Cinemas and screening rooms

We've rounded-up some of the capital's best venues and hotels with screening rooms for you to take advantage of. Why not make use of one for a meeting or conference, or perhaps you could host your own private screening for staff? Whatever you do, people love a trip to the cinema, so it's an easy sell. 

Updated on 13 August 2018

Cinemas and screening rooms

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RIBA Venues (Royal Institute of British Architects)

RIBA Venues (Royal Institute of British Architects)

RIBA Venues (Royal Institute of British Architects)
Max Meeting 400
Max Standing 400
Max Banquet 250

66 Portland Place , London, London, W1B 1AD

An architectural showcase of etched glass and Portland stone carvings, the Grade II-listed home of the Royal Institute of British Architects is a striking setting for events. The key to its success is its fusion of old and new: a tiered auditorium and grand art deco features are complemented by the facilities of a modern venue. Standout spaces include the light-filled Florence Hall, with its terrace garden and the top-floor Wren Room, which has panoramic balcony views.

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The Curtain

The Curtain

The Curtain
Max Meeting 140
Max Standing 350
Max Banquet 130

45 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3PT

One of the biggest openings in Shoreditch for a while, The Curtain comes with a private members club, four restaurants and a rooftop pool. True to its hipster environs, the post-industrial space features exposed brick walls, wooden floors and factory windows. We’re particularly impressed with the diversity of its spaces, which include a ballroom, screening room and live performance room. There’s also knockout Southern soul food from ground-floor restaurant Red Rooster.

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Cineworld UK Venues

Cineworld UK Venues

Cineworld UK Venues
Max Meeting 512
Max Standing 300
Max Banquet 0

8th Floor, Vantage London, Great West Road , Brentford, London, TW8 9AG

The UK-based cinema group operates over 2,000 screens at more than 200 sites spanning Ireland to Israel. As well as admitting in excess of 100m customers in 2016, it has continued to build a reputation for hosting seamless private events. Dedicated teams on the ground at individual cinemas help organisers tailor AV and lighting for meetings, lectures, training sessions, press conferences and product launches. While catering staff take care of refreshments, live-transmission capabilities mean anyone who can’t join you in person can stream your event from afar. And for those that do travel, you can always lay on a private screening of the latest Hollywood smash at the end of the day.

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Cineworld Enfield

Cineworld Enfield

Cineworld Enfield
Max Meeting 519
Max Standing 0
Max Banquet 0

Southbury Leisure Park, 208 Southbury Road, London, EN1 1YQ

Around the corner from Southbury station, Cineworld Enfield is a massive 15-screen complex with capacity for up to 488 people. The venue is spread out over three levels, with screens on the ground and second floor, and a 75-capacity bar on the first floor. The venue works well for private film screenings (3D or 2D) and conferences, as well as live screenings of sporting events, opera and theatre, not to mention interactive gaming events. Any of the screens would make a great setting for a product launch or event requiring PowerPoint presentations (with plug-and-play connectivity). Buffets and bowl food can be served up by the venue’s preferred caterers.

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ODEON Trafford Centre

ODEON Trafford Centre

ODEON Trafford Centre
Max Meeting 175
Max Theatre 409

201 The Dome, The Trafford Centre, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M17 8DF

This 20-screen multiplex brings all of the Odeon group’s cinema and events expertise to Greater Manchester. The in-house team will furnish you with the AV kit you’ll need for a presentation or product launch, and can even organise live satellite linkups to anywhere across the globe. All auditoria have comfortable stadium seating, three have 3D capabilities, and there’s an exclusive-use bar for receptions before or after private screenings.

 

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Ravensbourne

Ravensbourne

Ravensbourne
Max Meeting 350
Max Standing 300
Max Banquet 0

6 Penrose Way, Greenwich Peninsula , London, SE10 0EW

This centre for creative education on the Greenwich Peninsula is well set up for events thanks to a wide range of spaces. The largest is the Walker Space, best for conferences, receptions and banquets. The flexible Big Space suits more exclusive occasions, while Level 6 can be used exclusively, or split into seven smaller spaces. Other rooms set up with hi-spec AV can handle board meetings. In-house catering is available and mobile bar facilities can also be arranged.

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IMAX at the Science Museum

IMAX at the Science Museum

IMAX at the Science Museum
Max Meeting 400

Science Museum, Exhibition Road, London, London, SW7 2DD

With a screen that’s taller than four double-decker buses, the Science Museum’s in-house Imax Theatre is a high-impact venue for conferences, screenings and awards ceremonies. Tiered seating gives each guest an unobstructed view of the screen, while the state-of-the-art surround sound and lighting system will ensure your message is delivered loud and clear. Guests can also combine a screening with a reception or dinner in one of the museum’s galleries.

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UK Chamber of Shipping

UK Chamber of Shipping

UK Chamber of Shipping
Max Meeting 100
Max Standing 120
Max Banquet 0

30 Park Street, 1st Floor, London, SE1 9EQ

With artefacts and artwork from its illustrious history, the UK Chamber of Shipping’s modern home has plenty of character and individuality. Located on Bankside, this multi-room venue is full of natural light and suits business events of most types. Removable walls make rooms 1, 2 and 3 flexible for meetings, and they can host 100 guests if taken as a single entity. The UK Chamber itself is the largest function room, and its bright, airy space works well for networking and receptions. The Boardroom has floor-to-ceiling windows and plenty of room for meetings. Food is provided by a local supplier on request.

