Looking to host a corporate event in London? The UK capital is the city that corporate event managers flock to, and for good reason! A hub of business, innovation, and commercial networking – there’s no better city to make connections and no shortage of venues to choose from.
At Absolute Venues, we know everything there is to know about the greatest venues for corporate events in London, though we’ve narrowed it down to just our top seven in this article!
If you’d like to snap up a top venue for your next event, this article is perfect for you.
Searching for a Corporate Venue in London That Has It All? Look No Further
At Absolute Venues, event spaces are our speciality. We’re event planners who can find you corporate event locations at great prices. Our event-finding service provides quick, easy event space bookings throughout the UK, Europe, and even internationally.
These 7 picks are all venues that our event planners collaborate with frequently, and have helped plan successful corporate events before – this means that, with us, you can expect the best rates and a secure booking.
Venue 1: 8 Northumberland
A mere 3-minute walk from Trafalgar Square, 8 Northumberland has a desirable location in the heart of London, and a grandiose design – inside and out – that reflects this luxury spot. Corporate attendees can experience a tantalising mix of Victorian architecture and cutting-edge technology that accommodates a range of corporate events.
As an event space, we highly recommend 8 Northumberland’s expansive ballroom, spacious enough for 1000 guests. The ballroom boasts ornate interior details such as columns and chandeliers, described by English Heritage as ‘the grandest example of a Victorian ballroom in existence’. Couple that with the ability to use intelligent lighting and 3D holograms during the evening and 8 Northumberland will make your AGM or Christmas party a huge success.
Venue 2: 22 Bishopsgate
22 Bishopsgate is an ultra-modern workplace environment that is also one of the most responsible workplaces in London, earning the National Sustainability ‘Building of the Year’ award in 2022. It’s fair to say that 22 Bishopsgate is a corporate haven, located a short walk from Bank Station and Liverpool Street. You’d also be a hair’s breadth away from one of the most infamous London landmarks – The Gherkin.
When it comes to corporate events, 22 Bishopsgate has everything you’d hope for: the latest technology to facilitate a corporate conference, and the interior to support a hundred different event types. For example, the Market Hub is perfect for a 60-guest training session, with a complimentary breakout space. For more elaborate events, ‘Convene’ can accommodate up to 406 people.
Venue 3: The View – Royal College of Surgeons
The View has a prestigious history that is reflected in everything from its Grecian exterior to its fully renovated, reimagined and modernised interior – all just a brisk walk away from Holborn station. The Royal College of Surgeons of England still resides here, and one of the stand-out features of this particular London venue hire is access to a large terrace overlooking the Lincoln’s Inn Fields.
As The View is managed by Searcys, the UK’s longest-established events caterer, corporate attendees are guaranteed to be well-fed at this venue. There are 14 different menu options and three spaces for event managers to choose from: The View itself, alongside the stunning Lumley Library and the more practical Exam Suite. All are equipped with a range of events’ packages, dining options, and even cloakroom facilities.
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Venue 4: The Hac
For a historic London venue, a 5-minute walk away from Old Street station, The Hac is the perfect corporate event space. The Hac is a sprawling property of many faces – it hosts a British Army regiment, a charity and members’ organisation.
However, the stand-out features must be the Armoury House, Artillery Garden and Prince Consort Rooms. The Artillery Garden alone has five acres of lush lawn to cater to outdoor events. For corporate training sessions, the Ante Room in the Armoury House may be more appropriate – exquisitely decorated, whilst equipped with the latest technology.
Venue 5: Trinity House
If you’re searching for an elegant space for your event, Trinity House has to get a mention. Situated in the infamous Tower Hill, whilst Trinity House may visually recall Medieval times, the interior is elaborate and modern, catering to small meetings and large scale conferences alike.
Because Trinity House offers exclusive hire, your company receives absolute privacy – and free use of all the rooms within Trinity House – during your event. Up to 130 employees can attend here, and enjoy a delicious off-the-shelf catering package. High windows ensure floods of natural light, and luxe breakout rooms make for a comfortable experience.
Venue 6: Banking Hall
The Banking Hall – in the heart of Pershore – is another popular pick, with countryside charm that is rare to find in Central London. Riverside gardens outside the venue make the Banking Hall a peaceful and productive space for conferences and training events. For small meetings, the Bank Manager’s office – adorned in blue with beautiful furniture – can host up to 12 attendees.
For large and open-plan events, we recommend the banquet hall and adjoining cocktail bar. Guests can interact on their feet, and network to their heart’s content! The Angel Hotel is also right next door – a retreat that could house as many corporate attendees as you need.
Venue 7: Old Billingsgate
In the beating heart of London on the north bank of the River Thames, Old Billingsgate is an irreplaceable part of London’s rich heritage, being a Grade II-listed Victorian building with unrivalled views of London and Tower Bridge, The Shard, and City Hall.
Previously a world-famous fish market, Old Billingsgate has transformed into a premium event space, with notable features like the feature mezzanine and triple-height ceiling of the Great Hall, with enough room for 1,200 conference attendees.
The Gallery is also an architectural marvel, with arching white beams and 10,000 square feet of space to fit around 300 corporate visitors.
Ready to Book One of the Top Venues in London? Contact Absolute Venues
Are you ready to book?
Do spaces like Old Billingsgate or Trinity House resonate with your company, and the kind of corporate event you’d like to host?
If so, it’s time to contact Absolute Venues. We’re more than happy to address any questions you may have, and connect you with the best event space for your corporate requirements. But first, how do we find the best venues for you, and what’s the best way to contact our team? Let’s find out.
How Our FREE Venue Finder Service Works
To provide the best corporate venues that suit our clients’ needs to the letter, Absolute Venues provides a 100% FREE venue finder service. And, by free venue finder service, we really mean free! We find you the perfect venue, and you don’t pay a penny to us for finding it.
If you decide to go ahead and book the space through us, only then will the venue owners pay us a small amount of commission for finding them the booking.
Our Step-by-Step Process
- We collect a full event brief from you – either complete our online form or simply give our team a call.
- We confirm the details back to you via email.
- We source the venues appropriate to your brief, then negotiate rates.
- We call you to discuss the venue options – thoroughly!
- After this call, we will produce a full proposal.
- Pick your preferred options from this proposal.
- Then, we arrange site visits to your preferred venues (optional).
- At the end, we re-negotiate the rates and terms of the contract to ensure you get the absolute best possible rate.
As you can see, there’s no need for you to take time out of your busy day to scour the internet and research venues – not to mention sourcing quotes from every venue owner individually.
This is a totally free service that saves precious time for you and your business resources. The outcome? You can rest easy and focus on running your business while we find your corporate event venue.
Get in Touch Today
When it comes to securing the perfect venue for your corporate training event or conference, there’s no time to waste. To book an amazing venue, get in touch with Absolute Venues today. We’re available to call on 0161 327 0938, or email us at [email protected].
The quotes we provide for all of the event spaces in our roster are no obligation, meaning that you and your company have nothing to lose.