Best London Event Venue – 500 to 1,000 attendees 2017
Friends House is a versatile venue that caters for small meetings and large conferences alike. Our auditorium, The Light, is the largest event space in the Euston and King’s Cross area, hosting events for 140 to 1,000 delegates.
The Light reopened in 2014 after a year-long refurbishment. The following year it won the prestigious RIBA London Award for its sensitive and innovative design, which includes a stunning skylight in a vaulted roof. It has hosted a wide range of events: from graduations, AGMs and exhibitions to a fashion show and even performance art.
Customers return to Friends House because we are friendly, fair and well connected:
- our pricing is fair and transparent
- wherever possible we serve locally sourced, organic and Fairtrade food and drink
- our meeting rooms have the latest AV equipment
- we are a stone’s throw from Euston Station and a short walk from Kings Cross St Pancras.
- Hilton London Wembley
Hilton London Wembley is a purpose built conference and events hotel, opening in 2012 to coincide with the London Olympics. The hotel features flexible meeting spaces on three of its nine floors, allowing the success of small and large scale conferences and our guests the freedom to be creative, imaginative and bring to life unique event concepts. See our incredible Wall of Fame before reaching our ten different yet exceptional guest room types, layered over eight of the hotel’s nine floors and a beautiful restaurant and two exquisite bars display the ultimate dining and beverage experience to guests. Incredible customer service, state of the art audio visual equipment and ideal transport links to and from London and the rest of the United Kingdom make Hilton London Wembley an outstanding property. Designed by Manser architect Barry Mullen our hotel is an exquisite and ideal property for any large or small scale conference and/or event.
IET London: Savoy Place
Since re-opening in December 2015 and a £30 million renovation, Savoy Place has welcomed new and returning clients who have embraced and welcomed the venue’s new and improved offer.
Savoy Place delivers seamless technical and digital production to the benefit and access of clients and members with ease.
As the venue continues to thrive, in the last year Savoy Place has welcomed over 75,000 guests at more than 2,000 events, and 9 awards. On top of this more than £200,000 of digital upgrades and fittings have been installed throughout the venue, and with a surge of enquiries arriving since the venue opened Savoy Place has:
– AV and Digital Team increased to 8 full time
– Direct Marketing to 4 full time
– Faraday Centre Assistants to 3
– Sales team to 7
– Increased Duty Managers from 3 to 4
– Porters increased from 4 to 5
The venue’s flexibility and vast open floor spaces has greatly improved opportunities for companies to utilise multiple rooms for their events. The new Johnson Roof Terrace has become a show-stopping finale for events, it allows companies to accessorise their ceremony and dinner with a drinks reception or photo call on the roof.
Stamford Bridge, home of Chelsea Football Club, is one of London’s largest venues at 11.5 acres, located on London’s Fulham Broadway. The world-class venue has over 60 multi-functional, fully flexible meeting spaces, offering a complete event solution for its clients. The venue is unique in its offering, providing what no other large scale venue in London does. A one stop shop, with two restaurants, a museum, an underground gig venue, a gym with a spa and two 4* onsite hotels, which together boast 281 guestrooms.
Stamford Bridge attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year from all over the world. As well as those visiting the stadium as sporting spectators, the onsite facilities, such as the underground music venue, and the two onsite restaurants, the first class facilities attract a global customer base from a broad range of business sectors from both the UK and overseas.
Based in the heart of the City of London, The Brewery is a Grade II-listed building, recognised for corporate events since 1976.
2016 was the most successful year on record for The Brewery hosting 38,837 delegates for conferences and achieving 11% growth in turnover year on year.
The Brewery has a series of values: stewardship, inclusivity, integrity and transparency. These values are used to drive service standards and make all staff feel part of the historic traditions associated with The Brewery. The Brewery’s approach is to offer unrivalled, unassuming levels of service, to always be one step ahead of the client, assume the needs of the event and to listen to feedback and adapt.
The marketplace menu provides delegates with an impressive array of foods from around the world and menus are tailored to individual conference styles with new food stall menus designed to service events who want to encourage networking.
The Brewery believes it is important to provide a contribution to the local area and works with a number of charities. In 2016 staff members worked with disabled children at Downright Excellent and served food, supplied by The Brewery kitchen, at the Tower Hamlets food bank.
The Mermaid London
The Mermaid London provides a one-stop solution for event organisers, from immaculate attention to detail, to dedication from an experienced team, we are committed to ensuring that every event is an outstanding success, which is why we’ve seen a high retention rate of 75%.
Excellence and creativity are embedded in our DNA, which translates to our offering and how we approach every event. Since we are a privately owned business, we have the ability to do exactly what our clients want with complete autonomy in decision making, which is why we’re attractive to event organisers’. As such, we’ve secured new business wins worth more than £1.9m from June 2016.
We also ensure that our facilities are of the highest standards, which is why we’ve invested over £1m into the property in the last year, with more plans to do so in the rest of 2017.
The Tower Hotel
Spectacularly set in the heart of London with unrivalled views of iconic Tower Bridge, the Thames and World Heritage site, the Tower of London, The Tower Hotel is perfect for meetings, conferences, private functions and exhibitions. Our location and excellent choice of transport connections ensure our clients and guests are at the heart of this vibrant city, making it quick, convenient and most importantly, easy to experience the very best of what London has to offer.
Our versatile meetings and events facilities combine outstanding views of the City with excellent service and the latest AV and communications technology. With 19 rooms of varying sizes, we can accommodate anything from a meeting, seminar or private dining to a conference, party or wedding, with a full licence for civil marriage and partnership ceremonies. .
Our magnificent Tower Suite can cater for up to 550 guests, or can be split into smaller rooms, and has incredible views onto Tower Bridge. This is the reason why so many of our guests choose this space as it creates an event to remember, every time.
2016/17 has been another record-breaking for Troxy. It has hosted 155 events, won 46 new clients and seen 70% repeat bookings. This has seen a significant increase in revenue of 18.7% as the venue has successfully attracted a host of high yielding events whilst retaining its strong portfolio of existing clients.
Not only attracting great clients, the venue has hosted shows with record sell-outs, including BRITs Icon: Robbie Williams which sold out in 18 minutes, Sink The Pink club night which sold out in just 25 hours, and Bianca Del Rio which sold out three consecutive shows with over 6,500 tickets sold.
First opened as a Grand Cinema in 1933, Troxy is now a multipurpose live event space and one of London’s few remaining independent venues, and while many independent venues are struggling, Troxy has been a pivotal part of east London for the past 84 years and a proud beacon for established and emerging artists, and events of all types and sizes.