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Barbican Conference Centre

Barbican Conference Centre

Barbican Conference Centre
Max Meeting 1950
Max Standing 2000
Max Banquet 350

Silk Street , London, London, EC2Y 8DS

Europe’s largest arts and conference venue boasts world-class facilities. The tiered Barbican Hall and Barbican Theatre have good sight lines, fine acoustics and adjoining foyers. Three auditoria are also on offer, with adjacent conference suites. Elsewhere, a trio of banqueting rooms can be used together – a popular combination being the Conservatory and Garden Room (a plant-filled oasis). The Exhibition Hall has a versatile 1,800sq m of space.

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Wellcome Collection

Wellcome Collection

Wellcome Collection
Max Meeting 154
Max Standing 200
Max Banquet 60

183 Euston Road, London, London, NW1 2BE

The purpose-built Wellcome Collection Conference Centre combines light, modern spaces with a prime location. The venue’s state-of-the art event space features a helical staircase that connects delegates to the fascinating Medicine Now gallery and Reading Room – excellent for drinks receptions – and the Library. Elsewhere, the Henry Wellcome Auditorium is best suited to presentations, and there are a number of smaller meeting rooms and breakout areas.

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Cineworld West India Quay

Cineworld West India Quay

Cineworld West India Quay
Max Meeting 0
Max Standing 500
Max Banquet 0

Hertsmere Road, West India Quay, London, E14 4AL

If you’re looking for a venue for a private film screening in the Docklands area, Cineworld West India Quay is an obvious choice. The East London branch of the nationwide chain has 10 screens for hire, with seating capacities ranging from 106 to 359. Cineworld has state-of-the-art digital projectors in its venues across the UK and is set up to screen 3D movies, live opera and theatre, interactive gaming and corporate presentations (there’s plug-and-play AV for PowerPoint, feature films or gaming). It’s good for product launches requiring a bit of theatre, too. The cinema has a licensed bar and a range of snacks that can be taken into the auditorium.

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The Hospital Club

The Hospital Club

The Hospital Club
Max Meeting 200
Max Standing 300
Max Banquet 120

24 Endell Street, London, London, WC2H 9HQ

This Covent Garden venue is a private members club and media facility for the creative industries. Spread across seven floors, its range of event spaces includes a bar and lounge, games room, cinema and gallery space – the latter is a flexible blank canvas. For smaller events, we like the boardroom/private-dining Chalk Room with its adjoining terrace and purple pool table, while laid-back performance space The Oak Room is the place for showcases.

Kensington Conference & Events Centre

Kensington Conference & Events Centre

Kensington Conference & Events Centre
Max Meeting 732
Max Standing 800
Max Banquet 500

Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street, London, London, W8 7NX

Versatile interiors and a handy location off Kensington High Street attract a loyal client base to Kensington Conference & Events Centre. Its mainstay is international conferences, as well as fairs and exhibitions, but dinner dances are also popular. The Great Hall can be hired along with two foyers and four breakout rooms. For more intimate board meetings, the Council Chamber has leather-topped desks, with individual microphones. 

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Cineworld Wandsworth

Cineworld Wandsworth

Cineworld Wandsworth
Max Meeting 366
Max Standing 200
Max Banquet 0

Southside Shopping Centre, Wandsworth High Street, London, SW18 4TF

Cineworld Wandsworth’s 14 screens include London’s first 4DX auditorium, where seats move with the on-screen action and live special effects include wind, fog, lightning, water and scents. The in-house team here will help you set up for private screenings, meetings, training sessions, lectures and awards ceremonies. Any event can be streamed live to other locations too. Catering runs from pastries to hot buffet lunches and dinners.

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Congress Centre

Congress Centre

Congress Centre
Max Meeting 500
Max Theatre 500
Max Standing 850
Max Banquet 320

28 Great Russell Street , London, London, WC1B 3LS

This popular central London venue occupies a distinctive mid-century modernist building, with event spaces that range from small, hi-tech meeting rooms to the striking 1950s Congress Hall. The latter offers a sprung-wood floor and glass ceiling, which fills the room with natural light. Besides conferences and exhibitions, it’s a good fit for product launches, awards dinners and fashion shows. Excellent AV facilities include HD 3D projection.

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Cineworld Wembley

Cineworld Wembley

Cineworld Wembley
Max Meeting 331
Max Standing 200
Max Banquet 0

107 London Designer Outlet, Wembley Park Boulevard, Wembley, Middlesex, HA9 0FD

Found pretty much next door to Wembley Stadium, this north-London Cineworld offers nine auditoria and an experienced in-house team ready to help tailor your AV and lighting needs. Live-transmission capabilities mean your meeting, training session or product launch can be streamed remotely. When business is concluded, you can beam in the latest Hollywood smash for a private screening. A full catering service is also available.

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30 Euston Square

30 Euston Square

30 Euston Square
Max Meeting 300
Max Theatre 80
Max Standing 300
Max Banquet 160

30 Euston Square , London, London, NW1 2FB

This Grade II*-listed building features a formidable portfolio of event spaces. Its 24 meeting rooms all benefit from natural light and range in style from traditional to contemporary. The auditorium benefits from the latest 3D projection technology, while the two State Rooms on the fifth floor give access to the Rooftop Terrace, with views across London. With Searcys leading the catering, you can expect high-quality food and service.

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Electric Cinema

Electric Cinema

Electric Cinema
Max Meeting 83
Max Standing 150
Max Banquet 0

191 Portobello Road , London, W11 2ED

Following a refurbishment at the end of 2012, Soho House Group’s historic Electric Cinema on Portobello Road is back to its handsome best and open for exclusive hire on weekdays. Interiors at the landmark 102-year-old picture palace feature chandeliers, red leather armchairs, studded footstools and cashmere blankets, as well as a private bar. Food service is available before and after screenings (check out the cool retro sweet shop). Sound and projection facilities are now bang up to date, with HD and 3D capability for screenings, and computerised lighting and wireless mics for conferences, product launches and presentations. The DDR is reasonable too: £60 per head for groups of 40+.

