There is an enormous variety of conference venues in London and picking the right one for you will generally come down to the two fundamental factors: location and cost. The location is vitally important in London.
Finding a venue that is close to an underground connection is extremely important as it will make travelling to the event you are holding much easier. Also if the event is enticing delegates from overseas then access to a major train station or a location outside the congestion charge might also be very important.
The cost of a conference venue in London is another important factor. However with increasing competition it is usually possible to find a good quality venue priced affordably. Nevertheless to help you narrow your options it is important to have a figure in your head of what you would like to spend and what you would like to include within that price. You should work this out on a per head basis but be aware that generally the more people that attend your event the less the cost is per head.
It is important that if you are arranging a large conference that you plan as far in advance as is possible. This is because it will help give you time to pick the best venue for you. The range and variety of venues available means that you have no reason to compromise - providing you give yourself time to decide. You need to quickly decide what type of event you are going to host, what you want to achieve from you event and finally how many people you want to host. Hopefully if you have answered these questions quickly and have given yourself time to search then you will be able to focus on the personality of the venue and find the right one for you.
The location of the venue in London brings up the major question of whether to go on the north bank or the south bank. The south side of the Thames is home to a large number of potential venues each with the potential to engage and inspire your delegates. With places like the London Aquarium and the London Dungeon offering conference facilities alongside their entertainment facilities these are fantastic options for those looking to host a truly memorable event. A well planned conference could benefit from a tour around either of these London venues. It might also be worth considering venues such as Namco station. This venue provides 35,000 square foot of arcade entertainment perfect for the delegates that need to be entertained. The venue has a capacity of 500 people and a great deal of supplementary options for the active conference.
One of the most popular options for a corporate event is to utilise the facilities in the Capital's major sports venues. The home of the richest football team in the premier league, Chelsea, Stamford Bridge has facilities that can be hired for corporate events. The home of cricket, Lords, also has a variety of function rooms available for corporate events. The London rugby venue Twickenham also provides a valid option for your corporate event as does the newly built Wembley. All of these options provide excellent access options as they are used to catering for thousands of visitors on match days. They will also provide an invaluable talking point for delegates. These venues also benefit from the possibility of taking a tour of the venue - this will provide the truly memorable aspect of the conference.
Shaun Parker is an expert on conference venues London. He helps people find the right place for their conference.