As seasoned event profs we all know that trying to get your meeting, AGM or workshop to stand out from the rest can be tricky. Not only do we all attend heaps of them, but you want a space that does your event justice whilst maximising the productivity from your delegates. A unique meeting room is a great way to achieve this and better yet, give everyone a little something to remember.
There are countless unique meeting rooms in London, but how do you pin down the perfect one? The AV. The location. The catering. There’s so much to consider – so as a head start, we’ve shortlisted some of the most unique meeting rooms London has to offer.
The Wolfson Room – The Royal Society
The Wolfson Room at the Royal Society is guaranteed to leave a lasting impression on delegates.
After being restored to its original 1890s condition, the ornate library suite is an extravagant backdrop for any high-level boardroom meeting or AGM. Delegates will find no shortage of inspiration between the endless gold detailing and beautiful views offered from its large window over the Mall and St James’s Park.
It’s no surprise that the Wolfson room has been so popular as a recent addition to the Victorian-style venue. The unique meeting room can hold up to 40 people in boardroom style and 34 in a U-Shape set-up, so there’s plenty of room for everyone. Better yet, the historic space is equipped with all the modern AV you’d expect any London meeting room to have. Marvellous.
The Humber Room – Plaisterers’ Hall
If you’re looking to host a meeting that impresses, provokes and gets down to the nitty gritty, the Humber Room might be just the answer.
A rich space full of character and classic details, it’s ideal for ensuring discussions are formal and valuable, yet personal. The Humber Room can hold up to 20 lucky guests where they’ll experience the professional conference and meeting services offered by Plaisterers’ Hall.
The meeting space includes some seriously sophisticated tech for sharing great content effortlessly, whilst on-site AV support means you’re covered no matter what. Catering is a no-brainer too with an exclusive award-winning company doing all the hard work, you just get to sit back, sip and snack. Perfect, right?
The Wedgewood Room – Dartmouth House
For a unique London meeting space that simply oozes class, look no further than the Wedgewood Room at Dartmouth House. It’s the ideal combination of facility and style, with some seriously impressive ornamental plasterwork that’s sure to add a talking point to the day – no matter how dry your meeting is.
The venue itself is a Georgian townhouse located in affluent Mayfair at an easy walking distance from three stations – yes, please!
Delegates can find the venue just minutes from Green Park, Bond Street and Berkley Square for easy access wherever they’re coming from. No-one likes a complex commute.
Treat up to 26 people to an uber elegant setting for a meeting, where discussions are guaranteed complete privacy and creativity is inspired by the surroundings. The Wedgewood Room also benefits from large sash windows and lots of natural light to keep those spirits up. Honestly, we just can’t get enough of all that incredible rococo detail!
Lutyens – RIBA
The Lutyens is a minimalist suite of meeting rooms that can be sized up or down to suit. On the second floor of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the unique meeting space includes floor-to-ceiling windows and original art deco features which bring an air of sophistication, without compromising its contemporary edge. Ooh la la!
The Suite is popular for AGMs, committee meetings and even small conferences since it can accommodate up to 70 delegates in theatre-style. As you’d expect, top-spec AV is available in abundance here, with live streaming capabilities and your own dedicated AV technician included in the room hire.
An award-winning events team means you’ll be in good hands on the day and delicious, professional in-house catering will keep colleagues fed and watered throughout deliberations. For some real feel-good food, RIBA have recently developed a vegan menu with sustainability in mind so you can gorge guilt-free all day. That sounds pretty good to us.
Hawksmoor Room – Old Royal Naval College
If you’re looking for a unique London meeting space with history, grandeur and an undeniably royal ambience, the Hawksmoor Room has all three in buckets. One of the Old Royal Naval College’s few exclusive spaces, there’s no question you’ll make an impact on guests from the get-go with this one.
The Admirals House is not open to the public which means the Hawksmoor Room inside affords you and your colleagues complete privacy. It’s an ideal space for taking high-level meetings and board discussions out of the office.
Sitting right on the bank of the Thames, the East London venue has an abundance of outdoor space too where delegates can get some fresh air and step back from the day’s dealings. Plus, the stunning surrounding are packed with centuries of history which can work wonders for keeping guests grounded and focused all day long.
Siemens Boardroom – IET Savoy Place
For a meeting that comes with all the bells and whistles (don’t mind if we do), the Siemens Boardroom at IET: Savoy Place is a great choice. Housed in the Institute of Engineering and Technology, the room’s built-in AV is nothing short of superior – as you might expect from an organisation based in STEM industries.
It’s an uber modern meeting space with an executive feel, ideal for getting your guests in the right headspace for a day of big discussions. The high-tech room boasts a 95” flat screen, two 55” relay screens, a built-in sound system and a super-fast fibre optic internet connection. How’s that for bells and whistles?
You’ll be sure to host an effortless yet memorable meeting, not only because of all that impressive tech, but because of the venue’s unique 180-degree views over London’s iconic skyline – if you should so choose to treat your guests to it. But no matter whether your meeting is for one hour or six, your guests won’t be forgetting their experience in a hurry.
