The Best Venues for Hire in London's Hotels
If you’re planning a corporate event, there’s one thing you can be absolutely sure of - you’ll have no trouble (at all) finding event space within a luxury hotel in London. The city is jam-packed with trendy boutique hotels, multinational chains, and more, all equipped with function rooms, meeting rooms and banquet halls. Of course, if you’re arranging an event at a hotel, you and your guests are all well-placed to put your head down, too.
So, what makes a hotel a good location for an event? Er, where do we start?
Hotels are thoughtfully designed to accommodate busy people. That means that everything from the audiovisual equipment in the conference room to the gym equipment in the spa will be state of the art. And, because hotels are used for a variety of functions, from weddings to networking events to product launches, you’ll have access to a range of flexible spaces that you can transform to meet your specific needs.
Not only do hotels have the space for a range of private and corporate events, they also have helpful and experienced teams on-hand to help you put on a successful function. These teams can help you arrange everything, from fine dining to a DJ.
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Top 9 Hotels in London for Venue Hire
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Check out our list of the top 9 hotels in London - from Central London and beyond - for venue hire. If you’re having trouble deciding between two (or three, or four, or five!) you can use our handy ‘favourite’ tool. Just visit each venues’ individual profile page by clicking on the photo or the ‘Find out More’ link. Once you’re on the venue’s profile page, you can also easily enquire about the event space.
Enough gab! Let’s have a look at some of London’s best hotels with event space.
We mentioned that hotels are great for corporate events, due in part to the dedicated teams they have on-hand to help you. Amaba Hotel’s teams are the best of the best, having worked behind the scenes on hundreds of events - both intimate and extravagant - over the years.
But, it’s not just the teams of people that are qualified. The actual features of the hotel are hard to beat, with over 10 rooms to choose from, including a flexible space with enough room for 500. If you aren’t throwing a blowout bash, you might prefer a smaller room filled with convenient extras like pens, tea/coffee, and snacks.
Whether you and your team are based in London or not, being just steps from Trafalgar Square is always a treat. Here, you’ll be in the heart of Westminster with easy access to just about everything the city has to offer. From fountains to live music, this is well and truly one of London’s most vibrant areas.
But, alas, even if you’re stuck inside all day and night, there’s few places better to be than Amba Hotel. The equipment in all nine of the function rooms is state of the art and each room has a different (but equally stunning) view, making it an ideal choice for workshops, meetings and other business events.
If you’re looking for an especially unique hotel in London, Gilwell Park is it. Why? Well, to start, it dates back to 1754. Still not sold? It’s located deep in the Epping Forest, making it the perfect rural retreat for outdoor team building.
Of course, just because it stands out in terms of its history and location doesn’t mean it’s not on-par with more modern hotels in other aspects. Audiovisual equipment is available on-site for presentations, videos or live music and there are teams on-hand to help with your event.
Whether you opt to host your event inside or outside, you can be sure that guests will enjoy the light, spacious surroundings and the calm of escaping the bustling city, even if just for the afternoon.
Sometimes, you don’t necessarily want to be in the heart of the city. If that’s the case, Hallmark Prince Regent Hotel is the perfect venue for you. It’s conveniently located between London and Essex, has a massive self-contained conference center, sprawling courtyard, and enough space for over 500 people to sit down throughout the venue.
While on the outside it’s traditional, the interior incorporates welcome modern touches and is fully equipped to accommodate corporate parties and festive ceremonies with a dancefloor, restaurant and bar.
In terms of luxury hotels, this one ticks all the boxes. Not only is located perfectly in the heart of elegant Soho, but it’s decorated much like a palace. Perhaps that’s why, over the course of 150 years, the hotel has seen everyone from Winston Churchill to Muhammad Ali walk through its doors.
The hotel is intimate and well-appointed conference rooms are available as well as a slew of other function rooms in a range of sizes, from 20 person max capacity to 250.
Rest assured, guests attending a corporate or private event here won’t soon forget it.
This hotel is the epitome of contemporary cool. But, it’s not just the clean and crisp decor that make it a must-see, it’s the professional service you’re sure to experience throughout. Don’t believe us? Just check out the numerous awards the hotel has won over the last 19 years.
You’ll have a variety of rooms available to hire, from screening rooms to lounges to entire on-site restaurants. But, if you do book this venue, make sure you don’t limit yourself to all work and no play! There are state of the art gym and spa facilities that co-workers and clients alike will love.
If you’re looking for a meeting space that is out of the ordinary but that still offers an incredibly high-level of service, The May Fair London Hotel is for you. Its screening room seats over 200 and there are a host of other suites and meetings rooms, each lavishly decorated in retro chic furnishings.
The hotel has played host to hundreds of events over the years, so you can feel confident that your every whim will be catered to, from HD projection equipment and preparation rooms to delicious food and drink.
The Ritz - no matter where in the world it is - is synonymous with elegance, class and luxury. But, this is especially the case with The Ritz London, a hotel that has become a London landmark in its own right.
Here, you’ll find everything you might need for an event, from a townhouse available to hire for private parties to banquet rooms and function rooms with personalised butler service. No matter which room you end up in, you’ll be blown away by the attention to detail.
While you’ll have no reason to venture out of the hotel with its award winning catering service, you’re in the heart of the city if you are keen to explore.
As the name suggests, The Tower Hotel offers unrivaled views of Tower Bridge. But, that’s not all. You’ll also have front row access to views of The Shard and the River Thames. Talk about endless photo opportunities.
Of course, that’s not all this massive space has to offer. Here, you’ll find 801 rooms and 19 meeting rooms. There’s also a spacious outdoor area for events, weather permitting.
Hotels for Events in London
It goes without saying (or it should, anyway) that hotels are one of the most functional, versatile and convenient event spaces available. Dining Rooms? Check. Meeting Spaces? Check. Helpful staff? Check.
Not only will you have easy access to teams of skilled and experienced staff members, but you’ll be treated to thoughtful extras that could elevate your event. Sorting an early morning presentation? Why not arrange for hot, fresh coffee and pastries. Having trouble with a projector? Someone will be round to help. Are you and the rest of your team hungry after a long day of training? You’re just steps away from fine dining, craft cocktails and local beer.
And, finally, if you’re all in from out of town, you’ll be delighted to sleep in style and on-site at all of these hotels.
Still Looking for a Hotel to Host Your Corporate Event?
While, sure, this is our list of favourites, you may not have found what you’re looking for. Never fear, we have plenty of other options for you to choose from, including luxury hotels in the heart of West End and recently renovated modern hotels in Hyde Park.
You can check out all of our hotel venues for hire here.