Looking to hold a large scale conference in London? Look no further than these venues, all of which are brimming with reasons as to why they are well worth choosing.
Congress Centre is housed within an architecturally renowned modernist building, whilst the interior boasts the very best in high-spec facilities, including giant HD plasma screens and top audio-visual equipment. With no less than 16 different areas to choose from – all of which are air-conditioned and filled with light for maximum comfort – there is certainly not a shortage of space. All in all, the capacity reaches an impressive 850, and these many guests can make use of the close proximity to Tottenham Court Road tube station, which sits just 3 minutes away.
Few commercial venues come with a more generous capacity than Tobacco Dock, which can accommodate up to a whopping 8000 guests in its 2-floor, 16,000 square feet of space. Dating right back to the 19th century, this unique venue was originally built to receive and store tobacco deliveries from the New World, but it has since been reinvigorated and now serves as a multi-purpose conference and exhibition space. With an atmospheric, industrial vibe, handy extra conveniences include onsite parking facilities for up to 800 cars and good local transport links including Shadwell and Tower Hill reachable in mere minutes.
The state-of-the-art, generously proportioned auditorium at Royal Festival Hall is much celebrated and it serves as a fantastic, ready-to-use space for large conferences. In addition, the building houses several back of house areas and reception rooms, which make ideal breakaway spaces, meeting rooms or prep space, fulfilling your every corporate need under one roof. Found close to the banks of the River Thames, this 2500 capacity venue sits close to Waterloo, Embankment and Charing Cross stations, keeping it well connected to the rest of the city.
Olympia West also boasts a generous 2500 person capacity, but the venue is finished in a completely different style. The vast, bright, flexible event space comes as something of a blank canvas, allowing you the opportunity to put your own stamp on the occasion, though it is certainly not lacking in character. The award winning events team here have worked with top brands including Jaguar, Victoria’s Secret, HTC, Samsung and Redken, amongst many others, so you would be joining an illustrious list. With the only limit in potential being your imagination, the possibilities are virtually endless.
The Barbican is the largest multi-arts and conference venue in all of Europe, so you know you are getting the best of the best. Having hosted all sorts of art, music and theatre events, as well as corporate occasions, the fantastic acoustics and top-notch technical facilities make this one of the finest and most hotly coveted auditoriums in the country, with its enduring popularity easy to understand. With a maximum capacity of 1949 on offer and Barbican, London Liverpool Street and Moorgate stations all comfortably reachable on foot, this is a venue not to be missed.