Best London Event Venue – under 1,000 attendees 2018
A leading London venue with personality and wellbeing at its heart.
Located in leafy Bloomsbury, our central London venue finds the perfect balance of retaining its charming original features whilst also investing in sustainable best practice, cutting-edge AV technology and encouraging energised events and meetings.
Home to The British Medical Association since 1925, our stunning grade II listed building encompasses 21 technologically impressive meeting rooms and two charming outdoors spaces, a real rarity for a city venue, providing the perfect tranquil setting for summer parties, wedding ceremonies and receptions, a very exciting turn to the more traditional conferences the venue has historically hosted.
The team work with an expert Nutritionist to create menus with wellbeing at their core, encouraging delegates to eat foods which sustain energy levels and promote healthy eating.
The team go above and beyond to ensure their clients receive exceptional service from the initial enquiry, right through until the event day itself, giving clients one point of contact for assistance on the day.
In 2017, BMA House achieved GOLD accreditation with Green Tourism, one of just five venues in London, no mean feat for a Grade II listed building.
We opened our doors in Marylebone in August 2014 and haven’t looked back since. The breadth of our offering and the versatility of our spaces mean that we attract leading names from a wide range of industries: beauty (Glossier, Elemis, Aveda), retail (ASOS, Topshop, H&M), fashion (Finery, TOAST, Manolo Blahnik), media (Netflix, The Guardian, Condé Nast), tech (Instagram, Google, Facebook), corporate (Barclay’s, PWC, British Land), F&B (Grey Goose, Tabasco, Pernod Ricard) and a whole host of others, from Mr & Mrs Smith and the NFL to Sotheby’s and Sainsbury’s. But what makes Carousel truly unique is the way we connect and cross-pollinate our different audiences. We do not make a distinction between the events side of the business and our public-facing activities. Both fall under our creative hub umbrella, which means that loyal restaurant customers end up booking their weddings with us, long standing events clients use our spaces for creative side projects and corporate clients choose our workshops for team building events. By offering exciting and culturally relevant experiences of our own, we invite discovery and encourage our customers to return, creating a community of like-minded people in the process who are connected by extraordinary experiences.
Hilton London Bankside
Since Hilton London Bankside opened in 2015, it has become one of the most successful Hilton Hotels in Europe and a flagship property for the global hotel group. With a strong focus on design, each part of the property has been carefully created to reflect the fascinating history and ambience of the surrounding area, combining the authentic Bankside urban grittiness with polished contemporary design.
Hilton London Bankside offers over 10,000 sq. ft. of state-of-the-art event space inclusive of 11 flexible meeting suites. The hotel can cater for any event; our elegant Bankside Ballroom holds up to 1000 guests; an impressive pillar free room accessed by sweeping grand staircases, complete with bespoke chandeliers, a 6-metre high ceiling, balcony and advanced technology. The space is designed to be flexible as well as stunning, opening out to include balcony areas and the lobby if necessary. For more intimate gatherings and breakout spaces for up to 240 people, the hotel offers 8 flexible suites on the London Floor.
InterContinental London Park Lane
InterContinental London Park Lane is one of the most sought after locations in London for meetings, theatre style conference and large scale award ceremonies. The hotel’s dedicated conference and events floor has been designed to deliver the optimum meeting environment and combines state-of-the-art facilities with expansive views across London. The Ballroom can accommodate up to 500 guests for a Gala Dinner and drinks reception, whilst more intimate rooms such as Berwick, Borough, Camden and Columbia are ideal for smaller meetings. Food and beverage offerings are always a key focus of any event and we are in the extremely fortunate position to have two exquisite restaurants, Ella Canta and Theo Randall in addition to an extensive list of banqueting menus. We understand that staff and service are paramount within the hotel, as they are what gives the guest the standard of experience that they would expect, and therefore ensure that all of client’s wishes and requirements are acknowledged from the beginning of the process. The flexible layout and experienced events team combine to create an unrivalled space to host events for up to 500 guests, with a wealth of different set-ups to ensure clients have exactly what they need.
Kings Place Events
Award-winning modern hub for conferences and events, music, art and food, minutes from Kings Cross St Pancras. Kings Place offers 10 flexible spaces, from the 400-seater auditorium, Hall One, to the canal-side Battlebridge room with floor-to-ceiling windows and terrace overlooking the water.
The venue is home to the Kings Place Music Foundation (KPMF), who run the artistic programme at the venue, revenue from commercial events help fund KPMF, a registered charity.
Kings Place celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, during this time the venue has retained a reputation as one of London’s best connected venues due to location and technology.
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) was founded in 1834 for the ‘advancement of architecture’. Its current headquarters at 66 Portland Place were built in 1934 and the training and entertaining spaces have been utilised for events for over 20 years. The venue’s Art Deco design has been skilfully maintained in its 80 odd years, and is seen as one of the best examples of Art Deco/Swedish modernism in the UK.
Located between the buzz of Oxford Circus and the tranquillity of Regent’s Park, RIBA is easily accessible and close to a wealth of local London attractions such as Oxford Street, Marble Arch and a number of popular museums.
The venue is an iconic building located on a street known for its decadent Georgian architecture. Befitting RIBA’s role as the leading architectural professional body, the venue has some of the finest facilities in London for high-level meetings, conferences, receptions and dinners. In addition to this, the venue boasts three terraces with fantastic views of London.
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.
Individuals, many of whom are fellows of The RSA, are a key source of business.
We have an entirely unique offering, in particular as an exclusive use venue, which appeals greatly for Weddings.
Menus change with the season and are designed to satisfy customer’s demands, whilst ensuring ingredients are carefully sourced to allow for the best quality and value.
Our approach to customer service is warm, relaxed and bespoke, placing the client at ease from the moment they enquire with us.
We are part of several consortiums including Unique Venues of London. This helps us monitor our competitors and guide us on what to promote and how to be innovative with our special offers.
We have strong relationships between The RSA, CH&Co and our other preferred suppliers that we believe underpins what makes us a unique venue, along with our outstanding history and high quality product.
The BFI IMAX
The BFI IMAX proudly host’s the largest IMAX screen in the UK which is over 20 metres high and 26 metres wide, with a luxury 498 seated tiered auditorium and incredible transformation potential for any size event from in screen experiences to full venue hire. The venue has been presented by ODEON and UCI Cinemas since 2012.
Perfectly located outside Waterloo station, the venue is extremely accessible using any multiple forms of, making it very easy to bring attendees together for events, also benefiting from no restrictions for any accessible requirements.
We work closely with our award winning catering to tailor luxurious menu’s, innovative canapes, season lunches, and themed serving stations to fulfil whatever the requirements are.
The BFI IMAX encompasses everything you need for an event. From state of the art audio-visual technology, professional catering facilities and staffing, a spacious bar area that can offer beers on draft, on-site coffee shop and multiple versatile spaces throughout the venue.
A further advantage is that the building is fully customisable, from the colour scheme for lighting, poster displays throughout the building and even the wrapping of the entire building, you can turn one of London’s most iconic venues into your own.