Academic venues for associations in London

London is renowned for its centres of academic excellence, spanning expertise in medicine, science, economics, architecture and art. Many of these academic institutions offer comfortable accommodation outside term-time, and have a range of first-class venue spaces perfect for conferences.

With 45 universities and colleges in London, it’s easy to find an academic venue that perfectly matches your requirements.

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Borough Market

Borough Market's gourmet food market consists of up to more than 100 stalls selling fish, meats, vegetables, ciders, cheeses, breads, coffees, cakes and patisseries.

Brick Lane Market

Brick Lane Market is a large East End flea market with stalls selling antiques, clothes, bric-a-brac, fruit and vegetables at bargain prices.

British Library

Open to all visitors, the British Library offers exhibitions, events and a free Treasures gallery that displays over 200 items, including Magna Carta, a Gutenberg Bible and lyrics by the Beatles.

British Museum

Visiting the British Museum in London is free. It's one of the greatest museums in the world! 5 stars - ‘magnificent’ The Telegraph ‘spectacular’ The Times ‘a sparkling show’ Evening Standard

Buckingham Palace

Book your visit to Buckingham Palace, one of the few working royal palaces remaining in the world today. During August and September visitors can enjoy the nineteen magnificent State Rooms.

Camden Lock

Camden Lock is one of London’s most vibrant shopping and entertainment areas. And with live music and comedy venues, café’s and bars it’s a brilliant place.

Coca-Cola London Eye

Book tickets online for the Coca-Cola London Eye with our best price guarantee, and see 55 of London's most famous landmarks in just 30 minutes!

Covent Garden Market

There are three markets located in Covent Garden’s 19th century Piazza, each offering a wide range of craft, gifts and more.

Harrods

Harrods continues to astonish and intrigue customers from around the world with first-class service, retail theatre and product quality, not to mention an unmatched international brand selection

HM Tower of London

Book your tickets to the The Tower of London and explore a royal palace and fortress.

Houses of Parliament

Inside one of London’s most iconic buildings, tours of the Houses of Parliament offer a unique combination of 1,000 years of history, modern day politics and stunning art and architecture.

Hyde Park

Hyde Park is one of the greatest city parks in the world. Covering 142 hectares (350 acres) with over 4,000 trees, a large lake, a meadow and ornamental flower gardens.

Kensington Palace

Explore the palace that once housed Queen Victoria and is now home to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Madame Tussauds London

Book your visit to Madame Tussauds London now to rub shoulders with the world's most iconic figures in 14 interactive zones, including the brand new Star Wars™ Experience. So, who do you want to meet?

Museum of London

The Museum of London tells the story of the world's greatest city and its people, from prehistoric times to the present day.

National Gallery

At the National Gallery in London you can discover works by Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, Gainsborough, Turner, Renoir, Cezanne and Van Gogh and admission to see them is free.

National Maritime Museum Greenwich

The National Maritime Museum is the largest museum of its kind in the world, filled with stories of exploration and human endeavour and Britain's encounter with the world at sea.

Natural History Museum

Hundreds of exciting, interactive exhibits in one of London’s most beautiful landmark buildings.

Notting Hill and Portobello Road Market

Famous street market with stalls offering everything from fruit and bread to posters, vintage clothes, ceramics and music.

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

New green spaces and the ArcelorMittal Orbit at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park are the latest attractions to reopen to the public for the first time since the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Explore the world's most famous garden. Explore over 130 hectares of landscapes and gardens, stroll a soaring treetop walkway and wander through tropical glasshouses reaching up to 27°C.

Science Museum

Interactive and thought-provoking, the Science Museum is a great place to see, touch and experience science first-hand. From space travel to psychology, there's something for all the family. Free entry.

SEA LIFE London Aquarium

With over 500 species, 14 themed zones and more than 2 million litres of water, SEA LIFE London Aquarium is home to one of Europe’s largest collections of global marine life.

Selfridges & Co

Selfridges is one of the world's finest department stores. From high fashion to hi-fi, wardrobe co-ordination to wedding lists, it's every shop you'll ever need.

