Unusual Conference Venues in London
Host your conference in an unusual conference venue in London to make it that little bit more memorable. Browse our options for all capacities.
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Hawker House is the perfect venue for a company conference. This trendy warehouse space is easily transformed into a large scale conference venue, with a main plenary area that can comfortably hold 550 guests in theatre style. We have a large breakout space for catering, as well as a few smaller breakout areas.See Venue
Studio Spaces houses three contemporary film and photographic studios. As a former factory, the property retains its industrial charm, while the facilities are expertly designed to accommodate the most prestigious events and high-production. With its industrial charm and high-end finishes this unique venue hosts a diverse range of productions; from brand experiences, stylish conferences to award ceremonies, gala dinners and private parties.See Venue
The Victorian Loft features plenty of daylight and a bohemian style that is peaceful and cosy. the perfect place for intimate meetings, receptions and any event that wants to break free from the boring meeting room mould. A unique, versatile warehouse loft space, with original features perfect for your corporate workshops, seminars, receptions and everything else your imagination can muster. Practically located in Old Street (Zone 1) the space is perfect for corporate events, product launches, celebratory dining experiences, fashion, photography and editorial.See Venue
Noho Studios is central London's newest blank canvas events and exhibition space, perfect for product launches, press events, dinners, photo shoots, art exhibitions, screenings, drinks receptions and presentations etc Only a two minute walk from Oxford Circus, Noho Studios offers a prime location ground level shop window frontage for product displays and branding with its own entrance directly into 2,000 sq ft of open plan event space with high ceilings, characterful white brick arches and white walls that can be tailored to suit any type of function or event.See Venue
The perfect conference space for hire if you are looking for something different. The blank canvas can be personalised to your brand or event. The inbuilt features include an 82 inch 4K ultra screen, two HD projectors and a state of the art Miele kitchen perfect for food demos. The white backdrop is great for product displays, seminar and workshops. Icetank is an unusual event space for film and photography production and the venue is spread over two levels ideal for break out spaces. The main studio is dominated by a 25ft wide x 12ft high infinity cove, the largest in Central London.See Venue
The Mills Fabrica is a community of innovators for sustainability. Our London space is located in King's Cross and in the heart of Knowledge Quarter, one of the world's largest knowledge clusters. We have a selection of meeting rooms and event space available to book. We receive bookings for meetings, seminars, networking events, filming, showcasing in our innovation gallery and more. Browse our spaces on Hire Space or get in touch if you are interested in our other spaces and a tour.See Venue
Our traditional German beer hall is the perfect event space for large groups. Full or partial hire we cater for corporate events, serving tailor made buffets and platters to suit every need. Set or tailored menus catered for. Seating for 220 and standing for more. So whether you are looking to host a business meeting, birthday party, corporate drinks or dinner with a German twist, we have it all covered here! Gin, vodka, wine, champagne and mocktails too, served in fully air conditioned arches for you. Oompah bands live Thurs-Sat (September & October) for Oktoberfest!See Venue
The Waldorf Hilton hotel is the perfect setting for refined celebratory events. Delight guests at private parties and lavish celebrations in the magnificent Adelphi Suite, an extraordinary venue for up to 900 guests for a reception. You can now hire the Adelphi Suite along with Palm Court for the same price if you wish to hold a large-scale event.See Venue
The Porter Tun is one of the largest and oldest unobstructed event spaces in London. An exposed King Post timber roof giving a clear span of 60ft above a 778 square metre antique wooden floor makes it a perfect location for conferences, awards dinners, fashion shows and exhibitions. The large raised balcony is ideal for a reception area or presentation platform. It is equipped with state of the art sound system, Wifi, and fully integrated LED lighting system. This room is fully air controlled and has natural daylight. The Malt Room is able to be booked as a green room.See Venue
Disappear behind the wine shelf, revealing a secret entrance to The Living Room! Guests will descend the stairs to the hidden bar below, featuring eye-catching tropical wall treatments, a mixture of lush, velvet seating in rich jewel-tone colours and the bar's signature caves, artistically built into arched brick walls. The Living Room has it's own private bar, informal seating & table areas with surrounding mingling space. Also includes a separate sound system to play your own music and private WC facilities. Ideal for drinks & canape receptions, corporate networking and Christmas parties!See Venue
Landing Forty Two is geared solely for corporate or private hire and not open to the general public, offering a truly exclusive and unforgettable experience in one of London’s newest iconic skyscrapers. Having opened in 2015, the venue is still in prime condition. Fitted out with the latest, high quality production, including LED colour changing atmospheric lighting, full sound system and furniture, the space is completely ‘event ready’ for conferences, awards and product launches. Blinds can be electronically adjusted at the touch of a screen and every window and wall can be branded.See Venue
Originally designed as river-front warehouses, these fully restored Vaults offer a striking contrast to the splendour of the rooms above. The series of interconnecting spaces offer a choice of secluded settings for intimate gatherings or, used as a whole, provide a spectacular backdrop to parties, product launches, drinks receptions and fashion shows for up to 220 guests.See Venue
Our Elegant dining space has been created to provide comfort and luxury to its dinners. The restaurant is the right choice if you want to impress your client with exceptional food and excellent service, Ideal for business meetings, conferences and presentations, Bolton's will give your event the right backdrop to have a memorable experience.See Venue
Blank Canvas at Frameless is exactly as it says - a blank canvas for your event to come to life however you imagine. With a capacity of around 100 depending on the style of event. Blank Canvas is ideal for private parties and drinks receptions to celebrations with family and friends - speak to our Events Team to see how they can bring your concept to life in Blank Canvas at Frameless. The walls are totally customisable, and you can also choose to be inspired by a selection of iconic masterpieces or digital wallpapers to decorate the space for your guests.See Venue
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Why should I host my conference at an unusual venue?
