The best large venues for hire in London

The city is bursting with large venues for events, if you know where to look – and we do. Whether you’re searching for a large space for a standing event, a seated lunch or dinner, or a conference venue, you’re sure to find one to suit your needs in our handy round-up below. Grand, functional, quirky, fun – whatever your criteria, we’re sure you’ll find the perfect venue for your large-scale event below.

Updated on 23 June 2022

London might seem fairly compact, but the sheer variety of large venues for exclusive hire is astounding – as is the demand for them. That’s why we've compiled a selection of what we consider to be the best large venues in London that can accommodate 500+ attendees. Whether you’re looking for somewhere to host an exhibition, product launch, conference, charity event or large-scale party, our selection below contains plenty of options.

A natural choice in the capital may be a sports stadium, museum or concert hall, all of which are excellent spaces to hold events in, but you’ll find plenty more than that in this list. Perhaps you're after something a little out of the ordinary to ensure your event is memorable, or maybe you’re looking to mix your conference or AGM with a teambuilding activity or a unique away day. Luckily, we have plenty of options for both in our round-up below.

There are also a number of purpose-built venues for events, which might work well if you're interested in a blank-canvas space where you can add your own branding and/or theme. These venues are particularly good for seasonal events – Christmas parties being the obvious one. If something more casual tickles your fancy, check out the restaurants for hire we have listed. Remember this is just a tiny cross-section of the venues for events we have listed on SquareMeal – for the full directory, check out our event and parties hub page.

Banqueting House

Banqueting House

Whitehall, St. James's, London, SW1A 2ER

Max Meeting 400
Max Standing 500
Max Banquet 380
Congress Centre

Congress Centre

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

Max Meeting 500
Max Theatre 500
Max Standing 850
Max Banquet 320
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133 Houndsditch, Liverpool Street, London, EC3A 7AH

Max Meeting 500
Max Theatre 700
Max Standing 740
Max Banquet 576
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Riverside Building, Waterloo, London, SE1 7PB

Max Meeting 252
Max Theatre 400
Max Standing 600
Max Banquet 280
QEII Centre

QEII Centre

Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London, SW1P 3EE

Max Meeting 2500
Max Theatre 1300
Max Standing 1200
Max Banquet 930
The Folly

The Folly

41 Gracechurch Street, City of London, London, EC3V 0BT

Max Meeting 250
Max Standing 600
Max Banquet 250
Rose Court Events

Rose Court Events

Rose Court Events, Southwark, London, SE1 9HS

Belushi

Belushi's London Bridge

161-165 Borough High Street, London Bridge , London, SE1 1HR

Max Theatre 150
Max Standing 250
SUSHISAMBA Covent Garden

SUSHISAMBA Covent Garden

35 The Market Building,, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 8RF

Max Standing 500
Max Banquet 140
Tate Modern

Tate Modern

Bankside, Bankside, London, SE1 9TG

Max Theatre 234
Max Standing 1500
Max Banquet 800
EartH

EartH

11-17 Stoke Newington Rd, Dalston, London, N16 8BH

Max Standing 1200
Max Banquet 650
Sadler

Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, London, EC1 R4TN

Max Meeting 1500
Max Theatre 1500
Max Standing 350
Max Banquet 120
Cutty Sark

Cutty Sark

King William Walk, Greenwich, London, SE10 9HT

Max Theatre 300
Max Standing 450
Max Banquet 270
IET London: Savoy Place

IET London: Savoy Place

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

Max Meeting 50
Max Theatre 451
Max Standing 330
Max Banquet 330
German Gymnasium

German Gymnasium

1 King's Boulevard, King's Cross, London, N1C 4BU

Max Standing 600
Max Banquet 250
National Maritime Museum

National Maritime Museum

Park Row, Greenwich, London, SE10 9NF

Max Meeting 110
Max Theatre 110
Max Standing 1000
Max Banquet 550
Twickenham Stadium

Twickenham Stadium

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

Max Meeting 300
Max Theatre 1270
Max Standing 1350
Max Banquet 1020
Church House Westminster

Church House Westminster

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

Max Meeting 600
Max Standing 550
Max Banquet 372
Battersea Arts Centre

Battersea Arts Centre

Lavender Hill, Battersea, London, SW11 5TN

Max Meeting 300
Max Standing 600
Max Banquet 300
Sea Containers Events

Sea Containers Events

18 Upper Ground, South Bank, London, SE1 9RQ

Max Meeting 215
Max Standing 600
Max Banquet 150
Kensington Conference & Events Centre

Kensington Conference & Events Centre

Kensington Town Hall, Kensington, London, W8 7NX

Max Meeting 732
Max Standing 800
Max Banquet 500
100 Wardour St

100 Wardour St

100 Wardour Street, London, W1F 0TN

Max Standing 900
Max Banquet 250
Egg London

Egg London

5-13 Vale Royal, King's Cross, London, N7 9AP

Max Theatre 200
Max Standing 1000
Max Banquet 100
Queen Mary Venues

Queen Mary Venues

327 Mile End Road, Mile End, London, E1 4NS

Shoreditch Town Hall

Shoreditch Town Hall

Shoreditch Town Hall, Shoreditch, London, EC1V 9LT

Max Meeting 600
Max Theatre 750
Max Standing 500
Max Banquet 350
Barbican Conference Centre

Barbican Conference Centre

Silk Street, Barbican, London, EC2Y 8DS

Max Meeting 170
Max Theatre 1950
Max Standing 2000
Max Banquet 350
Mansion House

Mansion House

Walbrook, City of london, London, EC4N 8BH

Max Meeting 400
Max Theatre 400
Max Standing 500
Max Banquet 360
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter

Studio Tour Drive, Leavesden, Hertfordshire, WD25 7LR

Max Meeting 30
Max Standing 1200
Max Banquet 480
The Kia Oval

The Kia Oval

The Kia Oval, Oval, London, SE11 5SS

Max Meeting 650
Max Standing 1000
Max Banquet 800
Proud Cabaret Embankment

Proud Cabaret Embankment

8 Victoria Embankment, Embankment, London, WC2R 2AB

Max Standing 750
Max Banquet 400
Lee Valley VeloPark

Lee Valley VeloPark

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, London, E20 3AB

Max Meeting 1000
Max Theatre 750
Max Standing 1000
Max Banquet 750
15Hatfields

15Hatfields

15 Hatfields, South Bank, London, SE1 8DJ

Max Meeting 330
Max Theatre 300
Max Standing 500
Max Banquet 230

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