New Venues in London for Associations
The Leadenhall Building
Opened in summer 2015, floor 42 of the Leadenhall Building is London’s highest dedicated event space. Famously known as the Cheesegrater, this contemporary space offers panoramic views of London. The venue is one of London’s newest event spaces, offering over 5,000 sq. ft. of flexible space. It can cater for conferences and receptions for up to 300 delegates and up to 250 for seated dinners.
Sky Gardens at 20 Fenchurch
The Sky Garden at the top of the 38-storey Fenchurch Street building (known as the Walkie-Talkie) is an impressive event space with unparalleled views across the City of London. This unique glass-domed space features landscaped gardens, observation decks and an open air terrace. The venue can be hired exclusively with a capacity of 450 guests.
This London venue has updated its Henry Wellcome Auditorium as well as its four smaller meeting rooms which offer a flexible set-up, built-in AV equipment and are fully accessible. The Medicine Now gallery, which can host evening drinks receptions for up to 200 guests, has also been updated.
Hilton London Bankside
The Hilton London Bankside is moments from Tate Modern, close to Shakespeare’s Globe, the Tower of London and Tower Bridge. The hotel will have 292 contemporary rooms and suites, exquisite dining which includes a restaurant with show kitchen and 10 meeting and event rooms. The Grand Ballroom is pillar free and holds 360 guests for dinner or 580 theatre style.
The Light at Friends House
The Light offers stunning contemporary facilities and the versatility to accommodate a variety of events from conference, theatre and cabaret style meetings to receptions and exhibitions. Unique in its build, the new 1,000-capacity auditorium has over 200m2 of floor space, flooded with natural light. The design incorporates the highest specification for accessible meeting spaces.
The Light has a dedicated reception and private entrance, offering delegates the option of privacy for intimate or branded events. It benefits from optional add-on breakout meeting rooms for up to 350 delegates.
The National Gallery is now available to be hired for social events. Associations can host a dinner or drinks reception alongside some of the world’s most iconic works of art in Trafalgar Square, in the heart of central London. The venue can host receptions for 500 and dinners for 220, with smaller spaces also available.
Concerto Associations Package
The Concerto group can provide every element of an associations conference social calendar, through one point of contact. Their unrivalled blend of venues, products, skills and services include everything needed to create the ideal event. They create quintessentially British experiences with a focus on quality, with bespoke, easily recognisable theming that is always built on tradition.
The next stage of the Queen Elizabeth II Centre’s £12 million renovation and rebranding project started in July when the central London venue closed for six weeks of interior and exterior improvements. New signage systems are being installed and a new centre-wide lighting infrastructure has been created.
IET Savoy Place
Reopening October 2015
Located alongside the River Thames, this iconic venue has been completely transformed and installed 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 two private balconies for events and receptions, and the Main Lecture Theatre with conferencing comfort for 451. A brand new roof terrace completes the package with space for delegates to enjoy the view across London from St Paul’s Cathedral to the Houses of Parliament.
InterContinental at the O2
Opening late 2015
The 18-storey hotel and conference centre, which will provide 453 bedrooms, is currently being built on the Greenwich Peninsula as part of a 7.6-acre development scheme.
The InterContinental London – The O2 will feature a conference centre with 20 multi-functional meeting rooms and a 3,000sqm ballroom, which will hold up to 3,000 delegates. Other facilities will include a spa, two restaurants, a hotel bar and an 18th-floor Sky Bar, offering views across the Thames to Canary Wharf and beyond.