EVERYONE LOVES MEETINGS. Just keep telling yourself that when you’re asked to organise the next company AGM. Fortunately there are some things you can do: snacks are helpful, a constant stream of coffee, consider adding some more snacks here, and a cool meeting room. Why settle for something boring, underground and cold when London has so many snazzy options? We’ve put together our favourite meeting spaces in London:
Capacity: 20 standing, 12 seated
Check it out here: Nobu Hotel Shoreditch
Nobu Hotel’s ground-floor event space has 6 different room options, plenty of natural daylight, and private access from the street. And there’s the little matter of Nobu’s world renowned cuisine – your colleagues will go nuts for the black cod, trust me.
Location: High Holborn
Capacity: 100 standing, 80 seated
Check it out here: LABS: Holborn
LABS: Holborn’s features include 3x 70inch plasma screens and a projector, and it’s a stunning space. There are additional breakout spaces available, as well as lift access for wheelchair users. We love it so much, you’ll probably find one of the Canvas team there. And the coffee is great, too.
Capacity: 230 standing, 80 seated
Check it out here: The Urban Innovation Centre
Since opening in March 2015, this venue has already hosted more than 160 events between its 3 available spaces (The Workspace, The Auditorium, and the café). Ideal for architects and planning firms.
Capacity: 125 standing, 80 seated
Check it out here: Body & Soul
The main space at Body & Soul has vaulted ceilings and large windows, and you can choose from tables and chairs, sofas, or even beanbags depending on the kind of meeting you’re organising. They’ve also got indoor football, table tennis and ping pong – great for break-outs if you’ve got an all day event.
Capacity: 80 standing, 80 seated
Check it out here: Faber Creative Spaces
5 carefully designed and adaptable rooms in a beautiful Grade II listed building in Bloomsbury. You can choose between cosy, soft-furnished libraries or more corporate and traditional meeting spaces. It’s also home to renowned publishing house, Faber & Faber.
Capacity: 200 standing, 120 seated
Check it out here: 110 Rochester Row
Owned and operated by a registered charity, 110 Rochester Row is one of the city’s newest conference and meeting centres. They have accessible, flexible and well-equipped spaces that come complete with intuitive technology and amazing service.
Location: Leicester Square
Capacity: 250 standing, 180 seated
Check it out here: The Courtrooms
Formerly the Westminster County Courts, The Courtrooms has been converted into a bar, restaurant and event space. One of our more traditional venue, so ideal for impressing important clients or hosting board meetings.
Location: London Bridge
Capacity: 60 standing, 60 seated
Check it out here: The Class Rooms
The Class Rooms has 2 main spaces and is a quick 5 minute walk from London Bridge. A bright and airy venue with all the furniture, projector and screens included.