London is one of the world’s greatest business and event destinations and is the largest city in Europe. According to recent research conducted by The City of London, there are over 506,000 enterprises located in the City. This could be why many companies choose the capital as their event location. There’s an abundance of top venues in London with event spaces, meeting rooms and conference rooms that are priced to suit a range of budgets. Furthermore, you could pick a business hub like Canary Wharf or Southwark as your destination because they benefit from excellent transport links. Furthermore, they also have a variety of bars, cafes and restaurants that delegates to enjoy at the end of the day.
Planning a conference, training day, meeting or a product launch in London doesn’t need to be daunting either! We’ve rounded up a collection of some of the top venues in London.
Holiday Inn London Wembley
Holiday Inn London Wembley is located two minutes from Wembley Stadium and 12 minutes via the underground to central London. There is space to park 250 cars at the hotel; great for delegates who are driving. Similarly, there are good transport links so this London hotel is an excellent choice for delegates who need to travel from across the country. Plus the hotel is conveniently positioned outside of London’s congestion charges which is sure to help with the event budget.
Event Space at The Holiday Inn London Wembley
The Holiday Inn London Wembley has eight versatile meeting and event rooms. The Empire Suite offers space for up to 500 guests attending a reception. This suite has recently been refurbished with magnificent colour lighting, natural daylight and easy access to the main reception area. Also, if you’re planning to have a sit down business meal, a cabaret layout works really well with the space available. You can easily accommodate up to 400 delegates too.
Being located in London means there is much to keep delegates occupied after a meeting or business event. The Holiday Inn London Wembley is convenient for the London Designer Outlet Mall and the magnificent Wembley Stadium which is right on this venue’s doorstep. Also if you’re peckish, then the stylish Arch Restaurant and Bar serves light snacks throughout the day. Tuck into classic grilled sandwiches or international cuisine such as vegetable Thai curry!
London Marriott Hotel County Hall
Set on the iconic River Thames directly opposite the Houses of Parliament and adjacent to the London Eye is the London Marriott Hotel County Hall. It’s an impressive, luxury 5-star hotel and conference venue.
The venue was originally used as a seat of government and has retained its grand entrance! Bronze doors and polished marble welcome delegates to all the modern amenities needed in for today’s conference and meeting audiences.
Meeting rooms at the London Marriott Hotel County Hall
Firstly, this London hotel has 12 different meeting and event rooms. The Queen Mary suite accommodates up to 50 delegates and has lots of natural daylight through the arched windows. Secondly, if you need a larger space, the King George V conference room is ideal and has a feature fireplace that’s sure to be a conversation starter with guests!
If delegates still have energy to burn after a meeting or product launch, the onsite fitness and leisure facilities at the hotel will be a big hit! Featuring weights and cardiovascular equipment, the onsite gym offers complimentary use for guests and delegates along with access to in the indoor heated pool.
If you wanted to stay for a bite to eat, you’ll be dining in the Library which features original oak bookcases stacked with classic reads and a collection of literary and historical figures. Here you can and your guests can indulge in history and dine on divine food as you enjoy picturesque views over the River Thames and Big Ben. You can enjoy a spot of afternoon tea with scones, sandwiches and cake too!
Hilton London Kensington
This venue is nestled within the leafy location of Holland Park in London and is just 30 minutes from London Heathrow International Airport, which is ideal for any delegates flying into the capital.
Hilton London Kensington has 13 meeting rooms that have recently been refurbished with modern facilities. Additionally, meeting planners can benefit from the knowledge and assistance of a dedicated events team to ensure events are stress free and runs seamlessly. The largest room is the Christie Suite and this hosts up to 400 guests attending a reception and 300 in a lunch or dinner layout. This is a popular space for large weddings.
Weddings at Hilton London Kensington
Hilton London Kensington is a popular hotel for weddings in London. Brides and grooms and wedding parties can enjoy an elegant occasion with delicious food. All the care and attention to detail plus the same stunning rooms that are the backdrop to a wedding day, can also be hired by companies who wish to stage a corporate celebration.
This London hotel is in a good location because its situated away from the hustle and bustle of central London and yet remains convenient for people who wish to travel to the famous attractions that London is known for. Kensington Palace and the gardens are local and worth a visit. Shopaholics will not want to miss Westfield shopping centre which is just across the road!
IET London: Savoy Place
IET London: Savoy Place is a dedicated conference venue located next to Waterloo Bridge on the River Thames. There are various underground stations nearby making this a popular choice for delegates travelling across the UK and London. As well as the London underground, there is a boat service that runs on the River Thames and this is another exciting option that visitors to London will enjoy.
Event Space at IET London: Savoy Place
IET London: Savoy Place has 18 versatile event spaces that are ideal for exhibitions, product launches, conferences and meetings. The Johnson Roof Terrace is a special space with stunning skyline views of the capital city. Welcoming up to 200 guests for an afternoon reception, the London venue proffers historic views of the Palace of Westminster, plus Big Ben and the London Eye in addition to St Paul’s Cathedral and The Shard.
Furthermore, the IET London: Savoy Place offers organisers lots of choice with inside space too. Consider the elegant Wedmore boardroom that accommodates 26 delegates for a meeting or brain storming session. Boasting advanced digital fibre-optics and Ethernet around the venue, staying connected or presenting is a breeze here! There is an option to stream content from any room, or to live broadcast across the world too!
Catering at IET London: Savoy Place
Dining at the IET London: Savoy Place is a must if you’re hosting a meeting here. Finger food buffets, a three course dinner or trendy bowl food can be arranged. Furthermore, the catering team at Savoy Place are happy to create bespoke menus to compliment the occasion. All menus use locally sourced ingredients with dishes freshly prepared on the day to deliver delegate satisfaction. For a lasting memory, take advantage of the stunning views and entertain guests with a reception on the roof terrace.
So you can see why these four venues caught our eyes as we were searching for a London venue to host a meeting! Firstly, the hotels are equipped with capital city views and secondly, they have first class facilities. With the addition of delicious catering, its safe to say they are all-round winners. Furthermore, when you take into account London style, elegance and kudos, meetings and events will equally standout from the crowd. For help fining your London meeting room or event space, contact our Findmeaconference reservations team. They’re available Monday to Friday, between 8.30am and 5.30pm on 01775 843411.