Meetings might not be the most exciting event in the calendar, but they certainly don't have to be dull! With London's rich past comes a wide range of meeting rooms with histories intriguing enough to have everybody riveted - and we all know that inspiring your attendees is key to a successful meeting.
With that in mind, allow us to take you on a guided tour of 5 historic venues in London to get everyone excited for your meetings.
Brewers' Hall is a hidden gem tucked away in the City of London, where history and hops mingle to create a meeting venue with character in spades. This is a place where the walls whisper tales of ancient brewing lore, offering a unique narrative to your typical meeting agenda.
With its intimate wood-panelled rooms and leaded windows, the Court Room feels like you're convening in a secret society from yesteryears, yet with all the mod-cons at your fingertips. It's the kind of spot where you half expect the portraits might eavesdrop on your strategy sessions. Perfect for those looking to ferment fresh ideas in a setting that's anything but stale!
Capacity: 40 boardroom
Ironmongers' Hall is like stepping into a page of a storybook, with its grandiose Tudor-style façade and interiors that hark back to a regal era. Imagine hammering out the details of your next big project under the watchful gaze of chandeliers that have lit the way for lords and ladies.
The Court Room stands out as a unique spot in the heart of the city, bringing together a mix of charm, modern facilities, and impressive backdrops to smelt a productive meeting with up to 50 attendees. It's the kind of place where you can conduct a meeting, then celebrate with a goblet of wine (or a glass of fizz!) feeling like modern-day royalty.
Capacity: 26 boardroom; 50 theatre
The National Liberal Club is where the spirit of debate meets the elegance of history, all wrapped up with a bow of stunning Victorian architecture. It's a place that has seen the grand ideas of the past century's political elite and now offers its inspirational atmosphere to your meetings.
With its sweeping marble staircases, glittering chandeliers, and views that stretch across the Thames, this club has a way of turning a run-of-the-mill agenda into a grand affair. It's the ideal venue for those who want their meetings to feel less like a chore and more like a chapter out of a historical novel, with a dash of modern-day London's vibrancy.
Capacity: 50 boardroom
This Grade I-listed building was built in 1884, so suffice to say it has plenty of history packed into its walls. It was used as a headquarters by the MI5 and MI6, it housed the American Embassy and Air Training Corps in the Second World War and it's even home to secret tunnels used by Winston Churchill!
As if that wasn't enough reason to hold your meeting at the Royal Horseguards Hotel and One Whitehall Place, it also functions as a 5-star hotel and boasts unbeatable views of the Thames. Book its Terrace Room for a relaxed but luxurious meeting of up to 22 people, with plenty to talk about.
Capacity: 26 boardroom
This Greek Masonic Temple at Andaz London Liverpool Street has got to be one of London's best-kept secrets. And in fact, it was a secret for many years, until the building's current owners discovered it boarded up behind a fake wall!
Still the home to many a masonic meeting, this stunning venue is guaranteed to bring some serious kudos to your next meeting. And while you could spend hours admiring the Grade II listed Italian marble and striking zodiac sign on the ceiling, Andaz London also has business down to a T, with whole suites of well-equipped meeting rooms to get you in the swing of your meeting.
Location: Liverpool Street
Capacity: 24 boardroom
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