Hotels in the West End

Hotels in the West End

Updated on 28 August 2018

Hotels in the West End

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The Berkeley

The Berkeley

The Berkeley
Max Meeting 250
Max Theatre 250
Max Standing 600
Max Banquet 250

Wilton Place , London, London, SW1X 7RL

Just round the corner from Hyde Park, this Maybourne Hotel Group property matches a colourful history with thoroughly modern interiors. This is particularly visible in the Ballroom, where black-tie dinners and conferences benefit from a high-end, contemporary backdrop. Elsewhere, the smaller Motcomb Room, with its Harris Tweed-clad walls, has the feel of a members club – just the place if you need a characterful spot to host a board meeting.

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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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Sofitel London St James

Sofitel London St James

Sofitel London St James
Max Meeting 200
Max Standing 200
Max Banquet 130

6 Waterloo Place , London, London, SW1Y 4AN

Please note that the restaurant, lounge and St James Bar will be closed for refurbishment from 18 February to 12 May 2019

 

Just off Pall Mall, Grade II-listed Sofitel London St James mixes traditional British design with modern French elegance. Its two largest spaces do smart conferences and grand banquets justice, while a string of smaller spaces take care of c-suite meetings. When business is concluded, be sure to grab a cocktail in the Parisian-style St James Bar, or take advantage of the all-day dining French restaurant, which features a private dining space.

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The Landmark London

The Landmark London

The Landmark London
Max Meeting 512
Max Standing 750
Max Banquet 504

222 Marylebone Road , London, London, NW1 6JQ

This is one of the most sought after places in town for afternoon tea thanks to the Winter Garden, which showcases The Landmark London’s opulent Victorian design. The same stateliness echoes through its Grand Ballroom (high stucco ceilings, white-marble columns), which turns conferences and banquets into elegant affairs. Our pick of the 11 event spaces is the Tower Suite: with its grey-velvet chairs, it’s a striking spot for private dinners or high-level meetings.

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The Arch London

The Arch London

The Arch London
Max Meeting 18
Max Standing 60
Max Banquet 48

50 Great Cumberland Place, London, W1H 7FD

Georgian architecture and elegant modern touches combine to create a five-star townhouse hotel well worth considering for meetings and private dining events. Whitehall 944 is the best spot for formal seated affairs and offers the up-to-date tech you’ll need for a smooth-running board-level meeting. More relaxed spaces include the Martini Library and Study, which work well for brainstorming and break-out sessions as well as leisurely cocktail receptions.

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Danubius Hotel Regents Park

Danubius Hotel Regents Park

Danubius Hotel Regents Park
Max Meeting 150
Max Standing 150
Max Banquet 120

18 Lodge Road, London, NW8 7JT

Sandwiched between Lord’s Cricket Ground and Regent’s Park, this four-star property offers bookers great views and a lively atmosphere. All of its meeting rooms are equipped with hi-tech AV and benefit from plenty of natural light. Our pick of the options is the business-first Trueman Suite, which has floor-to-ceiling windows and modern interiors. A string of smaller rooms make it easy for events that require simultaneous seminar sessions.

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Victory Services Club

Victory Services Club

Victory Services Club
Max Meeting 300
Max Standing 300
Max Banquet 190

63-79 Seymour Street, London, London, W2 2HF

Just off Marble Arch, Victory Services Club is a charity that supports members of the armed forces, veterans and their families. The venue’s seven function rooms all benefit from natural light, making them good choices for meetings, dinners and receptions. The largest space is the Carisbrooke Hall, which has recently undergone a £1m refurbishment, while £1.5m was spent in 2016 on renovating its El Alamein & Trafalgar Suite.

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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, split-level space with a glass ceiling and the benefit of a private bar.

