Is it already time to nail down the details for the annual conference? Check out some of favourite venues to kick-start your planning
USP Go big or go home
This purpose-built venue has 32 event spaces that can hold up to a whopping 2,500 delegates – if it’s a large conference you’re looking to hold, you’ve found your location. We particularly like the Churchill with seating for 700 delegates on a slightly raked floor, meaning everyone gets a good view.
USP Sustainable ethos
With a central London location near to the South Bank and flexible spaces for events from 2-550 people, 15Hatfields is an easy choice for conferences. However, it’s the extra sustainable touches like a recycled bottle reception desk and goat hair carpet which make it stand out.
USP International gatherings
A hotel is often the best option if you’ve got guests travelling in from the UK and abroad. The London Marriott in Marble Arch is close to Paddington (and so in turn the Heathrow Express) and has 240 bedrooms on site. We’re big fans of the pillar-free Westmacott Suites for large events.
USP Architectural beauty
It’s no surprise that the Royal Institute of British Architects is housed in a Grade II-listed building with stone carvings, etched glass and floor-to-ceiling windows. It makes for a striking setting for guests, plus it has all the conveniences of a modern venue to ensure your event runs smoothly.
USP Spot-on acoustics
The largest arts and conference venue in Europe, the Barbican wins us over every time with its tiered Barbican Hall and Barbican Theatre. Expect good sight lines and finely tuned acoustics. Plus you can use the adjoining foyers for registration and breakout spaces.