Best hybrid conference venues in London

Need a high-tech venue for your next big conferencing event? We've picked out some of the best tech-savvy hybrid conferencing venues in London.

Updated on 22 April 2024

The effects of the pandemic have been felt keenly in all sectors, but for events planners particularly, lockdowns made the job of organising events impossible. For many of us, conferences were once a common part of our working lives, where we'd gather to listen and learn from key speakers and network with our peers, but uncertainty around COVID-19 brought an end to in-person gatherings.

The upshot has been an adjustment towards hybrid working practices, both in offices and in events. More than ever before, lots of people have health and safety concerns when it comes to attending in-person events; if you're organising a large conference these days, chances are you will find yourself with people who wish to attend in person, and lots who wish to take part remotely. 

The good news is that you can accommodate both types of people by hosting a hybrid event - not only does this allow you to reach a much wider audience of guests who wouldn't ordinarily be able to attend, but you can still plan for those who will be there in person. 

A good hybrid conference venue combines the set up required to seat lots of in-person guests with the technology infrastructure, high speed internet and cyber security to stream live speeches, as well as potentially handling a variety of ways to encourage virtual interaction with guests, whether that be Q&A sessions or user chat rooms. If you're planning a hybrid conference event of your own, be sure to check out guide to planning a hybrid event, complete with essential list of tips and tricks and helpful FAQs.

In the meantime, we've pulled together a list of London's best hybrid conferencing venues that pack the necessary audio-visual, technology and conferencing power to make your event a success. Or, you can take a look at our full list of conferencing venues in London to find something that works for you. 

IET London: Savoy Place

IET London: Savoy Place

2 Savoy Place , Covent Garden, London, WC2R 0BL

IET London has long been at the forefront of corporate and conferencing events in London, and despite the historic exterior you'll struggle to find more state-of-the-art hybrid setups anywhere in the city. Not only do you have access to high-tech lecture theatres, IET London also boasts stunning views from many of its rooms, and the experienced events team are fantastic.

Max Meeting 50
Max Theatre 451
Max Standing 330
Max Banquet 330
Sadler

Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, London, EC1 R4TN

Already a world-famous venue for dance and performing arts, Sadler's Wells is also an extremely capable conference venue, with a portfolio of spaces for anywhere between 12 and 1,500 guests. Speedy WiFi and world-class sound and lighting make this viable for hybrid conferences too, especially those on the larger side. 

Max Meeting 1500
Max Theatre 1500
Max Standing 350
Max Banquet 120
Roehampton Venues

Roehampton Venues

Roehampton Lane, Putney, London, SW15 5PH

Another of London's superb conferencing venues, Roehampton Venues is ideal for those planning something further west of the city. The Oak Suite is the ideal hybrid conferencing space, with 98” plasma screens for presentations, intuitive AV kit and beautiful views over the landscaped gardens outside. There are also 31 bedrooms on-site for overnight stays.

Max Meeting 140
Max Standing 200
Max Banquet 100
No.11 Cavendish Square

No.11 Cavendish Square

11–13 Cavendish Square, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AN

The Grade II exterior of this beautiful Georgian townhouse belies the quality of the tech you'll find within. No.11 Cavendish Square specialises in large, high tech conferences, with 20 flexible spaces that include lecture theatres, meeting rooms and more. The Burdett Theatre is ideal for hybrid conferencing, with state-of-the-art AV and streaming.

Max Meeting 136
Max Theatre 280
Max Standing 300
Max Banquet 200
The Loading Bay

The Loading Bay

25 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 4DS

One of two dry hire event spaces run by Techspace in London, The Loading Bay is designed specifically for events with heavy tech requirements. With ultra-fast WiFi (1Gbps up and down), state-of-the-art sound and fully adjustable lighting, it's a perfect space for hosting smaller conferences. 

Max Meeting 16
Max Theatre 100
Max Standing 200
W12 Conferences

W12 Conferences

150 Artillery Lane , Hammersmith, London, W12 0HS

This smart, modern conference centre packs plenty of tech into a variety of large and small meeting spaces. The Oak Suite is the most versatile when it comes to hybrid conferencing, with four 55” LED flat screens and a full HD projector all capable of screen-sharing and live-streaming.

