Best Venue Space in the City 2018
The Barbican is a world leading conference and international arts venues. Located in the City of London, it is capable of holding meetings from 10-2,000 delegates in its fully equipped concert hall, theatres, conference suites and boardrooms.
The Barbican provides a vibrant and inspiring venue for corporate events, conferences, meetings and entertainment. As part of its wider investment strategy we spent £2.2m on a significant refurbishment throughout the Centre last year including its Frobisher rooms and Level 4. The refurbishment is designed to create a stronger connection between the Centre’s main conference and meeting facilities and its arts spaces.
In 2017/2018 we hosted 352 events with a footfall of 143,000 delegates – a 4% and 39% increase from 2016/2017 in each respectively.
City Central at the HAC
City Central is an impressive semi-permanent structure providing a unique and flexible event space in the heart of the City. It is a magnificent space offering over 2,500sqm with a capacity of between 250 to 2,500 guests across two live seasons, summer and winter.
The summer season venue includes a large private garden with an opportunity to extend over the five and a half acres of private outside space. An exciting addition is the funfair which includes a Ferris Wheel, Carousel, Dodgems and Side Stalls.
The winter season venue provides clients with an enormous amount of flexible space. Full production includes innovative lighting, full sound package and a large central stage with dual screens. As is the case with the summer venue, the main space has been fully sound- proofed ensuring audio levels usually known to a permanent venue.
In each year at City Central, Ultimate Experience will deliver between 45 to 50 exclusive events over a total of ten weeks and cater for approximately 30,000 guests. Over 80% of our clients rebook for the following year – so we must be doing something right!
Museum of London
The Museum of London’s core focus is to tell the story of England’s capital city from prehistoric to modern times, while championing London as an events destination like no other. The museum boasts the largest urban history collection in the world, with more than six million objects, many of which can be used as a centre pieces whilst dining during events.
The most recent exhibition, London Nights, offers a dramatic, nocturnal study of the city, fusing portraiture, documentary, conceptual photography and film. London Nights reveals the capital at night through over 200 photographs by 60 artists, ranging from the late 19th century to the present day, some never seen before.
The hospitality team at Museum of London are a dedicated group of experts and all have a huge passion for London and its history. The museum offers a totally inimitable experience which draws inspiration from the beating heart of the capital. Whether clients are looking for an exclusive dinner for 10 guests or a large scale reception for 1,000, they can rest assured knowing the Museum of London is on hand to deliver an experience they will never forget.
For some venues it’s their prime location that makes them unique, for others it’s their history. A few rely on their views and outside space and some just their size. Here at Old Billingsgate we are lucky enough to have it all! Thankfully we haven’t had to think too far outside the box to become a leading London venue – we have a beautiful, large, historic building in a stunning position in the City of London. This, mixed with a team who are passionate not just about events, but events at Old Billingsgate, we think is the perfect combination.
Our small team has an impressive 39 years of venue experience between us and a professional and friendly approach, resulting in 98% of our clients saying they would recommend Old Billingsgate to others, and over half of the events held here in 2017 returning again this year.
Each of our three unique spaces are all diverse and hold a sense of character and charm that we are extremely proud of. Surrounded by key clientele from the Square Mile, and with sweeping panoramic views of London from our Terrace, Old Billingsgate is the perfect blank canvas venue in the heart of the City.
Stationers’ Hall and Garden
Stationers’ Hall is one of the few remaining Livery Halls in the City of London (conveniently located near St Paul’s Cathedral) and is available for hire for commercial and private events seven days a week. The four magnificent inter-linking rooms, as well as the beautiful secluded garden, means that the Hall is extremely versatile and flexible and attracts local business as well as industry related clients, many of whom return to the Hall on a regular basis.
It is at the heart of the City and very much part of London history, both past and present.
The Hall belongs to, and is used regularly for their own events, by The Stationers’ Company. There are a number of ways in which the Company supports training, education and welfare. The contributions to their charities generated from commercial lettings is vast.
The Hall is very much a centre of excellence. We have hand-picked all our suppliers from our caterers – Chester Boyd, to ITA* Venues – sales and marketing leaders and Eclipse – leaders in the AV world. By working alongside such expertise, we consistently raise the bar and exceed customer expectation year on year, as reflected in our annual sales performance.
The Clubhouse, Bank
The Clubhouse was founded in 2012 by Adam Blaskey, who was frustrated with meeting important clients in uninspiring, unproductive places around London. This ignited the idea to create a better way to do business and to fill the gap between a serviced office and meeting in hotel lobbies or coffee shops. Today, The Clubhouse is London’s leading business members club and meeting space, home to over 400 businesses with locations in Mayfair, St James’s, Bank and Holborn.
The Clubhouse Bank put The Clubhouse on the City map when it opened in October 2017 in One Angel Court, perfectly situated close to Bank station with panoramic London views. The Clubhouse, Bank offers a great mix of spaces including a roof terrace and roof garden, exclusive clublounge, stylish flexible meeting spaces and a number of individually designed high specification meeting rooms, board rooms and presentation rooms including the award-winning Greenhouse. The entire space sets a new benchmark for City working, client entertainment and events.
Our service to members and event bookers revolves around the mantra “Brilliant Basics, Magic Touches” and our four core values of being: Premium, Productive, Professional and Personable which allow us to exceed our member’s and guests expectations.