Why you should choose London for your next meeting
No matter what sort of meeting you are going to be running, London is a fantastic location. This is where the action happens, and it’s also home to some of the most incredible architecture in the UK. These breathtaking buildings make for some truly unique and inspiring meeting locations. With an endless number of options to choose from, we can guarantee that there is something here to suit your needs.
Because of London's significance to the UK, it has a very advanced public transport infrastructure. This makes London easy to get around, and a great destination to choose if some or all of your attendees are going to be travelling from further afield.
There are few cities in the world that are quite as diverse as London is. And when we say diverse, we mean that in every sense of the word. The city is a melting pot of different cultures, where people and businesses all rub shoulders with one another. If you’d like to show your clients the best that the UK has to offer, you should look for the best meeting space London has to offer right here on VenueScanner.
Finally, London is home to many of this country’s biggest and most important businesses. As a result, this is where the greatest talent in the UK can often be found.
Choosing the right part of London for your meeting
Think about where each person is travelling from, as it is usually a good idea to book a meeting room close to a transport hub. We have a diverse range of options to choose from, including some of the finest meeting venues central London has to offer, as well as spaces in zones two, three and four.
King’s Cross is the main rail hub for trains from the North-East. From there, you can travel all over London, and if you cross the road to St Pancras, you can even catch a train to the continent.
Canary Wharf is close to the financial district and accessible from the Docklands Light Railway. For some of the more alternative meeting venues London has to offer, consider booking a space in Shoreditch or Camden Town.
For a more stylish event, look at meeting rooms in Mayfair, where you can create a great impression at your brand launch or press conference. We have some great venue options in this part of London.
If a central location appeals to you, trendy Covent Garden is perfect; you are surrounded by bars and restaurants for after-hours drinks and food. Soho is another option for a little bit of local colour, especially at night.
Tips for planning a meeting event in London
Whenever you are putting on an event to support your business, planning is everything. It’s never too early to start. Even relatively small events should still be planned in advance as much as possible.
One of the main advantages of organising your event as far ahead of time as you can is that you will give yourself room to identify and secure the right meeting space. Of course, your business will not be the only one looking to book a room in the best meeting venues London has to offer.
Like we said earlier, London is Ground Zero in the UK in terms of business and commerce. Even companies that aren’t based in the city will often try to make their way to the capital for important meetings. The last thing that you want is to have to scramble to find a suitable meeting room in London with the date of your event fast approaching.
We need to speak about budget, too. The funds you have available will determine everything, from the meeting rooms that you can consider, to the kind of catering that you can afford.
When you know what kind of budget you have to work with, you can then decide what aspects of your event are a priority. It is always sensible to have an emergency plan that you can enact should there be any unforeseen issues with your funding.
What to look for in a London meeting venue
If you plan to put on a big event with lots of attendees, you will want a spacious meeting room that can comfortably accommodate everyone. On the other hand, if you are planning a more intimate function, then you don't want a meeting room so large that you are forced to shout at one another.
Think about any special needs attendees may have. For example, if any of your attendees are disabled then you will need to book a meeting room that offers wheelchair access.
No matter what the nature of your event, choosing a meeting space in London is a surefire way to impress your guests. There are spaces both large and small, many of them offering breathtaking views of one of the world’s most famous cities.
Check out our curated selection of the finest meeting venues London has to offer; we’re confident that you will be able to find the perfect venue for your needs. And when you’ve found one or two spaces you like the look of, it’s free to make an enquiry via the VenueScanner platform. Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org if you experience any difficulties along the way!