The best conference venues in London

London is bursting at the seams with incredible venues to hold your next conference in, whether you’re looking for something large-scale or a little more intimate. Not only does each venue vary, but the rooms within each building offer a diverse range of backdrops for your next event, as well as a combination of budgets to ensure a feasible solution. If location is your concern, we’ve found a range of options from across the capital, so no matter if you’re looking to host in West London or East, there’s the perfect choice for you. There are also a number of venues that we consider particularly easy to reach, centrally located and close to public transport, meaning stress-free travel for your guests. There’s no better city to hold your next conference in, and the perfect venue for you is just a couple of clicks away.

Updated on 29 April 2024

Events spaces come in all shapes and sizes in London, and with over 9 million of us living and working in this city, it's no surprise that there's a huge appetite for corporate venues and conference facilities in the capital. 

You can take a look at a whole range of London conference venues via our handy listings, but if you're looking for our pick of the best conference venues in London, well, you've come to the right place. We've picked out a range of venues that suit all sorts of different conferences. For example, if you need somewhere for key speakers to make presentations to over a thousand delegates, the iconic Barbican Centre has not one but two theatres, complete with dedicated technicians and exceptional acoustics. If you're looking for something smaller and quirkier, perhaps the Grade II-listed charms of Asia House would work, as guests can network across a series of beautiful Georgian rooms.

There are a few important things to keep an eye out for, as not all conferences are the same. Do you need a lecture hall or theatre space for presentations? Does the venue have in-house catering that will handle all the food and drink for you and your delegates? Are you looking for a variety of small spaces or one big space for meet and greets and networking? Does the venue have up to date tech and AV facilities? We've pulled together all the information you could possibly need in our listings, so you can size up each venue and see if it meets your requirements. 

So, without further ado, scroll down to check out London's best conference venues, from the iconic, gargantuan Barbican Hall at the Barbican Centre to the Grade II-listed Georgian charms of Asia House in Marylebone.

10-11 Carlton House Terrace

10-11 Carlton House Terrace

10-11 Carlton House Terrace , St. James's, London, SW1Y 5AH

Home of the British Academy, Carlton House Terrace has a degree of regency grandeur that makes it perfect for larger, more luxurious corporate events. Don’t be fooled by the architecture and period features - Carlton House offers cutting edge tech in all their conference and meeting rooms, so they can handle the rigours of modern business. The Wolfson Auditorium is the largest of the lot with capacity for 200 guests standing, as well as state of the art AV equipment for presentations.

Max Meeting 35
Max Theatre 125
Max Standing 200
Max Banquet 100
No.4 Hamilton Place

No.4 Hamilton Place

4 Hamilton Place, Mayfair, London, W1J 7BQ

If you’re looking for somewhere a little more lavish to hold your next conference, No.4 Hamilton Place is the perfect venue to bring some opulence to the occasion. It’s also ideally located by Hyde Park, meaning it’s easy to get to no matter where your guests are travelling from.

Max Meeting 120
Max Theatre 200
Max Standing 250
Max Banquet 160
LSEG (London Stock Exchange Group)

LSEG (London Stock Exchange Group)

10 Paternoster Square, City of London, London, EC4M 7LS

LSEG is incredibly well equipped when it comes to technology - state-of-the-art AV facilities include nine-metre video walls and live global streaming tech in many of the conferencing and meeting suites. Throw in fantastic in-house catering and the St Paul’s-adjacent location and you’ve got a fabulous central London conference venue.

Max Meeting 123
Max Theatre 123
Max Standing 150
Max Banquet 100
RSA House

RSA House

8 John Adam Street, Charing Cross, London, WC2N 6EZ

This Georgian townhouse in central London combines 18th century architecture with more contemporary features to bring a venue that appeals both aesthetically and technically. Choose from a range of beautifully decorated rooms and make the most of the in-house catering to really kick things up a notch.

Max Meeting 35
Max Theatre 180
Max Standing 220
Max Banquet 130
Swingers West End

Swingers West End

15 John Prince's Street, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AB

Swingers West End is a hugely popular party venue, but did you know it also hosts conferences? On top of its three mini golf courses, five cocktail bars and five street food stalls there are nine private spaces for hire as well as a roof top terrace. With maximum capacity reaching 800, Swingers is just as capable hosting corporate occasions and the central London location is handy too.

Max Theatre 100
Max Standing 270
Sadler

Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, London, EC1 R4TN

Leading dance organisation Sadler’s Wells provides theatres, studios and meeting rooms perfect for events of all types and sizes. Maximum capacity of 1500 people, whatever you envision; its events, technical and in-house catering teams have you covered.

Max Meeting 1500
Max Theatre 1500
Max Standing 350
Max Banquet 120
IET London: Savoy Place

IET London: Savoy Place

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

From comfortable, fully-equipped lecture theatres to a unique roof terrace boasting 180° views across London’s iconic skyline, you’re sure to find a space to suit your conference at this enormous Covent Garden venue. As far as conference venues go, IET London has plenty - the Maxwell Library and the Riverside room are both ideal as flexible conference spaces, whilst the Kelvin and Turing Lecture theatres can accommodate any sort of presentation. All the tech is state of the art, naturally.

Max Meeting 50
Max Theatre 451
Max Standing 330
Max Banquet 330
London Transport Museum

London Transport Museum

Covent Garden Piazza (south east corner), Covent Garden , London, WC2E 7BB

The London Transport Museum is a truly unique option for your next conference in London - learn about the city’s history through interactive galleries and there’s also the option of using one of London’s leading caterers to ensure guests are well fed and watered.

