It’s the perfect time of year to start looking for a conference venue in central London. But with all the different spaces on offer – big, small, modern, traditional – it’s hard to know where to look. So we’ve picked out a variety of the best conference spaces in London to get you started:
Location: Hyde Park
Capacity: 400 seated
Check it out here: Illuminate @ Science Museum
The Science Museum is far more than just a museum you visit on the weekend with your family and friends. It can be transformed into an event space – for all types of events, in fact. With various areas available to hire within the magnificent building, The Illuminate is ideal for those looking for a conference venue in London, available for both daytime and evening hire.
Capacity: 1949 standing, 1949 seated
Check it out here: The Barbican
A hugely varied venue with over 19 different areas to choose from, The Barbican is one of London’s most sought after conference spaces. Although they have an impressive capacity at their disposal, a number of their rooms are smaller occupancy – ideal for break-out spaces or smaller conferences.
Capacity: 250 standing, 1000 seated
Check it out here: The Light
The Light is the largest corporate and conference events spaces in Euston and Kings Cross. For such a big space their prices are very competitive, and their customisable packages make it a really flexible offering.
Capacity: 330 standing, 451 seated
Check it out here: IET London: Savoy Place
IET London: Savoy Place has 4 floors of recently refurbished event spaces, and a newly opened rooftop terrace with panoramic views of the Thames.
Location: Tottenham Court Road
Capacity: 850 standing, 500 seated
Check it out here: Congress Centre
Congress Centre has 16 different event spaces on offer, making it ideal for any size of conference. They offer per delegate prices as well as dry hire, and their past clients include Apple, Coca Cola, Microsoft and John Lewis.
Capacity: 1800 standing, 1500 seated
Check it out here: Roundhouse
One of our favourite blank canvas spaces, the Roundhouse is a unique space that is ideal for creative and tech conferences. It’s within 2 minutes walk of Chalk Farm tube station, and 20 minutes from Euston for delegates travelling from outside of London.
Capacity: 120 standing, 75 seated
Check it out here: The City Centre
If you’re throwing a smaller conference or event, this is a super convenient location near Bank station. The 3D model of London is a great talking point, and there are a number of different spaces to choose from.
Capacity: 9380 standing, 1200 seated
Check it out here: Twickenham Stadium
Though known predominantly as the ‘Home of England Rugby’, Twickenham Stadium is also home to a number of multi-purpose event spaces. Onsite, you’ll find a 4-star Marriott Hotel (ideal for guests travelling from outside London), and award-winning in-house caterers.
Location: Old Broad Street
Capacity: 800 standing, 250 seated
Check it out here: Dutch Hall
Dutch Hall at is a recently renovated Grade II listed church that dates back to the 16th Century.
Location: St John’s Wood
Capacity: 500 standing, 400 seated
Check it out here: Lord’s Cricket Ground
The 14 elegant spaces at Lord’s all overlook the iconic cricket ground. Each room feels bright and airy, and is a stunning traditional space in west London.