Venues | Conferences | Ideas
The annual Conference. Yawn. The very word may as well translate as big, brutal and, most of all, boring. Hundreds of people sitting in enforced silence, staring at someone in a suit. In front of the only thing even more boring than someone in a suit. A PowerPoint presentation.
London specialises in conference venues for corporate events as well as various other venues in London and interesting ideas to help you build your perfect conference. We've put together a sample of unconventional conference venues in London and ideas to help get your creative juices flowing.
Here is a bunch of unusual and unconventional conference venues and ideas that will help you make sure your next conference is an unforgettable one - for all the right reasons.
It doesn't get more unconventional than an old dockside warehouse, which was originally storage for the tobacco trade and then latterly a shopping center. Its now been turned into one of London's prime conference spots for organisations that have a conference agenda that is slightly (or possibly very) out of the ordinary.
Plunging straight in with a left-field idea that isn't actually that left-field (when you've thought it through). LuckyVoice Holborn has created a venue and karaoke experience very specifically for the corporate market and conference and meeting market. Do the serious stuff and then hit the podium. What's your signature tune?
Yes, you read this correctly. London now has it's very own museum dedicated to the world of Post and London's underground through the ages. It may sound a bit weird but it's not only fascinating but it has also become one of the hottest new openings or events in recent years. They're so busy that they have had to open more spaces. They've even launched a VIP dining experience on the industrial Mail Rail train platform – perfect for those who seek unique experiences. The venue takes you on an immersive journey beneath the streets of London and explores the once secret and abandoned underground tunnels.
Experience the industrial decadence and the character of Mail Rail depot through this once-in-a-lifetime dining opportunity which takes you on a journey beneath the streets of London, and explores the once secret and abandoned underground tunnels.
Steeped in beautiful British history and amazingly located smack bang in the middle of Westminster. Multiple rooms to get creative and a tech team to rival the best to drive your event screaming into the world of technology and innovation.
It's all possible with the team who have mastered the art of combining traditional and technology.
Designed by Sir Herbert Baker, Church House Westminster is a Grade II listed building which opened officially in 1990 as a multipurpose conference and events venue. Its central London location near to the Houses of Parliament is enhanced by beautiful views overlooking Westminster Abbey from tranquil Dean’s Yard. Church House Westminster offers event organisers 19 versatile conference rooms and meeting spaces, of which the largest space is the Assembly Hall.
To support wellbeing and work-life balance, and to create a memorable meeting experience, I invite you to visit the Mindful Garden at BMA House; a peaceful haven which can be accessed all year round, plus our large Courtyard, which provides a breath of fresh air to unwind in between breaks. Who can say they’ve attended a conference in central London where they sat by a tranquil pond, surrounded by ripe strawberries, olive and fig trees in the summer sun?! Guests will return to the event feeling revived and refreshed!
If engineering and industry is your focus then the team at Carlton House Terrace (Royal Academy of Engineering) has a real treat in store for you. With today's focus (quite rightly) on food at events, the chefs at Carlton House Terrace have gone one step further and have created a menu based on engineering and live molecular themes. Canapes prepared and presented in front of guests using engineering & science-inspired techniques.
This venue group has a portfolio of venues scattered across London to suit every theme, budget, and location. Their venues include reinvented spaces such as banks, an old chocolate factory, and an exceptionally unique Turkish bathing house.
Woods' Silver Fleets' luxury river yachts are marvelously unique and flexible spaces, accommodating large and small groups alike. The Silver Sturgeon offers the perfect venue for groups of 50 to 300, with all the essentials of a unique conference venue and more. A blank canvas with natural daylight, break out areas and state of the art AV, all aboard your own luxurious 21st-century private river yacht.
Conference Inspiration......with a difference
Scritti Politti - who remembers them?
All you have to do is watch this video. Tom Morely has been used by brands such as GSK, Virgin, MTV & Disney. Go on, book him up and venture outside your comfort zones. Your colleagues and delegates will remember your conference forever. Guaranteed.
This is another venue that focuses on the experience to complement the content. Bounce has a number of venues and their Shoreditch venue is probably their best for conferences. Take a tour of their venue, let them show you how you can integrate ping pong into your conference (it really does work) and you'll be amazed at the results. DEFINITELY one for the unusual and a whole new meaning to the conference table.
Affordability and slick AV is the name of the game with the ultra-modern CEME Conference Centre in East London (Essex). This conference meeting room venue has it all from the famous POD Theatre to 21 smaller meeting and conference rooms - all with the latest technology. This also makes it a fabulous training facility. No wonder it's a Gold MIA venue for conference services.
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