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The meeting rooms at One Moorgate Place speak for themselves. With eight rooms to choose from, we can accommodate all types of meetings. From one to ones, to large-scale gatherings, we have it covered. Plus, catering is available to make sure your guests are well fed! What's more, we have rooms which can open-out into a larger space, facilitating up to 50 guests. Each room is full of cutting-edge technology to include : WIFI, video conferencing, satellite TV and presentation screens to ensure success- whatever your meeting type.
The Jaques Room is perfect for all forms of meetings or networking events. With capacities of up to 60 delegates theater style, 36 cabaret and 28 boardroom style, combined with state of the art AV equipment, including wireless presentation system and a 7ft wide cinematic screen with HD projector, this is the ideal space for your next off-site meeting! Full (8 hours) and half day (4 hours) delegate rates available from £40pp + VAT including breakfast, lunch, unlimited tea & coffee, as well as unlimited Ping Pong. Meeting room only rates available also.
Located on the second floor, the Council Room features Edwardian styled antique oak panelling and an ornate plaster ceiling. One of our larger rooms, the Council room is a flexible space and can be arranged in a variety of layouts. It is also a popular room for Drinks Receptions, Dinners, Meetings, Lectures and Workshops. A registration table and a coat rail are available outside the room.
Luna Room is a bright and flexible event space. Spacious enough for up to 100 people and with it's own satellite kitchen area. The room is perfect for larger workshops, co-creation and conferences. All of our rooms are flexible in layout, and come fully equipped with professional technology, stationary and equipment bespoke to your needs. We are told that our people and how we do things really impacts outcomes; we look for reasons to say 'yes' and understand that small details make a big difference. Our meeting space experts will work with you to ensure your day runs like clockwork.
With floor to ceiling windows, The Court Room provides a perfect setting for meetings and workshops for up to 60 delegates. The space can also be used as a breakout or catering room when hosting a conference in The Great Hall.
Named after Joseph Toynbee and Morell Mackenzie, two pioneers of Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) medicine, it houses a fascinating display of ENT medical equipment. This room offers a full range of set-up styles for conference dining and exhibitions linking directly with the Max Rayne Foyer. Perfect for drinks receptions, exhibitions or formal dining. A bonus feature is the bright terrace and raised catering area, and it is wheelchair accessible thanks to its ground floor location.
The Wolfson room is a unique setting for your next conference, lecture or AGM. The room boasts large windows, electric blinds and air conditioning, as well as being equipped with a stage, lectern, audio lectern, PA system and projector We also have a on site AV technicians who can sit in during your event to put your mind at ease. The Wolfson room comes with a complimentary catering space and a separate lobby area for registration.
The Christine Murrell Room is ideal for meetings, training sessions, and presentations. The London meeting venue offers plenty of natural light and high-spec AV equipment. The integral PA system and video conferencing facilities create the option for hybrid meetings, interviews, or presentation events. The Christine Murrell Room can accommodate 28 in cabaret style or 60 in theatre style. If you're looking for a flexible meeting space in London, the Murrell Room benefits from neighbouring rooms which can be interconnected to create a larger space for your event.
This remarkable space offers all the conveniences of a modern meeting room, located under 12 feet of concrete and steel. The comfort or air conditioning and the latest audio-visual facilities make this a fantastic venue for conferences and presentations for up to 175 guests.
Located on the second floor the Handley Page Room offers plenty of natural light and Edwardian elegance, having the added benefit of west facing views overlooking Hyde Park. The room is adaptable for a range of corporate events whether receptions, meetings, presentations, AGMs and more.
Looking for your own private space but still want to be in touching distance of the action? TOCA Social have you covered. In our Executive boxes you will find 2x private boxes which allow for plenty of networking in between trading volleys on the pitch. Located on the Players lounger, this space is perfect for you and your guests to experience TOCA social in an intimate but buzzing environment. No meeting, networking event or team outing will be the same without our world class food and beverage packages on offer. Be one of the first to hold your event in our Executive boxes at TOCA Social
The Bertrand Russell Room can be arranged for 22 at a board meeting to 35 for a presentations. It is also perfect for auditions and rehearsals.
The Prince Philip Room is a first-floor event space directly above the Tavern Room and provides an ideal backdrop for conferences, meetings, dinners and drinks receptions. Located next to the Romney Room, Shipley Room and Folkestone Room these series of rooms can work well together for break out spaces or independently. The Adam ceiling with painted roundels offers a stunning focus to the room.
Two adjoining rooms full of original features and charm, Trafalgar 1 & 2 offer natural light and airy ambience. Virtual Studio at 116 Pall Mall Hold your event, meeting or training in our state-of-the-art virtual and hybrid event space. Equipped with the latest technology and safety measures, our event solutions enable you to connect professionally while complying with government safety regulations at all times. Our team are highly experienced in delivering world-class virtual events, allowing you to effortlessly engage your stakeholders, colleagues or delegates in the room and beyond.
