When it comes to conference venues in London, we know our stuff at eve. London is well-known for its events scene, hosting thousands of national and international conferences and events every year. Having close ties to several industries, endless choices for entertainment and dozens of different varieties of venue are just some of the reasons why it’s such a popular choice. However, too many options can often make your job as an eventprof harder – especially if it’s a destination you don’t know well.

It might feel impossible to narrow it down when you first start looking (trust us!), but we always find venue guides to be a big help in making that final decision. So, while the city might be big, don’t worry – we’ve done the rounds for you and prepared an at-a-glance guide to get to know the key credentials of fifteen different conference venues to hire in London.

To find your ideal venue, filter by capacity, event type and location here.

Royal Society of Chemistry

Mayfair

Max Capacity:

160

Transport Links:

It’s well-connected to four different underground lines, just minutes from Green Park and Piccadilly Circus tube stations.

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It’s a not-for-profit organisation so events here directly fund the research and advancement of the chemical sciences.

A/V:

High-spec equipment is all provided in-house and in some of its larger spaces, it all comes built in.

eve’s insights

Of their suite of six spaces, the Library has to be the most sought after. The walls are lined with a working library of scientific history, whilst classic details and clean lines create a one-of-a-kind backdrop for your conference.

It also has a dedicated reception area adjoining the space to allow for seamless breakouts, catering and post-conference drinks – delegates can take a break when they need it and get some networking done in-between the action. Perfect.

Church House Westminster

Westminster

Max Capacity:

664

Transport Links:

St James’s Park and Westminster underground stations are both less than 10 minutes away or, in case you prefer to cycle, they offer sheltered bike racks and bars for guests.

Sustainability & CSR:

Part of the Green Tourism scheme, they’ve been accredited with a silver award for their serious environmental efforts.

A/V:

Their AV offering goes above and beyond. 4K screens and a dedicated, in-house tech team is just the tip of the iceberg!

eve’s insights

Of all the conference venues for hire in London, Church House Westminster’s selection of spaces is pretty impressive. You’ll find a blend of modern features and unique historic character across all 19 of their rooms, while a range of different sizes means at least one will be will be just the right fit for your brief.

We love their selection of Halls for a professional small to medium conference. The Bishop Partridge, Convocational and Hoare Memorial Halls all offer a grand atmosphere that takes meetings and conferences to the next level – there’s just something about wooden-panelled walls!

Clothworkers’ Hall

City of London  

Max Capacity:

350

Transport Links:

Monument, Tower Hill and Bank tube stations are all within a 5-10-minute walk from the venue, and Fenchurch Street Station is only 3.

Sustainability & CSR

Everything here is approached with an environmental consciousness, from ditching plastic straws and bottles to making sure food comes from local, sustainable sources.

A/V:

You can expect all the 21st century tech at this historic spot that you’d find at any modern London conference venue.

eve’s insights

Holding the prestigious title of one the Great Twelve Livery Companies, Clothworkers Hall is a remarkable space for a conference – and we’re confident your delegates would agree. Ceremonial gates, a marble staircase and Trompe L’Oeil paintings wow on arrival, while each room hold its own unique style and historic charm.

There are five eras of architecture represented across the Livery Company’s spaces, but they all have one thing in common: luxury. You’ll find an array of extravagant interiors including silk-lined walls, stained-glass windows, crystal chandeliers, marble pillars, painted ceilings and fittingly, a gorgeous hand-woven tapestry. When can we visit!?

Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)

Marylebone

Max Capacity:

400

Transport Links:

You can get to this London conference venue in just 6-minutes from Regent’s Park and Great Portland Street, with Oxford Circus only a 10-minute wander away.

Sustainability & CSR

RIBA has their own ‘2030 Challenge’: a series of targets to reduce energy, water and carbon consumption, and they’ve outlined exactly what they’re doing to get them there.

A/V:

You’ll get the full-works from this hidden gem with a dedicated AV team and a comprehensive portfolio of all the latest tech, in-house.

eve’s insights

In 1834, the Royal Institute of British Architects was established for “the advancement of architecture”. Fast forward to today, their headquarters leads by example. We love the combination of an elegant, listed building with chic, modern interiors, and this conference venue just hits the spot.

