With the new year upon us, conferences are bursting out of every seam, and it’s more important than ever that you attract attendees to yours with an exciting venue prospect. It’s out with the old, and in with the bold, the bright, and the beautiful for this year’s top conferences!
Luckily we’re on the case, and we’ve got 10 fantastic venues to kick start conferences: check out our top tips for a strong start to 2023 – you heard it here first!
If you’re after a venue where your conference is guaranteed to run smoothly, 1 Wimpole Street has some of the most sophisticated event facilities in central London. With three comfortable, state-of-the-art auditoriums, holding up to 300 people each, you can be sure that your delegates will be getting the star treatment here. And you’re in safe hands, too, when it comes to running the show: with an award-winning in-house AV team to optimise the venue’s surround sound and 4k HD projector, you can count on the team make your content look its best!
Capacity: 300 theatre
VUE West End was designed to keep attendees’ attention, and conferences here are guaranteed to captivate. With luxury, comfortable seating, a huge wraparound screen, and surround sound, everything about the screening rooms here is perfect for keeping your content front and central. Digital branding is also available across the cinema, so you can make sure your brand is pride of place throughout the event – it’s guaranteed to be a blockbuster!
Location: Leicester Square
Capacity: 270 theatre
Abbey Road Studios need no introduction, but you might not have considered them for conferences before. Synonymous with The Beatles, this event space is also a fantastic spot for staging prestigious events, with state-of-the-art sound systems, fantastic acoustics (of course), and plenty of space for setting up your event in whatever layout you choose. Plus, with rigging galore, you can display your branding, film your keynotes, and project onto the drop-down screens as much as you like.
Location: St John’s Wood
Capacity: 300 theatre
The stylish spaces at members’ club 12 Hay Hill lend themselves to uniquely sophisticated conference set-ups, with comfortable seating, ample natural daylight, and plenty of stunning, comfortable break0ut rooms to spread out your sessions. With impressive tech and AV, The Lounge is guaranteed to have your guests suitably enamoured, and after your content wraps up, it’s the ideal spot to wine and dine important clients, with a beautiful lounge and excellent in-house catering.
Capacity: 70 theatre
If you’re after a really reliable and modern venue for your conference, the Congress Centre in central London is a fantastic option: with dozens of event spaces of varying sizes, a glass ceiling, and all the in-house tech and support you could ask for, it’s an ideal spot for setting off your conference sessions on a strong note. With break-out rooms surrounding the main event space, Congress Hall, and flexible layouts on offer for seating, it’s perfect for up to 500 hundred attendees, and its public transport connections couldn’t get any more convenient.
Location: Tottenham Court Road
Capacity: 500 theatre
Conway Hall is a beautiful Grade II-listed venue, with impressive acoustics, state-of-the-art AV, and historical features to give guests something to wonder at between content sessions. With ample space for 400 in the audience, it’s a fantastic spot for presenting any conference, from company updates to event-of-the-year keynote speakers, and its central London location means it’ll be a favourite with attendees too, before they even arrive and are charmed by the venue itself!
Capacity: 400 theatre
COMO Metropolitan is a stunning, modern venue set on the corner of Hyde Park, with a fresh design and plenty of daylight to keep your guests awake. Alongside its main event space, the White Room, it also provides several beautifully-appointed break-out spaces and boardrooms, as well as an in-house restaurant. If you’re after a conference venue with rooms, the COMO Metropolitan hotel can cater for all of your guests in the most convenient of locations too.
Location: Hyde Park Corner
Capacity: 80 theatre
If you’re looking to shake up the status quo at your next conference, check out the sensational surroundings at Hijingo, where futuristic decor meets top-notch facilities. An out-of-this-world bingo venue by night, by day it plays host to business events that dare to be different – and with top-level tech, its exciting atmosphere might just be the thing that makes your content stick in guests’ minds for months. Plus, with the option of playing bingo (like you’ve never seen it before), and sharing some incredible cocktails after the conference itself wraps up, we’re sure you’ll have a full house at your event!
Capacity: 185 theatre
Sharp and sophisticated in equal measure, the stunning decor in One Birdcage Walk sets the scene perfectly for its state-of-the-art conferencing facilities. With tiered seating, a technician, and in-house audio-visual equipment, including a projector, The Lecture Theatre is completely kitted out for a successful conference. As an added bonus, hiring this space also gets your party use of the Marble Hall and Gallery for breakouts, registration, and catering, adding an instant style boost to any conference.
Capacity: 210 theatre
If you’re looking for something show-stopping, you can’t go wrong with aptly-titled The View, located high above London’s rooftops, and head and shoulders above other venues for sheer vista power! With views to the city on one side, and across Lincoln’s Inn Fields on the other, delegates will be in the best seats in the house, wherever they sit – after all, this venue’s stunning interior is well matched to the impressive views through the floor-to-ceiling windows. And with a roof terrace to unwind on after the event, we’re sure this will be one conference guests don’t forget in a hurry.
Capacity: 300 theatre
Ta-da! How’s that for a tip-top selection of conference venues?? We’re big fans of these unique settings, and if we know delegates (which we think we do), your attendees are sure to be impressed with them too. Get in touch to find out more about each of the spots on our list, or check out our other top conference venues if you haven’t struck gold yet!