My colleague Hannah and myself found ourselves on a last minute trip seeing some key venues in London, adding to our ever growing knowledge of venues! We started at The Landmark Hotel, a beautiful five star hotel located adjacent to Marylebone Station. The hotel is centred on a courtyard known as the Winter Garden.
Some of the meeting spaces such as the Drawing Room have kept the original Victorian décor with high ceilings and ornate interior, whilst others like the smaller boardrooms are newer and have a modern feel.
Regents College Conference Centre was the next on our whistle stop tour of London. Part of Regents College, this venue has four great spaces and the opportunity to utilise the outside space in the summer months for cocktails and BBQ’s. On a winter’s day, a drinks reception in the Knapp Gallery would also be a lovely way to finish off a conference. The Herringham Hall below is a really flexible space.
A short walk from Euston Station and you will find yourself at the Thistle Euston. This hotel was our first real surprise of the day! Despite the 70’s style exterior, this hotel is fully refurbished inside, modern and very welcoming. The hotel includes ten meeting rooms with a capacity of up to 100 delegates and smaller rooms which can be used for either a boardroom meeting or syndicates.
A short bus ride away, and we were at Sadler’s Wells, an iconic dance and performing arts theatre with capacities up to 1,500. This venue has great transportation links and is only a few minutes walk from Angel tube station. My colleague Hannah and I also had a chance to walk through the café while lunch was being served and the food smelt incredible!
The Doubletree Islington was our second surprise of the day! A two minute walk from Angel tube station and a ten minute walk from King’s Cross makes this venue extremely accessible from the City of London. With modern conference facilities and bedrooms, this hotel is light and airy throughout, great for a team away day. Did you know they also have a Marco Pierre restaurant opening on 16 February?
The Business Design Centre was in full swing when we arrived and it was brilliant for us to see some different set-ups including shell scheme exhibition and also back projection sets. The mezzanine proved to be a fantastic space for exhibitions and the auditorium with its 268 tired seating and space for more would be ideal for conferences.
The last venue of the day was the Ace Hotel Shoreditch which was the quirkiest and trendiest venue of the day. This hotel has a very relaxed vibe to it and the upstairs function spaces would be great for evening networking events. Look at the view!
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