If you’re planning a large scale event in London, be it for business or pleasure, you’ll need to find a suitably spacious venue in which to hold it. To help make your search easier, we’ve highlighted some of the biggest – and best – on offer right now.
There’s a good chance you’ll have heard of the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith, due to its world-renowned reputation as a hub of great comedy and live music, with top names from all over the world having graced its stage. Aside from this, it’s available as the setting for a vast range of different event types, from product launches and award ceremonies to dinners and wedding receptions. With a total capacity of 1500, it’s easy to see why it features on this list, leaving you no need to scrimp when it comes to the guest list.
Alexandra Palace – or Ally Pally as it’s affectionately known – has also welcomed many esteemed performers through its doors. Set within a whopping 196 acres of its own parkland, it boasts all the tranquillity of a quiet getaway without forfeiting the convenience and practicalities of a London bases venue, with transport links within surprisingly easy walking distance and stunning panoramic views of the cityscape beyond. As for the capacity, how does 10,000 sound? With various spaces on offer, you’ve certainly got plenty of options.
One of the most unique and atmospheric offerings in all of London, Old Billingsgate has a variety of different areas on offer, including the Grand Hall, complete with triple height ceilings; the gallery, known for its adaptability when it comes to layout and décor options; and even a suspended steel mezzanine level. Deliberately neutral enough to allow you to bring your own personal touch, it does still boast a number of characterful features, such as interlinked arches, exposed brickwork and towering pillars, bringing impact and drama.
Tobacco Dock dates right back to 1811 and certainly does not shy away from its industrial origins. Capitalising on its urban appeal, it has become a much sought-after venue for all manner of events, from live performances to exhibitions for up to as many as 800 guests, and even winning the illustrious title of London’s Best Awards Venue, sure to see its popularity boom even more. As a very handy extra, in-house caterers can produce locally sourced, seasonal delights to keep your guests satisfied.
Offering true versatility without restriction, Olympia West is the perfect large-scale blank canvas for those who are looking to take creative control and fashion their own dream space. The award-winning team have already worked with top names, including the likes of Jaguar, HTC, Samsung and Victoria’s Secret, meaning they know a thing or two about putting together and running a top quality event. The total standing capacity allows for as many as 2500 guests to attend, and they are sure to benefit from the close proximity to Kensington station, which is a mere stone’s throw away.