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Top Large Conference Venues in London

Planning a large conference in London? Whether you are planning an event in Stratford, Bloomsbury or deep in the centre of London, you will need a spacious room to accommodate everyone without a fuss. Luckily, you’ve come to the right place! Tagvenue has a curated list of large conference venues in a range of sizes. So no matter how large of a venue you need, you’ll find it with our help - you just need to hop on our platform and start browsing ASAP!

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Large Scale Conference Venues Hire Guide

When getting started on your conference organising, it is best to decide on one key issue before you start sending out the invites, namely, the conference venue. Whether you will be inviting 500, 1,000 or even 3,000 delegates, there are several common decisions that you should be prepared to make early on in your venue hunt. Let’s take a look:

  • Where? Looking for a venue in the Square Mile? Perhaps even around posh Bloomsbury or the West End? Or maybe you’re looking to lower some of your overhead costs by looking outside the centre in Stratford, or even further out, near Heathrow? Choose wisely, your attendees need to be able to access the venues easily. Also, make sure that hotel rooms are easily sourced and booked if needed. Remember, as you seeking a quite large venue, your location choice might be hampered by the availability of suitably sized venues.
  • Purpose? What type of conference will you this be? If it’s a trade show or other sort of conference, you will need a large open exhibit space for displays and booths. If it’s a sales kickoff or other corporate event, you will need sufficient seating and speaking areas, as well as possibly smaller meetings for panels or coffee breaks. Consider your specific needs and be prepared to discuss them with venue managers on site.
  • Equipment? A modern conference venue will need to offer the expertise and equipment to allow you to take advantage of the most modern equipment that attendees will expect. Whether it is a video wall or other types of LCD displays, drop-down screens and digital projectors, interactive whiteboards, sound systems powerful enough for large spaces, solid WiFi, or even reliable video conferencing, the venue should be able to help you meet your requirements in-house or with reliable vendors.

When hunting for big event spaces consider the following types of venues:

  • Large hotel venues might suit your needs up to a certain size, and also offer the convenience of rooms for out-of-town delegates. The Leonardo Royal Hotel Tower Bridge, for example, can easily fit 400 in their Minories large meeting room in the centre of London.
  • If you are looking for other types of venues, you might want to make a splash with some quirky and special choices that are sure to ‘wow’ your attendees. You can choose some amazing traditional listed buildings that have been repurposed with modern conveniences, the Royal Horticultural Halls-Lindley, for example, has a full glass ceiling and has been refitted for modern use without losing any of the breathtaking period accents.
  • For a striking look consider modern venues, which includes large halls, theatres or stadiums, such as the Congress Centre at Tottenham Court Road.
  • For truly large scale events of more than 2,000 consider the West Hall at Alexandra Palace or the Royal Festival Hall Auditorium at Southbank Centre, both can hold 2,500.

Large Conference Venues in London FAQ

How much does it cost to hire a large conference venue in London?

The final price will mainly depend on the size of the conference, the venue’s location and its status. In London, you should expect to pay from £350 to £800+ per hour. The prices for full buyouts range between  £1500 to  £5000+, depending on the time of your event. Conference venues may also offer per person packages and the prices for such packages start from  £90 per person. (All data from Tagvenue.com.)

How far in advance should I book a venue for a large conference?

Because large conferences require plenty of planning and preparation, you should book your first-choice option at least one year in advance. With all of this time to spare, you’ll be able to take care of every little detail of the event. Also, booking this early guarantees a much lower price in comparison to booking closer to the date. You will have a long list of offers, too, and this will help you choose the best one that matches your requirements.

What is included in a conference package?

Usually, the conference package includes the hire fee, catering and basic equipment, such as AV equipment, chairs, tables, WiFi, etc. But it’s best to thoroughly check the offer or discuss it with the venue manager before signing the contract. Then you’ll know exactly whether you need to pay any extra for the equipment that you need. This will give you a chance to compare the offer with the other ones and pick one that gives you more in the given price range.

Where can I find large conference venues in London?

We suggest starting your search in Covent Garden, Soho, Mayfair, Marylebone and Clerkenwell. These areas offer top-rated options and are easily accessible via underground and trains. Apart from that, they are filled with entertainment such as theatres, cinemas, bars, live music venues, museums etc. which make them exciting locations that can give your guests a chance to do something fun after your conference is over.

Guests Reviews of Large Conference Venues on Tagvenue

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Pragna Shikotra
Booked The Keynote Lecture Theatre at David Game College
Good size room for our event, good service
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Inga Deksne
Booked Medium Meeting Rooms at Grand Connaught Rooms
The location is easy to access for people in London and coming from abroad. The staff was superb from the very first contact before booking the venue and during the event. Catering fantastic! It's the first day after the event and I am feeling really grateful to the whole event team at the Grand Connaught Room, it was my first event and I organised it by myself so a very attentive staff at the venue made this experience even more enjoyable
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Vanessa Pinto
Booked Whole Venue at Griff Inn Bar & Kitchen
Charlie great at communicating and really helpful even with last minute changes. The staff who worked at the venue were really lovely, we had a large group of people and the accommodated everything we needed. Definitely recommend for future bookings.
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Vicky sleight
Booked Whole Venue at The Flowerpot Hoxton
Will and Phil bent over backwards with their support both before and during the event. Super helpful, super responsive even helping carry out deliveries in and helping our AV guys. Their support on the day during registration etc. was amazing and also helping with the outside catering we ordered. Will definitely use this venue again.
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Temitayo Lawal
Booked James Suite at The Rembrandt Hotel
Everything was set up when we arrived. There was a team available to help us with the PA system & adding more chairs. Joanna the events manager was the main point of contact leading up to the event and was extremely helpful. They brought the food when we requested it. The manager on duty and his team were committed to assisting us and we’re very helpful. This is a venue I will host an event in again.
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Mike Szczys
Booked Auditorium at Canada Water Theatre
By far, working with the staff is the biggest positive here. Rob was excellent to deal with when setting up the booking. Working with Jay the day of, and Ollie on catering was very smooth. Steve as the AV tech was on his feet all day long making sure each new computer (dozens of them as we rotated speakers) got on the projector and audio quickly and correctly. The space itself is very nice and the location is perfect as the Canada Water transport hub exits in the same building. We had a wonderful time

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