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Church House Westminster

Church House Westminster

Church House Westminster
Max Meeting 600
Max Standing 550
Max Banquet 372

Dean's Yard , London, London, SW1P 3NZ

In tranquil Dean’s Yard, next to Westminster Abbey, this Grade II-listed building was a stand-in base for the House of Lords during WWII. Today, it offers a wide range of event spaces, blending original character (oak panelling, raw stone, feature windows) with advanced technology – its upgraded Assembly Hall features a 4K projection system. That sense of occasion required for awards ceremonies and gala dinners is found here in abundance.

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85 Gresham Street

85 Gresham Street

85 Gresham Street
Max Meeting 24
Max Standing 60
Max Banquet 24

85 Gresham Street , London, EC2R 7HE

Part of the London Executive Offices portfolio, 85 Gresham Street is a hi-spec office building within walking distance of Bank and Moorgate stations. Aside from its long-term office lets, there is a range of meeting rooms and event spaces on offer. On the lower ground floor, you’ll find a boardroom and four meeting rooms, which can be opened up for larger receptions. DDRs begin at £65pp; half-day packages start from £45pp. Both rates include room rental, water, three rounds of coffee, tea and biscuits, and a buffet lunch. There’s also a bar which is available for cocktail events for up to 40 guests.

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Saddlers

Saddlers' Hall

Saddlers' Hall
Max Meeting 170
Max Standing 250
Max Banquet 152

40 Gutter Lane, London, London, EC2V 6BR

Home to one of London’s oldest livery companies, Saddlers’ Hall is constructed in the classical style, with period details and furniture. Events from conferences to AGMs, large drinks receptions and banquets can be held in its rooms. The highlight is the Great Hall, with exquisite stained-glass windows and a musicians’ gallery. Multiple breakout spaces provide extra conferencing facilties, while the secluded courtyard can be used for alfresco summer entertaining.

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Curzon Bloomsbury

Curzon Bloomsbury

Curzon Bloomsbury
Max Theatre 148
Max Standing 150

The Brunswick, London, London, WC1N 1AW

Part of the Brunswick Centre, Curzon Bloomsbury is influenced by the materials and style of post-war modernism, as well as films by Tarkovsky and Greenaway. The minimalist cinema’s four screening rooms are each equipped with Sony 4K projectors, while the Renoir screen features a Dolby Atmos sound system – only the second venue in London to do so. This makes the cinema a popular choice for film screenings, galas and high-end presentations.

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The Royal Institution

The Royal Institution

The Royal Institution
Max Meeting 400
Max Standing 120
Max Banquet 80

21 Albemarle Street, London, London, W1S 4BS

Founded in 1799 by eminent scientists, the Royal Institution is still dedicated to the diffusion of scientific knowledge. Exclusive hire of its Grade I-listed Georgian home gives you some rare branding opportunities and access to some remarkable event spaces. The tiered Faraday Theatre will be familiar to anyone who’s watched the RI’s annual Christmas Lectures. The book-lined Library can be joined with the Georgian Room and Writing Room for large-scale receptions.

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41 Portland Place

41 Portland Place

41 Portland Place
Max Meeting 80
Max Standing 225
Max Banquet 90

41 Portland Place , London,

Set in prestigious Portland Place in Marylebone, conveniently near Oxford Circus, The Academy of Medical Sciences occupies a picture-perfect Georgian townhouse built in 1773. Its conference and meeting facilities are spread across three floors that still look fresh following a £5m revamp in 2010. Function rooms include a purpose-built 70-capacity conference suite and a collection of smaller spaces that can be combined to host receptions for 225. Interiors are elegant and bright throughout, while a terrace is available for summer drinks receptions and break-outs. Catering, based on menus that mix traditional and contemporary dishes, is in the safe hands of Harbour and Jones.

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London Transport Museum

London Transport Museum

London Transport Museum
Max Meeting 200
Max Theatre 121
Max Standing 500
Max Banquet 150

Covent Garden Piazza (south east corner), Covent Garden , London, WC2E 7BB

A striking and characterful venue, the London Transport Museum is in a prime location on famous Covent Garden Piazza. Its galleries make an impressive backdrop for evening receptions and dinners, mixing old and new interiors with displays of iconic transport posters and original artwork. The purpose-built Cubic Theatre is well suited to conferences and presentations, with state-of-the-art AV and a breakout area for registration and catering.

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Sadler

Sadler's Wells

Sadler's Wells
Max Meeting 1500
Max Standing 350
Max Banquet 120

Rosebery Avenue, London, London, EC1 R4TN

This international dance venue has partnered with video agency Streaming Tank to provide live streaming, webcasting and encoding packages. The main auditorium comes with state-of-the-art sound and lighting, while retractable seating makes the Lilian Baylis Studio a versatile alternative. Movable acoustic walls do the same for the Mezzanine Level. Groups can enjoy private pre-show and interval drinks receptions in the modern Pina Bausch Room.

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The Bloomsbury Ballroom

The Bloomsbury Ballroom

The Bloomsbury Ballroom
Max Meeting 500
Max Standing 570
Max Banquet 300

Victoria House, Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1B 4DA

The 1920s home of the London Cabaret Club is well set up for large-scale private events. Cars can pull right up to the Grade II-listed building and Holborn tube is close by. The main Ballroom has a built-in stage beneath tall ceilings and art-deco windows, and AV is included (six large screens and projectors). The adjacent Rose Room can stand alone with its own large bar, while the Long Bar is much as it sounds, and a useful breakout space or green room.

