7 Conference Venues in Central London with Multiple Event Spaces
By Kelly Collins /London Venue Expert
Wed 11th Jan 2023 Corporate Venues
Do you know where to find conference venues with multiple event spaces in Central London? We do, and we’re spilling the tea.
There’s no shortage of gorgeous venues for conferences in Central London, but what if you’re looking for a place with multiple event spaces that can cater to different needs throughout a lengthy event? Perhaps you’re looking for a venue where you can host small breakout sessions between larger presentations, or even shared meals.
From historic and grand to modern and minimalistic, these venues provide everything you need for a stunning and successful event. Whether it’s a corporate meeting, seminar, or social gathering, each venue has flexible spaces that can be configured to fit your needs.
Here, we’ve rounded up some of the best conference venues in Central London that offer multiple event spaces for large events.
1. Shangri-La The Shard in The City
Uniquely situated in the heart of the London Bridge neighbourhood, Shangri-La The Shard is Western Europe’s tallest building and offers spectacular views from its three private river-facing meeting rooms. With iconic landmarks in sight, accompanied by modern interiors, your event is sure to be unforgettable.
If you’re at a loss for where to start, the Ren Room has long been a favourite for larger conferences. Boasting floor-to-ceiling windows that put the London skyline on full display, the room comfortably accommodates up to 100 seated guests and can even be divided into two separate rooms. Or, if you want something exclusive, why not book out the entire 34th floor?
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2. Sofitel London St James
Located in the world-famous area between Pall Mall and Buckingham Palace, Sofitel London St James offers 12 event spaces for both formal and informal events. That’s topped off by the grandeur of a five-star hotel, blending the best of French and British style and service.
If you want the largest space, The Westminster Suite is the one for you. With a capacity for up to 200 guests, or 143 for a banquet without a stage, it’s the largest venue in the hotel and is fully flexible, allowing for a seamless event. Plus, there’s the option to divide it into two rooms with a separate breakout room.
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3. Old Billingsgate in Tower Hill
For a venue that will make a lasting impression, you can’t go wrong with Old Billingsgate in Tower Hill. Once an iconic Victorian-style fish market, this exclusive events venue is now known as one of the most sought-after conference spaces in Central London, just a 10-minute walk from London Bridge station. The building’s industrial twist, courtesy of architect Lord Richard Rogers, makes it a truly unique venue, regardless of which of the three spaces you choose.
The space’s Grand Hall is the largest and can accommodate up to 2500 standing guests or 1800 guests for a seated dinner. With its triple-height glass ceiling and feature mezzanine, the hall is sure to wow your guests — not to mention, its adjoining terrace makes for a stunning entrance and paves the way for unforgettable photos with a city backdrop.
4. Kimpton Fitzroy in Holborn
Found in the trendy area of Bloomsbury, Kimpton Fitzroy captures the essence of historic architecture with its dramatic double-height lobby, sweeping marble staircase complete with a zodiac-inspired mosaic floor design, and magnificent fireplaces. Yet, the hotel has a modern edge that ties it to the present day and offers nine flexible meeting and event spaces, perfect for any occasion.
The ballroom is the hotel’s crown jewel and is sure to leave a lasting impression. With its own entrance, soaring ceilings with gold-gilded architectural details, a wall of windows, and a mezzanine gallery, get ready to be taken back in time. This grand space can accommodate up to 400 standing or 200 seated guests.
5. Bentley Hotel in South Kensington
For an unforgettable event in one of the most sought-after areas of London, Bentley Hotel is a perfect choice. Just a three-minute walk from Gloucester Road Tube Station and within easy reach of Kensington Palace Gardens and Hyde Park, you’ll be spoilt for choice with this venue’s five flexible event spaces.
The 1880 Room is especially opulent, featuring lavish silk walls and hand-painted gold leaf details — all lit up by grand chandeliers. With a capacity for 70 seated guests and 120 standing guests, it’s the just-right spot for your upcoming mid-sized conference or product launch.
6. The Ned in The City
Just a minute’s walk from Bank Station, The Ned is among the most convenient and sought-after conference venues for hire London city has to offer. With unmatched 1920s and 1930s vibes, the hotel is decked out with six private dining rooms, two terraces, and a magnificent domed room.
The Tapestry Room is the perfect place to host a sophisticated soiree conference or a professional sit-down lunch. It features an opulent tapestry that adorns the walls, crystal chandeliers and walnut panelling.
7. The Gherkin in The City
A commercial skyscraper with a contemporary twist, The Gherkin in The City of London is renowned for its light-filled, elegant, and well-equipped event spaces. Here, you’ll have seven venues to choose from — five private dining rooms, Iris Bar, and Helix Restaurant.
One of the most popular choices is Helix Restaurant on level 39, offering stunning panoramic views of the city skyline and contemporary British menus. For a dramatic scene after sundown, the space is lit up by natural light and the sparkling ambience of the city surrounds. It’s perfect for a cocktail party or a seated meal.