A popular space for cocktail parties for up to 120 guests or a dinner for up 70 people. The Council Chamber combines period elegance with modern facilities with a stately feel. The perfect spot for any event. This room can be hired as part of the first floor exclusive hire when combined with the Ann Rylands Room and Terrace to create a reception space for up to 120 people - additional hire fees apply.
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What is a meeting room?
A meeting room is simply a room or space in which people come together to discuss topics, solve issues, discuss business objectives, set targets… it could be anything! The beauty of a meeting room is that you can usually hire them by the hour, which is why they are most commonly used by businesses and teams.
There are a huge number of meeting rooms of all different shapes and sizes in London. You may desire a formal, high-end space for a client meeting or small conference such as at the Council Room at One Birdcage Walk. Or you may prefer a more unique, creative space such as Anomalous Space or Lumiere Underwood. Whatever space you’re looking for, you’re sure to find something to fit your style and objectives.
Why should I hire a meeting room?
- Want some privacy for an important discussion eg interviews, disciplinary meetings, business plans, discussions around sensitive company information?
- Want to create a sense of occasion in an environment with elegant furniture and state-of-the-art technology?
- Need a quiet space to meet with your team?
- Need a professional, objective setting to meet with clients or stakeholders?
Then book a meeting room! One thing we’ve learnt during the pandemic is that the power of face-to-face communication can not be underestimated. Having spent the last two years on Zoom, it’s no surprise that meeting rooms are in high demand and many businesses aim to get together in-person (whether that’s with clients or employees) at least once a week if possible.
Thanks to the pandemic, many companies no longer work from offices full time, so find themselves needing spaces in which they can meet up. Being together face to face inspires creative thinking, allows for more clear and open conversation, and also helps reintegrate ‘water cooler’ moments back into our lives, rebuilding colleague relationships that may have suffered due to working virtually for the most part.
As mentioned above, there are many uses for meeting rooms, and it’s really up to you what you do with the space. It largely depends on your objectives, as these will determine the style of meeting room you need.
For example, maybe you’d like a space for a morning catch-up with your team (perhaps with some coffee and pastries), a professional backdrop to invite key clients or stakeholders, an unusual space to bring your team together for an away day to set company objectives, an inspiring meeting room for brainstorming and strategising… the list is truly endless.
The best part? Meeting rooms are usually pretty well-priced, and often include everything you need to create a productive atmosphere for your meeting. You could even find a venue that caters for post-meeting networking!
How do I make my meeting hybrid?
Whilst many people prefer in-person meetings, there are of course times where this is simply not possible. Some people may not be able (or feel comfortable) to attend in person due to many factors, so it’s a good idea to make it hybrid by adding an option for virtual attendees.
This can be as simple as connecting a laptop to a large screen in the room and then connecting to a video conferencing tool such as Zoom. That way, all participants can see each other and join in the conversation. For this, you’ll need to make sure the space has good lighting and, more importantly, excellent Internet connectivity. Patchy internet won’t make for a good experience for your virtual attendees. Most meeting rooms come with a screen, HDMI cable, projector, speakers, webcam and other tech capabilities to allow for this hybrid meeting experience, but you’ll need to check with the venue exactly what is included in the hire cost.
To find out more about how to create a fantastic hybrid experience, check out our Ultimate Guide To Hybrid Events.
What makes a great meeting room in London?
When looking for a great meeting room, there are certain things you should keep an eye out for. Here’s a list of things to consider:
Is it in a good location near public transport?
Does it have enough space for all your attendees? This should be the number one thing to consider. And not just whether there are enough seats - it should be spacious and airy, not feel cramped. This is why it’s imperative that you conduct a site visit ahead of your meeting. Also ask the venue whether they can arrange the room in different ways to suit your needs.
Do they offer a DDR package? This stands for Delegate Day Rate and means that you pay a certain amount per head. This is often a cheaper way of hiring a meeting space because you usually get other things included. A typical DDR package includes; room hire, wifi, basic stationary, use of the room’s tech facilities such as projector, screen and flip chart, A/C, water, tea and coffee, pastries/sweets, and breakfast and/or lunch depending on your timings. If the meeting is taking place in a hotel, you can even book a DDR package which includes dinner and accommodation too. Talk to the venue to discuss what’s included, as it can slightly differ.
Is the meeting room accessible? This is so important to be aware of. You can read more about accessibility at events from our stage at International Confex 2022. Asia House is a great example of a meeting venue that provides total accessibility, with a convenient central location and wheelchair access throughout.
There are plenty of unique meeting rooms all over London, you just need to look for them! As long as it has the bare bones of what you’re looking for, it could be a fun and unique change of scenery for your average meeting.
Best meeting rooms in London
As you can imagine, London is packed with meeting spaces, ranging from more corporate, professional spaces to creative and unique spaces to inject some fun. Whether you’re looking for a dry hire space, a space that offers catering, stationary and equipment in the form of DDR packages, or somewhere in between, you’re sure to find something perfect for your team. Check out our top meeting rooms in London below.