While they have a whole host of impressive spaces, their purpose-built auditorium – the Jarvis Hall – is definitely our top pick. Bold wooden-panelling, Art Deco detailing, tiered-seating for up to 400, a full spread of top-of-the-range AV… the list goes on! The room hire even includes a dedicated AV technician so you can ensure your conference runs smoothly from start to finish. What’s not to love?

Dartmouth House

Mayfair

Max Capacity:

240

Transport Links:

This conference venue is five minutes from Green Park tube station, and within 10 minutes from Oxford Circus, Piccadilly Circus and Hyde Park Corner tube stations.

Sustainability & CSR

As the home of the English-Speaking Union, 30% of profits from events go into funding their mission to raise young people’s confidence in communication skills.

A/V:

You can leave it to the in-house event team to organise and supply all the AV equipment required to make your conference a total success.

eve’s insights

Dartmouth House is such a gorgeous London conference venue to hire. The elegant town house effortlessly transforms every event into a special occasion to be remembered – conferences included – so you can ensure yours stands out long into the future.

A colour palette of calming blues, pinks and whites throughout the venue helps encourage focus all day long and minimises distraction. Plus, a private marble courtyard gives guests a chance to step away from the day’s activities and get some fresh air, recharge and most importantly, relax. With a super central location on top of that, it’s a hard venue to say no to!

Farmers and Fletchers in the City

City of London

Max Capacity:

150

Transport Links:

Its city location means this one’s a dream to get to – just a minute around the corner from the Barbican tube station and no more than 7 from St Pauls tube station or Farringdon Station.

Sustainability & CSR:

Surplus profits go into a variety of farming and archery charities, including some that support action against climate change, boosting biodiversity and increasing environmental protections.

A/V:

An uber-modern venue should come with the top-of-the-range A/V to match, and this conference venue is no exception. 

eve’s insights

This colourful venue was literally made for hosting conferences. The stunning Livery Hall was re-opened in 2015 with a big new look and an incredible array of modern conference facilities. As the home of both one of the oldest and youngest Livery companies, this Livery Hall sets itself apart with original style and quintessential features, inspired by its unique combination of heritages.

If you’re looking for a conference venue to hire exclusively, this is our top recommendation. With just under 3000 sq. ft of flexible event space, all the AV equipment you could need and a passionate team of event experts in-house, you’ve got all the ingredients you need for a successful conference. Speaking of ingredients, with the venue’s direct links to farming, you can be assured the catering is second to none too!

113 Chancery Lane

Blackfriars

Max Capacity:

280

Transport Links:

Sat within minutes of four different tube stations including Blackfriars and Temple, getting to this central London conference venue is easy for everyone.

Sustainability & CSR

Both venue and caterer hold an ISO 14001 accreditation; a standard recognised internationally for effective environmental management systems – that’s something to brag about!

AV:

Get ready to pull off a professional conference with all the modern AV and staging equipment you need, ready in-house.

eve’s insights

If you’re looking for a London conference venue that’s oozing with class and prestige, look no further than 113 Chancery Lane. As home of the Law Society over the last 188 years, it’s seen countless historical, landmark moments take place that shape the practice of law, and today it remains a focus point of the legal world.

The building itself is Grade-II listed and literally packed to the rafters with elegant, period details. The Common Room and Reading Room are our top picks for hosting a conference to engage, educate and impress. Both are light and versatile spaces; but the Common Room has to been seen to be believed with 17th century stained-glass windows and glittering chandeliers, while the smaller Reading Room wows with grand marble columns and an elegant, vaulted ceiling.

IET London: Savoy Place

Embankment

Max Capacity:

451

Transport Links:

Well-located and well-connected – you can reach the venue in 5 minutes from Charing Cross, Temple, Embankment stations, and under 10 from Leicester Square and Covent Garden.

Sustainability & CSR

They’ve made major eco-conscious efforts, including no waste from the venue going to landfill and offering more sustainable food options such as a ‘root to shoot’ menu.

A/V:

As a hub for the STEM industries, it’s no surprise that the tech offering here is superior. A 10-strong team of AV specialists ensure you get the best experience from all the next-gen tech.

eve’s insights

You’ll be hard pressed to find a conference venue to hire in London with more premium AV than IET London: Savoy Place. Every room is kitted out with an impressive spread of tech, but we have to talk about the Kelvin Lecture Theatre if you want a conference setting that’s equal parts sleek, professional and contemporary.

