20 of The Best London Conference Venues

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Hosting a conference in London can enhance the visibility and prestige of your event. As a general rule, the city’s reputation can attract more sponsors, exhibitors, and media coverage.  Sometimes a hotel conference space just won’t work for you, so if you are planning a mid-size conference, here are 20 of the best London conference venues:

ExCel London:

This is a massive conference and exhibition centre in East London which also incorporates CentrEd. It offers a range of flexible spaces suitable for large conferences, and it’s well-equipped to handle events of this size.

The Brewery:

Located in the heart of the City of London, The Brewery offers a variety of event spaces suitable for conferences. Their largest room can accommodate up to 600 delegates.

Queen Elizabeth II Centre:

Situated in Westminster, this venue is known for hosting large conferences and events. It has several spaces that can be adapted to accommodate different delegate numbers.

qe11 centre
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Business Design Centre:

Located in Islington, this venue has a range of flexible event spaces suitable for conferences of various sizes. It’s well-suited for medium-sized events.

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge:

This hotel offers several conference and event spaces, including a ballroom that can accommodate up to 500 delegates. It also boasts stunning views of the River Thames and the Houses of Parliament.

pp westminster

InterContinental London – The O2:

Located in Greenwich, this hotel has a large conference centre with multiple meeting rooms and a ballroom that can accommodate up to 3,000 delegates. It’s suitable for both large and small conferences.

Kings Place:

Situated near King’s Cross, Kings Place has a variety of event spaces, including a hall that can accommodate up to 400 delegates. It’s known for its modern architecture and versatile facilities.

kings place

The Mermaid London:

This venue in Blackfriars offers a range of event spaces, including a large auditorium and a riverfront terrace. It can cater to conferences with varying delegate numbers.

Congress Centre:

Located in the West End, Congress Centre offers a selection of rooms suitable for conferences, with the largest one accommodating up to 850 delegates.

congress centre

City Hall:

Situated in Royal Victoria Docks, City Hall, formerly called The Crystal is one of the world’s most sustainable venue with conference facilities for up to 270 delegates. It’s an excellent choice for those interested in sustainable events.

Tobacco Dock:

This historic venue is a Grade I-listed warehouse in East London. It offers a blend of industrial architecture and modern technology, making it a unique and versatile space for conferences.

tobacco dock conference venue

The Roundhouse:

This iconic venue in Camden was originally a railway engine shed and has been transformed into a space for live events. Its circular design and unique architecture provide a memorable backdrop for conferences.

Alexandra Palace:

Known as “Ally Pally,” this historic venue offers stunning panoramic views of London and has various spaces suitable for conferences of different sizes. The Great Hall can accommodate up to 5,000 delegates.

alexandra palace

Science Museum:

The Science Museum in South Kensington offers a range of unique event spaces, including the IMAX theater, the Wonderlab, and the Energy Hall, which can be used for conferences and presentations.

Shakespeare’s Globe:

Host your conference in a space inspired by the legendary playwright himself. Right underneath the iconic theatre on the banks of the River Thames, the Underglobe offers a unique and historic atmosphere.

underglobe

Bounce, Farringdon:

For a more unconventional conference experience, consider Bounce, a ping pong and gaming venue. It offers private rooms for conferences with a playful atmosphere.

OXO2, Southbank:

OXO2 is situated on the eighth floor of the OXO Tower Wharf, offering panoramic views of the River Thames, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and the City of London. Its prime location makes it easily accessible for delegates.  OXO2 features a versatile event space that can be adapted to suit various conference formats. It can accommodate up to 400 delegates in a theatre-style setup or up to 200 for a banquet. The venue can also be divided into two separate spaces for smaller events or breakout sessions.

oxo2

Glaziers Hall:

Glaziers’ Hall is situated along the River Thames, near London Bridge, and offers beautiful views of the river and the city skyline. Its central location makes it easily accessible for delegates. The venue is housed in a historic building with a rich heritage. It serves as the headquarters of the Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass, a Livery Company in the City of London. Glaziers’ Hall offers a variety of event spaces that can be used for conferences, meetings, and corporate events. The largest space, the Banqueting Hall, can accommodate up to 250 delegates in a theater-style setup.

Kent House:

Kent House is situated in the heart of London, near Hyde Park Corner and Buckingham Palace. Its central location makes it easily accessible for delegates and offers excellent connectivity to the rest of the city.The venue is housed in a beautifully restored Victorian townhouse that exudes historic charm and elegance. It offers a unique setting for conferences and events. Kent House offers a range of event spaces suitable for conferences, meetings, and corporate events. The venue’s largest space, the Rutland Wing, can accommodate up to 300 delegates in a theatre-style setup.

kent house

Somerset House:

Somerset House is centrally located in London, in the Strand area, making it easily accessible for delegates. The venue is set within a stunning courtyard and is surrounded by beautiful architecture. The venue offers a variety of event spaces suitable for conferences, meetings, and corporate events. These spaces range in size and capacity, catering to both intimate gatherings and larger conferences.

These venues offer a departure from “traditional” conference venues and should help to create a memorable experience for your attendees.

 

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