It can be challenging to find a great location to host a medium sized business conference or product launch in London, but a unique venue can help bring different themes to life, allowing rooms to be decorated to suit both location and purpose. You’ll find that the stunning event spaces we’ve selected below offer an individual appeal that can be suited to any sort of conferences, embracing your creative vision, and breathing all types of events to life.
Conferences are often all about what you have to say, show, or tell an audience, which often makes the setting an important consideration. The Bloomsbury Ballroom is one of London’s most prestigious venues, and anything said here makes more than just an impression. It makes a statement. Able to be decorated or adjusted to suit themes, it’s one of the hottest locations in town, and is just a few minutes from the West End. Guests will love the opulent and painstakingly restored venues, while enjoying the open spaces and historical charm of the place. You’ll love the modern amenities and top notch tech that will support and enhance your conference.
Perfect for any financial event, but also well suited to other themes, the massive columns and towering heights of the Banking Hall are sure to impress and delight those attending your conference. Finished in beautiful Art Deco throughout, it’s classic and charming, while still retaining the professional feel you’ll want to be a highlight of your conference. The venue sits on Cornhill and Lombard streets, looking down on the Bank of England. You’ll find the space well suited to any sort of event, and guests will rave about the architecture. Of course, the glamour of this space isn’t all it offers, with state of the art AV equipment and lighting found throughout.
Found on a charming cobbled street, Studio Spaces E1 is a contemporary venue with 3 different event spaces on offer, named the Black Studio, White Studio and Warehouse respectively, and all leading off from a central kitchen/lounge area. These can either be hired individually for more intimate conferences or all-in-one if you need a slightly larger capacity. With the interior being a blank canvas, you are able to kit the spaces out to fit the desired theme and vibe of your particular event. The transport links closest to hand include Shadwell and Tower Hill.
If you want to hold your conference in a venue that is guaranteed to make a lasting impression then Drapers’ Hall is a worthy contender. The magnificent space is nothing short of breath-taking in its elegance and beauty, with stunningly ornate ceilings and various period features that bring a true sense of decadence and importance to proceedings. Up to 350 guests can be seated theatre-style for a conference or presentation, but the space can accommodate more (up to a maximum of 700) depending on the desired layout for the event.
Conway Hall was built in 1929 and in thanks to the many surviving period features throughout, it has since been granted Grade II listed status. Able to host all sorts of different events, the Main Hall can accommodate up to 400 guests spread across the balcony and floor level seating areas. It sits just a convenient 5 minute walk from Holborn tube station, handy for those coming from throughout London, and with the building itself being known for its excellent acoustics, you needn’t worry about your guests struggling to hear once the conference is underway.
Found close to Central London, Islington Assembly Hall benefits from close proximity to various public transport links, including Essex Road, Angel and Highbury & Islington stations. A great blend of old and new, the Art Deco styling is complimented by all the latest high-spec equipment that you need for a smooth running, stress-free conference. There are various break-out spaces at your disposal as well as a kitchen should you wish to organise catering, plus an onsite team who are well versed in organising successful, professional events of all kinds.
Modern conferences require the latest in cutting edge technologies and themes, which the Royal Institution of Great Britain effortlessly provides. Tucked in the heart of prestigious Mayfair, this exclusive three floor hire offers a complete package for any event. They have an in house catering team, on site audio visual experts, and a full service event manager dedicated to ensuring everything runs flawlessly. The lighting and adaptable themes of the location can be effortlessly adjusted to suit your needs, and you’ll find that the space quite literally becomes a second home to your event. Guests will be impressed, and you’ll find no shortage of opportunities to personalize the space.
For conference entrances, the beautifully crafted double staircase just inside the Hackney Town Hall will certainly impress. It leads up to the meticulously restored Assembly Hall, where the original 1930s chandeliers draw visitors eyes to the finished ceilings and elegant molds. Corporate themed furnishings are available throughout, with the original movable floor to ceiling wall partitions making space adjustments a simple matter. Full service audio visual equipment is on site, including an excellent array of lighting options. Guests will also love the Bridgetown Bar, which has all the character of London’s more exclusive and historic private clubs, and an excellent selection of beverages.
An interesting and eclectic marriage of art and industrial warehouse, the pitched skylit ceilings of the Village Underground give a sense of space, while still offering enough intimacy to host conferences and business events. The finished concrete floors give a raw appeal to the facility, while the open and in places patched brickwork of the walls provides a non-uniform backdrop that is perfect for drawing attention to centerpieces and main themes. Guests will love the wide and open spaces, and be thrilled by the unfinished feel of the place. You’ll be impressed with the character and charm that so easily lends itself to any type of decoration or showcase. The options for your creativity will only be limited by what you’re willing to do with this great location.
If your conference is large enough that your’e concerned with space, you’ll find the 70,000 square feet of event area offered by Saatchi to more than met your needs. Not far from Victoria Station, and situated in the Duke of York’s Headquarters building, up to 1,500 people can comfortably fit in this massive facility. State of the art lighting throughout perfectly simulates natural daylight, and can be dimmed to suit. Guests will rave about the brilliant wood floors and high ceilings, while you’ll love the modern features that will compliment and support your facility needs. An amazingly adaptable blank canvas, this is one space you don’t want to miss.