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Southbank Centre

Southbank Centre

Southbank Centre
Max Meeting 295
Max Theatre 2500
Max Standing 300
Max Banquet 950

Belvedere Road, London, London, SE1 8XX

This landmark cultural centre comprises the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Hayward Gallery. While the latter two are being refurbished (they are set to reopen early this year), the Festival Hall is open for business and makes an impressive space for big conferences and product launches. St Paul’s Roof Pavilion on the sixth floor is good for smaller groups, while the Weston Roof Pavilion suits relaxed business gatherings with striking views.

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Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds
Max Meeting 380
Max Standing 1000
Max Banquet 380

Marylebone Road , London, London, NW1 5LR

This popular attraction has been hosting events on Baker Street since 1884 – it once had Queen Victoria over for tea. Today, guests are treated to a red carpet arrival before heading into one of the venue’s three immersive areas to mingle among more than 300 wax figures of monarchs and celebrities. Our pick for parties is the World Stage Ballroom, with its large stage and screen, which is presided over by Barack Obama, Adele and Boris Johnson.

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Cineworld Crawley

Cineworld Crawley

Cineworld Crawley
Max Meeting 512
Max Standing 200
Max Banquet 0

Unit 1, Crawley Leisure Park, London Road, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 8LR

This newly refurbished cinema is close to the road, rail and air links of Gatwick, and its live-transmission capabilities can help spread corporate messages even further. Its auditoria and screening rooms include an IMAX and Italian leather seats. The in-house team makes set-up easy for events including meetings, awards ceremonies, press conferences and product launches. Business concluded, you can treat groups to a private screening of the latest blockbuster.

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Cineworld O2 Greenwich

Cineworld O2 Greenwich

Cineworld O2 Greenwich
Max Meeting 850
Max Standing 600
Max Banquet 0

The O2 Greenwich, Peninsula Square , London, SE10 0AX

Just over the river from Canary Wharf, Cinewold 02 is no stranger to large-scale corporate events. Its 11 screening rooms can be hired out individually or as part of site-wide conferences and product launches. Unsurprisingly, each of the spaces offer cutting-edge AV equipment and there’s also satellite-link for multi-location events. Green rooms and breakout spaces can be added, should it suit, while there’s enough space in the foyer for exhibitions.

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The Crystal

The Crystal

The Crystal
Max Meeting 270
Max Standing 720
Max Banquet 190

1 Siemens Brothers Way, London, E16 1GB

This Royal Victoria Docks venue was built to showcase green technologies (it generates its own energy), but it’s also a state-of-the-art events venue. Beside the main Auditorium, a range of light and bright meeting rooms work well for events from workshops to product launches. For receptions, try the open-plan Street, and if you need more space, hire the interactive Exhibition with it. Tours can be built into event programmes.

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Cineworld Fulham Road

Cineworld Fulham Road

Cineworld Fulham Road
Max Meeting 337
Max Standing 0
Max Banquet 0

142 Fulham Road, London, SW10 9QR

Located on the same stretch of Fulham Road as the many bars and restaurants on ‘Chelsea Beach’, this West London Cineworld has six screens and capacity for up to 337 people. It also houses two licensed bars – holding up to 150 and 100 delegates respectively. The venue works well for private film screenings (3D or 2D) and conferences, as well as live screenings of sporting events, opera and theatre, not to mention interactive gaming events. Any of the screens would make a great setting for a product launch or event requiring PowerPoint presentations (with plug-and-play connectivity). Buffets and bowl food can be served up by the venue’s preferred caterers, in either of its two bars.

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etc venues — 155 Bishopsgate

etc venues — 155 Bishopsgate

etc venues — 155 Bishopsgate
Max Theatre 600
Max Standing 800

155 Bishopsgate, Liverpool Street, London, EC2M 3YD

This is the second of the group’s sites to pop up close to Liverpool Street station. It’s a big space: there’s around 1,900sq m to play with, giving the venue an airy layout that suits product launches, exhibitions and conferences. Its headline Broadgate Suite is a state-of-the-art room, with the latest IT systems, while the Galleria can house more than 35 exhibition stands. There are rooms for smaller meetings and AV kit is in place throughout, along with super-fast wi-fi.

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Cineworld at The O2

Cineworld at The O2

Cineworld at The O2
Max Meeting 0
Max Standing 800
Max Banquet 0

The O2, Peninsula Square, Greenwich, London, SE10 0AX

London’s famous entertainment venue The O2 is home to one of the city’s largest cinemas. Cineworld at The O2 has state-of-the-art digital screens with built-in 3D technology, which can be put to good use for conferences, product launches, interactive gaming events and, of course, private film screenings. The largest screen has capacity for up to 776 delegates and connects to an attractive bar area with space for 150 guests. A further 10 smaller screens range in size from 141 to 298 seats. Ample car parking and good public transport links (North Greenwich is on the Jubilee line, just 15 minutes from Waterloo) help seal the deal for event organisers.

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Imperial War Museum

Imperial War Museum

Imperial War Museum
Max Meeting 200
Max Standing 220
Max Banquet 120

Lambeth Road , London, SE1 6HZ

The Grade II-listed Imperial War Museum makes a grand & historic backdrop for events. A number of spaces are available to hire, ranging from a fully equipped cinema seating 200, to a Georgian-inspired boardroom, ideal for small informal meetings. The stellar space however, is the dramatic glass-domed Large Exhibits Gallery & its surrounding balconies, which commonly plays host to evening receptions, balls, dinners, film premieres & launches. When hired exclusively, guests are free to mingle among the exhibits, including a rare Battle of Britain Spitfire, the smallest civilian boat used in the Dunkirk Landings & Ole Bill, a 1911 London bus requisitioned to transport troops. The museum is conveniently located for the City, West End & Westminster, as well as being within walking distance of Waterloo.

