Large Venues in London
London has an excellent range of larger venues suitable for exhibitions, awards dinners and high impact conferences and parties capable of accommodating 300 to 3,000 guests or delegates.
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When looking for large conference venues, London has many dedicated venues with tiered seating including the QE2 Conference Centre and the Barbican. The benefit of these venues is that they have all the required sound and AV fully installed and ready to go, which reduces your installation time and costs.
However, if you are looking for inspirational big venues in London, there are also a number of amazing blank canvas venues including Old Billingsgate and the Roundhouse. These large halls for hire have high ceilings and pillar-free space making them perfect for high impact parties and awards.
For large venues that offer more formal dining, London has several hotels in the West End that have stunning large banqueting halls that can cater for over 500 guests, with the Great Room at the Grosvenor top of many people’s list.
When booking large venues, always make sure that you are confident of filling the room to at least 60% of its capacity for seated or standing events, since it is a real challenge to create a great atmosphere when large venues are only half full (and therefore half empty!). And make sure that you have all the costs fully budgeted, since mistakes and omissions with these larger event projects can result in huge cost over-runs.
For help creating the right ambience for your large conference, London has an excellent array of production, delegate management and design agencies who can help you deliver the desired feel and messaging, but always use companies that have worked in large venues before, to reduce the chances of errors impacting on your event.
With so many great spaces available, here are our top picks in the large venue hire London marketplace:
Battersea Evolution (SW11)
Battersea Evolution comes with an impressive turn-key light and sound package, including a 4000m LED star cloth at a raised height of up to 6.5m, this is included within the venue hire and provides you with a great platform on which to build your event and thus offering substantial time and cost sav...
The Bloomsbury Big Top (WC1N)
This multifunctional space is one of London's most unique venues, perfect for all genres of events. Comprising two rooms, the versatile structure is flexible enough to be transformed from a boxing arena to a live concert facility overnight. With the highest quality AV equipment pre-installed in th...