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7 Class-Topping Venues for Awards Ceremonies

With awards season around the corner, don't miss out on locking in a gold standard venue to celebrate your high achievers!

Whether you're after an ornate hall with colossal capacity, or an exclusive lounge to treat your top team members, we've got spectacular settings to roll out the red carpet, whatever the size or style of your event. Check out which venues have made it on to our podium!

1. Museum of London

Every day's a school day - even when you're winning awards - and if you're looking to keep attendees engaged and excited, the Museum of London is a top choice. Nestled in the heart of the City, this venue offers a unique blend of the past and the present, making it an ideal backdrop for an awards ceremony. Attendees can immerse themselves in the tales of the past, while the museum's state-of-the-art AV facilities ensure that every moment of the ceremony is bang up to date! With immersive exhibits to explore throughout the venue, there's a prize here for everyone!

Location: Barbican

Capacity: 320 cabaret

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Museum of London
Museum of London
Museum of London

2. Abbey Road Studios

Step into the world of legendary music at Abbey Road Studios, a venue that has witnessed the creation of some of the most iconic songs in history! Perfect for music and entertainment industry awards - or just any company that wants to be immersed in music stardom, this venue offers a setting with a touch of rock 'n' roll glamour. The studios are equipped with cutting-edge sound systems, ensuring that every announcement and performance is pitch perfect - and your guests can dance the night away in halls that have hosted countless musical legends!

Location: St John's Wood

Capacity: 200 cabaret

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Abbey Road Studios
Abbey Road Studios
Abbey Road Studios

3. Indigo at the O2

For a roof-raising awards ceremony, Indigo at the O2 is the standard to beat. This versatile venue, located in the iconic O2 Arena, is known for hosting a variety of high-profile events, from concerts to comedy shows - and the all-important company awards dinner, of course! Its state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems, combined with multi-level seating, ensure that every guest has a perfect view of the proceedings - and just think of the buzz you could create by bringing in some top-tier entertainment!

Location: Greenwich

Capacity: 360 cabaret

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Indigo at the O2
Indigo at the O2
Indigo at the O2

4. Wembley Stadium

Host to some of the most famous competitions in football history, Wembley Stadium is sure to excite fans of sports and fine-dining alike. With a state-of-the-art sound system and private reception area, the grand and impressive Bobby Moore room provides a seriously special setting to recognise the achievements of your team (featuring a view of the statue of the legend himself!). How many people can say they've won an award in the same spot as their heroes?! Time to get suited and booted!

Location: Wembley Park

Capacity: 900 dinner dance

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Wembley Stadium
Wembley Stadium
Wembley Stadium

5. The London Transport Museum

If you're after something quirky and memorable, The London Transport Museum is sure to drive proceedings up a gear. With events taking place in the immersive and entertaining surroundings of the museum's larger-than-life exhibits, there's something to keep everyone engaged. And thanks to the venue's central Covent Garden location, guests can easily jump on a real London bus after they've had their fill of exploring the museum's retired vehicles. Tickets please!

Location: Covent Garden

Capacity: 150 dining

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The London Transport Museum
The London Transport Museum
The London Transport Museum

6. The KIA Oval

If you want to infuse a touch of sporting glory into your awards ceremony, the Kia Oval is a prime choice of venue. As one of the oldest and most iconic cricket grounds in the world, it offers a solid dose of sporting history, with panoramic views of the pitch and the London skyline. The venue plays host to a range of suites and lounges, each equipped with all the tech you'll need to have a seamless awards ceremony, so don your whites (and black tie), and get ready to bowl over your guests!

The KIA Oval
The KIA Oval
The KIA Oval

7. Conway Hall

Conway Hall is a stunning Grade 2-listed venue in the heart of Holborn, which offers a unique and inspiring setting for awards ceremonies. Its auditorium provides a grand but intimate setting for recognising your high achievers, with space for 108 dining - or 400 theatre style when you include the gallery seating. With excellent acoustics and a dedicated stage, you're guaranteed to have guests hanging on your every word - no pressure but this stage has hosted some of the most revered thinkers on philosophy and ethics in the world!

Location: Holborn

Capacity: 108 dining

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Conway Hall
Conway Hall
Conway Hall

If you've got team achievements to celebrate, make the occasion extra memorable with a ceremony in one of these tip-top spots. From theatrical beauties, to buses that allow you to 'conduct' proceedings with style, we've got incredible spaces lined up for every event.

Haven't found the perfect setting yet? Check out our other podium-ready venues for awards ceremonies here, or get in touch with one of our venue experts today!

 

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