26th May 2016

London boasts a huge number of historic landmarks that are not only beautiful but also functional. We've picked five of our favourites that are brilliantly equipped for conferences, whilst adding a dose of elegance, interest and history.

1. Salters' Hall


Salters' Hall is a Grade II listed, post-war livery hall. Having undergone a redesign over the last year, the impressive building is set to reopen in June 2016.

The Main Hall has been sympathetically restored and have retained a sense of grandeur, with wood-panelled walls accented by deep red velvet. The vast room boasts high vaulted ceilings providing great acoustics and making it an ideal space for conferences.

The venue also overlooks the new London Wall Place development which extends to one acre surrounding the building. It’s a beautiful oasis within the hustle and bustle of the city, featuring water features, suspended walkways a medieval church and even a section of the actual Roman London Wall. Salters’ Hall also has it’s own secret, secluded garden; a charming space ideal for drinks.

2. Alexandra Palace

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Alexandra Palace is an award-winning venue and Grade II listed Victorian building containing nine multi-purpose function rooms that are flexible and well suited to conferences of varying sizes.

The Great Hall is a beautiful, vast, Victorian Hall complete with a stained-glass window; a stunning backdrop for large-scale conferences.

Nestled within 196 acres of beautiful parkland overlooking London's famous skyline, Ally Pally also boasts several terraces and grass areas that can be hired privately. There are also excellent transport links to Central London and 1,500 complimentary car parking spaces.

3. Watermen's Hall


Incorporated in 1555 by an Act of Parliament, the Company of Watermen are tasked with managing the waterways of London. Watermen's Hall is an impressive venue and is the only Georgian Hall of its kind left in the City.

Freemen's Room is the largest space at Watermen's Hall. An elegant, bold and historic room suitable for mid-sized conferences. The room is equipped with wifi, AV and blackout facilities.

Located just a couple of minutes’ walk from the Monument, the venue is an interesting one to discover with its original features and historical artefacts.

4. Plaisterers' Hall


Located in the heart of the City at One London Wall, Plaisterers' Hall is ideal for corporate events, boasting modern facilities including AV, alongside the neoclassical décor throughout that adds a touch of elegance and charm.

The venue includes a variety of event spaces which are suited to corporate events both large and small. The spaces include the large Great Hall, ideal for conferences and smaller adjoining spaces such as the Mott Room, Livery Hall and Humber Room that can be used as breakout space or for smaller events.

5. BMA House


BMA House is a stunning building designed in 1911 by the famous architect Sir Edwin Lutyens that has been home to the British Medical Association since 1925. It has been refurbished to preserve and restore the traditional designs that are integrated with modern facilities.

The Great Hall is an imposing room at 28ft high and 115ft long making it an impressive space for a conference. The room boasts retractable seating and state of the art AV equipment alongside an abundance of natural light.

Situated in a great Central London location, BMA House has incredible links around London, to the rest of the UK and to Europe.

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