 

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Cineworld Milton Keynes

Cineworld Milton Keynes

Cineworld Milton Keynes
Max Meeting 259
Max Standing 300
Max Banquet 0

Xscape, 602 Marlborough Gate, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK9 3XS

Cineworld’s approach to events is all about flexibility and efficiency. The 16 auditoria and screening rooms here are primed for meetings, awards ceremonies, press conferences and launches. Catering options range from pastries to hot buffet lunches and dinners, and live-transmission capabilities will spread your message far beyond north Buckinghamshire. When the day’s work is done, delegates can enjoy an immersive movie screening

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Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)

Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)

Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)
Max Meeting 185
Max Standing 350
Max Banquet 150

The Mall, London, London, SW1Y 5AH

Described by Damien Hirst as the ‘cultural heartbeat of London’, the Institute of Contemporary Arts is a modern creative hub close to Trafalgar Square. The Regency-style Nash and Brandon Rooms are elegant spaces for product launches, receptions and dinners, giving prime views of Big Ben and The Mall. Elsewhere, conference needs are met in either of its two top-spec cinemas. For a blank-canvas space, check out the venue’s theatre.

 

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ODEON Swiss Cottage

ODEON Swiss Cottage

ODEON Swiss Cottage
Max Theatre 307
Max Standing 150

96 Finchley Road, London, NW3 5EL

Emerging in stages from a major refurb late in 2017, this venerable 1930s cinema now offers groups the Odeon Luxe experience. All five auditoria will eventually have reclining seats with built-in tables so, whether it’s a presentation or a private screening, groups can enjoy wine, beer and food throughout. The new Oscars Bar is equipped for drinks receptions, and makes a useful breakout space for conferences. Take over the Imax screen for something extra special.

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ODEON Tottenham Court Road

ODEON Tottenham Court Road

ODEON Tottenham Court Road
Max Theatre 294

30 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 1BX

When not showing the latest blockbusters, this central-London Odeon’s three state-of-the-art screening rooms can host conferences, workshops and product launches with aplomb. Launches are particularly well served, as the screening rooms have the latest RealD 3D projection, while satellite conferencing tech makes international AGMs painless. Private film screenings are also popular with the option for themed tickets and a photo booth.

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The British Museum

The British Museum

The British Museum
Max Meeting 323
Max Standing 330
Max Banquet 150

Great Russell Street, London, London, WC1B 3DG

The Grade I-listed British Museum boasts a Norman Foster-designed contemporary events area. Among its spaces are two state-of-the-art theatres with Sony 4K DCP projectors and 3D capability, ideal for film screenings and product launches. A series of smaller rooms are available for meetings or lunches, while its large foyers suit receptions and exhibitions. Tailored tours of the museum’s exhibitions can be added on as part of an event or breakout activity.

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The Lincoln Centre

The Lincoln Centre

The Lincoln Centre
Max Meeting 140
Max Standing 140
Max Banquet 40

18 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, London, WC2A 3ED

The Lincoln Centre sits at the crossroads of the City and the West End. Equipped with state-of-the art technology, it’s a popular choice for financial presentations, AGMs, seminars and product launches. All nine event spaces can be branded, from the clean-lined Presentation Room 1 and 2 to the more homely Blake room, which comes with views of Lincoln’s Inn Fields. The brightest spaces, Hamano and Turner, feature floor-to-ceiling windows.

 

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QEII Centre

QEII Centre

QEII Centre
Max Meeting 2500
Max Standing 1200
Max Banquet 930

Broad Sanctuary, London, London, SW1P 3EE

This purpose-built Westminster venue is no stranger to high-profile clients. Its 32 event spaces hold up to 2,500 delegates, and conferences and exhibitions work well here. A major refurb, including a renovated façade, new breakout spaces and improved lighting, was recently completed. We’re big fans of the Churchill, whose slightly raked seating means everyone gets a good view. The larger rooms work well for banquets and drinks receptions.

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Museum of London Docklands

Museum of London Docklands

Museum of London Docklands
Max Meeting 273
Max Standing 400
Max Banquet 240

No. 1 Warehouse, West India Quay, Hertsmere Road , London, London, E14 4AL

Telling the story of London’s river and port, the Museum of London Docklands spreads over five floors of a splendid Grade I-listed Georgian warehouse. Its pine columns and floors sit alongside contemporary fittings, producing a spacious and atmospheric feel. Facilities include a boardroom, along with three other spaces that work well for daytime events. By night, guests can also enjoy receptions and dinners in one or more of the museum’s 11 galleries.

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Troxy

Troxy

Troxy
Max Meeting 1100
Max Standing 1500
Max Banquet 720

490 Commercial Road , London, London, E1 0HX

Troxy opened its doors in the 1930s as a grand cinema. Today, it’s an impressive events hub that retains its Grade II-listed art deco features. AV facilities are a strong point, with hi-spec sound, flexible staging options and a permanent lighting system on offer. Combined, they deliver for concerts, fashion shows and awards ceremonies. The main space is also well suited to indoor sports events, corporate dinners and Christmas parties.

