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Unusual Conference Venues in London

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  • Unusual Conference Venues - The Insurance Hall
    The Insurance Hall300 People

    An impressive room by any standards. Spacious with plenty of natural daylight and full of impressive, iconic period features of oak panelling and magnificent stained-glass windows, detailing a history of insurance companies from the past. The Great Hall is perfect for conferences, presentations, AGMs and awards ceremonies. The space is fully equipped with an automated blackout system, lobby reception area, adjustable lighting, 13ft front projection screen and features a fixed stage and minstrel gallery.

  • Unusual Conference Venues - Icetank
    Covent GardenIcetank120 People

    Perfect for smaller conferences, Icetank boasts a completely white canvas space, split across 2 floors making it a great space for breakouts. The venue is fully equipped with in-built state of the art AV technology.

  • Unusual Conference Venues - Wallacespace Clerkenwell Green
    ClerkenwellWallacespace Clerkenwell Green10 People

    The Flax room is light and bright with space for up to eight people around a table. The space works well for smaller board meetings, training or workshops. All of our meeting rooms are flooded with natural daylight, flexible in layout and come fully equipped with AV facilities, equipment and stationery. We're told that it's our people and how we do things that make the real difference. We look for reasons to say 'yes' and understand that it's the small things that make the real difference. Our people are meeting space experts and will work with you to ensure your day runs like clockwork.

  • Unusual Conference Venues - Meraki London
    FitzroviaMeraki London45 People

    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!

  • Unusual Conference Venues - Studio Spaces
    WappingStudio Spaces0 People

    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.

  • Unusual Conference Venues - Business Design Centre
    IslingtonBusiness Design Centre1500 People

    Ideally located in the centre of venue and covering over 2000m2, the Mezzanine has an exceptional abundance of light and has the perfect space for large exhibitions, awards evening dinners, gala dinners, large conferences and more. It's proximity to the breakout rooms makes the space ideal for a conference to run alongside a large exhibition.

  • Unusual Conference Venues - The Waldorf Hilton Hotel
    West EndThe Waldorf Hilton Hotel400 People

    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 mid-sized conferences.

  • Unusual Conference Venues - ISH Venues
    Regent's Park / MaryleboneISH Venues27 People

    A light and airy meeting space suitable for a variety of setups from board meetings, training sessions to exams. It can also be used as a seminar/break out room as part of a larger event. The Boardroom measures 4.53x 6.62m and holds a maximum capacity of 14 people seated in a boardroom setup. It has one touch LCD screen and hi-speed WI-FI. There is also disabled access to the room.

  • Unusual Conference Venues - Lumiere Underwood
    Old StreetLumiere Underwood160 People

    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.

  • Unusual Conference Venues - The Brewery
    City of LondonThe Brewery900 People

    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.

  • Unusual Conference Venues - The Prince Of Wales Brixton

    POW is a large multi-use venue with a two-tier outdoor roof terrace. All of our spaces attract high profile private hire from leading supermarkets to film publishers, we can cater for most types of events/hires. Our spaces are especially great for private parties, product launches, networking events and drinks receptions. Our 1920s Art Deco dancehall has unique features, full audio visual install and Funktion-One sound system. Our terrace has views across the South-London skyline and Windrush Square and is also kitted out with speakers and more.

  • Unusual Conference Venues - Bolton's Restaurant

    The Venetia Room is the perfect spot for small private event

  • Unusual Conference Venues - Noho Studios
    FitzroviaNoho Studios160 People

    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.

  • Unusual Conference Venues - RSA House
    West EndRSA House220 People

    Originally designed as river-front warehouses, these fully restored Vaults offer a striking contrast to the splendour of the rooms above. With impeccable historic features RSA House is a fantastic option to host conference with a twist.

  • Unusual Conference Venues - Smith's of Smithfield
    ClerkenwellSmith's of Smithfield40 People

    With beautiful views across the London rooftops, you can enjoy a selection of smaller and larger plates, cocktails and wine. With an all year round terrace perfect for sunny summer afternoons or cozy winter evenings. Smiths is the ultimate destination for your event in Farringdon.

  • Unusual Conference Venues - Bermondsey Social Club
    BermondseyBermondsey Social Club120 People

    Bermondsey Social is a unique space set under a railway arch in South Bermondsey. An Ideal spot for private parties, club nights, corporate events, Christmas parties, Birthday parties and much more BSC boasts to have one of the best outdoor areas south of the river along with a state of the art light rig and amazing DnB sound system. We can accommodate up to 120-140 guests for events and have staging on site should you need it for a live band to play or to present an award. We also have a projector and screen. Our License is till 4am 7 days a week.

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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

North London offers plenty of different styles of unusual venues that could work for a conference. We like Lord’s Cricket Ground, Anomalous Space, or the really unique Zetter Townhouse.

Best unusual venues in South London

For an unusual event south of the river, there are plenty of options to choose from. Why not head to Tanner Warehouse or Steel Yard. For a slightly more upmarket option, try the Royal Horseguards.

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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London is a global centre for emerging culture and quirky heritage. Woven into the rich fabric of this fine city, you will find unusual conference venues to render boring conferences a thing of the past.

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