London Hotels

London is a city blessed with some of the finest hotels in the world, many of which form an integral part of the city’s history. Aside from offering amazing accommodations and impressive dining rooms, many of London’s hotels offer first class facilities for all kinds of events. SquareMeal has created a comprehensive list of the best London hotels offering events spaces to make choosing the right hotel that little bit easier, including details on capacity and room style. London’s hotels are the perfect venue for all kinds of occasions, from wedding receptions and business conferences through to parties and product launches, and offer the added benefit of overnight accommodation for guests.

Updated on 27 April 2018

London Hotels


Claridge

Claridge's

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

Brook Street , 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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The Hari

The Hari

The Hari
Max Meeting 24
Max Standing 180
Max Banquet 70

20 Chesham Place, London, SW1X 8HQ

Enter The Hari and you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d walked into a cool five-star hotel in east London. Its eclectic furniture and clean lines are a refreshing contrast to many of Belgravia’s more traditional hotels. This is best shown off in the Snug, with its modern members club feel – the place for brainstorming or breakout sessions. Elsewhere, the Muse’s floor-to-ceiling windows and fireplace make a relaxing setting for board meetings and private dinners.

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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, 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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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, 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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Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow

Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow

Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow
Max Meeting 700
Max Standing 700
Max Banquet 550

140 Bath Road, Hayes, Harlington, UB3 5AW

This large four-star hotel is just a few minutes’ taxi ride from Heathrow, but it somehow manages not to feel like an airport hotel at all. As one of Europe’s largest conference centres, there’s no shortage of event spaces here, including the spectacular Newbury Suite – a glasshouse complete with palm trees and a small waterfall. Another stand-out is the light-filled Atrium, which lends itself perfectly to product launches and cocktail parties. The food is modern British and, come the evening, you’re likely to find your delegates propping up the inviting Bijou Bar. Another plus is that guests get complimentary parking when flying from Heathrow.

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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, 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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Ace Hotel London Shoreditch

Ace Hotel London Shoreditch

Ace Hotel London Shoreditch
Max Meeting 30
Max Theatre 100
Max Standing 236
Max Banquet 48

100 Shoreditch High Street , London, E1 6JQ

Walk into this slick hotel’s lobby and you’ll find groups of creatives working on Macbooks. But The Rooftop, with its variety of different light-filled spaces, is where to look for private events. The largest of the bunch is the AV-ready 100 Room, which has proven as popular for banquets as it has techy product launches. Summer brings the rooftop bar and terrace into focus, where guests can enjoy views out across Shoreditch.

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Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire

Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire

Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire
Max Meeting 100
Max Standing 120
Max Banquet 72

31-36 Leicester Square, WC2H 7LH

Smack bang in Leicester Square, this smart hotel’s location is hard to beat. The venue offers a variety of small-to-medium-sized event spaces in a five-star setting. Its Penthouse Suite can host conferences, using the latest AV equipment, with impressive views of the London skyline adding to the appeal. Other notable spaces include Private Room 5, which is set up for HD screenings and presentations with cinema-quality surround sound.

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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, 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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Corinthia Hotel London

Corinthia Hotel London

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

Whitehall Place, 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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Rosewood London

Rosewood London

Rosewood London
Max Meeting 430
Max Standing 450
Max Banquet 340

252 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7EN

A listed Belle Epoque façade ensures this Holborn hotel makes a big first impression. Beyond some wrought-iron entrance gates, a courtyard leads guests to the foot of a marble staircase that rises all the way to the seventh floor. The lobby also leads to the elegant Grand Ballroom foyer, the centrepiece of a dozen other event spaces, with its five adjoining Salons. Other highlights include The Dining Room and The Living Room – ideal for private dining. Three boardrooms also flaunt some high-class architectural features. Organisers can meet in-house planners and finalise the finer details in the dedicated Event Studio.

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The Connaught

The Connaught

The Connaught
Max Meeting 120
Max Standing 200
Max Banquet 120

Carlos Place, 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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Radisson Blu Edwardian New Providence Wharf

Radisson Blu Edwardian New Providence Wharf

Radisson Blu Edwardian New Providence Wharf
Max Meeting 250
Max Standing 250
Max Banquet 170

5 Fairmont Avenue, E14 9PQ

The Radisson Blu Edwardian, New Providence Wharf makes the most of its Docklands location for corporate events. The first-floor Ontario Suite is its main conference room and can be subdivided for smaller gatherings. Looking across to The O2, the River Room is a statement backdrop to meetings or more social occasions, while half a dozen syndicate rooms are flooded with natural light. The in-house Scoff & Banter restaurant is a place for groups to unwind.

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Nobu Hotel Shoreditch

Nobu Hotel Shoreditch

Nobu Hotel Shoreditch
Max Meeting 100
Max Standing 200
Max Banquet 240

10-50 Willow Street, London, EC2A 4BH

Nobu Matsuhisa broke new ground in the 90s bringing Japanese-Peruvian Nikkei cuisine to the jet-setting classes. His illustrious miso black cod still makes waves at this east London hotel restaurant, which also offers some very 21st-century group options. As well as sake-tasting and sushi-making masterclasses in Asian-style surrounds, groups can go 'Omakase' – taking a limo around town to source the ingredients they want in their evening meal. Inside, the Kaijo events space divides into six for smaller gatherings; outside, a three-tiered courtyard can be privatised with a separate entrance.

