, an additional pre-dinner drinks reception space.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Conferences, receptions, presentations, workshops.

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: The hall is organized theater style. The ground level hosts up to 425 for standing receptions and 220 for dining. The balcony hosts an additional 98 guests seated. The whole theater is 410 square meters.

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: State-of-the-art communications infrastructure, in-house sound system, flexible house and production lighting, projection equipment, WiFi.

CATERING: The London Symphony Orchestra offers ten catering companies to choose from. The in-house bar, Crypt Cafe, serves drinks and light snacks.

ACCESSIBILITY: The building has full wheelchair accessibility.

SUSTAINABILITY: The London Symphony Orchestra St Luke’s is a member of the Islington Sustainable Energy Partnership, a group of organizations committed to reducing their carbon footprint.

TRANSPORT: The nearest tube station is Old Street (the Northern line). The nearest NCP parking can be found at the Barbican Centre.

The Great Hall at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea

Located on the ground floor of Stamford Bridge, Chelsea’s football stadium, The Great Hall is one of London’s biggest and most flexible conference spaces.

WHY IS IT COOL? The amenities of this sports stadium transfer seamlessly to hosting large-scale events. On-site hotel facilities, restaurants, and a health club and spa guarantee that event attendees are entertained and taken care of.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Conferences, gala dinners, receptions, exhibitions, meetings.

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: The Great Hall holds 850 theater style and 550 cabaret style over 1,400 square meters. As a whole facility, Stamford Bridge offers 25 function rooms and 60 syndicate rooms.

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: Peachy Productions are appointed AV specialists, WiFi.

CATERING: All-inclusive service is provided.

TRANSPORT: The nearest tube station is Fulham Broadway. Underground parking is available onsite.

ICC Auditorium at ExCeL, East London

ExCeL is a big name in the events industry in London. Their largest space, ICC Auditorium, is at the forefront of event innovation.

WHY IS IT COOL? Not only is the ICC Auditorium London’s biggest auditorium, but the space easily adapts to a variety of occasions. The seating arrangement can be configured to the event. With 22 on-site restaurants, 9 on-site hotels, and over 3,000 parking spaces, the ExCeL facility was designed for convenience for large events and conferences.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Presentations, seminars.

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: The auditorium holds up to 4,500 guests using both flat floor and tiered seating. For standing receptions, it can hold up to 7,000 delegates. There is an additional green room and three organizer offices backstage.

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: The on-site technical team is included in the hire, permanent cabling includes IT, electric, water, and waste, WiFi.

CATERING: ExCeL London Hospitality is the exclusive catering partner.

SUSTAINABILITY: An internal sustainability committee manages the environmental impact of the facility. A portion of this involves the on-site food and beverage services. The newest addition to the ExCeL facility, Urban Garden, is a health-forward eatery that serves farm-fresh, sustainable meals. The kitchen only partners with local producers who implement sustainable practices.

ACCESSIBILITY: There are 155 bays for disabled parking and ramps or lifts to reach every level. All lift control panels, self-service equipment, and reception counters are at the appropriate level for wheelchair accessibility. Organizers are required to design events and exhibition stands to ensure wheelchair accessibility.

TRANSPORT: The best way to get to ExCeL London via public transportation is the Overground. Opposite the venue is the Prince Regent train station. The venue also has parking at £20 for 24 hours.

Most Unusual Venue Hire London

From ping-pong to palm trees, all four of these venues offer unusual quirks to surprise and entertain your guests.

The Games Room, Kensington

The Games Room was designed for those meetings that require something unconventional, creative or entertaining.

WHY IS IT COOL? Kick writer’s block to the curb. With a long desk on one end and a ping-pong table on the other, The Games Room was designed with study breaks in mind. Other quirky features include children’s toys decorating the bookshelves and geometric floor lamps.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Business meetings, breakout sessions, product creation.

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: The space holds up to 32 guests seated or 50 guests standing over 54 square meters.

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: AV capabilities, LCD screen, video conferencing, WiFi.

TRANSPORT: The nearest tube station is South Kensington.

Skyloft, Westminster

On the 28th floor of the Millbank Tower lies Skyloft, a quirky venue built from repurposed materials.

WHY IS IT COOL? This warehouse space was built with the reclaimed wooden floor from a school’s gymnasium and weathered brick from a Manchester brickwork factory. It has a wrap-around design around a central bar and large windows offering 360-degree views. With a location on the Thames River in Westminster, the views are truly exceptional.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Corporate events, conferences, meetings, private parties.

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: The loft holds up to 600 guests standing or 350 seated.

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: On-site AV team, multiple large screen TVs, WiFi.

CATERING: In-house catering provides food and beverage.

TRANSPORT: The nearest tube stations are Pimlico (Victoria line) and Westminster (Jubilee, Circle, and District lines).

The Conservatory at the Barbican, City of London

This well-known arts and events venue has a garden oasis in the middle of the city.

