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 07 March 2023

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.

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
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
Sadler

Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, London, EC1 R4TN

Max Meeting 1500
Max Theatre 1500
Max Standing 350
Max Banquet 120
Rose Court Events

Rose Court Events

Rose Court Events, Southwark, London, SE1 9HS

Max Meeting 14
Max Standing 450
Max Banquet 140
German Gymnasium

German Gymnasium

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

Max Standing 600
Max Banquet 250
The HAC

The HAC

Armoury House, City Road , Old Street, London, EC1Y 2BQ

Max Meeting 480
Max Standing 5000
Max Banquet 350
15Hatfields

15Hatfields

Chadwick Court, Southwark, London, SE1 8DJ

Max Meeting 330
Max Theatre 300
Max Standing 500
Max Banquet 230
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
SUSHISAMBA Covent Garden

SUSHISAMBA Covent Garden

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

Max Standing 500
Max Banquet 140
Sea Containers Events

Sea Containers Events

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

Max Meeting 215
Max Standing 600
Max Banquet 150
The Bloomsbury

The Bloomsbury

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

Max Meeting 60
Max Theatre 200
Max Standing 250
Max Banquet 180
100 Wardour St

100 Wardour St

100 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1F 0TN

Max Standing 900
Max Banquet 250
Mansion House

Mansion House

Walbrook, City of london, London, EC4N 8BH

Max Meeting 400
Max Theatre 400
Max Standing 500
Max Banquet 360
Barbican Conference Centre

Barbican Conference Centre

Silk Street, Barbican, London, EC2Y 8DS

Max Meeting 170
Max Theatre 1950
Max Standing 2000
Max Banquet 350
Twickenham Stadium

Twickenham Stadium

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

Max Meeting 56
Max Theatre 1076
Max Standing 1350
Max Banquet 1020
Kensington Conference & Events Centre

Kensington Conference & Events Centre

Kensington Town Hall, Kensington, London, W8 7NX

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

Searching for Christmas party venues? Explore our directory of the best Christmas party venues in London.

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