Conference Venues London
With our expert team helping you source the perfect conference venue, you’re sure to find the right venue to suit your requirements. Before you start your search it is useful to consider the following before you start your venue search:
London Conference Venue Checklist
Seating style - When looking to find the most suitable venue, you need to establish the best seating style for your event at an early stage, since this will affect the capacity of the venue. Cabaret seating (6–8 delegates seated around a 5ft round table) offers the best option for conferences and meetings that require note-taking or any space for brainstorming and delegate interaction, whilst traditional theatre-style seating offers the best delegate capacities of any seating option. Many large conference venues in London offers include tiered seating, which improves sight lines and will result in greater audience engagement.
Venue location - The location of the venue will be one of the key drivers for a high level of attendance. When considering the best conference venues, London has excellent public transport facilities, so make sure that the venue offers good connectivity to these networks.
Conference facilities - Wherever possible, try to use venues that have in-house projection and sound systems (together with strong Wi-Fi, if required). The price of bringing these in for a day can often exceed that of the venue hire, and there is generally less risk and preparation time involved by using a venue that is already set up to host conferences.
Consider looking to hire Hotel conference rooms in London - Many top hotels offer excellent conference facilities, combined with in-house catering at reasonable prices, which are included in a conference day delegate rate. Always check what is included in these rates and get prices for any extras that you may need. With so many hotels in London that offer conference facilities, it gives you a full range of residential conference options, with 24 hour delegate rates normally offering the best value.
Unique Conference venues - For larger and more prestigious events where you are trying to attract senior external delegates, you may wish to book a more bespoke conference venue, which will tend to deliver greater acceptance and attendance rates. Many large, unique conference venues do not have in-house Audio-Visual facilities, so it’s best to get prices for these additional production requirements before you book and ensure that your booking includes enough time to set up and break down this production.
If you are looking for a more budget-friendly conference venue, London has plenty of cheaper conference and meeting venues, generally used for internal staff events and meetings. Be careful to check what is included in these cheaper packages to ensure that these conference and meeting facilities offer genuine value.
When it comes to finding the very best conference room to hire, London has literally hundreds of great meeting spaces. For larger conferences (over 300 delegates) please visit our Large London Venues page for the best selection of London’s larger conference venues.