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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, 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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Corus Hotel Hyde Park

Corus Hotel Hyde Park

Corus Hotel Hyde Park
Max Meeting 20

1-7 Lancaster Gate , London, W2 3LG

This 200-year-old Georgian mansion next to Hyde Park offsets its original architecture with contemporary decor and furnishings. The three ground-floor meeting rooms benefit from natural light and high-speed wi-fi. The largest spaces, Beech and Cedar, offer top-spec AV, while the latter has views of Lancaster Gate. Don’t miss The Brasserie, which serves a combination of classic British dishes and authentic Malaysian cuisine.

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The LaLiT London

The LaLiT London

The LaLiT London
Max Meeting 200
Max Standing 300
Max Banquet 120

181 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2RJ

The Lalit Suri Group’s first hotel outside Asia is a classy affair. Its Laboratories are two elegant meeting and private dining rooms with lots of natural light. In a former school hall with a vaulted ceiling, pan-Indian restaurant Baluchi makes a grand impression. There’s a mezzanine-level Gallery for afternoon tea and an outdoor terrace for warmer days. The Headmaster’s Room offers an education in single malts and champagnes beneath a mother-of-pearl ceiling.

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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, 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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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, 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 May Fair Hotel

The May Fair Hotel

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

Stratton Street , 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.

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The Wesley Hotel

The Wesley Hotel

The Wesley Hotel
Max Meeting 64
Max Standing 150
Max Banquet 100

81-103 Euston Street, London, NW1 2EZ

Billing itself as the UK’s first ethical hotel, the Wesley strives to make itself as sustainable as can be. An independent four-star right next to Euston station, it makes another statement with its events proposition. An array of meeting rooms run from small to large. Many have natural light; others offer complete seclusion. The brightest space of all is probably the mezzanine-level Savannah, with its skylights and freehand artworks. For lunch or networking events, the John Wesley has direct restaurant access.

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Eneko - Basque Kitchen & Bar

Eneko - Basque Kitchen & Bar

Eneko - Basque Kitchen & Bar
Max Meeting 0
Max Standing 150
Max Banquet 110

1 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BZ

Three-Michelin-starred Basque chef Eneko Atxa has made quite a splash with his stylish London restaurant. Through a private entrance, a statement copper staircase descends into a modern dining room. With a double-height ceiling, this is an appealingly airy subterranean space. Offered for exclusive use, its dedicated event menus are nicely relaxed, running from its classic croquetas to the innovative tomato talo, backed by an interesting all-Spanish wine list.

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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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Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London

Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London

Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London
Max Meeting 120
Max Standing 140
Max Banquet 100

31 St Thomas Street, London, SE1 9QU

Occupying levels 34 to 52 of the soaring Shard, this hotel’s USP is self-evident. Apart from some of the best views in London, this five-star establishment offers event space notable for its top-spec AV kit, natural daylight and dynamic design. Ren, the headline space, is suited to conferences, meetings or banquets; for private dining, check out Yi or Li. If complete privacy is needed, groups can take over the hotel’s 34th floor exclusively.

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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, 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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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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The Goring

The Goring

The Goring
Max Meeting 50
Max Standing 100
Max Banquet 44

15 Beeston Place, 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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CitizenM Tower of London

CitizenM Tower of London

CitizenM Tower of London
Max Meeting 60
Max Standing 300

40 Trinity Square, London, EC3N 4DJ

By stripping away the fripperies and narrowing in on what guests really need, Dutch hotel chain CitizenM quickly established itself in a crowded market. It applies the same design-led philosophy to the events offering at its London property above Tower Hill station. Through the day, tech-savvy staff stay close to its eighth-floor meeting rooms, where the kit is all 'plug and play' and Vitra furniture keeps everyone comfortably alert. Evening receptions can be arranged in the double-height CloudM bar, which offers some fine city views.

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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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The Stafford London

The Stafford London

The Stafford London
Max Meeting 44
Max Standing 60
Max Banquet 44

16-18 St James's Place, London, SW1A 1NJ

Tear yourself away from The Stafford’s renowned American Bar and you’ll find a set of characterful function rooms. The Argyll Room and Pink Room can combine for a reception, while mahogany gives the Panel Room the feel of a gentleman’s club – it can also serve as a reception space to the larger Sutherland Room. The Game Bird restaurant will cater for private dinners, while the 17th-century Stafford Wine Cellars makes a fine spot for a tasting.

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Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt

Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt

Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt
Max Meeting 110
Max Standing 140
Max Banquet 110

68-86 Cromwell Road, SW7 5BT

This impressive Georgian mansion in South Kensington makes a grand statement with frescos, classical architecture and open fires. The Grade II-listed hotel is well set up for business: each of its refurbished meeting spaces has the latest AV kit. Most of them have natural daylight, the others daylight-effect lighting, so delegates can stay alert from start to finish. Weddings are a strong suit too, with space in the Victoria & Albert room for large parties.

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