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The Marylebone Hotel

The Marylebone Hotel

The Marylebone Hotel
Max Meeting 84
Max Standing 150
Max Banquet 88

47 Welbeck Street , London, London, W1G 8DN

You’ll find this contemporary Doyle Collection property in the middle of quaint ‘Marylebone village’. Recent additions are the Number Six spaces (two meeting rooms and a private bar), while 2017 saw the completion of The Marylebone Rooms – a set of event spaces designed to have the look and feel of a members club. Expect modern art and colourful furnishings alongside hi-spec AV and a fetching outdoor space. The Marylebone Suite – with its 40sq m terrace – works well for summer entertaining.

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The Jumeirah Carlton Tower

The Jumeirah Carlton Tower

The Jumeirah Carlton Tower
Max Meeting 400
Max Standing 700
Max Banquet 400

Cadogan Place , London, SW1X 9PY

With a fashionable Knightsbridge address and spectacular views of the London skyline, the five-star Jumeirah Carlton Tower makes an impressive setting for events. The 216-bedroom hotel has a dedicated events team and features nine function spaces, all located on the first floor with their own private entrance. The recently refurbished 700-capacity Ballroom blends art deco glamour with modern touches, such as LED lighting in the ceiling alcoves. The Garden Rooms are particularly striking, offering views of Cadogan Gardens through a glass canopy. Other facilities include The Rib Room Bar & Restaurant and a well-appointed business centre.

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Royal Garden Hotel

Royal Garden Hotel

Royal Garden Hotel
Max Meeting 550
Max Standing 800
Max Banquet 430

2-24 Kensington High Street , London, London, W8 4PT

The five-star Royal Garden Hotel towers above Kensington Gardens, with spectacular views from its 10th-floor restaurant and many of the bedrooms. Event spaces range from meeting rooms equipped with up-to-date AV to large banqueting suites. The Balmoral and Highgrove rooms are popular for board-level meetings, while the Palace Suite suits grand affairs. It has its own entrance and bar with the potential to be split in two for multi-stage events.

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Town House at The Kensington

Town House at The Kensington

Town House at The Kensington
Max Meeting 20
Max Standing 100
Max Banquet 34

109 -113 Queens Gate, London, London, SW7 5LR

Among The Kensington’s collection of event spaces is its traditionally handsome restaurant, Town House. With its own entrance on Manson Place, this restaurant can host breakfasts, lunches, dinners and receptions in its three interconnecting Regency-style spaces. Cocktail masterclasses for up to 20 guests can be booked in the hotel’s adjoining bar. The menu features well-executed classic dishes such as fish-and-chips and shepherd’s pie.

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The Bloomsbury Hotel

The Bloomsbury Hotel

The Bloomsbury Hotel
Max Meeting 500
Max Standing 300
Max Banquet 300

16-22 Great Russell Street , London, WC1B 3NN

The ribbon was cut on a property-wide refurbishment at the end of 2017, breathing new life into this impressive Lutyens-designed hotel. 1930s architecture now combines with contemporary Martin Brudnizki interiors. The most impressive event spaces are the George V and Queen Mary ballrooms: meetings, banquets and formal receptions can be held under their lofty ceilings. For more casual affairs, look to the deco-style Coral Room bar.

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86 Park Lane at Grosvenor House

86 Park Lane at Grosvenor House

86 Park Lane at Grosvenor House
Max Meeting 110
Max Standing 200
Max Banquet 110

Park Lane, London, W1K 7TN

This flexible self-contained events facility within Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel occupies its own floor and has a separate entrance, reception and kitchen to the rest of the hotel. It houses 20 handsome spaces of varying sizes and has been designed with business as well as social events in mind. Stylish interiors provide a neutral backdrop for anything from boardroom meetings or conferences for up to 110 delegates to private dining for the same number, or cocktail receptions for up to 200 guests. Many of the rooms offer natural light, as well as impressive views over Hyde Park. The service mirrors the five-star standard set by the hotel.