Max Meeting 90
Max Theatre 150
Max Standing 160
The Derby

The Derby

St Chad’s Street, King’s Cross, London, , King's Cross, London, WC1H 8AG

The colourful, functional spaces at St Pancras Meeting Rooms are all equipped with enterprise-grade WiFi and projectors. The rooms are, on the whole, a little smaller than some (the largest is the 100-seater Air & Sky Room) but St Pancras Meeting Rooms is still ideal for cosier hybrid events.

Max Meeting 56
Max Theatre 110
Max Standing 110
Max Banquet 80
The Lightwell

The Lightwell

25 Worship Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 2DX

A sister venue to The Loading Bay (also in this list), The Lightwell is a beautiful space boasting plenty of natural light, and it's well equipped with top-end AV tech, as well as high-speed WiFi and all the bandwidth needed for live streaming. The events team are very capable when it comes to the technical aspects of your conference too.

Max Meeting 50
Max Theatre 50
Max Standing 50
15Hatfields

15Hatfields

Chadwick Court, Southwark, London, SE1 8DJ

One of London's leading sustainable venues, 15Hatfields is also an ultra-reliable spot for any tech-led conferencing thanks to super fast WiFi and top class AV tech. Blank canvas spaces are easily adapted to any event, and digital screens and projectors throughout the venue are setup for live streaming, video conferencing and webcasting.

Max Meeting 330
Max Theatre 300
Max Standing 500
Max Banquet 230
Kensington Conference & Events Centre

Kensington Conference & Events Centre

Kensington Town Hall, Kensington, London, W8 7NX

Highly versatile and modern, Kensington Conference & Events Centre is perfect for larger events, as the Great Hall has capacity of up to 850 delegates, and is equipped with controllable ambient lighting and state-of-the-art-AV support. There's also the Small Hall for 190 guests, which is similarly well-equipped. 

Max Meeting 720
Max Theatre 720
Max Standing 800
Max Banquet 500
Twickenham Stadium

Twickenham Stadium

Rugby House, 200 Whitton Road, Twickenham, London, TW2 7BA

As well as being one of the world's most famous rugby stadiums, Twickenham is also home to an enormous range of well-equipped events spaces. Some of those spaces are enormous - the 1,200-capacity Rose Suite, for example - but there are smaller blank-canvas spaces avaialble to hire too, and most are kitted out with a suite of solid AV tech.

Max Meeting 56
Max Theatre 1076
Max Standing 1350
Max Banquet 1020
Barbican Conference Centre

Barbican Conference Centre

Silk Street, Barbican, London, EC2Y 8DS

If you just need a safe pair of hands, you can't go wrong with one of Europe's leading events spaces. The Barbican boasts spaces for all eventualities, (right up to the gargantuan 1950-capacity Barbican Hall), but as you'd expect, all the conference spaces are also kitted out with hefty AV suites so you can live stream conferences without a hitch.

Max Meeting 170
Max Theatre 1950
Max Standing 2000
Max Banquet 350
The Conduit

The Conduit

6 Langley Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9JA

This Covent Garden members' club is famous for its sustainable credentials, but it also boasts very capable conferencing technology that makes it a safe choice for hybrid events. The Forum is the ideal space - a 200-capacity space that boasts screen and projector, as well as all the conferencing bells and whistles you need. The Conduit also excels when it comes to food and drinks for in-person guests.

Max Meeting 100
Max Theatre 150
Max Standing 180
Max Banquet 120
King

King's House

242 Pentonville Road, King's Cross, London, N1 9JY

With a 200-seat flexible auditorium, high-speed WiFi, and extensive AV facilities, King's House is fully equipped for live streaming and hybrid events. Rest assured the experienced team will help with equipment set-up to ensure smooth sailing on the day.

Max Meeting 200
Max Theatre 200
Max Standing 240
Max Banquet 100

If you need to brush up on what to look for in a good conference venue, read up on our guide to hiring a conference venue, which takes you through everything from staffing, technology and catering, right up to how much it all costs. Or check out our favourite London restaurants for business lunches, if you're planning a big lunch for some colleagues or important clients, because the right venue could make the difference between making and breaking your next big deal!

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