London's range of meeting venues, accommodation options and delegate attractions is growing all the time. From iconic cultural haunts to contemporary hotels, there's always something new to discover in the capital. Check out the latest openings and find spaces to accommodate even the largest capacities for your association or conference. Contact us if you'd like to show your delegates something new in London.
New venues in 2016 and beyond
Etc.Venues County Hall
etc.venues continue to expand their venue portfolio across the Capital announcing their largest and most ambitious event space to date. Opening in January 2017, 43,000 sq. ft. of event space will be created over a single floor offering 20 rooms. This includes The Thames and County Suites which comprise of 15,000 sq. ft. of connecting space with uninterrupted views over The River Thames to The Houses of Parliament.
IET Savoy Place
Following a £30m refurbishment, IET London has reopened its doors, completely transformed and filled with the latest AV and event technology. Key spaces include the Riverside Room, for conferences and dinners, overlooking the Thames, the Heritage Library and its 2 private balconies, and the main Lecture Theatre with conferencing comfort for 451 as well as live streaming facilities. A brand new roof terrace completes the package with space for over 200 delegates to enjoy the view right across London from St Paul’s Cathedral to the Houses of Parliament.
Landing Forty Two
Landing Forty Two at The Leadenhall Building (popularly known as ‘The Cheesegrater’) is London’s highest dedicated event space. Located high above street-level in the heart of the City's financial district and served by the fastest scenic lifts in Europe, the venue offers spectacular views of many of London's major landmarks from its triple aspect floor-to-ceiling windows. The venue offers over 5,000 sq. ft. of flexible space, catering for conferences and receptions for up to 300 guests and up to 220 for seated lunches and dinners.
The new Tate Modern
This spectacular new building adds 60% more space to the world’s most popular museum of modern and contemporary art, becoming Britain’s most important new cultural building for almost 20 years. Strong architectural design resonates throughout the many new event spaces and offers a unique opportunity to entertain alongside Tate’s global collection.
Six Storeys on Soho
Inspired by Soho's colourful and decadent past, this opulent Town House shares six floors of elegant bars, dining and private events rooms for ‘the discerningly curious’ and is challenging the concept of private member clubs, by offering this experience to guests without a membership fee. The space comprises a ground floor and first floor restaurant and bar, with four individual floors providing their own ‘stories’ each with individual intrigue. Floors are available to hire individually, or the whole House can be hired for events and special functions.
Victorian Bath House
A jewel in the heart of busy London. This exclusive venue, located a short distance from Liverpool Street Station, has been extensively refurbished and can accommodate up to 150 guests for corporate and private events.
Christ Church Spitalfields Venue
In the heart of London’s vibrant East End, Spitalfields Venue is an inspiring destination for private, corporate and charity events. Our unique collection of venue includes Hawkmoor’s magnificently restored Baroque masterpiece Christ Church Spitalfields, The Crypt – home to the stylish Café in the Crypt and the historic Huguenot chapel Hanbury Hall. Within easy reach of the Square Mile and Liverpool Street Station, Spitalfields Venue is a memorable setting for banquets, meetings, dinners, conferences and exhibitions for up to 600 guests.
The Tower Room at London and Partners
Located on the 6th Floor at 2 More London Riverside, The Tower Room offers stunning views and the versatility to accommodate a variety of events from conference, theatre and cabaret style meetings to corporate events, receptions, product launches and workshops. A choice of caterers and menu options are available upon request. With 180 degree views over the River Thames, Tower of London and iconic Tower Bridge, the room features natural daylight complete with blackout blinds, and is fully equipped with a MultiTaction interactive video wall and WIFI.
Barbican Frobisher Event Spaces
The Barbican has overseen a £2.2million development across the Centre this summer. The Frobisher rooms and Level 4 of the centre have been refurbished as part of the Barbican’s wider investment strategy. The focus of the work was designed to create a stronger connection between the centre’s main conference and meeting facilities and its arts spaces.
Thames H2O at WWT London Wetland Centre
A new multi-functional venue available for hire for events at the Wetland Centre. The interior of the new building features a nature-inspired decor, which incorporates natural elements, creating a radically new and versatile space. Many of the buildings new features are made from recycled materials helping to showcase the Centre values and efforts in conserving the natural environment.
Over the past two years, Street Feast has transformed warehouses, carparks and office blocks into must-see destinations. Beautifully designed and lit, each space is like a miniature town of independent street food traders. With a great crowd, brilliant bars and music festival vibes, Street Feast offers some of the best food available in the world. The following two venues are only a small part of Street Feast’s portfolio; Hawker House and Dinerama Shoreditch.
CentrEd ExCeL London
A new training and meeting facility that can hold up to 400 delegates has opened at ExCeL London. The new £1.5 million centre, CentrEd at ExCeL, is made up of 29 training rooms and features panoramic waterside views across London. It will have a private entrance and dedicated reception area, as well as dockside balcony access.
The museum’s new home in west London is opening in November 2016. The stunningly refurbished 1960s building is the only public building designed by John Pawson, and features an incredible hyperbolic paraboloid roof. Located in Kensington, this stunningly refurbished building is available for conferences, dinners, drinks, receptions and meetings. The Design Museum features three beautiful spaces for hire.
National Army Museum
Opening in Spring 2017, the museum will feature five new permanent galleries and temporary exhibition space, providing a welcoming and engaging experience, the galleries will tell the stories of the British Army, its soldiers and its legacy. The Museum will feature five unique and flexible spaces. From the top floor Boardroom, with exceptional views over the Royal Hospital, through to the spectacular new Atrium at the centre of the Museum, the transformed venue will be available for dinners, drinks receptions, meetings, conferences and award ceremonies.
Brigade is a social enterprise which helps homeless individuals develop skills and motivation to find employment in the hospitality industry. When you pay your bill, you help to transform the lives of the apprentices. The Brigade meeting rooms are the perfect location for business meetings, with free WIFI, plasma and audio-visual equipment. Perhaps you’re looking to host a client dinner, stand up event or your next office Christmas party?
Showslice find opportunities to share logistics, venue set-up, production, AV, staging and labour costs back-to-back at 1 venue. This allows 2 clients to save circa 35% off their set up costs. Showslice work across a huge variety of events, big or small so they are certain to be able to help you. They also offers discounted deals for any smaller meetings and events.