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Great Northern Hotel

Great Northern Hotel

Great Northern Hotel
Max Meeting 91
Max Standing 180
Max Banquet 91

King's Cross St Pancras International Station, Pancras Road, London, London, N1C 4TB

Built in 1854, the splendid Grade II-listed Great Northern Hotel in King’s Cross underwent a renovation in 2013. Now, it offers a bundle of options for events. At the Plum + Spilt Milk restaurant, celebrated head chef Mark Sargeant oversees modern British cuisine, and the space is available for private hire from 7am to 1am. The atmospheric GNH bar suits lively receptions, and the nearby Mezzanine and cosy Snug bars are set up for intimate occasions.

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Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street

Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street

Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street
Max Meeting 300
Max Standing 300
Max Banquet 230

9-13 Bloomsbury Street, London, WC1B 3QD

Next to the British Museum, this Bloomsbury Street hotel is a stylish meetings venue, convenient for those based in both the City and West End. The Folio Room is the largest space and has plenty of natural light, accommodating delegates theatre style, or for a drinks reception. It can be divided into three spaces for multistage events. The adjoining breakout area has its own bar and can also be used for private dining.

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The Ritz London

The Ritz London

The Ritz London
Max Meeting 70
Max Standing 120
Max Banquet 72

150 Piccadilly , London, W1J 9BR

Founded by renowned hotelier César Ritz in 1906, The Ritz still evokes all the excitement and glamour today that it did when it first opened its doors. The 136 guestrooms combine Louis XVI-style interiors with modern-day technology, while fine dining opportunities include the opulent Palm Court and the stylish Rivoli Bar. The beautiful 18th-century William Kent House adjoins the hotel, and offers five private dining rooms with Renaissance-style decor. When it comes to food, executive chef John Williams MBE can create menus to suit every occasion. The Ritz is the only hotel to have been awarded a Royal Warrant by HRH The Prince of Wales for banquet and catering services.

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Theo Randall at The InterContinental Park Lane

Theo Randall at The InterContinental Park Lane

Theo Randall at The InterContinental Park Lane
Max Meeting 0
Max Standing 250
Max Banquet 180

1 Hamilton Place , London, W1J 7QY

The flagship Italian restaurant within the five-star InterContinental London Park Lane serves up a stylish PDR for 25 guests, or 55 semi-privately, as well as space for 180 guests. Cooking comes courtesy of the eponymous Theo Randall, a River Cafe alumnus whose rustic food has lost none of its homespun charm in the transition to a luxury hotel. Alongside the venue’s season-led, daily changing menu, Randall has personally overseen the extensive wine list that features 90% Italian varietals, including a selection of Grappas. As well as the option of combining private dining with a meeting, kitchen tours and masterclasses with the man himself make an appealing add-on for private functions.

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The Connaught

The Connaught

The Connaught
Max Meeting 120
Max Standing 200
Max Banquet 120

Carlos Place, London, London, W1K 2AL

This five-star property deserves a place in a list of London’s finest event-ready hotels. The headline Mayfair Room adds glamour to gala dinners and awards ceremonies with its sleek art deco interior. The light-filled Carlos Room can be used alone or in conjunction with the Regency Room for cocktail receptions, intimate weddings and dinners. Don’t miss the Sommelier’s Table,  private dining room stocked with thousands of bottles of vintage wine.

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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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Amba Hotel Charing Cross

Amba Hotel Charing Cross

Amba Hotel Charing Cross
Max Meeting 170
Max Standing 200
Max Banquet 150

The Strand , London, WC2N 5HX

Since 1865, the Grade II-listed Charing Amba Hotel Cross Hotel has stood as a monument to the might of the Victorian era. Located moments away from Covent Garden and Trafalgar Square, the four-star hotel has 239 bedrooms and nine adaptable meeting rooms, which benefit from natural light through large windows. Working lunches can be provided, or guests can enjoy a buffet lunch in the Terrace at Charing Cross. For parties, the highlight is the 200-capacity Ballroom, fully restored to its Victorian splendour with marble pillars, chandeliers and a dancefloor. The hotel has mainline links from Charing Cross. Free, high-speed Wi-Fi is available throughout the venue.