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Curzon Mayfair

Curzon Mayfair

Curzon Mayfair
Max Theatre 307

38 Curzon Street, London, London, W1J 7TY

Curzon Mayfair is regularly used for film premieres, but it’s far more than a hub for screenings: this 1930s Grade II-listed cinema also lends itself to galas, Q&A sessions, conferences and presentations. No question, this is a classy cinema: the largest of its screening rooms has two royal boxes for eight VIPs, and there is a stylish bar for refreshments. Curfew is at midnight, but the cinema’s central Mayfair location offers a wealth of nearby bars and restaurants.

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The May Fair Theatre

The May Fair Theatre

The May Fair Theatre
Max Meeting 201

Stratton Street, London, W1J 8LT

The five-star May Fair Hotel has some eye-catching options for event organisers. Best of all is its May Fair Theatre, a luxe screening room where the Italian-leather seats are loaded with audience-response technology to keep speakers on their toes. Guests can warm up and wind down in the nearby Private Dining Room, Crystal Room or Danziger Suite. There’s even the option to follow proceedings via live video and audio feeds in one of the hotel’s private suites.

 

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Science Museum

Science Museum

Science Museum
Max Meeting 400
Max Standing 750
Max Banquet 400

Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 2DD

The events appeal of the Science Museum is obvious. Where else can you dine next to the Apollo 10 command module or mingle under the first plane to cross the Atlantic? Daytime conferences are well catered for in the Imax Theatre. For evening events, we like the Exploring Space gallery with its rockets, satellites and landers. Recent additions include Mathematics: The Winton Gallery and Wonderlab: The Equinor Gallery – both bookable for events and private views.

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One Aldwych

One Aldwych

One Aldwych
Max Meeting 35
Max Standing 150
Max Banquet 110

1 Aldwych , London, London, WC2B 4BZ

This Grade II-listed property was once home to The Morning Post. Today, it’s a five-star hotel, with modern event spaces decorated with contemporary art. The bright Adelphi & Novello Rooms can be used together as one large space for meetings and à la carte dining, while the glamorous Screening Room is popular for presentations and private film screenings. The hotel’s modern Basque restaurant, Eneko, can be booked exclusively for larger events.

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1 Cornhill

1 Cornhill

1 Cornhill
Max Meeting 28
Max Standing 60
Max Banquet 28

1 Cornhill , London, EC3V 3ND

Along with the Bank of England, the Royal Exchange and Mansion House, 1 Cornhill makes up the quartet of landmark buildings at Bank junction. The Grade II-listed venue – part of the London Executive Offices portfolio – offers a sextet of meeting spaces, among which the Dome room stands out. A circular business lounge at the top of the building, this can host receptions for up to 50. The rest of 1 Cornhill’s six floors house four meeting spaces for 6-12 boardroom style, as well as the more capacious Gold room. DDRs are from £65pp; half-day packages start at £45pp. Both include room rental, three rounds of coffee, tea and biscuits, and a buffet lunch.

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53 Davies Street

53 Davies Street

53 Davies Street
Max Meeting 75
Max Standing 0
Max Banquet 0

53 Davies Street , London, W1K 5JH

Between Grosvenor Square and New Bond Street – opposite Claridge’s no less – 53 Davies Street is a Grade I-listed building with all of the wood panelling and original 18th century features you’d expect in such an exclusive enclave. Among the serviced offices inside, there are three well-presented meeting rooms which can host between four and 16 delegates boardroom style, a customer lounge and video-conferencing facilities. There’s also a private garden with space for alfresco meetings on the patio. DDRs are from £65pp; half-day packages start at £45pp. Both include room rental, three rounds of coffee, tea and biscuits, and a buffet lunch.

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ODEON Luxe Leicester Square

ODEON Luxe Leicester Square

ODEON Luxe Leicester Square
Max Theatre 794
Max Standing 200

24-26 Leicester Square , Leicester Square, London, WC2H 7JY

When Odeon’s fully refurbished flagship isn’t hosting high-profile premieres, or the annual London Film Festival, it’s available for private events. The multi-million-pound redesign has entirely transformed the venue. Not only is the cinema now a luxe one, it has also renewed branding opportunities in its central 800-capacity theatre-style premium venue. This is the place for receptions, conferences, award ceremonies and parties. The art deco-style cinema can also offer intimate screening experiences in the further four new rooms.

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The May Fair Hotel

The May Fair Hotel

The May Fair Hotel
Max Meeting 260
Max Standing 370
Max Banquet 220

Stratton Street , London, W1J 8LT

As well as a plum Mayfair location, this five-star property comprises sleek interiors decked with creations from top design houses, as well as Baccarat chandeliers. Its event spaces even include one of the largest private screening rooms in London. There’s also the attractive Crystal Room, the Danziger Suite (which has an easily installed stage) and the Atrium, a split-level space with a glass ceiling and the benefit of a private bar.

British Academy

British Academy

British Academy
Max Meeting 125
Max Standing 200
Max Banquet 100

10-11 Carlton House Terrace , London, London, SW1Y 5AH

The former residence of prime minister William Gladstone is now home to the British Academy, which under its venue moniker, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, offers 11 rather grand event spaces for hire. Period features contrast with abstract art and up-to-date tech, providing rooms ready for modern business needs. In 2016, the venue added the book-lined Lee Library to its lineup of spaces, which lends its regency character to evening dinners.

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Kings Place

Kings Place

Kings Place
Max Meeting 100
Max Theatre 420
Max Standing 400
Max Banquet 120

90 York Way , King's Cross, London, N1 9AG

Modern music-arts-restaurant hub Kings Place has been a prime mover in the regeneration of King’s Cross. Kings Place Events offers its hi-spec function rooms for private hire, including the Hall One auditorium, with its outstanding acoustics, and the Battlebridge Room, which looks out across Regent’s Canal. Available for exclusive use, the venue also houses the Rotunda restaurant, which has a large terrace for summer entertaining.

