After almost two years of events being sidelined, we're sure that delegates will be raring to go when it comes to attending conferences - but that doesn't mean you can get away with any old backdrop. In fact, in a time where in-person attendance has become just one option for tuning into content, it's more important than ever that you attract attendees on-site with an exciting venue prospect.

Luckily we're on the case, and we've got 5 fantastic venues to kick start conferences: check out our top tips for a strong start to 2022 - you heard it here first!

1. 1 Wimpole Street

If you're after a venue where your conference is guaranteed to run smoothly, 1 Wimpole Street has some of the most sophisticated event facilities in central London. With three comfortable, state-of-the-art auditoriums, holding up to 300 people each, you can be sure that your delegates will be getting the star treatment here. And you're in safe hands, too, when it comes to running the show: with an award-winning in-house AV team to optimise the venue's surround sound and 4k HD projector, you can count on the team make your content look its best!

Location: Marylebone

Capacity: 300 theatre

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2. Hijingo

If you're looking to shake up the status quo at your next conference, check out the sensational surroundings at Hijingo, where futuristic decor meets top-notch facilities. An out-of-this-world bingo venue by night, by day it plays host to business events that dare to be different - and with top-level tech, its exciting atmosphere might just be the thing that makes your content stick in guests' minds for months. Plus, with the option of playing bingo (like you've never seen it before), and sharing some incredible cocktails after the conference itself wraps up, we're sure you'll have a full house at your event!

Location: Shoreditch

Capacity: 185 theatre

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3. One Birdcage Walk

Sharp and sophisticated in equal measure, the stunning decor in One Birdcage Walk sets the scene perfectly for its state-of-the-art conferencing facilities. With tiered seating, a technician, and in-house audio-visual equipment, including a projector, The Lecture Theatre is completely kitted out for a successful conference. As an added bonus, hiring this space also gets your party use of the Marble Hall and Gallery for breakouts, registration, and catering, adding an instant style boost to any conference.

Location: Westminster

Capacity: 210 theatre

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4. The View

If you're looking for something show-stopping, you can't go wrong with aptly-titled The View, located high above London's rooftops, and head and shoulders above other venues for sheer vista power! With views to the city on one side, and across Lincoln's Inn Fields on the other, delegates will be in the best seats in the house, wherever they sit - after all, this venue's stunning interior is well matched to the impressive views through the floor-to-ceiling windows. And with a roof terrace to unwind on after the event, we're sure this will be one conference guests don't forget in a hurry.

Location: Holborn

Capacity: 300 theatre

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5. The National Gallery

A tiered auditorium with capacity for over 300 delegates, The National Gallery's Lecture Theatre is an impressive setting for a sharp business conference. Thanks to its huge screen, smart layout, and location in the centre of the city, this venue wracks up some serious points when it comes to both organisers and delegates, and that's before you factor in access to the galleries! With an AV team and newly-upgraded audio facilities, as well as a refreshments area, this venue is a masterstroke when it comes to conferences.

Location: Trafalgar Square

Capacity: 328 theatre

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Ta-da! How's that for a tip-top selection of conference venues?? We're big fans of these unique settings, and if we know delegates (which we think we do), your attendees are sure to be impressed with them too. Get in touch to find out more about each of the spots on our list, or check out our other top conference venues if you haven't struck gold yet!