The Best Historic Conference Venues in London

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Full of wonder and grandeur these are the best historic conference London has to hire. 


London is a city of opposites; old historic buildings stand proud, whilst exciting new builds are popping up all around them. Exploring the city means you can witness the classic structures which make the building blocks of our capital whilst admiring the sky-high contemporary buildings in the distance.


It goes without saying that London boasts an impressive amount of history and there’s no better way to inspire your Guests than getting them amongst amazing historical venues.

So why not hire one of London’s best historic conference venues for your next event? We’ve pulled together a list of our favourite Spaces which are set to impress and sure to inspire.

1. Stationers’ Hall 

Large hall with red chairs and flags hanging from the ceiling.

When it comes to searching for the right conference venue, versatility is key. Stationers’ Hall is an excellent choice for your next annual general meeting, conference or party.

Stationers’ Hall features several different meeting room areas, each with its own charm and functionality. The Livery Hall is the largest, featuring gleaming oak flooring and panelling from the 1600s, giving the Space a grand ambience.

Overall, Stationers’ Hall offers a 50 to 450-Guest capacity, making it an excellent choice no matter the size of your event.

2. Banking Hall

A very large banking hall with large pillars and road tables with pink lighting.
Located in the wonderfully historic area of Bank. Surrounded by traditional white brick buildings, the Banking Hall is a Grade II listed building and was designed way back in the 1930s.

Boasting an impressive Art Deco charm, the Banking Hall has retained many of it’s stunning original features.  The wonderful team at Camm & Hooper who wanted to retain as much of the buildings established charm as possible.

As soon as you enter this impressive building, the grand staircase is the first thing you see which sets a magnificent scene for your event.  The feature pillars throughout the building also make this a showstopping Space for your next conference. The Banking Hall is a flexible Space which can accommodate groups from 150 to 800 Guests in several event styles.

3. The Roundhouse

The Roundhouse in London set up as a conference venue. With people standing on the mezzanine level
Perhaps the most historic music venue London has to offer, the Roundhouse is steeped in musical history. A creative hub of inspiration where extraordinary work prevails. The Roundhouse recently celebrated 50 years since they transformed this old train shed into a world-renowned London venue.

The Roundhouse has gone through a whirlwind journey. From humble beginnings to raves in the 90s, to politically-charged spoken word in the 00s. This beautiful venue has earned its place as a historic London venue.

Architecturally stunning, the Roundhouse offers a unique conference venue in the city. An impressive blank canvas Space, Roundhouse can accommodate up to 1,500 Guests.

Guests can enjoy access to Torquill’s Bar and Terrace and the Circle Bar too, so if you have a large-scale event the Roundhouse is the historic venue for you.

4. London Palladium

The London Palladium is a historic London venue. The image is from the stage looking out onto the seats.
The London Palladium has 105 years worth of history your Guests can marvel at. The biggest names in music and theatre have graced the stage of this world-famous theatre including legends like Frank Sinatra and The Beatles.

With 2,296 seats across three levels, being the stalls, dress circle and upper circle, the London Palladium is ideal for your large-scale conference.

The prestigious theatre’s auditorium gives you the opportunity to share a stage with the greats and what better way to deliver an inspiring conference than with this amazing venue.

5. Andaz Hotel

 

The grand Andaz hotel is a very historic venue in London. With marbled black and white floor and an ornate ceiling.

The Masonic Temple at the Andaz Hotel is a truly unique venue located near Liverpool Street and is a Space that won’t fail to wow your Guests.

Built back in 1912, the Andaz hotel is a beautiful Grade II listed Greek Masonic Temple and originally it was the destination where Freemasons attended their Lodge meetings.

What’s more, the Temple was first chaired by the Queen’s cousin!

The magnificent room has one-of-a-kind decor, with an intricate detailed ceiling, dark oak furnishings and marbled walls. This impressive and historic venue is the perfect central London conference venue.