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The Human Rights Action Centre

The Human Rights Action Centre

The Human Rights Action Centre
Max Meeting 250
Max Standing 250
Max Banquet 0

The Human Rights Action Centre, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London, EC2A 3EA

The Human Rights Action Centre serves as a focal point for Amnesty International’s supporters, but its seven no-nonsense event spaces also cater beautifully for meetings, conferences, drinks receptions, private events and exhibitions. The standout space is the 250-seat auditorium, which can be arranged to suit theatre- or cabaret-style layouts. For more intimate events, it can be split to seat just over 110 delegates. As well as a number of smaller meeting rooms, there’s also the larger Sir Elton John Exhibition Hall – the venue’s reception area – which works well for private viewings and can host drinks receptions for up to 200 guests.

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Curzon Victoria

Curzon Victoria

Curzon Victoria
Max Theatre 69
Max Standing 70

58 Victoria Street, London, London, SW1E 6QW

If your group numbers 70 people or less then this Curzon cinema in the Victoria business district has plenty of options for screenings, presentations, networking and conferences. Most of its spaces have plush Pullman-style seating, while Screen 2 has a 3D projector. There’s also a mezzanine reception area and a further private room for meetings, breakout sessions, drinks receptions and standalone parties. The lounge bar has a late licence.

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Bulgari Hotel, London

Bulgari Hotel, London

Bulgari Hotel, London
Max Meeting 80
Max Standing 280
Max Banquet 140

171 Knightsbridge, London, London, SW7 1DW

Clean lines and a muted palette define The Bulgari’s contemporary approach to luxury. Event bookers should look first to the subterranean Ballroom. Here, two solid-silver chandeliers dominate a room that imparts Italian flair to anything from conferences through to charity balls. Elsewhere, the cinema offers 4K-quality projection and tiered seating. Private dining is hosted by Alain Ducasse’s Rivea London, the hotel’s French and Italian restaurant.

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ODEON Luxe Haymarket

ODEON Luxe Haymarket

ODEON Luxe Haymarket
Max Theatre 49

11-18 Panton Street, London, SW1Y 4DP

A December 2017 refurb means Odeon Luxe Haymarket can now offer reclining leather seats in all four of its auditoria. There are fewer seats in total too, giving guests the space to stretch out and immerse themselves in the experience, and they’ve been carefully positioned to give the best possible views. Each of the seats also has a built-in table so, whether it’s a presentation or a private screening, groups can enjoy wine, beer and hot or cold food throughout.

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BAFTA 195 Piccadilly

BAFTA 195 Piccadilly

BAFTA 195 Piccadilly
Max Meeting 227
Max Standing 262
Max Banquet 180

195 Piccadilly , London, W1J 9LN

Bafta 195 Piccadilly is the home of the British Academy of Film & Television Arts, whose centrepiece – as you might expect – is its state-of-the-art cinema. With world-class projection and AV, including a Prysm video wall and 4K laser projection with Dolby 3D capabilities, your visuals will look and sound impressive. Breakfasts, board meetings, multi-day conferences, receptions and banquets can all be arranged. Bafta 195 Experiences can include film make-up artistry.

Cineworld Leicester Square

Cineworld Leicester Square

Cineworld Leicester Square
Max Meeting 720
Max Standing 400
Max Banquet 0

5-6 Leicester Square, London, WC2H 7NA

‘The UK’s oldest commercial cinema’ is a fixture on the red-carpet premiere circuit and can lay on the same star treatment for your guests. The venue remerged from a full-scale refurbishment in summer 2018, now offering a 136-seat 4DX screen, which promises to use wind, fog, snow, lightning, bubbles, water and a variety of scents to bring screenings to life. Elsewhere, it offers the city’s only laser Imax screen (brighter, sharper, better) for private screenings, product launches and conferences.

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London Stock Exchange

London Stock Exchange

London Stock Exchange
Max Meeting 120
Max Standing 300
Max Banquet 120

10 Paternoster Square , London, EC4M 7LS

The London Stock Exchange: Events & Studios is located in the City, very close to St Paul’s Cathedral. The venue combines the latest in presentation technology with contemporary and versatile event space. Every day, broadcasters report on current business and market news live from the TV studios, providing a dynamic backdrop for company presentations, conferences and product launches. The venue houses a tiered 120-seater theatre with web-casting, audio and video-conferencing facilities. In addition, the Atrium space and the Gallery, overlooking the TV studios, provide stimulating settings for drinks receptions for up to 200 people.

 

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The RSA House

The RSA House

The RSA House
Max Meeting 200
Max Standing 220
Max Banquet 140

8 John Adam Street, London, London, WC2N 6EZ

Just off the Strand, the stylish Georgian home of the Royal Society of Arts is a highly versatile venue. Its Great Room – think domed-glass ceiling and period paintings – has movable seating that enables it to host events ranging from conferences to gala dinners. The striking and spacious Vaults can also be used for drinks receptions, meetings and dinners. In total, the venue has 11 spaces to choose from, and all come with the latest AV kit. It's also worth noting that the venue has a new coffee shop, Rawthmells that's ideal for casual business meetings.

 

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Frobisher Suite

Frobisher Suite

Frobisher Suite
Max Meeting 246

Barbican Centre, Silk Street , London, London, EC2Y 8DS

The Barbican’s Frobisher Suite was refurbished in late 2016, with upgraded decor, flooring and AV among the improvements. Its two auditoriums have generously spaced tiered seating, good sightlines and a dedicated technician. Both are next to a café/restaurant that can be hired for screenings. There’s also a smart boardroom, while another six meeting rooms can be used separately or combined to make two large rooms.