St Paul's Cathedral

Plan a visit to the iconic St Paul's Cathedral and discover the awe-inspiring interior and facinating history of this London landmark.

Tate Modern

The Tate Modern is London's free national museum of modern and contemporary art. See work by Picasso, Rothko, Dali and Matisse for free and check out the latest big installation in the Turbine Hall.

Tower Bridge Exhibition

Book a visit to the Tower Bridge Exhibition and enjoy panoramic views from the walkways, situated 45 metres above the Thames, and visit the original Victorian engines that make the bridge open and close.

Victoria and Albert Museum

Where can you see ceramics, furniture, fashion, glass, jewellery, metalwork, photographs, sculpture, textiles and paintings? Where else but the V&A, the world's greatest museum of art and design.

Westminster Abbey

Kings, queens, statesmen and soldiers; poets, priests, heroes and villains - Westminster Abbey is a must-see living record of British history.

ZSL London Zoo

With a fantastically diverse range of over 750 awe-inspiring species and cutting-edge exhibits, ZSL London Zoo is the perfect place to visit for a day out of family-friendly fun and excitement.

BAA Plc - Corporate Office

The following airports are subsidiary companies of BAA Plc: Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Southampton.

Biggin Hill Airport

Gatwick Airport

Gatwick Airport is south of London. It takes 30 minutes by direct train to travel from Gatwick Airport to central London.

London City Airport

Located six miles from the City of London and two miles from Canary Wharf, London City Airport is the obvious airport for travel to and from London for business and leisure.

London Heathrow Airport

London Luton Airport

London Luton Airport is one of London's major airports. The airport has fast connections to central London by train and coach.

London Southend Airport

London Stansted Airport

London Stansted Airport is the UK's third largest airport, handling 20 million passengers.

Charing Cross Railway Station, London

Charing Cross Station is a major railway and underground station in London. The station is in central London and close to Embankment, Covent Garden and The Strand.

Euston Railway Station, London

Euston Station is a major railway and underground station in London. The station is in central London and close to Kings Cross, Regent's Park, Somers Town and Bloomsbury.

Fenchurch Street Railway Station, London

Fenchurch Street Station is a railway station in the City of London. It was the first station to be built in the City.

King's Cross Railway Station, London

King's Cross Station is a major railway and underground station in London. The station is in central London and close to Kings Cross, Regent's Park, Somers Town and Bloomsbury.

Liverpool Street Railway Station, London

Liverpool Street Station is a major railway and underground station in London. The station is in central London and close to The City, Shoreditch, The Barbican and Whitechapel.

London Bridge Railway Station

London Bridge Station is a major railway and underground station in London.

Paddington Railway Station, London

Paddington Station is a major railway and underground station in London. The station is in central London and close to Bayswater and Marylebone.

St. Pancras International Railway Station, London

St Pancras International Railway Station is home to the Eurostar for services to Brussels and Paris. The station has Europe's longest champagne bar, shops, restaurants and cafes.

Victoria Railway Station, London

Victoria Station is a major railway and underground station in London.

Waterloo Railway Station, London

Waterloo Station is a major railway and underground station in London. Waterloo Station is near many tourist attractions including The London Eye, The South Bank and County Hall.

Watford Junction Railway Station

Use Watford Junction Station to travel to Warner Bros. Studio Tour London.

Alexandra Palace Railway Station

Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester

Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester offers contemporary French cuisine along with a professional, bespoke and friendly service.

Alyn Williams at The Westbury

Awarded a Michelin star, 4 AA Rosettes and granted a top 15 spot in the UK's 100 Best Restaurants, Alyn Williams brings contemporary fine dining to the 5-star Westbury Hotel.

Amaya

Situated where Belgravia meets Knightsbridge, Amaya is an Indian Grill with a theatrical open kitchen.

Ametsa with Arzak Instruction

Ametsa with Arzak Instruction is a Michelin-starred Basque restaurant featuring inventive cuisine.

Angler

A stunning 7th-floor restaurant perched atop the exclusive South Place Hotel, Michelin-starred Angler offers a quintessentially British menu, specialising in seafood and shellfish sourced from across the British Isles.