6. Alexandra Palace

Alexandra Palace is a large grand building with high ceilings and Stained glass windows
Did you know that Alexandra Palace survived two fires? Or that it hosted the first ever television broadcast? Alexandra Palace first opened its doors in 1863, and with a rich history and extraordinary milestones, this is the perfect historic Space for your next London conference.

Alexandra Palace is lovingly known by Londoners as Ally Pally and is steeped in Victorian elegance. Flooded with natural light, the Great Hall can easily be combined with the West Hall. Making this one of the most impressive and versatile indoor Spaces available.

The Great Hall can accommodate a staggering 7,000 people for a theatre-style conference.  Ally Pally’s unique rose tinted window, provides a striking backdrop to any event.

7. British Museum, Lecture Theatre

 

The British Museum is a historic London venue

The British Museum is perhaps the most prestigious venue in London. Founded in 1753 it was the first national public Museum in the world and holds some of the most historic artefacts and collections which people travel far and wide to see.

Nestled in the middle of the Science Museum, the Lecture Theatre has breathtaking views of the Great Court which was designed by Foster and Partner.  This paired with the beautiful domed ceilings is just two of the extraordinary features your Guests won’t tire from seeing.

The Lecture Theatre has handy tiered seating, fixed at 323 seats, so your Guests won’t miss out on your conference because of a restricted view.

If you’re after a breakout Space for your conference, the Lecture Theatre hire comes with the East Foyer, an elegant curved Space suitable for your conference registrations.  

8. Barbican Hall, Barbican

The Barbican lecture hall is part of the Barbican which is one of the most historic venues in London
The Barbican in London is a hotspot on the tube map, famous for its brutalist buildings and outstanding architecture, the Barbican is the heart and soul of the area.

With amazing resources, intelligent design and excellent acoustics, Barbican Hall is acknowledged as one of the country’s finest auditoriums. A Grade II listed building, the Barbican was built as part of a utopian vision to transform the area of London which was left devastated after the Second World War.

The centre took over a decade to build and was opened by the Queen in 1982 who declared it one of the modern wonders of the world and its stunning Spaces have made it an internationally recognised venue. It’s impressive breadth of facilities and size with seating from 500 to 1943 people, make the hall an ultimate historic venue for larger conferences.  

9. Making the Modern World, Science Museum

A large space with circular tables and a plane hanging above the tables.
A Space with a historical difference, Making the Modern World at the Science Museum displays an exceptional collection which follows the cultural history of industrialisation from 1750 to the current day.

Invite your Guests to discover unique exhibits such as the very first Apple computer, Watson’s DNA model and a clock that will tell the time for 10,000 years.

Making the Modern World is one of the best historic conference venues London has to offer. Somewhere you can take a journey through some wonderful historical objects, providing the perfect backdrop and conversation starter for your next event.

10. Neptune Court, The National Maritime Museum

 

The National Maritime Museum which is flooded with colourful lights

In the heart of Greenwich lies the largest Maritime Museum. Sitting at the heart of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the museum contains 10 permanent galleries along with the Special Exhibitions wing.

The event Space of Neptune Court is the largest venue at the Royal Museums and perfect for a historic venue for your next conference.

The large and modern interior inside the traditional building makes for a dramatic Space for your next event and with high ceilings and plenty of natural light, it’s an ideal Space to hold your conference.

11. The Great Hall at The Queen’s House

A grand white wash building which has a long driveway and is surrounded by grass
The Queen’s House in Greenwich has an extraordinary history; it is the only major remnant of the vanished Tudor Royal Palace where Henry VIII and Elizabeth I were born.

It is now also the centrepiece of what is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Set against the stunning leafy backdrop of Greenwich Park this Space is the perfect historic conference venue if you want to escape the city. The Great Hall was designed as a place of pleasure and celebration- a tradition that continues to make it ideal for corporate hospitality.

So, there you have it. Our favourite historical conference venues in London. Beautiful and functional, our favourite Spaces are fully equipped for your conference.

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