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ODEON Cinemas

ODEON Cinemas

ODEON Cinemas
Max Theatre 1679
Max Standing 400
Max Banquet 200

Various Venues ,

Odeon is a market leader for corporate events: its 850 state-of-the-art auditoria combine to offer nearly 200,000 seats. Conferencing and private screenings are obvious choices, but the venues also cater well for the likes of fashion shows and awards ceremonies. Or how about live sports with post-match hospitality? Many cinemas are satellite-enabled, with HD and 3D projection, multisite linkup facilities and dedicated in-house event teams.

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ODEON Covent Garden

ODEON Covent Garden

ODEON Covent Garden
Max Theatre 240

135 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, London, WC2H 8AH

This art deco cinema in London’s theatre district offers venue hire facilities across its auditoria and is a popular choice for screenings, conferences and presentations. Each space has a state-of-the-art screen (two are 3D-enabled) and the latest digital sound system. Satellite-link technology allows content to be broadcast to other Odeon cinemas, making multisite events a possibility. The in-house catering team can prepare anything from canapés to buffets.

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Cineworld London Venues

Cineworld London Venues

Cineworld London Venues
Max Meeting 850
Max Standing 600
Max Banquet 0

8th Floor, Vantage London, Great West Road, Brentford, London, TW8 9AG

Next-level tech and attentive service make Europe’s second biggest cinema group an attractive events proposition. In particular, three of Cineworld’s London venues stand out for the range of their options. Leicester Square regularly unfurls its red carpet for premieres and can lay on the very same experience for your guests. It also has the city’s only laser Imax screen. At Wandsworth, you’ll find floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall Superscreens and options to deploy Real D 3D for private screenings. Up in Wembley, D-BOX seats move with the on-screen action.

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Curzon Aldgate

Curzon Aldgate

Curzon Aldgate
Max Theatre 76
Max Standing 100

Canter Way, Goodmans Field's, London, London, E1 8PS

Part of a stylish new development in east London’s Goodmans Fields, Curzon’s four-screen art house venue offers a varied programme, from Hollywood productions to independent world cinema – all of which can be arranged for private group screenings. Each screening room has reclining seats, and three have their own bar. Screens 1 and 2 are also set up with the necessary tech for conferences, as well as a sizeable foyer area which can be used as breakout space.

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National Maritime Museum

National Maritime Museum

National Maritime Museum
Max Meeting 130
Max Standing 1500
Max Banquet 500

Park Row, London, SE10 9NF

The size and character of this Greenwich venue, along with its fascinating range of artefacts, make it ideal for large, upmarket events. The Upper Deck, a dramatic gallery in the glass-roofed Neptune Court, is made for gala dinners and awards ceremonies. Elsewhere, the Sammy Ofer Wing works well for standing receptions, allowing guests to enjoy the surrounding exhibition areas. The AV-ready Leopold Muller Lecture Theatre is the spot for conferences.

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BFI IMAX

BFI IMAX

BFI IMAX
Max Meeting 200
Max Theatre 500
Max Standing 400
Max Banquet 200

1 Charlie Chaplin Walk , London, London, SE1 8XR

The centrepiece of the state-of-the-art BFI IMAX cinema is, of course, the plush Auditorium, which has the largest cinema screen in Britain – 20m by 26m. The combination of high-rise stadium-style seating and a digital surround-sound system really makes an impact and brings multimedia presentations to life. Meanwhile, the foyers are both spacious and versatile enough in their own right to hold drinks receptions, product launches and banquets.

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Invision Suites at the Congress Centre

Invision Suites at the Congress Centre

Invision Suites at the Congress Centre
Max Meeting 130
Max Standing 120

28 Great Russell Street , London, London, WC1B 3LS

The Invision Suites are a self-contained collection of hi-tech meeting rooms within the Congress Centre. All benefit from natural light, and the main conference room features a built-in projection and touch-panel control system to operate the AV, lighting and blackout blinds. Two of the rooms (Invision 1 & 2) combine to form a larger space, while a dedicated reception area and breakout rooms mean multistage events are painless.

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IET London: Savoy Place

IET London: Savoy Place

IET London: Savoy Place
Max Meeting 34
Max Theatre 451
Max Standing 330
Max Banquet 330

2 Savoy Place , London, London, WC2R 0BL

The refurbished Savoy Place offers increased capacity and cutting-edge tech. We like the idea of the Kelvin Lecture Theatre – with its original mahogany panelling – for presentations and product launches. Check out the Turing Lecture Theatre upstairs for a more contemporary feel. Our favourite spaces are the Riverside Room and Maxwell Library, which have fine views over the Thames. The Johnson Roof Terrace is made for summer parties.

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etc.venues Liverpool Street

etc.venues Liverpool Street

etc.venues Liverpool Street
Max Meeting 0
Max Standing 300
Max Banquet 150

4-12 Norton Folgate, London, E1 6DQ

This recent addition to etc.venues’ London portfolio is a training and meeting venue located just off Bishopsgate, minutes from Liverpool Street station. As such, it’s a great location for meetings, training, assessments and interviews. Designed for a productive day out of the office, the business-focused venue offers facilities including a hi-tech data projector, stationery and roomcontrolled air conditioning, as well as a continental breakfast and ‘city mezze’ lunch. Benefiting from natural light, the 12 slick rooms range from small interview spaces to large conference areas. There’s also the opportunity to combine suites for larger groups.

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