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The Park Lane Hotel

The Park Lane Hotel

The Park Lane Hotel
Max Meeting 500
Max Standing 1200
Max Banquet 650

Piccadilly , London, W1J 7BX

On the edge of Green Park, with views across to Buckingham Palace, The Park Lane Hotel regularly catches the eye of location scouts on the lookout for a grand, quintessentially British setting. The 303-bedroom Sheraton hotel has appeared in Brideshead Revisited, GoldenEye, and Jeeves and Wooster. A refurbishment is expected to be completed by late 2016, and the 70-year-old ballroom complex will undoubtedly remain a focus for event bookers. Other rooms include the Tudor Rose Room and Oak Room, whose paneling and carved ceiling come from a 13th-century inn in Oxfordshire. They are available to book from April this year.

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The Ampersand Hotel

The Ampersand Hotel

The Ampersand Hotel
Max Meeting 20
Max Standing 50
Max Banquet 20

10 Harrington Road, London, SW7 3ER

Two years old this year, The Ampersand is now a major player on South Ken’s hotel scene. Colourful interiors strike just the right balance between characterful and cool, with curiosity cabinets inspired by the local museums lining the walls of its three private dining rooms, including the Library Room, the Wine Room and the Games Room, which has ping pong. The same confident style runs throughout all three event spaces, which can be booked individually or together, hosting cocktail receptions for up to 70 guests. Informal group dining is also available in Apero, a style-conscious but laid-back Mediterranean restaurant, tucked into the brick arches of the hotel’s Victorian cellar.

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Corinthia Hotel London

Corinthia Hotel London

Corinthia Hotel London
Max Meeting 250
Max Standing 400
Max Banquet 180

Whitehall Place, London, SW1A 2BD

Housed in a grand Victorian building, Corinthia Hotel London offers organisers a stylish venue close to Trafalgar Square. Of its eight meeting rooms (all with HD plasma screens and drop-down projectors) the belle-epoque ballroom impresses most – it’s made for banquets and easily transforms into a conference space. Two elegant restaurants – Massimo and The Northall (see separate review) – have private dining rooms for smaller meetings and parties.

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St. James

St. James's Hotel & Club

St. James's Hotel & Club
Max Meeting 22
Max Standing 60
Max Banquet 35

7-8 Park Place , London, London, SW1A 1LS

Those looking for a venue with an air of well-heeled Britishness might look to this hotel and members club in SW1. Behind its handsome Victorian façade lie a handful of well-appointed spaces, all with modern decorative touches. Intimate private dinners in its penthouse suite are popular, particularly as guests can make use of its sizeable terrace both before and after dining. The headline Mayfair Suite is the spot for small conferences or standing receptions.

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Claridge

Claridge's

Claridge's
Max Meeting 260
Max Standing 500
Max Banquet 240

Brook Street , London, London, W1K 4HR

Claridge’s is a byword for timeless glamour – whether you’re dining in Michelin-star Fera or sipping champagne in the bar. Things are no different in the five-star hotel’s event spaces, some of which have been recently refurbished. The listed Ballroom’s chandeliers and silver palate add elegance to dinners and conferences, while its reception makes pre- or post-event drinks easy. Our favourite room is the French Salon – quite the spot for long-table business meetings.

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Rydges London Kensington

Rydges London Kensington

Rydges London Kensington
Max Meeting 34
Max Standing 95
Max Banquet 48

61 Gloucester Road, London, SW7 4PE

Blending contemporary interiors and an elegant Georgian exterior, Rydges Kensington has eight event spaces, all with high ceilings and plenty of natural light. Taking their names from the greenery surrounding the hotel, a trio of rooms – Elm, Oak and Park – combine flourishes from the old school (think wood panels) with the latest multimedia technology. Four six-capacity syndicate rooms are available for smaller meetings. With a registry office close at hand and a church across the road, Rydges is well placed to host wedding receptions for 120 guests. In-house restaurant The Jam Cupboard (see separate review) can hold dinners for 52.