Max Meeting 80
Max Theatre 200
Max Standing 400
Max Banquet 150
Barbican Conference Centre

Barbican Conference Centre

Silk Street, Barbican, London, EC2Y 8DS

The Barbican’s iconic, brutalist architecture has made it one of the UKs most recognisable landmarks, but it remains one of Europe’s largest arts and conference venues, with a host of world class facilities. The gargantuan Barbican Hall, for example, is among the largest conference venues in the country with room for nearly 2000 guests, whilst the Barbican Theatre is famed for its fine acoustics. There are all sorts of other auditoriums, theatres and cinemas available of varying shapes and sizes, as well as the verdant Conservatory, Garden Room and Terrace for more informal engagements.

Max Meeting 170
Max Theatre 1950
Max Standing 2000
Max Banquet 350
The View at The Royal College of Surgeons

The View at The Royal College of Surgeons

38-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London, WC2A 3PE

With a maximum capacity of 300, The View, located on the sixth floor of the Royal College of Surgeons, offers recently refurbished, flexible conference facilities. In addition, a large terrace provides stunning city views, and the first floor Lumley Library is available for private evening events.

Max Meeting 63
Max Theatre 300
Max Standing 300
Max Banquet 180
Rose Court Events

Rose Court Events

Rose Court Events, Southwark, London, SE1 9HS

Rose Court is available for conferences of any size up to 700 people, down to much more intimate alternatives. You’ll find this remarkable building in the heart of Southbank, so expect views of London’s iconic buildings and the River Thames.

Max Meeting 14
Max Standing 450
Max Banquet 140
15Hatfields

15Hatfields

Chadwick Court, Southwark, London, SE1 8DJ

London’s leading sustainable events venue 15Hatfields is fitted out with 16 flexible spaces accommodating up to 500 people. With options for all budgets, an experienced team, state-of-the-art AV facilities and a mission to save the planet, Hatfields is the way of the future.

Max Meeting 330
Max Theatre 300
Max Standing 500
Max Banquet 230
Kensington Conference & Events Centre

Kensington Conference & Events Centre

Kensington Town Hall, Kensington, London, W8 7NX

One of Central London's largest venues, Kensington Conference & Events Centre can host up to 800 people and offers numerous spaces for hire ranging from small meeting rooms to stunning wedding venues, and large halls ideal for corporate events, exhibitions and other such large events.

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

Kings Place

90 York Way , King's Cross, London, N1 9AG

Kings Place can host as many as 420 delegates, making it perfect for large conferences and exhibitions with tiered fixed seating in one room, and smaller alternatives for those looking for a capacity as little as ten in other rooms.

Max Meeting 100
Max Theatre 420
Max Standing 400
Max Banquet 120
No.11 Cavendish Square

No.11 Cavendish Square

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

This Grade II-listed Georgian townhouse, built during the reign of George III, boasts four floors of elegant event spaces, from meeting rooms of various sizes to the hi-tech Burdett Theatre - an ideal conference theatre for up to 280 people. The venue’s standout space, though, is the light, airy and modern Orangery, which is flanked by the tranquil courtyard garden and is a great space no matter the season. The flexible indoor/outdoor area is equipped with PA system and dynamic lighting and has capacity for up to 300.

Max Meeting 136
Max Theatre 280
Max Standing 300
Max Banquet 200
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art'otel London Hoxton

1-3 Rivington Street, Hoxton, London, EC2A 3DT

This is art’otel’s second London location, following the successful debut in Battersea. Aside from the typical artsy coolness, art’otel Hoxton is also well equipped when it comes to conferences, with a modern AV tech suite and a small auditorium for 60 guests on site, as well as larger, more flexible rooms for big conferences and networking events.

Max Meeting 248
Max Theatre 5248
Max Standing 300
Max Banquet 200
Roehampton Venues

Roehampton Venues

Roehampton Lane, Putney, London, SW15 5PH

Located on the edge of Richmond Park, Roehampton Venues’ Elm Grove Conference Centre offers a variety of slick, contemporary meeting spaces, all equipped with state-of-the-art facilities to ensure that any event runs seamlessly and efficiently. The bright and spacious Oak Suite is a popular conference venue with room for 140 seated guests, and features keypad-controlled air ventilation and a plasma presentation screen, as well as two boardrooms that can function as breakout rooms.

Max Meeting 140
Max Standing 200
Max Banquet 100
The Mandeville Hotel

The Mandeville Hotel

Mandeville Place, Marylebone, London, W1U 2BE

The Mandeville Hotel takes residence in one of London’s most illustrious areas and is a great option for those looking for somewhere easy to travel to. Offering a solution to sizeable conferences, it can hold up to 90 guests, as well as smaller options for those who want something a little more intimate.

Max Meeting 32
Max Theatre 80
Max Standing 100
Max Banquet 90
Asia House

Asia House

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

Another Grade II-listed Georgian townhouse, this time in Marylebone, Asia House is rather smaller than some of London’s larger venues, but it makes a very charming and flexible space for conferences and meetings of up to 250 people. Asia House's Fine Rooms are the grandest of its spaces, but the calming eau de nil Library is also worth looking at. Asia House regularly hosts private exhibitions too, which provides an additional talking point for guests.

Max Meeting 84
Max Theatre 140
Max Standing 170
Max Banquet 120

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