The Araki

Take a seat at the chef's table in this Michelin-starred sushi restaurant.

Barrafina

Enjoy great Spanish tapas in this Michelin-starred restaurant.

Benares Restaurant and Bar

Situated in the heart of Mayfair, Benares is Atul Kochhar's Michelin-starred modern Indian restaurant.

Bonhams Restaurant

Auction house Bonhams is also home to this award-winning restaurant, serving a modern European menu.

Celeste

In the spectacular Lanesborough Hotel, Celeste offers French fine dining to match the sophistication of the setting.

Chez Bruce

A Michelin-starred French restaurant opposite the green space of Wandsworth Common in London

City Social

Restaurateur Jason Atherton showcases his culinary expertise at this restaurant on the 24th floor of Tower 42, in the heart of London's financial district.

The Clove Club

The Clove Club is an award-winning restaurant in Shoreditch Town Hall in East London.

Club Gascon

Club Gascon offers a menu of mouth-watering selections. Inspired by the gastronomy of the chefs' native South-West France.

Dabbous

Enjoy an evening of stripped-down, relaxed fine-dining in the heart of Fitzrovia.

The Dining Room at the Goring

Walk into the beautiful The Goring hotel and sit down for breakfast, lunch or dinner at The Dining Room at The Goring.

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

Discover classic British recipes with a modern twist at Heston Blumenthal's restaurant near Hyde Park.

Ellory

Fera at Claridge's

Inspired by the constant changing of the seasons, Michelin-starred Fera at Claridge's is a creative and natural take on modern British cuisine.

The Five Fields

Galvin at Windows Restaurant

Located on the 28th floor of the London Hilton on Park Lane and awarded a Michelin star, Galvin at Windows Restaurant and Bar has become one of the most talked about restaurants since opening in May 2006.

Galvin La Chapelle

The third London restaurant run by Jeff and Chris Galvin, this elegant restaurant is set beneath a magnificent vaulted ceiling. Serving up sophisticated modern-French dishes to match its grand setting, La Chapelle gained a Michelin star in 2011, only a year after its opening.

The Glasshouse

The Glasshouse has been a Michelin-starred restaurant since 2002.

The Greenhouse

Luxurious French cuisine in a discreet setting in Mayfair.

Gymkhana

Gymkhana restaurant and bar in the heart of Mayfair has a modern Indian menu with a focus on the tandoor oven and sigri charcoal grill.

Hakkasan

Hakkasan Hanway Place is the original Hakkasan restaurant.

Hakkasan Mayfair

Opened in November 2010, Hakkasan Mayfair is the second London edition to the acclaimed Hakkasan brand.

The Harwood Arms

A rural haven in the middle of Fulham, the Harwood Arms provides diners with a really relaxed venue for eating the finest British produce, cooked amazingly well, accompanied by excellent beer and wine at a great price.

Hedone

Hélène Darroze at the Connaught

Located in the Connaught, one of London’s most legendary hotels, Helene Darroze’s elegant and stylish restaurant has two coveted Michelin stars.

HKK

The Hakkasan Group's HKK is a Michelin-starred restaurant, offering a single, ever-evolving Chinese and Cantonese tasting menu.

I'Atelier De Joel Robuchon

Michelin-starred L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon's philosophy is based on serving simple cuisine of the most exceptional quality.

Kai of Mayfair

Voted the ‘Best Chinese’ in London by Harden’s Guide 2009, Michelin starred, Kai Mayfair combines warm and attentive service in surroundings that whisper luxury- perfect for ‘romance or business’

Kitchen Table

Discover an exclusive dining spot at the back of hot dog and champagne eatery Bubbledogs on Charlotte Street.

Kitchen W8

Kitchen W8 opened in October 2009 in Kensington and gained a Michelin star in 2011. The space has been designed with comfort in mind and the food and wine are guaranteed to revive your spirit.

La Trompette

Sample the finest French fare at La Trompette.

