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Top end of year conference venues in City of London

If you’re planning an end of year conference to review your business’ performance over the past 12 months and are in search of a space that is equally practical in terms of any production and presentation needs you may have as it is aesthetically pleasing, look no further than these top picks. 

The Steel Yard 

Comprised of beautifully restored Victorian railway arches, The Steel Yard features all the characterful touches that you would want for a unique conference, including extensive exposed brickwork and, of course, the distinctive arched ceilings. Handy features worth note include in-house catering, a 1am late licence, a staffed bar, full theming options, full technical production assistance, and much more. The capacity allows for up to 390 to attend, and the nearest rail link is Cannon Street. 

The City Centre 

The City Centre combines the best of London’s architectural heritage with its forward-thinking developments for the future. Full day hire (9am-5pm) and evening hire (5pm-10pm) are available throughout the venue’s various spaces, which include The Boardroom, The Model Room & Gallery, and the Roman Amphitheatre – perfect for different sizes of conferences, and different budgets. The building’s enviable location means it is surrounded by a plethora of good transport links, including Bank, Moorgate, Mansion House and St Paul’s. 

The Barbican 

With no less than 19 different event spaces to its name, The Barbican has become known to many as the beating heart of the City of London. This generously proportioned venue has played host to everything from product launches to wedding receptions, and is ideal for conferences. The Barbican prides themselves on an attitude of innovation and adventure that they hope will inspire creativity.


The events team at CodeNode have more than 12 years’ worth of experience, so you can certainly rest assured that your conferences would be in experienced hands here. The various spaces on offer make it a suitable choice for a wide range of corporate occasions, with helpful extras including unrivalled audio-visual facilities and fast, reliable Wi-Fi. The total capacity is around 400, and the nearest tube stops are Liverpool Street and Moorgate, both of which can be reached in just a few minutes. 

The Conservatory 

The Conservatory is a tropical oasis hidden away in the heart of London, making it one of the city’s most unique offerings on the events scene. Home to more than 2000 species of plants and trees, as well as a range of exotic fish, the rich greenery of the space makes for a wonderful backdrop for an alternative conference. The glass roof adds to the notion of bringing the outside in, but protects you from the weather – so you really can get the best of both worlds. Adjoining spaces can be hired in conjunction with The Conservatory should you require the additional capacity.