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The Cumberland Hotel

The Cumberland Hotel

The Cumberland Hotel
Max Meeting 350
Max Standing 400
Max Banquet 240

Great Cumberland Place , London, W1A 4RF

Set near the top of Park Lane, the four-star Cumberland Hotel combines upmarket service with contemporary style. The first hotel in London to introduce direct-dial telephones in all its bedrooms back in the 1920s, its trail-blazing ethos continues today. A very business-focused property, it has 26 well-equipped function suites and an impressive 1,019 bedrooms. The largest meeting space is the Ocean suite, able to host 350 theatre-style or 400 for a reception, decked out in the hotel’s trademark pared-back and funky style. The Carbon Bar is perfect for exclusive parties of up to 400 guests, and private events can also be held at the hotel’s restaurant, The Brasserie at The Cumberland.

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The Montcalm Marble Arch

The Montcalm Marble Arch

The Montcalm Marble Arch
Max Meeting 800
Max Standing 500
Max Banquet 500

34-40 Great Cumberland Place, London, W1H 7TW

The five-star Montcalm hotel certainly suits its location at the top of Park Lane. The luxury property’s five lavish function spaces work well for business meetings, launches, dinners and drinks receptions. With crystal chandeliers, wood detail and state-of-the-art technology, the Grand Ballroom is one of the capital’s finest new ballrooms, with plenty of space for meetings and events. Holding up to 650 for stand-up receptions and 400 for dinners, the open, pillar-less space benefits from a grand marble staircase which leads guests into an opulent reception area. Bedrooms at the hotel are glossy but comfortable and there’s a lounge for guests in the business-orientated Club Rooms.

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The Royal Horseguards Hotel

The Royal Horseguards Hotel

The Royal Horseguards Hotel
Max Meeting 250
Max Standing 350
Max Banquet 252

2 Whitehall Court , London, SW1A 2EJ

Built in 1884 as a French chateau on the Thames, Whitehall Court now houses the Royal Horseguards Hotel and its One Whitehall Place conference and events centre. Highlights include the Gladstone Library – which is much as the old prime minister left it – and its interconnecting Reading & Writing Room, with fine Thames views. Originally a billiards room, the Whitehall Suite offers high ceilings, lots of natural light and more rivery vistas.

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Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street

Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street

Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street
Max Meeting 60
Max Standing 60
Max Banquet 40

20 Mercer Street, London, WC2H 9HD

Right in the heart of London’s Theatreland, Radisson Blu Edwardian, Mercer Street lends itself well to smaller meetings and events – its function rooms are on one self-contained floor and two have natural light. On-site restaurant Monmouth Kitchen focuses on Italian and Peruvian dishes in small plates format and is a fine spot for a working lunch. For strictly business bookings, day delegate rates are competitive and there are two NCP car parks on the hotel’s doorstep.

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Brown

Brown's Hotel

Brown's Hotel
Max Meeting 80
Max Standing 120
Max Banquet 72

Albemarle Street , London, W1S 4BP

Brown’s Hotel is synonymous with luxury and glamour. Part of the Rocco Forte Hotels group, the five-star property offers a selection of sophisticated spaces for meetings and private dining. Benefitting from a private entrance on Mayfair’s Dover Street, all six spaces have been designed by Olga Polizzi, and feature antiques, modern artworks and high ceilings. Our pick is the striking Clarendon Room, which is lined with intricate hand-painted wallpaper.

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The Goring

The Goring

The Goring
Max Meeting 50
Max Standing 100
Max Banquet 44

15 Beeston Place, London, London, SW1W 0JW

This Belgravia landmark has royal connections dating back to its opening in 1910. The family-owned five-star property has a handful of event spaces, all of which are charmingly decorated and well appointed for both business and leisure. The Garden Room is the largest and offers access to your own private piece of the hotel’s handsome garden. The Silver Room – with its handwoven wallpaper – is a fetching space for private dinners.

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