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.
Behind the scenes: Congress Centre
A flexible conference or exhibition space that will ensure your event makes maximum impact. Recently modernised, the conference hall benefits from natural daylight without glare thanks to its stylish 1950s space-frame ceiling, along with air conditioning, a timber sprung floor and a large contemporary stage.
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The Congress Suite is a newly created room on the same level as Congress Hall, accommodating up to 190 for a sit-down meal or 200 standing. The spacious room is an ideal blank canvas space with white walls and original 1950s’ parquet flooring, which has been carefully restored to stunning effect.
The high ceilings and original wood panelling found in the Council Chamber provide a traditional and impressive backdrop for meetings and training sessions. This stunning daylight meeting room benefits from built-in HD digital projection, a new digital sound desk and two LCD screens. In addition, the four large rooms across the foyer are ideal for catering, meeting and break-out areas when booked in conjunction with the Council Chamber.
Rooms 1-4 on the 5th floor have been renovated into stylish contemporary meeting rooms, with original 1950s wood panelling. Situated across the foyer from the Council Chamber, they make ideal break-out and catering areas for events taking place in the Council Chamber, or they can be booked individually for smaller meetings and events; easy-to-remove partitions allow them to be converted into a larger event space if required. All meeting rooms have natural daylight, with electric blinds if full blackout is required.
Invision is a contemporary suite of four hi-tech meeting rooms, all with natural light. Two of the rooms (Invision 1 and 2) can be combined to form a larger space seating up to 130 theatre style, or separated to suit smaller groups. The main conference room features the latest presentation facilities, built-in front projection and a touch-panel control system to operate AV, lighting and full black-out facilities. Each room features attractive polished-wood details and contemporary lighting and the suite also benefits from a dedicated reception area for welcoming guests, complete with LCD screen for branding, as well as its own toilet facilities.
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Year on year, it’s extremely difficult for us to find a venue for PlayBite that’s individual and unique, situated in the West End and able to cope with our IT requirements – we needed over 60 wireless LAN connections at the same time – and for us Congress Centre is a hidden gem. The quality of facilities, food and service were also very important considerations when selecting a venue and Congress Centre ticked every box – so much so that we’ve already booked it again for next year.
We returned to Congress Centre for the third year running as the location is extremely convenient and the standard of facilities and service at the venue are first class.
Kick It Out
With high quality AV facilities, one of the largest screens in the city, and tailored delegate packages at reasonable rates, the Congress Centre is an obvious choice for large-scale corporate conferences in central London. We are delighted to be returning to the venue again this year.
Digital Television Group
I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for all your help and support prior to and during our event. Congress Centre is one of our favourite venues not least because all our events run so smoothly. Please would you also pass on my sincere thanks to Ian for doing such a sterling job of taking care of all our needs on the day – he couldn’t have done anymore than he did (honestly)!. Also to all the catering staff who also helped to ensure the easy flow of delegates during refreshment and lunch breaks and with a smile too!
Association of Employment and Learning Providers
Congress Centre is the perfect venue for our London LinkLove conference as it is in such a central location which makes it really easy to get to on public transport. Congress Hall has an amazing 1950s original space-frame ceiling which lets in natural light so delegates don’t feel like they’re stuck underground for the day, and the great stage set and range of hi-tech equipment there mean that we don’t need to hire in anything extra. The venue also provides excellent service with a dedicated account manager always on hand to offer help and support.