BEST HISTORIC VENUE OR LIVERY HALL – less than 400 reception style
113 Chancery Lane
113 Chancery Lane, within easy reach of the City and West End, is home to the Law Society and has been at the centre of the legal world since 1832. Behind the magnificent pillared portico of this fully accessible Grade II* listed building lies a treasure trove of elegant rooms, perfect for weddings, dinners, celebrations, training, meetings and parties for up to 300 guests.
Clients choose us for many reasons – the prestige and elegance of the venue, the welcome of the dedicated reception team; the soundproofed rooms, the links with our long serving team. We undertake a constant programme of renovations to always present a pristine venue.
A critical success factor is the creativity of the chefs and the skill of our front of house team.
Although 180 years old, 113 Chancery Lane has the latest event technology and facilities.
Our testimonials and 55% of repeat business show we know how to deliver amazing events.
Churchill War Rooms
Churchill War Rooms is the preserved historic site underneath Westminster where Winston Churchill and his War Cabinet led Britain and her allies to victory during the Second World War. The museum offers a totally immersive experience, rich in complex history, inviting guests to walk in Churchill’s footsteps. Located opposite to St James’s Park, this iconic venue is ideal for meetings, dinners, receptions, press launches and seminars.
Against a backdrop of historical material, Churchill War Rooms has four unique event spaces: The Harmsworth Room, The HCA Auditorium, The Learning Room and The Switch Room.
Our in-house events and catering company, RA Venues, bring experienced knowledge, passion and enthusiasm to each event, ensuring an occasion that is both bespoke and memorable for all guests.
We offer a variety of menus and packages in order to ensure that we can facilitate all our client’s desires, providing a truly extraordinary experience. Our menus are designed and crafted by our brigade of in-house experienced chefs. Our menus are adapted throughout the year, enabling us to use the very best seasonal British ingredients and ensures that we are providing a natural and fresh offering which inspires our customers.
Dartmouth House is a grand Grade II listed Georgian mansion in the heart of Mayfair. It’s the home to the English-Speaking Union (ESU), a global education charity and membership organisation.
Located just minutes from Berkeley Square, Bond Street and Green Park, our West London location is perfect for conferences, meetings, dinners, drinks receptions and private celebrations. The House can accommodate variety of different events starting from small and intimate dinners and meetings for 15 delegates up to drinks receptions for 300 guests.
At Dartmouth House we understand that every event is unique, and we work together with our clients to create memorable events. Our team of dedicated event coordinators who are each specialising in specific type of events are on hand from the initial enquiry to the day of the event.
At Dartmouth House catering is provided by the inhouse caterer CH&CO. We are fully aware that not all palates are the same, so we always tailor a menu to suit our client’s tastes and preferences. We offer menu and wine tastings to our clients to give them opportunity to see the presentation of the food and taste selection of dishes and wines.
Set in the heart of capital at Hyde Park Corner, Wellington Arch is one of London’s most iconic monuments. Crowned by the largest bronze sculpture in Europe, it is a venue that offers a charismatic and versatile mix of old and new. Moved to its current location in 1885, it has played host to a number of events from birthday parties and celebrations to product launches high end jewellery and drinks companies. The Quadriga Gallery is ideal backdrop for your event with the clean white walls and stylish flooring which can take on different moods with lighting or dressing, creating even more impact and drama at your event. Outside on the balconies, you get stunning views across the London skyline and can watch as the Queen’s Life Guard and Cavalry ride through the gates. Our flexible approach and experienced hospitality team means that each and every event is combines the beauty of the past with the highest standards of the present, Wellington Arch is the perfect venue to make every event historic.
Glaziers Hall is a unique, Grade II-listed conference and events venue based beside London Bridge with unrivalled views of the River Thames and the City of London. Our flexibility to host up to 450 guests across seven event spaces ensures that all our events are exclusive and unique.
Glaziers Hall provides something more than the standardised experiences that you get at many global locations and conference venues. The look and feel of the venue blends old and new, with many of the traditional and original features of Glaziers Hall, such as the original exposed brickwork, while adding a modern, contemporary look with the new refurbishment.
Clients looking for an historical venue love the Court Room and the Library, with their oak panelling, stained glass windows, The Master’s chair and unrivalled collection of publications on the constitutional crafts of Glaziers Hall; glass painting and scientific instrumentation; while the modern refurbished rooms are helping to attract a new audience looking for a unique space to the venue.
The combination of heritage and contemporary coupled with panoramic river views offers organisers something beyond the ordinary. It helps spark discussions among attendees, as well as providing a point of difference against competitor brand events.
Although Lambeth Palace has been the home of the Archbishop of Canterbury for nearly 800 years. The building remains to this day a working Palace and a beacon of Christianity. Lambeth Palace offers one of the special and unique venues in London with a strong legacy story and ambience that very few others are able to offer. Our focus has been on creating an excellent hospitality experience that runs in line with values of the Church – so real care, compassion and a personal focus. We believe that we offer one of the best welcomes in London. With our own onsite catering team, we can cater for most budgets. Ranging from charity to corporate clients. Since Justin Welby became the Archbishop of Canterbury in 2013 and shared his vision for hospitality, we have grown our event business by 530%. We are not for profit. Therefore, all revenue generated is reinvested back in to the Palace.
RSA House is the home of the charitable organisation known as The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. With rooms offering unique stories, that have been updated to meet modern day requirements, whilst still retaining all their charm and character, it’s a popular choice.
An amalgamation of five original Georgian Townhouses, the RSA has a wealth of history dating back to 1774. Today, we offer an eclectic mix of unique spaces. Averaging 120 event enquiries each week, our conversion rate from site visit to contract is 75%.
2017 was the busiest year in RSA history, generating revenues of over £3.2m. In 2018 we had a partial redevelopment of the building for a period of 9 months, taking total sales down to £2m. This year, we will surpass 2017 results, at £3.5m.
Our approach to customer service is warm, relaxed and bespoke, placing the client at ease from the moment they enquire with us.
We are a preferred venue for PWC and attract many annual conferences from companies across a range of industries.
The relationship between RSA, CH&CO and our other preferred suppliers underpins our success, along with our outstanding history and high-quality product.
The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple
Situated in the heart of the City, Middle Temple is one of the four ancient Inns of Court built in the mid sixteenth century on land gifted from the Knights Templar It boasts one of the finest examples of an Elizabethan Hall in the country, where the soaring double hammer beam roof and stately wood panelled walls provide a dramatic backdrop for any event Surrounded by beautifully manicured lawns nestling alongside the banks of the Thames, Middle Temple can cater for all events from large garden parties of 700 guests to smaller private dining evenings of 20, in a selection of beautiful spaces that each provide a glimpse into the fascinating past of this historically important venue Ancient artefacts are on display everywhere – from original oil paintings, suits of armour and coats of arms to the hatch from Sir Francis Drake’s Golden Hind Guests can dine at the High Table in the Hall – a gift from Elizabeth I, made from a single oak from Windsor forest floated down the Thames to the Inn – where every monarch since has enjoyed wonderful food and revelries in the very room where the first ever performance of Twelfth Night took place,