There's a big difference between conferences that get delegates' minds whirring, and those that go down like lead balloons. Content is key, of course, but you can't underestimate the value of a great setting in ramping up the engagement among your audience.

Luckily, London's full of conference venues with charm, which are guaranteed to elevate your event! We love nothing more than showcasing our top venue picks, so, without further ado, here are six of our favourite venues for turning up the charm-factor on your conference.

1. One Moorgate Place

One Moorgate Place is an elegant Grade II-listed building, located in the heart of the city, and filled to the brim with historic charm. Combining the building's stunning original features with modern conference facilities, the spaces on offer in this venue are truly awe-inspiring, and are certain to add an element of prestige to the day. In the Great Hall, the largest event space on offer, 3 large screens, a podium, and a stage all contribute to making this setting an ideal location to present to your audience.

Location: Moorgate

Capacity: 400 theatre

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2. {10-11} Carlton House Terrace

A calm and tranquil haven tucked away in one of the UK's most fashionable postcodes, {10-11} Carlton House Terrace is well-placed to make a good impression on delegates. Featuring subtle decor and an abundance of natural light, it's an inspiring backdrop for a presentation, and with an in-house AV team to help set up the venue's PA system, audio lectern, and projector, your content's in safe hands in this space. Check out The Wolfson Gallery for a light and airy spot with access to a lobby and complimentary catering space.

Location: St James's Park

Capacity: 80 theatre

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3. EartH

Designed as a colossal-capacity cinema for the heyday of the silver screen, Evolutionary Arts Hackney, or EartH as it's more commonly known, has been restored to create a quirky, unusual venue for all types of events. With wood-panelled tiered flooring in the Theatre, and original features throughout, this venue lends your sessions a touch of rustic charm, no matter the size of the audience. And with access to the bar and kitchen for post-event drinks or catering, the intrigue is sure to spill over into conversation after your content sessions have wrapped up.

Location: Dalston Kingsland

Capacity: 650 theatre

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4. The Steel Yard

Tucked away in the busy heart of Central London, you'd never know there was such an incredible space as The Steel Yard on offer for conferences, right underneath Canon Bridge Station. Composed of two stunning Victorian railway arches featuring a mezzanine level and bar area, this impressive space is filled to the brim with unique charm and intriguing features. A blank canvas space, it's yours to design and make truly special with decor and flexible seating. And on top of that, it has fantastic sound and lighting systems installed, ensuring your content goes down as well as the setting!

Location: Canon Street

Capacity: 200 theatre

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5. Central Hall Westminster

Grade II-listed Central Hall Westminster is a seriously impressive space for a conference, with its 2000-pax Great Hall and additional 23 event spaces providing elegant furnishings, top-notch event tech, and an intriguing history to match - did you know that Central Hall Westminster was the setting of the very first UN meeting in 1946 and played host to Andrew Lloyd Webber's first public performance?! The venue's also a great example of a beautiful, historic building moving with the times, as it's recently taken significant steps towards making its energy and water usage more sustainable.

As well as hosting the UN, Central Hall Westminster was the venue for our flagship event, EventLAB, in 2021, and proved a fantastic setting for both the conference aspect and exhibitor showcase. If you'd like to find out more about the venue's credentials and how it could work for your event, check out our insights into the venue for more detail (and plenty more fun facts!).

Location: Westminster

Capacity: 2000 theatre

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6. 116 Pall Mall

Located right in the centre of the action, on one of London's most sought-after streets, 116 Pall Mall is the epitome of elegance, and has enough character to bring any conference to life. With high-spec technology to complement the stunning decor, this venue certainly isn't just a pretty face - you'll have all the digital screens and AV needed to set your conference off on the right note. Plus, with an entrance up that staircase, this venue couldn't fail to captivate delegates from the start!

Location: St James's Park

Capacity: 180 cabaret

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If you've been charmed by our round-up of our top venues for conferences with a difference, get in touch to enquire about booking one today. Still looking for your perfect venue? Check out our other top conference venues for plenty more inspiration!