Meeting Rooms & Conference Venues

London's not short of conference venues and meetings rooms. So, we've curated a list of some of the best the city has to offer. Whether you're looking to host a small group in a boardroom, take over an entire conference venue or set up a presentation.

Updated on 07 November 2019

The bread and butter of corporate event organisers, meeting rooms and London conference venues are a must-have in your list. This is where SquareMeal excels, and with this list of London’s top conferencing and meeting specialists, you’ll see why. There are venues in this list to suit all hiring needs and, of course, budgets.

From product launches at a historic livery hall or institution to full-blown exhibitions at a congress or convention centre, there’s a venue for you. More often than not you’ll find it in a central London location. Don’t forget that some meeting venues and conference venues have bags of character and many have the facilities and space to host a memorable wedding reception or a seasonal office party event.

Kensington Conference & Events Centre

Kensington Conference & Events Centre

Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street, Kensington, 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. 

Max Meeting 732
Max Standing 800
Max Banquet 500
27 Restaurant & Bar

27 Restaurant & Bar

27 Curzon Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 7TJ

Late in 2017, gaming club Crown London Aspinalls moved its restaurant to the ground floor and opened it to non-members. On Curzon Street, just a few minutes from Green Park tube, 27 Restaurant & Bar employs a large team of specialised chefs who use British produce to deliver modern European, Middle Eastern, Indian, Chinese and Japanese cuisine late into the night. A smart, contemporary private dining room offers complete seclusion, with no hire fee.

Max Meeting 20
Max Standing 30
Max Banquet 38
The Yacht London

The Yacht London

Temple Pier, Victoria Embankment, Blackfriars, London, WC2R 2PN

Permanently moored at Temple Pier, The Yacht London is a characterful 1927 steam vessel available for hospitality bookings. A 3am license means parties can last way into the night, while its central location gives views of some of the capital’s iconic landmarks, including Big Ben and the London Eye. The alfresco Top Deck is the place to book in summer, and there’s the option to hire spaces in conjunction with one another.

Max Meeting 35
Max Standing 250
Max Banquet 100
The Lincoln Centre

The Lincoln Centre

18 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, 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.

Max Meeting 140
Max Standing 140
Max Banquet 40
Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London

Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London

31 St Thomas Street, London, 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.

Max Meeting 120
Max Standing 140
Max Banquet 100
Church House Westminster

Church House Westminster

Dean's Yard , Westminster, 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.

Max Meeting 600
Max Standing 550
Max Banquet 372
The Wesley Hotel

The Wesley Hotel

81-103 Euston Street, London, 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.

Max Meeting 64
Max Standing 150
Max Banquet 100
Rosewood London

Rosewood London

252 High Holborn, 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.

Max Meeting 430
Max Standing 450
Max Banquet 340
Congress Centre

Congress Centre

28 Great Russell Street , Bloomsbury, 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.

Max Meeting 500
Max Theatre 500
Max Standing 850
Max Banquet 320
Kings Place

Kings Place

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.

Max Meeting 100
Max Theatre 420
Max Standing 400
Max Banquet 120
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L'Etoile Restaurant

30 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 2NG

L’Etoile has offered its own brand of bistro chic to Charlotte Street for more than a century. Unusually for a Fitzrovia property, it offers four bright, well-appointed private spaces for events. Decorated in a classic French style, they best suit private dinners, but they’re also popular for cocktail and canapé receptions, parties, small product launches and meetings. Exclusive use is an option and there’s a choice of three private-dining set menus.

Max Meeting 80
Max Standing 100
Max Banquet 100
Asia House

Asia House

63 New Cavendish Street , Marylebone, London, W1G 7LP

This Grade II-listed Georgian townhouse in Marylebone features interiors designed by neoclassical architects Robert and James Adam, with pretty signature touches such as filigree plasterwork and inset classical paintings. The three Fine Rooms, Hutchison Room and Library make elegant, Regency-style settings for dinners, conferences and receptions. Elsewhere, the more modern Gallery has been designed as an exhibition space and can be hired separately.

