BEST CONFERENCE VENUE
When it comes to conferences, Friends House ticks all the boxes: location, cost, versatile spaces, sustainable ethos, and great customer service.
Our event venue is located directly opposite Euston station and within 10 minutes from King’s Cross station. Customers have 35 meeting and event spaces to choose from, all with great versatility and the latest AV installed. The Light, our 1,000-seater auditorium is the largest venue in the area and the perfect space for a conference, a convention, a product launch, an AGM, a graduation ceremony and more. In 2023, we ran several large events in this space, including hybrid events for 600+ delegates.
Customers who come to us can choose from a variety of carefully crafted and seasonal catering options. Traditional sandwich lunches, bento boxes, hot fork buffets, we always try to shake things up a little bit with great flavours and ideas! We plant trees when our plant-based menu, “Plant The Difference”, is ordered.
We believe that customer service is key to a successful event, and we continuously train our staff to reach the highest level of excellence. In 2022, we hosted 2,226 events and welcomed 99,859 delegates, many had come to us for the first time.
Completed in 2008, Kings Place is an award-winning space for conferences and events; providing all catering, AV and production services in-house from multi-day conferences with exhibitions up to 1000 delegates to dinners and drinks receptions for up to 400 delegates.
It’s a contemporary, purpose-built, mixed-use venue, the first of it’s kind in the heart of King’s Cross. The location makes this ideal for conferences due to the great transport links provided by Kings Cross, St Pancras and Euston which cover London, Nationwide and International. It houses 11 event spaces including two auditoriums, a multi-purpose space with canal side terrace, two private dining rooms, a bar and restaurant, several smaller meeting rooms that can be used individually or as breakouts and over 4000 sq ft of external waterside terrace spaces.
The venue is BREEAM Outstanding certified achieving the highest rating in the UK built with strong environmental principles at its heart.
One Great George Street
Just a ding-dong away from Big Ben, charismatic venue One Great George Street offers 21 flexible spaces which marry tradition.
As a Grade II listed building it’s got more period features than you can shake a stick at, with rich neo-Palladian and Baroque interiors, yet it shakes off any possibility of stuffiness with unique glass dome ceilings that flood the venue with natural light, and cutting-edge technology throughout. An expert on-site audio visual team and in-house catering team conjure up experimental sets and dishes to dazzle.
It’s a firm favourite for royalty, fashion shows and filming – Wonder Woman herself was seen flying around the venue. Cool spots include the jaw-dropping Great Hall with painted ceiling and glass chandeliers, two tiered theatres, four ornate States Rooms and a library fit for Beauty & the Beast which doubles up as an innovative, interactive learning hub.
The venue pioneered accessibility in historic venues with the installation of its front entrance Sesame Platform Lift which is still used as a model today, and it has impeccable, award-winning sustainability credentials.
Over the last 37 years, QEII has built a reputation as the go-to venue for both national and international conferences. Organisations from a broad range of industries, including finance, healthcare, business, government, education and technology, have opted to use the centre’s dedicated conference spaces such as The Churchill Suite, Mountbatten, Fleming and Whittle for their events. These spaces, which include state-of-the-art audio visual systems, alongside dedicated breakout areas mean QEII can meet all sorts of client requirements.
With the support of QEII’s expert in-house catering and AV/IT teams QEII Taste and QEII Live and a dedicated event manager for their events, it is unsurprising that clients return year-after year and QEII boasts a client retention rate of 70%.
RCP London Events
The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) is over 500 years old and currently in its fifth home since 1965. This iconic Grade I Listed 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 for summer entertaining and a museum.
RCP London Events’ approach to customer service is based on rock-solid timely communication, expectation management and flexibility.
As a direct result of client feedback, the venue is focusing on offering flexibility to organisers and delegates while striving to create memorable experiences, offer excellent customer service and support, and operate in a sustainable way.
This meant enhancing its hybrid AV offer and creating catering packages that could provide flexibility while promoting healthy, vegan and plant-based food.
The venue hosts a variety of events per year and offers something to suit all tastes making each event experience truly unique and memorable.
The Brewery on Chiswell Street
Located at the historic site of Samuel Whitbread’s 18th Century brewery, The Brewery stands as a remarkable Grade II listed building Over the years, it has undergone a magnificent transformation into a renowned event space and has earned an esteemed reputation as one of London’s premier venues.
With its versatile offerings, The Brewery serves as an exceptionally flexible conference venue, with several rooms that can be easily interconnected or used as breakout spaces. Our dedication to impeccable customer service and meticulous attention to detail sets us apart, ensuring every event is a resounding success.
Nestled in the vibrant heart of London, within the creative and tech hub of Shoreditch, our prime location is easily accessible by public transport, making it convenient for guests near and far. Complementing our exceptional service is our fantastic team of highly skilled and passionate chefs. They collaborate closely with clients, curate delicious food and drink menus and prioritise seasonality and locally sourced ingredients, providing an unforgettable culinary experience for all attendees.
At The Brewery we make sure that the guest experience is unrivalled, making the event unique and memorable for the guests and the clients.