Reception Venues in London

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There are few spots of the London landscape as striking as Searcys at The Gherkin. Facing west on level 39 of The Gherkin is the Helix Restaurant, capturing arguably London's most beautiful sunsets. Once guests climb the sleek granite staircase, the Iris Bar at the very top of The Gherkin opens up to offer breath-taking 360-degree views. Exclusive hire of Helix and Iris is ideal for business breakfasts, drinks receptions and celebratory events of up to 260 guests.


The Great Hall is our largest and most flexible space. This white-walled blank canvas with high ceilings, natural daylight (blackout optional), fully integrated AV and high speed internet is suitable for all corporate and private functions, from conferences, seminars, live streamed presentation and IT training to fashion shows, product launches or a glamorous wedding reception, cocktail party or Bar Mitzvah. The ceiling trusses can accommodate additional lighting or a rig for aerial performance.


The Ballroom is perfect for glamorous events. Described by English Heritage as 'the grandest example of a Victorian ballroom in existence'.

Somerset House Covent Garden

The Portico Rooms can host a wide variety of events, from parties to meetings to private dinners. Why not end the day with some well deserved celebratory drinks?


Perfect for awards dinner, charity fundraisers and gala evenings this impressive venue close to London Bridge and the City offers the most impressive backdrop.


Light, ornate and elegant, with fine bow windows at each end and a west facing terrace overlooking Hyde Park with an anteroom if needed.

RSA House West End

Seating a maximum of 200 for a conference, this is one of the most spectacular and delightful rooms in London. The glass domed roof allows daylight to illuminate the celebrated paintings, which include The Progress of Human Knowledge, by James Barry. The room is air-conditioned and can be completely blacked out for presentations. The state-of-the art audio-visual facilities include an HD projector for both data and professional format video projection.


The top of The Gherkin is a setting fit for the most memorable wedding celebration. Whether you are looking for the most fanciful of ceremonies or a more personal moment for you and your family, The Gherkin's sky-high spaces and intimate private rooms allow for just the type of celebration you have always imaged.


The Marshall of Cambridge offers gorgeous Edwardian elegance for a drinks reception or fine dining in central Mayfair.


The Long Room, fronting the Pavilion, is a world-famous sight at Lord’s – international cricket players pass through it on their way onto and off the field of play. A magnificent backdrop for elegant Christmas parties, private dining, lunches and receptions, it has high, ornate ceilings and is fronted by glass. Its walls are lined with fine paintings celebrating the game from the 18th century to the present day. The adjoining Long Room Bar can also be used as a characterful drinks reception area.

The Brewery City of London

On the ground floor, connected to both the Queen Charlotte and Lower Sugar Room, The King George III Room (named after his visit in 1787) has exposed brickwork, a barrel vaulted ceiling and period lanterns. The King George III Room is directly accessed from the reception (and the loading bay) and can be used alone or in conjunction with the Porter Tun as a drinks reception, catering space or exhibition area for larger events. The room has solid oak flooring and air conditioning. There is a fully integrated PA system and AMBX intelligent LED lighting with thousands of color options.


Alexandra Palace's largest hall is elaborately decorated in Victorian elegance, providing a unique setting for large-scale events and exhibitions. The Great Hall offers 25 metre high ceilings, 6426m2 of pillar free space with natural daylight through the large rose window, and has the option of being carpeted. The space can easily be combined with the West Hall making this one of the most impressive, versatile indoor spaces available. Perfect for your big Awards Ceremony, Gala Dinner, Conference, Exhibition, Concert or any large scale corporate event!

About Reception Venues


London is one of the greatest business hubs in Europe. But as hard as Londoners work, everyone needs a day out of the office every now and again.

What better way to keep your team refreshed and motivated than a day packed with team bonding activities? To help you out, we've listed the best indoor team building venues in London - guaranteed to keep your corporate away day running smoothly whatever the weather.

So, whether you're stuck for ideas or you just want a space inside to work through some exercises and games, these brilliant away day venues have got you covered.

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