Max Meeting 40
Max Standing 250
Max Banquet 120
Barbican Conference Centre

Barbican Conference Centre

Silk Street, Barbican, 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.

Max Meeting 1950
Max Standing 2000
Max Banquet 350
Invision Suites at the Congress Centre

Invision Suites at the Congress Centre

28 Great Russell Street , Bloomsbury, 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.

Max Meeting 130
Max Standing 120
The LaLiT London

The LaLiT London

181 Tooley Street, Southwark, 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.

Max Meeting 200
Max Standing 300
Max Banquet 120
QEII Centre

QEII Centre

Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, 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.

Max Meeting 2500
Max Standing 1200
Max Banquet 930
Hamilton House

Hamilton House

Mabledon Place, London, WC1H 9BD

Home to the National Education Union, Hamilton House is a light and spacious venue with a dozen rooms purpose-built for seminars, meetings and breakout sessions. The largest space, Mander Hall, is notable for its double-height ceilings and a colourful mural running the length of the room. All spaces are fitted with LCD projectors and hi-spec conferencing equipment. Catering covers breakfast, lunch and afternoon breaks.

Max Meeting 200
Max Standing 0
Max Banquet 0
London Executive Offices (33 St James

London Executive Offices (33 St James's Square)

33 St James's Square, St. James's, London, SW1Y 4JS

Grade II-listed 33 St James’s Square was built in 1770 to a design by Robert Adam (the man behind Kenwood House, Stowe and many handsome others). London Executive Offices now runs this corner property as serviced office suites, with eight meeting spaces that can be hired for as little as an hour if need be. The Robert Adam and Sir John Soane rooms complement original features with chandeliers and boardroom facilities that include video conferencing.

Max Meeting 22
Max Standing 50
Max Banquet 22
Wellcome Collection

Wellcome Collection

183 Euston Road, Fitzrovia, 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.

Max Meeting 154
Max Standing 390
Max Banquet 80
No.11 Cavendish Square

No.11 Cavendish Square

11–13 Cavendish Square, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AN

No.11 Cavendish Square occupies an elegant Grade II-listed Georgian townhouse with four floors of event space. The ground-floor Green House offers a verdant spot with a central champagne bar and AV kit for meetings. The venue’s standout space, though, is the light and modern Orangery, which is flanked by a tranquil courtyard garden. The hi-tech Burdett Theatre is the spot for important presentations.

Max Meeting 136
Max Theatre 280
Max Standing 300
Max Banquet 200
Holborn Venues

Holborn Venues

5 St Andrew Street, Farringdon, London, EC4A 3AF

Built by Sir Christopher Wren after the Great Fire of London, St Andrew Holborn is now a popular location for events, with a series of spaces to hire in the church, courthouse and crypt. The church itself is an atmospheric backdrop for dinners and concerts, while the crypt is a dramatic subterranean space for receptions. There’s also plenty of straight-up meeting space, while catering can be provided by the in-house team or from preferred suppliers.

Max Meeting 150
Max Standing 400
Max Banquet 180
The King

The King's Fund

11–13 Cavendish Square , Marylebone, London, W1G 0AN

The King’s Fund (aka No. 11 Cavendish Square) occupies a Georgian townhouse with four floors of event space. The Burdett Suite, with adjoining catering space, is the spot for conferences. The standout room, however, is the bright Orangery flanked by the tranquil Courtyard Garden. The newest addition is the Green House: a light, verdant room for receptions. Two more lecture theatres can host presentations, while the President’s Room suits meetings and private dinners.

Max Meeting 280
Max Theatre 280
Max Standing 300
Max Banquet 200
IET London: Savoy Place

IET London: Savoy Place

2 Savoy Place , Covent Garden, 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.

Max Meeting 34
Max Theatre 451
Max Standing 330
Max Banquet 330

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