Delegates will be more than happy to sit and listen for hours in comfortable, top-of-the-range tiered seating, while clear sight lines ensure everyone can enjoy the action upfront, uninterrupted. Purpose-built staging facilities are built-in underneath a 7.5m infinity screen, benefiting from the latest IT conveniences and high-spec audio equipment for a fully cinematic experience. That’s tough to beat.

Woburn House

Fitzrovia 

Max Capacity:

180

Transport Links:

It’s a short 5-minute walk from Russell Square, Euston Square and Euston Station, and great for international conferences, it’s just 8-minutes from St Pancras International and Eurostar terminals.

Sustainability & CSR

Your event does good at this London conference venue. It’s owned by the charity Universities UK and all profits are gifted straight back to boost the higher education sector.

A/V:

Uplighting, full projection facilities, video conferencing, staging, a dedicated technician… whatever you imagine a successful conference having, you’ll find it already in-house. 

eve’s insights

Seven spaces over two floors means you’ll have no trouble finding the right one for your brief – but Woburn Hall has got to be our top pick at this London conference venue. Known as the ‘pride and joy of Woburn House’, the space enjoys buckets of natural daylight from large windows and minimalist interiors helps keep delegates focused on the day’s dealings.

Directly next to the Hall is the Main Reception and the modern Woburn Foyer, providing some no-brainer choices for easy registration, breakout and catering spaces (there will be no getting lost at least!). Between the leafy surroundings, impressive international transport links and convenient conferencing facilities, there’s a lot to love about this central London venue.

Plaisterers’ Hall

Barbican

Max Capacity:

360

Transport Links:

Delegates will be spoiled for choice, with Moorgate, Barbican and St Paul’s tube stations, and Liverpool Street Train Station all less than a 10-minute walk away.

Sustainability & CSR

Profits from events here are re-invested back into the Worshipful Company of Plaisterers Charity, supporting the historic industry and those who work in it.

A/V:

The high-standard of AV included throughout the venue provides a unique juxtaposition against its neoclassical décor. eve loves!

eve’s insights

Who said conferences had to be boring? Plaisterers’ Hall is a stunning, historic venue that instantly elevates any corporate gathering. When it comes to delivering a great conference experience, having some wow-factor on entry can go along way – and this central London conference venue has it in spades.

The Great Hall is undoubtedly the star the show, with enormous glittering chandeliers and 18th century-inspired architecture, combined with the all facilities and top tech required for a professional, memorable conference. Alternatively, the Livery Hall is a plush, luxurious setting that’s also conference-ready. Theatre-style presentations and panels are ideal against such a sophisticated backdrop. Honestly, it’s too difficult to choose!

58VE

Blackfriars

Max Capacity:

180

Transport Links:

Round the corner from Blackfriars tube and just a few minutes from Temple, the picturesque walk along the river on the way there will make guests wish it was a little further!

Sustainability & CSR

With a BREEM rating of ‘Excellent’, this means the venue is recognised as a sustainable environment where the wellbeing of employees and guests is enhanced, and natural resources are preserved.

A/V:

Since opening in 2016, the standard of tech at this modern conference venue has remained top-spec and industry-leading. Marvellous.

 eve’s insights

This central London venue is where ‘professional’ meets ‘cool’. 58VE brings a lot to the conferencing table, and not just because that’s where they specialise. The combination of a large blank canvas space on the ground floor and a relaxing lounge and balcony area on the sixth makes for a winning conference duo that keeps delegates raring from morning to noon.

Their flagship space – named after the venue itself – is easy to brand, well-equipped, and versatile enough to fit nearly any brief (win!). Plus, privacy is guaranteed as the glass wall that backs onto reception is made of smartglass and so can be turned opaque at the click of a button. We also recommend you round-off the day with a couple of drinks on their stunning balcony – those breath-taking river views are not to be missed!

The Royal Society

Westminster

Max Capacity:

300

Transport Links:

Tucked away from the bustle, this central London conference venue is less than 10 minutes from Piccadilly Circus and Charing Cross tube stations, and not much further from Westminster either.

