When it comes to corporate venues, no one has more expertise than London PAs. So, if you’re stuck for inspiration, we suggest taking a leaf out of their books!
Here are 7 venues for corporate events that are popular with the crème-de-la-crème of PA professionals in capital.
1. Bounce Farringdon
If you're after something out of the ordinary, check out Bounce Farringdon for an event venue that's guaranteed to break the ice - after all, there's nothing like a healthy ping-pong rivalry to get guests talking! With top-notch business spaces alongside some of the best entertainment to be found in central London, it's no wonder that this spot is a favourite for corporate events that bridge work and play.
Pop back and forth between the Conference Space for corporate brainstorming and the Jaques Room for competitive ball games and tempting snacks, and we guarantee you'll keep your attendees refreshed, engaged, and gushing about the experience for months to come.
Capacity: 200 theatre in Jaques Room
2. ArcelorMittal Orbit
If you're looking for a one-of-a-kind space for a corporate event, ArcelorMittal Orbit is one venue you're not going to want to miss. Located in the heart of the iconic Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, ArcelorMittal Orbit is a distinctive emblem of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and will impress even the most hard-to-please guests!
With great transport links, high-speed wifi, a built-in PA system and a professional kitchen, you could host a corporate drinks reception, private dining event or conference with exhibition booths overlooking the iconic Olympic Park. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg! Standing at 80m tall, the venue also boasts incredible panoramic views across London, and the world's tallest and longest tunnel slide, making it a unique backdrop for all kinds of corporate events!
Capacity: 270 theatre; 150 theatre
3. The View
The View, located on the top floor of the iconic Royal College of Surgeons, offers stunning views of London that can be enjoyed from its outdoor terrace during summer evenings. Featuring cutting-edge audio-visual equipment and plenty of natural light, this spectacular space can accommodate up to 300 guests for a drinks reception or 250 in theatre style.
Ideal for conferences, meetings and events, The View is as well-suite to business events as it is to networking, dinners, and private functions. Its two breakout spaces can also provide additional space for refreshments and relaxation during the event.
Location: London Fields
Capacity: 250 reception; 300 theatre
4. Ironmongers' Hall
Whether you're looking to host a meeting, corporate reception or awards ceremony, Ironmongers' Hall offers something truly special. With its Tudor-style architecture dating back to the 1920's and its location in the heart of the City, it provides a unique and historic atmosphere.
The venue's main space, the Banqueting Hall, provides a beautiful large space for dining, conferences, or parties, with fantastic acoustics and an optional stage, while the smaller Court Room offers an excellent breakout space, or catering area.
Capacity: 250 reception; 160 dining
5. Cutty Sark
If your brief includes pushing the boat out with a corporate venue that guests won’t forget in a hurry, you can’t beat the iconic Cutty Sark! With a range of event spaces both above and below deck, it’s the ideal venue if you’re looking to impress.
The Dry Berth, located beneath the hull of the ship, is our space of choice for larger events, with a capacity of 450. Meanwhile, the Tween Deck in the ship itself is fantastic for more intimate occasions and has easy access to the Instagram-worthy Weather Deck, where guests can sip champagne beneath the stars. Either way, we’re talking unrivalled river views in the heart of the UNESCO Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site.
Capacity: 280 dining; 450 reception
6. RSA House
Despite being built in 1774 (and showcasing the very best of Georgian architecture), RSA House is known for being forward-thinking. So, alongside Greek-style pillars and large windows, you’ll also find cutting-edge AV technology, live streaming equipment and surround sound. The ideal combination for a corporate event!
After a breathtaking space to blow your guests away? You’ll love RSA House’s Great Room, surrounded by its iconic James Barry mural. Need a flexible blank canvas space you can make your own? The underground Vaults will be right up your street, with their exposed brickwork and carefully restored arches.
Location: Charing Cross
Capacity: 140 dining; 220 reception
7. BMA House
The grand BMA House has a whopping 24 spaces available, ranging from slick meeting rooms to opulent suites and picturesque outdoor spaces.
However, the most impressive has to be the imposing Great Hall. With striking pillars, state-of-the-art AV equipment and views over the main Courtyard, it really does tick every box. Alternatively, if you’re after something more modern, you’ll love the bright and airy Garden Room with its easy access to the tranquil Garden – a rare find in the heart of London!
Capacity: 200 dining; 320 reception
These spectacular venues are favourites in the corporate world for a good reason. So, if you’re on the hunt for a venue in which to host your next corporate event, look no further! Simply enquire about one of these spaces today.
Or, if you want to take a peek at a few more spaces first, why not browse our selection of the best corporate venues in London? You’re sure to find what you’re looking for in no time.
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With a love of interior design, Imogen’s writing experience has taken her from the mansions of the rich and famous to the capital’s most unique events spaces on Hire Space.