Let’s be honest, conferences can get pretty boring. With endless powerpoint slides, stodgy lunch options and a glass of warm wine to wrap up the day being the norm for most corporate conferences, it’s not surprising that you’re looking for something with a little more pizzaz. If you're looking for an unusual venue in London for your next conference, then look no further than Hire Space. With a wide range of unique and quirky venues to choose from, we're sure to have the perfect space for your needs to spice up your conference and make it memorable for all the right reasons.
What to consider when choosing an unusual venue for a conference
When it comes to choosing the right venue for your event, there are a few things you need to take into consideration. Firstly, think about the size of your conference and how many guests you'll be inviting. This will help you to narrow down your search and find a venue that is the perfect size for your event.
Secondly, consider your budget. We have a wide range of venues to suit all budgets, so be sure to set yourself a realistic budget before you start your search.
Thirdly, think about the location of your event. London is a huge city and there are a multitude of different unusual venues to choose from, so it's important to think about where in London you would like your event to be held. If you're looking for a central location then check out our collection of unusual conference venues in London, or check out our guide to venue finding for more guidance!
Finally, when it comes to choosing an unusual venue, it’s important to bear in mind that the facilities and amenities you need for your conference may not be in place as they would be with normal conference venues. Many unusual venues are dry hire, so make sure you are able to bring your own suppliers in, such as caterers, entertainment, branding, AV, furniture, and anything else you could need.
How much does an unusual conference venue cost in London?
There is no definite price for an unusual conference venue in London. The cost will depend on the size and location of the venue, as well as the facilities and services that are included. For example, a larger venue with more facilities will typically cost more than a smaller venue with fewer amenities. Additionally, venues located in central London will usually be more expensive than those located further out. When considering the cost of an unusual conference venue, it is important to also factor in things like catering, AV and entertainment. These can add significant costs to your overall budget, so it is important to consider them when making your decision.
On average, hiring an unusual conference venue in London might set you back around £1000 just for the venue hie, however this is just a rough guide. If you are looking to save money, try booking a venue outside of central London or during off-peak times, or perhaps talk to the venue about a package. For example, you pay a one off cost which includes everything such as catering, AV, entertainment, branding etc, or you could be charged a Day Delegate Rate, where you pay per head, which on average is around £80 per person per day in London. Additionally, some venues offer discounts for events that are held during the week. It’s worth having a conversation with your prospective venues and seeing what can be done to keep costs down, as well as any hidden costs that might sneak up on you later down the line.
Best unusual conference venues in London
No two events are the same, so why should your conference venue be? Fortunately, there are a range of unique and unusual conference venues in London to choose from. Whether you're looking for an intimate setting for a small conference or a large space for a major conference with exhibition booths, Hire Space can help you find the perfect venue. We work with a range of event spaces, so we can find the ideal venue to suit your needs. Here are some of our favourites:
Best unusual venues in North London
Best unusual venues in South London
Best unusual venues in East London
East London is arguably home to the majority of unusual venues in London. A few of our favourites include Bounce, Studio Spaces, Troxy, National Maritime Museum and Cutty Sark. These venues are sure to make your conference stand out and leave your guests with a lasting impression!
Best unusual venues in West London
For a unique conference in West London, we have a variety of options on offer. Noho Studios is one such option which works well as a unique blank canvas option. We also like RSA House, The Bloomsbury Ballroom and Churchill War Rooms.
How to plan a unique conference
When it comes to actually planning your conference, there are certain things you need to consider.
Define your objectives - why are you holding your event? What are you trying to achieve and what do you want your guests to ultimately do, think or feel?
Define your budget - Cost is also an important consideration when choosing a conference venue. Be sure to get quotes from several different venues before making a decision.
Find a date that works. But be flexible! Venues get booked up quickly so you may need to compromise a little depending on the time of year and day of the week.
Decide on your location - this is another key factor to consider when selecting a venue. London is a large city with many different areas and styles, so it is important to choose a location that is convenient for your guests. If you are planning an international event, you may want to choose a venue near one of the city's airports.
Work out what extras you need - things like catering, AV, staffing, security and branding are all elements you’ll need to bear in mind. Have some fun with your catering too - why not have little street food stalls instead of a standard buffet? Jazz it up and make it interesting!
Add some entertainment. To really make your conference stand out, consider hiring some fun entertainment suppliers to spice up your attendee experience. Browse our range of entertainment suppliers for inspiration.
Give it a theme. Yes this is unconventional for conferences, but theming it is a sure-fire way to make it stand out! Have fun with it! Don’t be afraid to go a little bit ‘out there’ with your conference. People will want to come back if you gave them a memorable experience, so give them a good time, make it a bit different and have some fun.
Once you have considered all of these factors, you will be able to choose the perfect conference venue for your event. You can also check out our ultimate guide to venue finding for more tips.
If you need any help finding the perfect unusual conference venue for your next event then simply get in touch with our events experts who will be more than happy to assist you.
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