London certainly does not disappoint. Here is a run down of 10 of the city’s top conference venues that host a variety of events throughout the year.
1. The O2
The O2 is the world’s most popular venue. With venue spaces of a variety of size it can host large conferences and exhibitions as well as smaller intimate parties and meetings in rooms off of the main arena, which are perfect for breakout areas at a large event. It is also within a couple of miles of London City Airport, perfect for international travellers.
2. One Moorgate Place
This is an historic building with bundles of character situated in the heart of the City. If you are looking to impress those who have a love of great architecture then One Moorgate Place is a fantastic venue that can house conferences for up to a couple of hundred.
3. The British Library
The British Library is not only the national library of the United Kingdom but also one of the world’s greatest academic institutions. Situated next to Kings Cross St Pancras, fantastic for access to Europe via Eurostar, it houses a number of meeting and conference rooms.
4. Kensington Conference & Events Centre
Situated in South West London, this conference centre has spaces available for a variety of events of many sizes, and also provides easy access to London’s prime museum district in South Kensington.
5. The Barbican
The Barbican, situated in the heart of the City, is Europe’s largest multi-arts and conference venue. It has a variety of rooms ideal for everything from board meetings to exhibitions, including a large theatre that can seat hundreds.
6. ILEC Conference Centre
This conference centre is one of the largest hotel venues in West London. Not only does it house a number of its own meeting and conference rooms, but is also located next to Earl’s Court Exhibition Centre.
One of the largest and most flexible spaces in the UK, and London’s only International Convention Centre, ExCel is located in East London near the city’s tech hub, and is a great space for forward thinking tech events.
8. Earl’s Court
Earl’s Court has a number of conference and meeting rooms that can be used for conferences large and small. The main hall, the largest venue in West London, has a capacity for up to 20,000, and the smaller halls and rooms are ideal for catering for numbers in the low hundreds.
9. Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre
With seven rooms catering for audiences of up of up to 1,000, the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre is a flexible venue capable of hosting a variety of conference styles. Situated in Westminster adjacent to the House of Parliament, it is a fantastic location to attract visitors to one of London’s most historic areas.
10. Imperial College London
Recently rated the 5th best university in the world, Imperial College London houses numerous large event spaces in stunning architectural surroundings. Situated in London’s museum district in South Kensington, this venue is perfect for those looking to bring an academic feel to their conference.
These are just a few suggestions for conference venues in London. Naturally there are plenty more to choose from, each offering its own unique experience and surroundings, fit for any conference style or theme.
Bio: Jonathan is writing on behalf of Virtual Venue Visit, which provides video tours of top conference venues for event professionals to browse from their desks.