BEST CONFERENCE VENUE FACILITIES 2021
ExCeL London has demonstrated flexibility and best-in-class venue facilities by identifying and reacting quickly to client needs and responding to new market opportunities. We have reinvented our venue space to create an innovative hybrid event studio for conference clients, state-of-the-art studio space for the film industry, as well as safe space to host exams for professional and academic qualifications.
A range of client testimonials feature as part of the submission, perfectly illustrating how successful we have been in helping clients continue to reach their audiences, deliver quality content, and keep the wheels turning in a challenging situation.
IET London – Savoy Place
For more than 100 years, Savoy Place has undergone constant development to cater for the rapidly evolving needs of conference goers. Today, the venue offers two lecture theatres for 626 guests, a further 14 event spaces across three floors, and a roof terrace overlooking panoramic London scenes.
As the home of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, the venue is well used for STEM business events. Savoy Place continues to innovate facilities to remain the leading technology-focused conference venue and a series of recent renovations has bridged the gap for a seamless shift towards virtual and hybrid events.
Used as a centre that celebrates a revolutionary past and a pioneering future, the London venue’s rich heritage is proudly blended with the latest cutting-edge facilities. Its flagship meeting spaces include a dominating lecture theatre and the Riverside Room, which underwent an additional £280k of AV investment in 2019.
A company that highly values customer service, the venue’s multiple teams, from operations and sales, to production and tech services, deliver bespoke and personal services aided by exceptional technology, without losing the human touch.
Ministry Venues – 79 Borough Road
The creative events hub of the capital.
Situated in the heart of Borough, we have converted a Victorian diary factory into a range of cutting-edge event spaces. 79 Borough Road is modern in design but retains the industrial character of the original building.
Royal College of Physicians
The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) is over 500 years old and currently in its fifth home since 1965. This iconic grade 1 listed modern building overlooking Regent’s Park houses an award-winning conference and events centre, RCP London Events. The venue offers highly versatile facilities, including tiered auditoriums, conference, meeting, exhibition and dining spaces as well as a medicinal garden and a museum.
The RCP has a strong technology infrastructure and is committed to investing in the latest event technology services and advances. Prior to COVID, they hosted over 600 physical events per year and offered a streaming and editing services.
At the onset of the pandemic, RCP London Events pivoted to virtual and hybrid by developing an in-house virtual event platform, RCP Virtual, securing industry accreditations to ensure their venue was COVID secure and updating their catering offer.
These measures ensured RCP London Events could deliver over 100 virtual and hybrid events between March 2020 and July 2021, reaching 18,696 people and generating an income of £384K.
The pivot allowed RCP London Events to continue supporting the RCP in its work during the pandemic as well as continuing to allow their clients to reach their audiences in an impactful way.
The Gallery at The Londoner
The Londoner, a first-of-its-kind super luxury boutique hotel, is home to The Gallery – a network of seven private meeting rooms equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technology. The Gallery also includes an island bar for co-working, dining buffets and drinks, curated collection of art and sculptures, banquette seating, bar stools and tables designed by Yabu Pushelberg and connectable private rooms.
Each of The Gallery’s private rooms can also be transformed into intimate spaces for private corporate dining events. The Londoner’s executive head chefs have created dedicated restaurant dining menus, with bespoke options.
With 57 flexible spaces over 16,000 sqm, the versatility and scope of Tobacco Dock makes it ideal for a range of conferencing options. Our clients love our great location, strong relationships with industry-leading suppliers and outstanding tech infrastructure. Our spaces accommodate as many as 1,500 in a theatre layout or as few as 6 so we can create bespoke layouts, so events of all sizes fit perfectly.
We’ve undertaken many recent improvements including ramping up our bandwidth to 10Gb, providing unsurpassed WiFi capacity to our clients – perfect for international events and global streaming.
We’ve also built a new production kitchen which will allow us to cater to groups of up to 4,000 on site. We also created a hybrid studio, with 16m LED wall, luxury seating, HD quality recording equipment and experienced broadcast crew, ready to help our clients connect with their audiences when they can’t make it in person.
Our in-house catering team, Tobacco Dock Food, provides award-winning menus, from sit-down banquets to informal street-food options. Experts in delivering incredible meals at speed to help conference clients get on with the important work of delivering their content, they frequently serve +1000 delegates in a 20-minute window.