No messing about on the river – just seriously special riverside venues

Want to give your conference the wow factor? A location by the water never fails to impress delegates.
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A building’s story is often a factor in decision-making too. Here are eight great examples of the diverse and fascinating destination venues London has on offer with one thing in common – the stunning riverside views.

County Hall

This impressive Grade II listed building was once the home of the London County Council before it became the Greater London Council. It was also home to the Saatchi Gallery for a few years, adding to the venue’s kudos.

The vast space, featuring 30 rooms over the 3rd and 4th floors, has an enviable location on the Southbank. Next to The London Eye and opposite The Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, it is within easy reach from Westminster and Waterloo stations.

The largest and newest of etc.venues’ portfolio, County Hall has a large multi-purpose interconnecting space with two suites for groups of up to 900 with stunning views across the river. In addition, there are a number of executive wings ideal for breakout sessions with adjacent communal areas.

For more information contact countyhall@etcvenues.co.uk

The River Rooms

The once fully-functioning Mermaid Theatre, situated in Puddle Dock, is now a landmark conference and event space in the capital. After a £200,000 refurbishment, new for 2017, whether you need space for 200 or 1,000 the River Rooms provides the perfect blank canvas to stage your conference.

London’s skyline will be your set as floor to ceiling windows are a feature of all three rooms, which can be hired separately or together. And the inventive in-house catering team can add pizzazz to your production for up to 500 guests.

Getting to and from the venue won’t cause a scene with Blackfriars Station just a five-minute walk away.

Find out more by calling 020 7236 1919.

Tower Room, More London Riverside

On the 6th Floor at 2 More London Riverside, opposite City Hall, The Tower Room offers stunning views across the Thames with iconic Tower Bridge so close you could almost touch it.

This bijou board room within the modern glass and steel building offers 180 degree views to impress up to 80 conference guests. Available for evening, full or half day hire with a choice of caterers and menu options.

Contact conventionbureau@londonandpartners.com to discuss your requirements.

Tate Modern

One of London’s most recognisable buildings, Tate Modern is a true icon of the capital. The new Switch House building has added 60 per cent more space to the world’s most popular museum of modern and contemporary art and now offers seven sleek, contemporary entertaining spaces with stunning views across the city’s skyline.

Choose from The East Room on the 6th floor with its panoramic views across St Paul’s Cathedral and the River Thames and capacity for up to 150 or the Members Bar, with exclusive balconies on both its north and south sides which provide a unique opportunity for outdoor evening receptions for up to 120 delegates. The new Level 10 viewing terrace with its breath-taking external terrace is a light-filled space also perfect for entertaining up to 150 special guests. Your only issue with this venue will be deciding which area to hire.

To discuss or arrange an event at one of these venues contact corporatehospitality@tate.org.uk

Old Billingsgate

Sitting on the north side of the river looking back over to HMS Belfast, The Shard and London Bridge, there’s nothing fishy about this historic venue. With an international reputation as a former fish market Old Billingsgate, celebrating its 140th birthday this year, it is now one of the jewels in London’s venue crown.

The cavernous capacity of The Great Hall can accommodate up to 1,200 conference delegates, who are sure to be inspired by the opulent surroundings, not least the ornate triple height ceiling.

Access to an upper mezzanine provides space for breakout and VIP areas as well as direct access to the outdoor terrace perfect for taking full advantage of its location on the Thames.

Email info@oldbillingsgate.co.uk for further information.

Trinity House

This elegant 300-year-old house has played an important role in maritime history and will be exclusively yours when you book your conference here.

Overlooking the Tower of London and beyond it onto the Thames, the imposing building, which is home to the General Lighthouse Authority, offers five unique rooms to create the perfect event for your guests.

A deceptively tranquil location in the heart of the city, just moments from Tower Hill, Aldgate and Monument underground stations.

To find out more, email venue.enquiries@thls.org

London Canal Museum

A hidden waterside gem in the heart of King’s Cross, The London Canal Museum can offer an entrance most venues, even waterside ones, can’t compete with.

Located beside Battlebridge Basin, it has its own mooring which means you could arrange for your guests to arrive by boat!

Originally built as an ice warehouse to store ice imported from Norway, it’s still a very cool space. The ground floor gallery is ideal for receiving guests or just to serve refreshments in impressive surroundings which include a huge ice well with access to the outdoor canalside area. The first floor of the industrial building offers a large space for up to 150 delegates with a spectacular Victorian timber roof feature.

Make an enquiry at hire@canalmuseum.org.uk

Kings Place

With incredible views over Regent’s Canal, just five minutes from King’s Cross and St Pancras mainline and Eurostar stations, this award-winning conference venue has plenty to shout about.

In the heart of one of London’s most recently transformed hotspots, the modern, purpose-built space features a variety of rooms over three floors. Two halls on the concert level which can hold 200-400 delegates and the Battlebridge room on the ground floor; a large banqueting room with outdoor terrace overlooking the canal with capacity for 400 for receptions.

It became the first London venue to have a dedicated 1GB internet line installed so can offer fantastic in-house HD streaming as well as the latest in technical equipment and support on site.

Find out more about the Kings Place offer by emailing events@kingsplaceevents.co.uk

For more inspiration on riverside locations tailored to suit your conference needs contact conventionbureau@londonandpartners.com