Most Versatile London Venue – 1,000+ attendees 2018
Alexandra Park and Palace
Alexandra Palace is a venue like no other and has been innovating and entertaining visitors since 1875. Built as the ‘People’s Palace’, this remarkable seven-acre Grade II listed building and park remains one of London most iconic destinations. From the advent of Victorian leisure time through to the development of theatre, cinema, television and live events – Alexandra Palace continues to be central to the story of entertainment in Britain.
Over a 150 year history it has been the home of extraordinary events – the first high definition television broadcast in 1936, The Rolling Stones in 1964, the ground breaking 14 Hour Technicolor Dream in 1967, The Brit Awards in 1993 and in 2017 Spotify’s already legendary Who We Be Live showcase.
Our capacity is over 10,000sqm with nine spaces and 196 acres of parkland offering unprecedented panoramic views of London and our event spaces can host anywhere from 10 to 10,000 people.
Located in the heart of Battersea Park, Battersea Evolution is designed to cater for every occasion, with capacity for 2,000 diners, 4,000 conference attendees or 5,000 at exhibitions. This purpose-built event venue has played host to awards ceremonies, meetings, product launches, conferences, gala dinners, parties, exhibitions and charity fundraisers. The portfolio of clients is extensive, including Google, Waitrose, Adobe, Sport Industry Awards and Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, with numerous production and event management companies often working on behalf of end clients. Retention at Battersea Evolution is at 66%, with many clients returning year on year. The venue’s versatility is a key selling point – 5,000m² of event space and a 6.4m ceiling height allow for endless opportunities. The venue is taken down from June to September each year, meaning the structure has taken numerous forms over the years, with regular upgrades to meet our clients’ needs. We consistently work alongside Smart Hospitality and our clients to design catering experiences tailored to their style, budget and needs, and incumbent supplier Hawthorn provide a turnkey production solution. Battersea Evolution is part of Smart Group, a dynamic collection of hospitality, catering and event management companies with over 20 years’ experience.
Friends House – The Light
Flexibility and adaptability are essential in the events industry. Our venue can accommodate a wide range of events, while responding to the diversity of organisers’ needs, starting with our rooms offer. We have a variety of competitively priced meeting rooms and event spaces, ranging from our small rooms for ten people to our spacious suites for up to 140 and our 1,000-seater auditorium, The Light.
Our auditorium is our most versatile space. It can accommodate a variety of events from conferences and cabaret style meetings to corporate events, fashion shows, graduations and exhibitions.
From day delegate packages and audiovisual solutions to catering, we offer flexibility and high-quality services. We want our venue to be affordable and provide a range of day delegate packages and room rates to suit most budgets. Customers can also design their bespoke event. Our team can assist with any event requirements and come up with creative solutions. Our selection of menus can suit any event from a sandwich lunch to a hot fork buffet. Our chefs go the extra mile to help create something to wow delegates.
ILEC Conference Centre
Destination West London with ILEC Conference Centre!
Amongst London’s top largest and most versatile event hall, fitted with state of the art equipment, stunning design and one of the best secret to keep budget in line.
Our stunning London Suite is fitted with stylish contemporary décor and built-in LED lighting system, perfect to suit the ambience of any event.
Designed with flexibility in mind, a clever partition system enables to part the suite into nine modules of various sizes, creating multiple configurations for up to 1200 guests.
The venue is also well fitted with state of the art technologies such as fibre optic Wifi internet
Besides featuring one of London’s most flexible event space, the venue is also the only one to host on-site 3* hotel. This means we can provide event planner with stunning facilities and competitive packages.
Both venue and hotel benefit from a brilliant location in the heart of West London, with excellent travel links to major airports, train stations, city landmarks and business districts.
For over 30 years, the QEII Centre has provided a stage for game changers and innovators, hosting world-famous politicians, inventors, actors, philanthropists and royalty. From global conventions for 2,500 delegates to edgy and innovative fashion shows, QEII prides itself on being able to meet any challenge that comes its way.
£12 million has been invested in improvements to meet client needs, resulting in QEII’s highest-ever occupancy levels, increasing numbers of new clients across multiple sectors and high levels of repeat business.
QEII has increased customer touchpoints to create more opportunities for feedback, informing decisions on physical changes to the building, services offered and in-house processes, and customer satisfaction levels are at an all-time high.
QEII is committed to offering excellence in catering, having appointed a head chef with a background in 5-star hotels to create exciting new menus that go above and beyond what’s expected of a conference venue.
Following a five-year refurbishment and rebranding project, the QEII Centre has reimagined what an event venue can be and is attracting a wider variety of clients, from a diverse range of sectors, than ever before.
Tobacco Dock offers the ultimate in versatility. With 40 different event spaces over our 16,000 sqm Grade 1 Listed site, we can offer a whole range of different packages to accommodate all sorts of events.
Due to the flexible nature of our venue we are proud to host a wide range of events throughout the year – large tech symposiums, product launches, fashion shows, live music events, business conferences and food festivals are just a few of the events held here over the past year.
Not only do we have dry hire spaces, but we have also created a new self-contained ‘plug and play’ venue, The Dock Gallery. This space offers comprehensive DDR packages for conferences and events up to 250 guests and benefits from high specification AV and proximity to The Dock meeting rooms which can be incorporated into their package for breakouts and workshops.
Our catering team, Tobacco Dock Food, work with a variety of briefs and are adept at providing spectacular food from street food to formal banquets for small gatherings to +1000 diners. Focusing on seasonal, locally sourced ingredients, they can create bespoke menus in collaboration with clients’ requirements and also work to tight time frames.