WHY IS IT COOL? The Barbican Conservatory is essentially a tropical rainforest inside an arts and learning center. The space is full of palm trees, vines, and hanging foliage alongside 100 species of tropical fish. For events after dark, the colored lighting amongst the greenery creates a striking atmosphere.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Corporate lunches, receptions, product launches, seasonal parties.

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: The space holds 150 guests for a reception or 100 guests for a seated dinner over 94 square meters. Linked to the Conservatory is the Garden Room, a flat-floored space holding up to 300 people. It can be rented alongside the Conservatory to host a total of 650 people.

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: Colored lighting as part of the planting, WiFi.

CATERING: Searcys is the official catering partner.

TRANSPORT: The nearest tube stations are Barbican, St Paul’s and Moorgate. For paid car parking, the Barbican Car Park is open 24 hours a day.

Bounce Farringdon, City of London

College bar or corporate event? With its ping-pong tables and lounge seating, you’ll be wondering too.

WHY IS IT COOL? For party venue hire in London, Bounce is your place. Three ping-pong tables, karaoke, additional bottomless drink packages, and Wonderball (an interactive computer game using ping-pong tables) are all on offer. However, the designers haven’t forgotten the meaning of work hard, play hard. The spaces are also designed for breakouts, meetings, and brainstorming with their spacious seating areas and state-of-the-art technology.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Team events, celebrations, networking, product launches, boardroom meetings.

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: The venue is divided between the main space, a restaurant, bar, and private room. The main space can hold up to 450 guests reception style or 200 guests theater style, while the private room holds up to 120 guests reception style and 60 guests theater style.

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: 10ft-wide cinematic screen, HD projector, presentation system, PA system with microphones, WiFi.

CATERING: There is an in-house breakfast, lunch and refreshment option. Drinks packages are available at an additional cost.

TRANSPORT: The nearest tube stations are Chancery Lane and Farringdon. The Farringdon train station is a four-minute walk away.

Most Modern Conference Venues London

Since London is already at the forefront of venue innovation, these three top choices of modern conference venues set the international standard.

Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park

With its adaptability and advanced amenities, it’s no surprise that the likes of Google and Adobe have chosen this venue to host their conferences.

WHY IS IT COOL? Battersea Evolution markets itself as the most versatile venue in London. With advanced lighting features, including a color changeable LED starcloth roof and LED color wash from the atrium to the mezzanine, designers can easily alter the atmosphere. More so, the space can be divided to create as many or as little rooms as wanted.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Parties, conferences, charity dinners, product launches, exhibitions.

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: The venue holds up to 2,000 guests for dinners or 4,000 guests for conferences over nearly 5,650 square meters.

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: On-site technical partners, advanced LED lighting features, distributed audio system, WiFi.

CATERING: Smart Hospitality are the exclusive in-house caterers.

TRANSPORT: The nearest tube stations are Victoria and Sloane Square. It is also near the Victoria, Battersea Park and Queenstown Road train stations.

Rocket Space, Islington

Rocket Space was designed for startups, meaning it’s cutting edge in both design and philosophy.

WHY IS IT COOL? The primary purpose of Rocket Space is to host startups in a coworking space. Fittingly, the facility includes multiple spaces that provoke creative thought- from brainstorming and product creation to keynote speaker presentations. This is a facility where ideas come to flourish.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Board meetings, product launches, keynote presentations, networking.

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: The facility is divided between five spaces: The Theater holds 106 seated on bleacher-style seats. The Classroom holds 25 seated or standing. The L Room holds 35 seated or 120 standing. The Media Pod holds 6 guests seated or standing. The Yard holds 150 standing. The Gravity Cafe + Bar holds 132 standing.

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: LED stage with colored backlights, on-site tech support, WiFi.

CATERING: Turnkey is the exclusive in-house caterer.

TRANSPORT: The nearest tube station is Angel.

Plexal, Hackney Wick

Another co-working space to add to the list, Plexal excels at marrying forward-thinking with physical spaces.

WHY IS IT COOL? Plexal believes that cities are the hotbed of innovation, so they designed their facility to resemble a mini-city. Creative features include private phone booths and workshops for rapid prototyping. The facility also includes Plexal Park, an indoor park with turf grass and lawn chairs designed for lunches and networking.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Conferences, seminars, networking, product launches.

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: Room space ranges from 20 to 200 people across Centre Stage, Plexal Park, Bleachers, and a few boardrooms. The largest room, Centre Stage, holds 200 theater style.

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: Advanced AV and lighting systems, streaming capabilities, bespoke lighting, 3D printers, laser cutters, WiFi.

TRANSPORT: The nearest public transportation is the Hackney Wick train station. There’s a carpark located next door. Spots need to be reserved before arrival.

Best Hotel Conference Venues London

The amalgamation of these hotels’ amenities, including a central location, on-site restaurants, and flexible spaces, make them top choices for hosting conferences.

George V at The Bloomsbury Hotel, Bloomsbury

The largest event space inside The Bloomsbury Hotel has been restored to embody its pre-war sophistication.

