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The Top 5 Large Conference Venues in London

Hosting a conference? Then you’ve probably found that finding the right conference venue for your needs can be like finding a needle in a haystack – especially if your conference is a large one!

But fear not – we’re here to make life easy for you. So much so that we thought we’d list our top large conference venues in London, along with why we think they’re so great. All you have to do is have a browse and pick the right one for you!

1. 1 Wimpole Street

Whether it's for large corporate meetings, lectures, or seminars, 1 Wimpole Street is a top choice for those seeking a seamless and professional conference setting in central London. With its array of over 15 versatile function spaces, including three state-of-the-art auditoriums, the largest seating up to 300 delegates, 1 Wimpole Street caters to a wide range of conference sizes and layouts.

Plus, the venue's glass-roofed atrium, perfect for events of up to 200 people, adds a touch of elegance to any gathering, while an award-winning in-house AV team ensures that every technical need is met with the highest standards.

Location: Oxford Circus

Capacity: 298 theatre style

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Guy Whittle Auditorium
Max Rayne Auditorium
Left: Guy Whittle Auditorium; Right: Max Rayne Auditorium at 1 Wimpole Street

2. BMA House

Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, BMA House is a remarkable building that creates an impressive backdrop for your next conference. Once inside, this spacious venue boasts multiple versatile spaces to create the perfect flow to your event. For the main sessions, the Great Hall ideally accommodates up to 300 delegates and offers luxurious seating, state-of-the-art in-built AV, natural light and breathtaking views over the main Courtyard.

This venue is also leading the charge for sustainability in London, boasting a Gold Green Tourism accreditation and Hire Space’s own ‘Greenest Venue’ award in 2018 and 2019. In 2022, they were one of the first venues in the UK to achieve a Greengage ECOsmart Platinum level award. This recognition is thanks to the plethora of eco-friendly policies and initiatives implemented throughout the building, from 100% renewable electricity to smart water management systems.

Location: Euston

Capacity: 300 theatre style

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The Great Hall
The Great Hall
The Great Hall at BMA House

3. Business Design Centre

With over 6,000 square metres of event space, the Business Design Centre is an event planner’s dream when it comes to large conferences. Located in the former royal agricultural hall, its flexible, blank canvas rooms offer contemporary design mixed with original ironwork. And if that wasn’t enough, it’s carbon neutral!

Looking for a massive open-plan space to form the central hub of your conference? The Mezzanine or Gallery Hall will be just the ticket. Need a main stage for those key talks and panel discussions? Check out the flexible Auditorium, which seats 500. And that’s not to mention all the more intimate spaces available for breakouts, from Rooms B-H. Oh, the options!

Location: Angel

Capacity: 1,500 standing

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The Auditorium
Left: The Mezzanine; Right: The Auditorium at The Business Design Centre

4. London Stadium

The stomping ground of champions, London Stadium played host to the Olympics in 2012, and has since become one of the finest all-event venues in the city. With a range of stunning spaces on offer, as well as the best event tech in the business, conferences are in safe hands at this prestigious stadium.

The Great Briton and The Academy offers a premium light-filled space overlooking the pitch, while luxurious restaurant, The Forge, offers a stylish backdrop for a post-conference dinner. Your conference is sure to become the stuff of legend here!

Location: Stratford

Capacity: 300 theatre style

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The Great Brton and The Academy
The Forge
Left: The Great Brton and The Academy; Right: The Forge at London Stadium

5. The Insurance Hall

Who says that large conference venues can’t be historical and unusual as well? The Insurance Hall, a venue with over 80 years of history at the core of the UK's insurance sector, is a distinguished and grandiose setting for any large conference in London. Nestled in the City of London, it boasts a blend of heritage and architectural splendor, making it a hidden treasure among the city's prestigious buildings.

The Great Hall, with its oak paneling and stunning stained-glass windows, offers a spacious and naturally lit environment for up to 300 guests, complete with a fixed stage and state-of-the-art audiovisual facilities. The venue's versatility extends to the Court Room and the Jubilee Room, which are ideal for smaller meetings or breakout sessions.

Location: Moorgate

Capacity: 280 theatre

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The Great Hall
The Court Room
Left: The Great Hall; Right: The Court Room at The Insurance Hall

As you can see, there’s no shortage of fantastic large conference venues in London. A conference hosted in any of these five stunning venues is guaranteed to impress your delegates – no matter how many of them there are!

To find out more about these amazing spaces, simply click the ‘enquire now’ buttons. Or, if you’d like to do some more browsing first, check out our expansive collection of large conference venues below.


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With a love of interior design, Imogen’s writing experience has taken her from the mansions of the rich and famous to the capital’s most unique events spaces on Hire Space.

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