Renting office space in London is a costly affair. So it makes sense for a small business to rent only what they need to use on a regular basis. Maintaining an in-house meeting room to hold a monthly or a yearly meeting is a waste of money and not an efficient use of space. So most businesses and start-ups prefer to rent a well-appointed meeting room when they need to hold a big meeting, impress a client or to celebrate a victory, etc.
London, being one of the biggest financial capitals in the world, has a vast pool of meeting rooms. Starting from the bare essentials to breathtakingly beautiful convention centers, exhibition centers, conference rooms and meeting halls, London has it all. You are only restricted by your imagination and budget.
Here are some of the top meeting rooms in London when you want to impress your clients with a fantastic setting.
58VE is a brand new building that can fit 8 to 40 people in its sixth-floor meeting rooms. It is filled with natural daylight thanks to glass walls and an open layout. The most significant advantage of this location is the view. The meeting rooms have an exceptional view of some of the most iconic landmarks in London and the river Thames.
58VE provides flexible spaces, plug and play AV technology and in-house caterers. The venue can be easily accessed by the tube, the train, a bike or even by the river. Blackfriars station is three minutes away. Thameslink, South-eastern, and Southern Railways operate from the Blackfriars station making it easily accessible from Kent, Sussex, and Hampshire. It also provides a direct link to London, Luton, and Gatwick Airports.
Located on the Upper Thames Street, Vintners’ Hall is the place to book when you want to impress your clients with a classy location. The building was rebuilt in 1671 after the Great Fire of London, but it still maintains most of its centuries’ old architecture. It provides a perfect backdrop for a special occasion like a product launch. The famous Livery Hall is decorated with grand silk banners and carved oak panels giving a sense of opulence and royalty to its guests. The building is operated by Searcys, who are also the in-house caterers who can offer you with excellent suggestions on food and wine.
Reaching Vintners is easy as Mansion House underground station is 150 meters away and Cannon Street station is a 3-minute walk. London Bridge mainline station is a kilometer away, making this place reachable from multiple parts of the city.
Honourable Artillery Company
If you need a place that is absolutely classy and historical, you could never go wrong with the HAC-Honourable Artillery Company. The HAC is a beautiful Georgian house surrounded by a five-acre garden. Located just a minutes’ walk from Moorgate, The HAC is perfect for hosting conferences, meetings, award dinners, and any other event. Starting from the meeting room that fits 10 people, right up to the Prince Consort Rooms that can house 400 guests at a time, the HAC can accommodate most of your seating needs.
Moorgate is the closest tube station. Liverpool Street is the nearest mainline station and is a 10-minute walk from the HAC. Positioned in the heart of the City of London, the HAC is the perfect choice for businesses.
Glaziers Hall is another historic location that provides contemporary luxuries to make any meeting event a success. Their Banqueting Hall is perfect to host your AGMs, Conferences, exhibitions as well as company dinners. River Room and the Bridge room are located over the Thames providing a spectacular view, and it also makes an excellent spot for team dinners and receptions. The Courtroom and the adjoining library are perfect for hosting meetings and briefings. With a total of 5 rooms and the ability to close off the private road, this place is ideal if the meetings are sensitive in nature.
Glaziers Hall is a three-minute walk from the London Bridge Tube Station and the London Bridge Railway Station (mainline).
What to do next?
Once you list out a few meeting rooms of your choice, figure out how many of them are within your budget and how many fill most or all of your needs. Some of your options may not meet your budget or needs, cross them off your list. Call or book for a viewing for the remaining options. It is always best to visit a location by prior appointment so you can see what you get and if it meets your needs. After a couple of visits, you will know which venue works best for you. It is crucial to verify the meeting schedule one more time before you make a booking and an advance payment. Most of these venues will charge a fee if you cancel or change a reservation.