Barbican Conference Centre
Catering to groups from 20 right up to 1,950 people, the Barbican Conference Centre is impressive, centrally-located venue. As Europe's largest arts and conference venue, with word-class facilities, there's sure to be a space that would suit your needs to perfection.
The Barbican Hall and Barbican Theatre are both tiered, providing amazing sight lines and acoustic properties for presentations.
There is a trio of banqueting rooms, a range of conference suites and breakout areas, alongside the beautiful Garden Room and Conservatory spaces, which boasts an indoor plant-filled oasis with city views.
Venue capacity: 20-1,950
Best suited for: Product launches/screenings
Best room: Conservatory
Contact: Silk St, EC2Y 8DS Tel: 020 7382 7043
Located on the Southbank, with the nearest stations being Waterloo East and Southwark, 15Hatfields is at the heart of Zone 1, and able to accommodate 20-550 guests. With an emphasis on sustainability, environmentally-friendly touches are in abundance; so if your company has a strong commitment to the environment, this would be a perfect place for you to host your next conference event.
15Hatfields is a versatile space, which is perfectly suited to conferences, meetings, canape receptions and also product launches. The largest rooms are made up of interconnected components which allow fluidity. HD video conferencing, AV and webcasting facilities are available for interactive meetings.
Venue capacity: 10-550
Best suited for: Meetings, drinks reception
Best room: Combine Earth, Water, Air, Fire and Sustain for a flexible space
Contact: 15 Hatfields, SE1 8DJ Tel: 020 7827 5920
The Royal Institute of British Architects is a stunning, listed building situated a stones-throw away from Regents Park - perfectly placed for hosting conferences and networking events in central London. Combining beautiful architectural touches with high ceilings, the RIBA building can host parties as small as 8 people, right up to 400.
There is a real fusion of character in its spaces, with art-deco touches complemented by convenient, modern facilities. Standout spaces include Florence Hall; a light-filled central room with floor to ceiling windows and a terrace garden. And with all profits going to the RIBA charity in support of new architectural talent, is there a better reason to host your next event here?
Venue capacity: 8-400 people
Best room: Florence Hall
Best suited for: Drinks receptions, awards ceremonies, dinners
Contact: 66 Portland Place, Marylebone, W1B 1AD Tel: 020 7307 3888
The Grand Hall at Billingsgate
The largest space at Old Billingsgate offers a huge blank canvas for exhibitions, conferences, awards ceremonies, receptions, dinners, fashion shows, product launches and even wedding receptions. With a capacity of 1,200 for conferences up to 2,500 for a reception, the amount of space is phenomenal.
The space is beautiful, with gorgeous period features including iron pillars, exposed brickwork, arches, and a stunning vaulted glass panelled ceiling. And with access to an upper mezzanine, numerous breakout and VIP areas, and an outside river terrace, The Grand Hall is a majestic venue with tons of potential.
Venue capacity: 800-1200
Best room: N/A (entire venue)
Best suited for: Product launches, fashion shows, exhibitions
Contact: 1 Old Billingsgate Walk, EC3R 6DX Tel: 020 7283 2800
Opulent, elegant and imposing, one Marylebone is one of the leading and most unique venues in London. Centrally located, the beautiful refurbished Grade 1 listed venue is highly sought after and combines two exclusive hirable spaces, alongside sumptuous landscaped gardens.
The grandeur of the venue attracts numerous blue-chip brands who choose to host exhibitions, charity events, corporate and networking events and product launches within the walls of One Marylebone. The Soane Hall can seat up to 350 guests for a sit down dinner, and the West Garden is the perfect addition to any event needing extra external space.
Venue capacity: 100-500 people
Best room: Soane Hall
Best suited for: Exhibitions, receptions, Christmas parties
Contact: 1 Marylebone Rd, NW1 4AQ Tel: 020 7380 1663