Are you always on the lookout for some of the best large event venues London has to offer?
If you are often put to the task of planning large company events – whether that’s the annual Christmas party, conferences or product launches – it’s always a good idea to have a bank of large event venues in mind to help your search.
So, we’ve put together our top 5 large event venues in London to give you all the information you need when looking for your big guest list events.
1. The Vault, Old Billingsgate
Old Billingsgate in the City of London is a vast, open Space under breathtaking beautiful arches. The vaulted ceilings and exposed brickwork make this a fantastic backdrop for your large event.
The Space can be used as it is or the blank walls really offer themselves the chance to get creative. With a 900 person capacity, The Vault is able to accommodate a variety of events. But if The Vault isn’t enough you can hire the space with The Grand Hall or Gallery, offering sometimes essential breakout areas.
2. Platinum Suite, ExCel London
Located in ExCeL’s central boulevard, the Platinum Suite is a self-contained conference centre that offers a spectacular blank canvas event Space for any occasion.
Available for hire across three levels, this stunning Space can be combined with the Event Halls and additional meeting rooms as part of a large-scale event.
On Level 1 you will find a glass-fronted entrance and reception area in which to welcome delegates while Level 2 offers a lounge, bar, cloakroom, registration area and three syndicate rooms. Level 3 is where you will find the main conference room, as well as organiser and speaker preparation rooms.
So, for an event Space bursting with opportunity, the Platinum Suite at ExCeL London is top of the list.
Also available at ExCeL London is CentreEd, a dedicated meeting and training facility, ideally situated, with panoramic waterside views across London.
With 29 training rooms, coffee lounges and waterfront self-service restaurant, the venue is the ideal location for a workshop, networking event or team away day, and caters for numbers from 20 up to 400 delegates.
Explore both venues with our state-of-the-art 3D Tour, here.
3. The Porter Tun, The Brewery
The Porter Tun is one of the oldest and unobstructed event Spaces to London. Standing the test of time, this Space is a real favourite among event bookers. The exposed timber roof gives the venue an industrial and spacious feel. Astonishingly, this super-sized venue can accommodate up to 1,000 Guests. So enquire now with this impressive large event venue.
4. Bloomsbury Ballroom
For 1920s themed gala dinners, award ceremonies and drinks receptions the spectacular Bloomsbury Ballroom is a fantastic option.
Built in 1926 as the South Ballroom for The Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society and renamed The Bloomsbury Ballroom in 2006, the venue has gone from strength to strength.
The ballroom’s high ceilings, lavish windows and marble entrance never fail to impress Guests.
As a full-service venue available for both wet and dry hire, the Bloomsbury Ballroom offers amazing flexibility within a Central London location.
The venue also has a state-of-the-art AV and lighting system, creating the perfect combination of classic elegance with modern technology.
5. Magazine London
Magazine London boasts 3,205 sq m of versatile interior space for up to 3,000 Guests, and can extend to accommodate a further 7,000 people across the venue’s outdoor showground.
Magazine London encapsulates a flexible and inspiring environment, providing an unrivalled large venue hire for brand events, awards dinners, conferences, exhibitions, fashion, the arts and ticketed culture.
6. Battersea Evolution
Battersea Evolution is London’s most versatile and dynamic venue, set in the heart of Battersea Park. This purpose-built venue offers a huge capacity for up to 5,000 standing, 4,000 in conference or 2,000 for dinners.
The Space has played host to a variety of awards ceremonies, product launches, conferences, gala dinners, parties, exhibitions and charity fundraisers.
Resident caterers Smart Hospitality are on hand to create innovative menus for your event with their extensive experience in large-scale catering. An unrivalled standard of technology is provided as standard by our technical partner, Hawthorn.
Exclusive hire of Battersea Evolution has total footprint of 5,500m². The venue gives you the opportunity to take over the site and tailor it specifically to your requirements.
7. Bloomsbury Ballroom
Situated on the beautiful Bloomsbury Square, The Bloomsbury Ballroom is London’s Opulent Art-Deco Events Space.
With its exquisite neoclassical façade, marble entrance halls and listed features The Bloomsbury Ballroom is ideally located between the West End and The City.
Hosting a myriad of events from Awards Shows to Weddings and Fashion Shows to Product Launches the versatility of this historic events space is unparalleled.
Built-in 1926 as the South Ballroom for The Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society and renamed The Bloomsbury Ballroom in 2006, the venue has gone from strength to strength.
In April 2015 The Bloomsbury Ballroom was brought by The London Cabaret Club, and as we enter our 90th year we become their home; perfectly blending events with The London Cabaret Club will ensure the continuing success of The Bloomsbury Ballroom.
8. Hintz Hall, National History Museum
Perhaps one of the most famous venues in London, Hintz Hall at the Science Museum offers a truly unique backdrop for your event.
With dramatic architecture and impressive archways, Hintz Hall is an event venue sure to impress. Take in the wonders of natural history, as Hintz Hall offers the gateway to exploration.
This venue will impress no matter what, whether a Christmas party or company-wide celebration the museum’s dedicated events team will provide support no matter what the event.
Hintz Hall is the largest event Space at the Natural History Museum. It can hold a staggering 650 seated Guest or up to 1,200 standing Guests.
Need more Space? The surrounding galleries can be hired in addition to the main hall meaning you’ll have endless Space to make your own.
9. Barbican Hall, Barbican
An iconic London venue, Barbican is a cultural hub perfect for events. Barbican Hall is the largest event Space at the venue and can accommodate seating for between 500 and 1943 people.
Barbican Hall is perfect for conferences, workshops and screenings. With unbeatable technical resource, design and top of the range acoustics, Barbican Hall is one of the country’s best auditoriums.
10. Shoreditch Town Hall
The high ceilings, Italian marble panelled walls, Matcham style balcony and glorious architectural features give the Assembly Hall a distinctive feeling of grandeur and elegance.
This magnificent Grade II listed building was once one of the grandest civic buildings in the capital. With its main purpose now to serve the community and hosting live events, the building has a collection of stunning Spaces that are perfect for any event.
The Auditorium is the venue’s centrepiece however and includes the option to utilise the Balcony offering full capacity of 772 Guests theatre style, while removable seating on the stalls level maintains the room’s versatility.
Want to know more about any of these amazing large event venues? Be sure to check out their listing pages where you can message the Host directly.