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Awards Ceremonies

7 Top Award Ceremony Venues In London

With awards season looming, companies are getting ready to crown the year's top performers and things are heating up! But as with any hotly-anticipated event, nailing the backdrop is key - after all, it sets the scene for the whole celebration.

To make sure your ceremony goes off with a bang, we've put together 7 of our top picks for memorable awards ceremonies. Check them out below to find your winning spot!

1. Frameless

Frameless is London's most groundbreaking events destination and it's the perfect choice for delivering a unique and innovative experience. If you haven't heard of it you're in for a treat - combining art with cutting-edge technology, the venue's digital art installations wrap around the entire space, offering an unrivalled setting for award ceremonies, against literally any backdrop you can imagine!

Fancy a ceremony in space? Blast off from Oxford Street and stun your guests with an out-of-this-world setting. With a venue as incredible as this one, everyone's a winner!

Location: Oxford Street

Capacity: 220 dining

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2. Bloomsbury Ballroom

The Bloomsbury Ballroom is an iconic venue in the heart of London, with beautiful Art Deco architecture and state-of-the-art facilities for presenting awards. Its eponymous Ballroom is the ideal place to host an intimate black tie awards do, and with space for 280 guests dining, and flexible staging to work with whatever event layout you choose, it's a versatile spot for a ceremony.

Plus, with the option of bringing in the venue's infamous Cabaret Club to entertain your guests, this is sure to be a night they won't forget in a hurry!

Location: Bloomsbury

Capacity: 280 dining

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Bloomsbury Ballroom
Bloomsbury Ballroom
The Ballroom at Bloomsbury Ballroom

3. Central Hall Westminster

Central Hall Westminster is a seriously impressive spot for an event: this iconic Grade II listed building is located in a prime location opposite Westminster Abbey and provides a truly unforgettable experience with its elegant interiors and stunning  architecture.

The venue is ideal for sophisticated seated dinners and award presentations, with state-of-the-art audio-visual and sound systems to support the ceremony. The breathtaking Great Hall can accommodate up to 400 guests for dinner, and boasts the largest domed ceiling in Europe, which adds both an impressive visual element, and incredible acoustics to the evening.

Location: Westminster

Capacity: 400 dining

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Central Hall Westminster
Central Hall Westminster
The Great Hall at Central Hall Westminster

4. University of London Venues

Senate House is an iconic art deco building located in picturesque Bloomsbury. As the University of London Venues' flagship event space, this Grade II listed building is a spectacular venue for a stand-out awards ceremony, boasting beautiful architecture and plenty of space for dining and dancing the night away. Start your event off in the grand lobby to set the scene for a sophisticated evening, before moving to the beautiful Chancellor's Hall or Beveridge Hall to kick off the awards.

And the night's still young: the venue can also offer the Macmillan Hall for a fantastic afterparty, with plenty of space to dance to your heart's content! Perfect for celebrating top achievers in style, this venue will have guests captivated from the moment they enter the event.

Location: Russell Square

Capacity: 130 dining

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University of London Venues
University of London Venues
Left: Crush Hall and Ceremonial Staircase; Right: Chancellor's Hall at University of London Venues

5. The Steel Yard

The Steel Yard is a solid choice for any event, and awards ceremonies are particularly well executed here. With steel beams and an industrial feel, the exposed brick arches of this venue are perfect for injecting some atmosphere into your event. And the versatility of the venue means you can bring in branding, have entertainers throughout the space, and lay out your ceremony however you choose.

With flexible staging, AV and audio, and a huge area to drink, dine, dance, and celebrate your award-winning guests, everyone's sure to have a ball at this fabulous spot.

Location: Cannon Street

Capacity: 200 dining

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The Steel Yard
The Steel Yard
The Steel Yard

6. Glaziers Hall

Situated in an idyllic riverside location on London's iconic South Bank, Glaziers Hall offers a unique setting for any event. With its stunning views of the River Thames and the City, it offers a Grade II-listed space just minutes away from London Bridge and Borough Market.

Richly-decorated with stunning stained glass windows throughout, Glaziers Hall is a perfect venue for charming your award ceremony attendees. And with in-house projection and staging, as well as an experienced team to make sure your event goes smoothly, your event's in safe hands with this stunning spot.

Location: London Bridge

Capacity: 220 dining

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Glaziers Hall
Glaziers Hall
Left: The River Room; Right: The Banqueting Hall at Glaziers Hall

7. Wembley Stadium

Wembley Stadium needs no introduction, but in case it hasn't popped up on your radar for an awards ceremony yet, allow us to shine a spotlight on this iconic venue. With top notch facilities, state-of-the-art tech, and a stellar events team, you'll be in safe hands with Wembley's offering.

Opt to host your event in the grand Bobby Moore Room, with views over Olympic Way through its floor-to-ceiling windows, or in the colossal Great Hall, both of which offer excellent audio visual equipment and sound systems. It's not everyday that your guests get to walk in the footsteps of legends, so it's guaranteed to be one event they'll remember!

Location: Wembley

Capacity: 750 cabaret

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Wembley Stadium
Bobby Moore Room
Left: The Great Hall; Right: The Bobby Moore Room at Wembley Stadium

Found the venue you've been hunting for? Get in touch to enquire about availability today - don't miss out on these gems, or the only awards you'll be winning are consolation prizes!

Not found quite the right fit for your bash yet? Check out our other top award ceremony venues for some more medal-worthy event inspiration.


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