Sustainability & CSR

If you’re looking to hire a London conference venue that does some good, TRS is a registered charity so you’re helping a good cause with every event.

A/V:

Their in-house AV team are always ready on-hand to make sure you have the perfect tech set-up for a powerful and memorable conference.

eve’s insights

As the UK’s home to the national academy of science, the Royal Society has been part of some of the most momentous and influential discoveries in scientific history. That makes it uniquely fitting for conferences as opportunities to advance and educate those within all types of industry. One of the best things about this London conference venue is its coveted location on Carlton House Terrace. Just a stone’s throw from Buckingham Palace and views overlooking St James’s Park and The Mall, it never fails to make a great first impression.

Royal College of Physicians

Marylebone

Max Capacity:

304

Transport Links:

You can get to this conference venue in 15-minutes or less from six different stations – Regent’s Park, Great Portland Street, Warren Street, Euston Square, Euston Mainline and Baker Street.

Sustainability & CSR:

With too many green credentials to list, their efforts to be more sustainable in all business areas has resulted in a 30% reduction in their carbon footprint over the last 3 years.

A/V:

Not only are their AV facilities award-winning, but the venue also includes two of the best-designed theatre spaces in central London.

eve’s insights

A great choice for high-profile gatherings, the Royal College of Physicians boasts a Grade-I listed status and a postcode on the Outer Circle of Regent’s Park. A mix of traditional and purpose-built spaces gives delegates the chance to enjoy a range of different settings, between the day’s core content and those all-important breakout sessions.

Whatever your preferences may be, RCP has a variety of room styles including lecture theatres and auditoriums so you can be confident there’s something to fit your brief. The two theatres are particularly impressive, designed to provide brilliant acoustics and clear sight lines for every guest – not to mention it’s incredible standard of AV and tech. Don’t mind if we do!

OXO2

Southbank  

Max Capacity:

200

Transport Links:

On the bank of the Thames and in the heart of the City, you can get there in 10-minutes from Waterloo, Blackfriars and Southwark stations – easy peasy.

Sustainability & CSR

Since it’s refurbishment, this London conference venue has been run with sustainability in mind, from food sources to energy usage.

A/V:

It’s your choice whether you utilise the high-spec AV equipment in-house or opt for dry hire – either way the events team are happy to help make sure you always get the most out of what you choose.

eve’s insights

Chic, contemporary and endlessly customisable. OXO2 is the ideal venue if you’re looking for somewhere that’ll really let you get creative with your next conference. Their bright, blank canvas spaces are easy to transform into a conference setting your delegates won’t be able to forget. Neutral interiors mean there are countless opportunities for branding, and did we mention the incredible panoramic City views?

Dedicated packages are also available if you’d rather focus on other elements of your conference. ‘The Conference Box’ is a new package that utilises the East Wing of the venue, made up of a dedicated conference space and catering area. It’s the perfect solution for those looking to save time and hassle, without losing the bespoke, premium feel. Also, did we mention those stunning riverside views!?

Prince Phillip House

Westminster

Max Capacity:

170

Transport Links:

Sat squarely on the Royal Estate, it’s easy to reach from Charing Cross, Embankment and Piccadilly Circus tube stations. Transport? Sorted.

Sustainability & CSR:

Environmental efforts are constantly being introduced throughout the business, including meticulously tracking and reducing food waste and prioritising British producers in their catering.

A/V:

State-of-the-art AV is simply a given at the Royal Academy of Engineering. High definition projectors, LED screens, free WiFi and an in-house technician is just the start of it!

eve’s insights

A choice of 13 contemporary and elegant spaces means it’s easy to find the right one for your conferencing needs. Despite its central London location, this Grade-I listed building benefits from being set back from the city’s bustle. This helps ensure delegates enjoy a day of valuable education and opportunities to engage, interruption-free.

The venue’s versatile blank canvas spaces are totally brandable, perfect for making a lasting impression on guests. The largest space, the Al Qasimi room, is a bright and spacious setting for a conference. Staging facilities, repeater screens and a whole host of high-spec AV equipment comes included, ready to create content that is engaging and ensures guests don’t miss a moment of the action. We like the sound of that.

Are you looking for a conference venue to hire in London?

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