If you are looking for a conference venue with all the convenience of a Central London location but with a more relaxed vibe than the standard office block, then look no further than these top picks.
The London EDITION Basement is a highly flexible, multi-purpose event space that brings with it its very own tangible atmosphere and sense of occasion. Practical facilities found in-house include custom lighting by Patrick Woodroffe and a state-of-the-art sound system, meaning that all of your production needs should be taken care of with ease. There’s plenty of room for all your guests courtesy of the generous 220 person capacity, and these many guests should be able to reach the event without any hassle, with Oxford Circus and Tottenham Court Road stations mere minutes away.
If a relaxed vibe isn’t enough and you want to go one better by bringing a real sense of fun to your conference, then why not hold it at All Star Central, a totally unique offering that boasts a boutique bowling experience, complete with unlimited bowling on 2 lanes, a cocktail bar with its own experienced mixologist, karaoke and a delicious New York style menu. Full hire is available, providing space for up to 80 guests, and the venue itself is very well connected to the rest of London, with the likes of Holborn, Russell Square and Tottenham Court Road all close by.
Everyman Cinema, found by the waterfront in the Crossrail Place development of Canary Wharf – just 5 minutes from the station of the same name – offers 3 different auditoria which all come complete with the venue’s trademark sofa seating, bringing a more comfortable, welcoming vibe. Boasting the very best in picture quality and the highest standard of digital projection, this is a particularly fantastic choice if you have any screening or presentation needs for your conference. In-house, you will also find a stylish statement bar where guests can enjoy refreshments.
If you would prefer somewhere with a little more prestige and history behind it, then consider Bloomsbury House. This grand and impressive building was built in 1887, received official Grade II listed status in 1976 and was sensitively restored in 2007. It now functions as an adaptable and practical meeting and events space, without having lost any of its original charm or the Flemish Renaissance style that makes it such a unique and appealing space. It sits just a stone’s throw from Holborn tube station, meaning it’s also easy to get to from throughout London.
Wardour Street Gallery is another highly flexible space that can be kitted out to suit many different event styles. This contemporary art gallery is very spacious indeed, able to accommodate up to 500 guests at a standing reception or 100 for a seated dinner. With features including high ceilings, reflective black flooring and cutting-edge architectural design, it’s a space that can really impress without overshadowing the event itself. Found in the heart of the vibrant area of Soho, good transport links including Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square can be reached in just moments.