Abbey Room – Church House Westminster
How does views over Westminster Abbey and the Dean’s Yard sound? How about a space that’s centrally located and well connected? Nestled comfortably between St. James’s Park and Victoria Tower Gardens, the Abbey Room at Church House Westminster is a modern meeting space that oozes professionalism.
Sleek interiors and high-tech amenities make for a meeting that means business. A 75” plasma screen sits front and centre for delegates to stay engaged with, while lots of natural daylight alongside those beautiful views helps elevate focus and creativity all day long.
Food is fuel, and a successful meeting simply can’t run on empty. Luckily their in-house caterer offers a range of delicious working lunch options from artisanal sandwiches to deli selection platters, ensuring there is something for everyone. Nothing keeps the spirits up quite like some good food, right?
Harvey Room – BMA House
BMA House has been the headquarters of the British medical society for nearly 100 years and holds a range of interesting meeting rooms inside. The unusual architecture of the Harvey Room is what makes this a such a unique space for meetings, with it’s arched, art-deco ceiling bringing effortless character and charm to the space.
The Harvey Room is found on the third floor of BMA House in culture-packed Bloomsbury where it offers third-floor views (naturally) of the City and the Shard. 32 people can fit in a boardroom set-up, while a U-shaped layout affords a few less guests, up to 27. BMA House are also hot on their green credentials, being one of only six London venues to hold a Gold award in Green Tourism, as well as several other awards for their sustainability efforts. That means when you hold a meeting here, you know you’re doing your bit at the same time.
The historic venue has been regularly refurbished over the years with their AV offering also being frequently upgraded to ensure it’s top spec for high-quality, seamless meetings. On top of that, there are two beautiful outdoor spaces – the Courtyard and the Garden – for delegates to enjoy a change of scenery and some fresh air when they need it.
Court Room – Farmers and Fletchers
Livery Hall venues are known for being unique, but Farmers and Fletchers in the City has to take the cake. The Court Room here is no exception, packed with quintessential features and incredibly stylish interiors. Plus, it’s just a minute’s walk from the Barbican tube station, so it’s central and accessible too.
The purpose-built meeting space is bright and eccentric, decorated with a bold colour palette of blues and greens. The modern, comfortable interior offers an atmosphere that encourages delegates to get imaginative while maintaining focus, helping them to stay engaged for as long as they need to be.
The Court Room does not disappoint on AV either, with built-in flat screens, sound and state-of-the-art tech as standard. And did we mention it’s all wireless? Better yet, this unique London meeting space can be partitioned into two, or opened up into one large room to perfectly suit your meeting requirements. So whether you need a room for 10 or 22, the Court Room is versatile enough to cater for all.
The Library – Clothworkers’ Hall
The Library at Clothworkers’ Hall is the definition of an exclusive meeting space. Best suited to boardroom meetings, the opulent space comfortably seats 16 for high-level discussions or negotiations. With the venue otherwise closed to the public and nestled in its own little courtyard, nothing but total privacy is guaranteed.
True to its name, the Library’s walls are stacked with books and literature full of inspiration, while beautiful gold and blue walls add and air of prestige. Guild-framed portraits also adorn the walls, bringing some major history and culture to the party. It’s an enchanting space that’s sure to capture your guests’ attention the moment they enter the room.
Clothworkers Hall is one of the Great Twelve City Livery Companies and it sits just a couple of minutes from Fenchurch Street station, so you know getting there won’t be a problem. This is a seriously unique meeting space, full of all the rich history you’d expect from a Livery Hall combined with the modern tech and facilities of a 21st century venue. What a combo.
Priestley room – Royal Society of Chemistry
Whilst the Royal Society of Chemistry has been at Burlington House for over 150 years, it’s only been open for meetings and events for the last 10. In the heart of well-connected Piccadilly, we think this London meeting space is an understated winner.
The Priestley Room is an intimate, calming space, set back from the activity of the Courtyard. It’s a great choice of meeting space for getting personal and creative with members of your team or on collaborative projects. Plus, it’s full of landmark scientific history so delegates are surrounded by inspiring individuals and their collective achievements. No pressure.
But just because it’s full of history doesn’t mean there’s any compromise on tech, with the AV offering fully and regularly maintained to stay up to date with the latest standards. You can rest assured that your meeting for up to 20 in the Priestly Room will be a professional success.
Docklands Boardroom – Museum of London Docklands
If you look hard enough, there’s little you can’t find in London – and unique meeting spaces are no exception. The Docklands Boardroom at the Museum of London Docklands is a meeting room choice that stands out from the rest.
It’s large boardroom table comfortably sits up to 16 for corporate meetings and discussions, with state-of-the-art AV built-in and included in the room hire. Large windows offer impressive views of Canary Wharf whilst bathing delegates in plenty of natural light during the day’s dealings.
It’s a wonderful choice if you’re looking for a modern meeting space that offers something different, with over 2000 years of unexpected history just outside the door (literally!). To treat your guests to something new, we’d definitely recommend the Docklands Boardroom as one of the most unique meeting spaces in London.
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