The Ledbury

The Ledbury opened in 2005, with Brett Graham as Head Chef, supported by a young and energetic team including Sous Chef Greg Austin, and Restaurant Manager Darren McHugh. The restaurant has gained many accolades including the much coveted second Michelin Star.

Le Gavroche

Acclaimed for its high-end and formal French dining, two-Michelin-starred Le Gavroche is headed by Michel Roux Jnr.

Lima

The first Peruvian restaurant in London to gain a Michelin-star, Lima presents cuisine from the "Land of the Incas" in a contemporary style.

Locanda Locatelli

The atmosphere is both intimate and social depending on where you are seated at this Italian institution.

Lyle’s

Walk into Shoreditch’s Tea Building and take a seat at Michelin-starred Lyle’s.

Marcus

Michelin-starred dining from Marcus Wareing.

Murano

Set in the heart of Mayfair, one Michelin-starred Murano restaurant is the home of renowned chef Angela Hartnett. Cuisine is modern European with a strong Italian influence reflecting Angela’s heritage.

The Ninth London

Outlaw’s at The Capital

Award-winning Outlaw's at The Capital focuses on simply prepared, ecologically sound seafood.

Petrus

Gordon Ramsay's successful award-winning London restaurant Petrus in Knightsbridge offers a modern European menu.

Pidgin

Pied a Terre

Pied à Terre is an independently owned West End gastronomic restaurant located in the heart of Fitzrovia.

Pollen Street Social

Jason Atherton's Michelin-starred restaurant serves modern British food with international influences. The menu has been designed for maximum flexibility, with a wide choice of snacking plates.

Portland Restaurant

Award-winning Portland serves simple, carefully prepared food.

Quilon

Elegant, Michelin starred Quilon doesn't shout about its refined menu of South Indian coastal cuisine, which specialises in tangy seafood; it's far too discreet.

Restaurant Gordon Ramsay

Restaurant Gordon Ramsay is the flagship of the Gordon Ramsay Group. Established by Gordon Ramsay in 1998, the restaurant has held three Michelin stars since 2001.

Restaurant Story

Chef Tom Sellers has transformed an old toilet block in Bermondsey into a Michelin-starred restaurant with an adventurous menu.

The Ritz Restaurant

The magnificent Ritz Restaurant is one of the most beautiful dining rooms in the world and leaves an indelible impression on all who dine there.

The River Cafe

The Thameside setting of the Michelin star awarded The River Cafe sets the laid-back tone for this legendary restaurant with its blend of sleek modern décor and accomplished Italian cooking.

Seven Park Place by William Drabble

With an exceptional Michelin star and 4 AA Rosettes, Seven Park Place at St.

Sketch: Lecture Room & Library

Conceived by French master chef Pierre Gagnaire and restaurateur Mazouz, Sketch has attracted unprecedented media attention since it opened in 2002.

Social Eating House

Set in Soho, Social Eating House serves bistro-style food in a relaxed yet modern environment.

St John Restaurant

St John restaurant and bar is a British restaurant which specialises in nose-to-tail eating – using to traditional recipes to serve up offal and other cuts of meat less commonly found on a menu.

Tamarind

As Tamarind enters its eleventh year, the Michelin starred Indian Restaurant continues to be instrumental in changing the perception of Indian cuisine.

Texture

Texture offers modern fine dining, contemporary decor and the most extensive champagne list in London, matched by the most creative dishes with a light touch.

Trinity

Trishna

Discover the coastal cuisine of south west India in this Michelin-starred Marylebone restaurant.

Umu

Umu serves timeless Japanese cuisine in the heart of Mayfair.

Veeraswamy

Situated in a prime location overlooking London’s Regent Street, Veeraswamy has been offering the finest classical Indian cuisine since 1926. As the first of its kind, it is celebrated as the Grand Dame of Indian restaurants, known for its refined cuisine & opulent Raj-inspired style.

Yauatcha

Michelin-starred Yauatcha, in the heart of Soho, is an informal dining dim sum teahouse offering an all day grazing experience by providing modern authentic dim sum, petit gateaux and teas at exceptional quality and value.