Best meeting rooms in South London
There are plenty of fantastic meeting spaces south of the river. For a slick, tech-focused spot try the Southbank Centre, or the Swan at Shakespeare’s Globe. For a chic space to bring the team together, No 29 at Battersea Power Station or Mimo London are great options. Or, if you’re after a casual, creative space to brainstorm, try Lost Hours, Ministry of Sound, FORA or Hoxton Southwark. For a stripped-back, edgy get-together, the Vauxhall Arches add a unique twist to any meeting. You could even inject a touch of history and host a meeting at the Imperial War Museum, or for an iconic sporting background, try the Kia Oval!
Check out more meeting rooms in South London if you're looking for more inspiration.
Best meeting rooms in North London
North London is also packed full of bright and airy meeting spaces to inspire creative thinking for your team, such as Wallacespace, the Arc Centre or The Laboratory Studio. For an innovative space, try the Impact Hub, Anomalous Space or EartH. Or, for sports fans, try a pitch-view meeting room at Wembley Stadium or Lord’s Cricket Ground!
To find some more inspiration North of the river, check out our other meeting rooms in North London.
Best meeting rooms in East London
For a cosy but professional atmosphere, the Hoxton Holborn is a lovely space, as is Smith’s of Smithfield. In keeping with Shoreditch’s trendy reputation, we love Shoreditch Studio, Blooming Founders or Village Underground for creative meetings with a bit of flair! Get down to business in Canary Wharf at East Wintergarden.
Think East London would be perfect for your meetings? Check out more meeting rooms in East London to get the ball rolling.
Best meeting rooms in West London
There are plenty of spaces for a productive meeting in West London. We love the stunning 41 Portland Place, High Road House or the Vanderbilt Room for all-out British elegance and glamour. For a more casual affair, try the dreamy cafe space at Daylesford Organic Notting Hill. Chelsea’s iconic The Phene is a bright and revitalising space for team strategising, and is the perfect spot for some post-event drinks too, as is The Hari, a boutique event space nestled in Belgravia.
Browse our full range of meeting rooms in West London to get your venue search off to a flying start.
Best meeting rooms in Central London
As you can imagine, there are more meeting rooms in Central London than we could possibly list here, but a few of our favourite venues include The Brewery, Artist Residence and Museum of London for a touch of history.
Many of these spaces are also great for post-meeting receptions for key clients and stakeholders.
If you'd love to get your team strategising in the heart of the City, check out more meeting rooms in Central London.
How much does it cost to hire a meeting room in London?
If you're looking to hire a meeting room in London, the average cost will depend on a number of factors, including the size and location of the room, the amenities required, and the length of time you need it for.
Generally speaking, meeting rooms in London start at around £50 per hour, with larger and more luxurious rooms costing more. However, it's also possible to find meeting rooms for less if you're willing to negotiate or are willing to compromise on some of the features you need.
We always recommend hiring meeting rooms with DDR packages where possible, as this can help keep costs down and ensure you’re only paying for what you use. An average DDR package in London is between £60-80 per person per day. This would usually include morning tea/coffee/pastries, lunch, stationary, room equipment, room hire, water, air conditioning and wifi, but they vary depending on your needs and the venue’s offering.
Take the time to do your research and make sure to get in touch with Hire Space to find the perfect meeting room for your budget.
Top tips for planning an engaging meeting
Anyone who has ever attended a long, dry meeting knows that engagement is key to a successful gathering. Here are a few key things to keep in mind. First and foremost (and it might seem obvious), is to consider the venue. A quirky or unique space can be a great way to get people out of their usual mindset and into a more creative headspace. Make sure the space is comfortable and conducive to productive discussion. If you're meeting in a stuffy room with poor ventilation, it's going to be tough to keep everyone focused.
Likewise, offering healthy refreshments like smoothie stations or running wellness sessions like meditation and yoga can help boost energy and engagement. When it comes to food, healthy options are always a good idea - this will help keep your attendees energised for the whole day.
During the meeting itself, breaks are critical - no one wants to sit through hours of PowerPoint presentations and making your attendees restless can do more harm than good. Mix up the format with group exercises, teambuilding sessions, breakout sessions, and other interactive activities.
Don't forget about networking drinks afterwards - it's a great way for the team to let their hair down and bond with each other outside of a ‘work’ environment. You could even bring in some entertainment to really wrap up the day with a bang!
About Meeting Rooms
Call a meeting, London has thousands of excellent meeting venues! Whether you need a creative space for a team workshop or somewhere sophisticated for a board meeting, Hire Space has the perfect meeting room for you. Many of our meeting spaces are highly adaptable and provide excellent audio-visual equipment so you can be sure that your presentation will look incredible. We have intimate penthouse suites, perfect for the most high-value meetings, conference centres ideal for hosting workshops and seminars and serene meeting rooms that allow you to escape the office for some much needed creative breathing room. If you need help finding meeting room facilities that meet your exact specifications, our Venue Experts are on hand thanks to the "Ask a Venue Expert" feature. Get in touch with your requirements and we'll provide bespoke recommendations all for free.
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