Top 10 Conference Venues in London
If your conference in London is fast approaching, then you should start looking for venues where you can hold that. However, as London is one of the major business hubs of the world, there are plenty of corporate venues in the city. The problem then arises, ‘how to choose the best venue?’
Fortunately, there are websites like thecitycollection.org, cityoflondon.gov.uk that have an amazing range of meeting rooms in the city where you can host your conference. Most of these conference spaces come with the best facilities and an event management team to aid you at every step. Here are the top 10 conference venues in the city:
Grand Connaught Rooms
61-65, Queen Street, WC2B 5DA
With the maximum capacity of 1000 people, Grand Connaught Rooms is a spacious venue in the heart of London. There is over 950 sq. metres of floor space with the ability of host up to 4500 delegates a day. You can either hire this venue as a whole or in portions according to your requirements. There are six function rooms at this place with the Grand Hall being the biggest in terms of capacity. All the ultramodern facilities like latest AV equipment, in-house catering, flexible space etc are available here. In addition to this, the event management team here will aid you at every step in planning your corporate affair.
Bank of England Sports Centre
Bank Lane off Priory Lane Roehampton, SW15 5JQ
Set in a sprawling 32 acres of spacious grounds, Bank of England Sports Centre is an ideal space for holding conferences, meetings and other formal affairs. With a flexible capacity and three well-equipped function rooms, this centre will serve you well with business events ranging from 20 to 300 delegates. Facilities here include Wi-Fi, projector, drop-down screens, spotlights, best AV systems and technical support team.
If you want to organise a friendly match after the event, then this club has arrangements for that too. In fact, the centre has dedicated corporate packages for business concerns. For more information on that, download their PDF file of corporate packages.
The City of London Club
19 Old Broad Street, EC2N 1DS
The City of London Club is ideal for hosting a conference for up to 300 delegates. There are 10 function rooms in this club with Main Dining Room and Garden Room being the biggest. All the requisite facilities are available here. In addition to this, the in-house caterer at this venue serves exquisite British, International and Modern cuisines.
If you want to host a cocktail party after your event, then you can hire the terrace with Garden Room for the same.
The Hallam Conference Centre
44 Hallam Street, W1W
Located in the heart of city, this centre is now one of the major conference venues. Having commenced its life as the headquarters of General Medical Council (GMC), this award-winning centre is an ideal space for hosting conferences for up to 250 delegates. All the sophisticated facilities like wireless LAN connections, PA systems, recording equipment, ultramodern projection systems and in-house catering are available here. Along with this, Hallam Conference Centre has disabled-access as well.
Barber Surgeons’’ Hall
Monkwell Square, EC2Y 5BL
This beautiful livery hall located in Central London is an extremely popular choice for conferences and dining. The Great Hall is the biggest one among all four function rooms in terms of capacity (200 delegates). If your delegation is small, then the Court Room and Charter Room are the places for you. If you have plans of an evening reception following your conference, then terrace is ideal for that. All the major facilities like event management team, in-house catering, AV systems, disabled access and others are available at this hall.
230 Bishopsgate, EC2M 4QH
Offering meeting spaces since 1895, Bishopsgate Institute has the maximum capacity of 600. It is one of the most versatile venues in the city with its function rooms ideal for hosting both formal and informal events like conference, private reception, dinners, meetings and so on. Even though all the rooms are apt for hosting conference, nonetheless, the Boardroom is the perfect with its huge space and natural daylight. Facilities include lighting, special acoustic equipment, amplification systems, catering and event management team.
City Temple Conference Centre
Holborn Viaduct, EC1A 2DE
Boasting an enviable Central London location, City Temple Conference Centre is a major high-capacity venue in the city. There are five conference rooms in addition to three function rooms at this centre all with varying capacities, the biggest being the Sanctuary (900 people). You can expect all the comforting services like ultra modern lighting, latest AV equipment, in-house catering, disabled access, dedicated meeting rooms and much more.
St Mary Axe, London, EC3A 8BH
With specially designed function rooms for business affairs like presentations, AGMs, conferences and workshops, Baltic Exchange is ideal for hosting product launches, conferences and meetings. The function rooms here come with large windows and light decoration. Royal Albert, King George V and Royal Victoria with their sound-proofed folding doors are apt for holding business affairs. In addition to all the usual facilities, this venue also has an in-house bar that serves sumptuous drinks. The maximum capacity of Baltic Exchange is 120.
Morgans Lane off Tooley Street, SE1 2JH
If you want to give your conference an unusual twist, then do hire this venue. Moored between London Bridge and Tower Bridge, HMS Belfast is a great place to organise an informal conference. There are four event spaces and two decks in this museum available for hire. Apart from the diverse range of facilities, this museum also boasts an unparalleled view of Thames. Additionally, this moored ship also has contemporary AV equipment to aid your business event.
Mermaid Conference and Events Centre
Puddle Dock Blackfriars, EC4V 3DB
Located on the north bank of Thames, Mermaid Conference and Events Centre is a great venue for holding business events. Shortlisted for the conference awards 2013 in the ‘medium-sized’ category, this events centre has been preferred by organisations like KPMG, BBC, Accenture and IAB for their affairs. There are six conference rooms at this centre, each room with facilities like best AV systems, lighting, in-house catering and others. The maximum capacity of this centre is 600.
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An apt venue usually plays an important role in shaping up the success of your business event be it conference or meeting. Pick the best venue in sync with your needs and make your conference a productive and successful event.