5 London Venues Worth Considering for Your Next Event
London, the capital of England and the United Kingdom, is a city with a fascinating history and architecture. London is also the country’s event industry heartbeat with countless meetings, trade shows and conferences taking place every day in the city. The choice of venues to hold the event it is really hard due to the wide range of offered spaces. We’ve listed some of them – venues that can cater to many kinds of events with state of the art.
Olympia is home to a vast range of exhibitions, conferences, trade shows, and events. The building is a purpose-built conference facility and includes multiple spaces that can be tailored to specific requirements. Created in 1886, recently renovated and rebuilt, Olympia London provides 7 different event spaces. The largest one is called Olympia Grand and has a capacity of 10,000 attendees. As an event planner, you can also take advantage of the auditorium, reception, exhibition area, and break-out rooms. Olympia allows organizing any kind of events, even unusual ones like a horse show.
The venue got to our list due to its flexibility in serving as a space for many kinds of events and the possibility of adjusting it if required. It’s interesting since it provides various types of rooms as well as a large space that has a truly great potential.
Official website: Olympia London
It was originally built as a railway engine shed (space where locomotives are usually housed, repaired and maintained). It was only used for this purpose for about a decade. After serving as a warehouse for a number of years it reopened as a performing arts and concert venue.
This large circular structure has hosted various events, such as performances from Britney Spears, Radiohead or Pharrell Williams what have re-established the Roundhouse as one of London’s most iconic music venues and performance spaces. But the venue works great as a space for galas, product launches, and conferences. Hiring The Roundhouse comes alongside numerous added services such as lighting and sound packages, a dedicated event team that help you through the whole event process and a medical support just to name a few.
We believe this venue deserves a place on the list as it has an extraordinary architecture and design, interesting history and wonderful support while renting.
Official website: The Roundhouse
This iconic spot on the London’s map is surprisingly an event venue as well. Tower Bridge houses three elegant and unusual event spaces. One of the options is panoramic high-level walkways with a capacity of 250 guests, providing views from 42m above the Thames. Whether it is for a cocktail reception, wedding, promotional event or dinner, Tower Bridge stands the ideal space for any event that requires something extraordinary.
We added the venue to the list due to its uniqueness and breathtaking views coming alongside the event. Floor with glass windows makes an impression. What’s more, the place is also an important historical object and a significant part of London’s infrastructure.
Official website: Tower Bridge
Also known as Ally Pally is an iconic north London venue that offers event spaces with fantastic panoramic views of the city. Alexandra Palace’s largest hall, similarly as the whole object is kept in Victorian elegance, standing the perfect setting for large-scale events and exhibitions. The Great Hall can accommodate up to 10,000 attendees starting from 10, what makes it a venue that matches various needs. Space can easily be combined with other halls and rooms making impressive, versatile event space with a historic setting.
The place drew our attention because of its possibilities regarding event size and type. Renting seems attractive as there is a long customer service standards list, so you can count on full support. What’s more, money that is generated by commercial activity in the park and palace goes back into maintaining and restoring the venue.
Official website: Alexandra Palace
The last point on the list is quite surprising – it’s one of London’s landmarks and most characteristic objects: London Eye. The venue offers private capsules for meetings, corporate, networking events and receptions. The capacity is 25 and you are able to choose tailor-made options such as selection of food and drinks. The experience delivered during the event is unforgettable and extraordinary – 360 view on the whole British capital.
In our view, this venue had to get on the list as it’s completely unusual and outstanding. It doesn’t provide space big enough to match large-sized events, but this only makes it more intimate. The experience it delivers makes this space truly special. After all who wouldn’t want to attend a corporate meeting at the height of 135 meters?
Official website: London Eye
We realize how hard it can be for an event planner to find a venue that matches all or most of their needs. Especially if they plan an event for the first time in London. We believe that our list helps you make the decision or provide some ideas as for London’s event spaces. The selection of venues was to give an insight into places for small meetings as well as large-sized exhibitions or conventions. The list will be growing, so if you’re interested in London venues – sign up to our Newsletter to stay up-to-date.