WHY IS IT COOL? With glass chandeliers, royal red carpet, and a soaring ceiling, George V provides an elegant backdrop for events. It partners perfectly with its host, The Bloomsbury Hotel- a luxury hotel built in 1928 that recently received a multimillion-pound facelift. On-site, guests will find The Bloomsbury Club Bar, a bygone era cocktail bar, and Dalloway Terrace, an alfresco dining hotspot.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Presentations, luncheons, dinner parties, celebrations.

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: The 266 square meter space holds up to 320 people theater style and 160 cabaret style.

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: LCD projector, plasma TV, WiFi.

SUSTAINABILITY: The Bloomsbury Hotel only partners with local food producers, uses low light emissions in the meeting rooms, and offers recycling waste baskets.

STAR RATING: 4-star.

TRANSORT: The nearest tube station is Tottenham Court Road.

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London, Westminster

Park Plaza Hotels are recognized for their dedicated events teams. At their Westminster Bridge London location, delegates receive the same dedicated service alongside a convenient location for tourism.

WHY IS IT COOL? Situated in the hub of London’s most iconic tourist attractions, The Park Plaza enables guests to walk to Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye all within minutes. The hotel also offers a number of services to ease the event execution, including group check-in desks, on-site coach parking and large room blocks.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Conferences, business events, meetings.

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: There are 32 event rooms, ranging from 29 to 1,200 square meters. The facility can hold up to 2,000 guests theater style, 1,350 guests banquet style, and 1,500 guests for a cocktail reception.

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: AV equipment available, integrated pin-spot lighting, WiFi.

NUMBER OF HOTEL BEDROOMS: 1,019.

STAR RATING: 4-star.

TRANSPORT: The nearest tube stations are Waterloo and Westminster. There is also valet parking at the hotel for a fee.

Rosewood London, Clerkenwell

Located on one of London’s most historic roads, High Holborn, Rosewood London’s exterior and interior, including its event spaces, embody its historic significance as a landmark building.

WHY IS IT COOL? Dramatic staircases, mahogany-panelled fireplaces and stained-glass windows are just a few of the features that make Rosewood London a stately, eye-catching event venue. Rosewood London is also the only five-star London hotel to offer a private dining room with a show kitchen.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Conferences, business meetings, luncheons, dinner parties.

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: The hotel includes 12 event spaces over 1,083 square meters. The largest room, The Grand Ballroom, accommodates up to 450 reception style or 200 cabaret style.

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: AV and audio facilities, live bands permitted, WiFi.

NUMBER AND HOTEL BEDROOMS: 44.

STAR RATING: 5-star.

TRANPORT: The nearest tube station is Holborn. There is also valet parking on-site.

Best Private Venue Hire London

The Exchange, North Acton

Another venture by co-living enterprise The Collective, The Exchange mixes retro furniture, work tables, and martinis to create a flexible party space.

WHY IS IT COOL? Industrial loft meets bohemian vibes in this versatile space. From the exposed pipes to the lush greenery, the ambiance is eclectic and fun- ideal for parties. The Exchange’s bar comes fully stocked and licensed until 4 am.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Corporate parties, private parties, networking, music events.

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: The 182 square meter space can hold up to 200 guests standing, or 100 guests theater style across one flat-floored room.

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: Funktion One sound system, programmable event lighting, projection equipment, TV screen, WiFi.

CATERING: In-house catering services are provided.

TRANSPORT: The nearest public transportation is the Willesden Junction train station. There is no on-site parking.

Hutong at The Shard, Southwark

The 33rd floor of London’s tallest building, The Shard, is home to Hutong, a fine-dining Northern Chinese restaurant that hosts private dinners.

WHY IS IT COOL? Hutong’s menu is inspired by the food served in old Peking’s imperial palaces, making for impressive dishes. The two private dining rooms display evocative, Old Beijing interior decor along with views of either Tower Bridge or St Paul’s Cathedral. All dishes are served to share and include the likes of crispy deboned lamb ribs and roasted Peking duck.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Luncheons, dinner parties, celebrations.

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: Two rooms are available, the Shanghai room seating 16 guests and the Beijing Room seating 24 guests.

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: WiFi available.

TRANSPORT: The nearest tube station is London Bridge.

Studio 61 at Sway, Covent Garden

Sway is a two-floor events venue, restaurant, and bar with a focus on entertainment. Studio 61 is the most intimate of their spaces.

WHY IS IT COOL? Studio 61 was designed for cocktail sipping in a swanky lounge with colleagues. Imagine nightclub vibes, but without all the strangers. The room includes its own private entry and cloakroom.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Private parties, dinner parties, celebrations.

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: Studio 61 holds 80 guests standing or 20 guests for lunch/dinner over 55 square meters.

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: AV facilities, WiFi.

TRANSPORT: The nearest tube stations are Holborn and Covent Garden.

IN CONCLUSION

The venue space is the foundation of an event. Without picking the proper location, your mental vision can never come to full fruition. Thankfully, London’s venues live up to the city’s global reputation. From trendy to time-honored classics, the scope of venue space in London continues to draw in conventions, conferences, and celebrations from around the world. If you’re googling anything from event venue hire London to party venue hire London, this list has you covered.

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