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Written by Luke Bull
January 16, 2023
The best halls in London
From the spacious rooms, large windows and beautiful decor to the catering, service and minor details, when it comes to hosting a big event there are a lot of factors to consider.
The main goal is to impress your guests and host a seamless event at the end of the day. So, the first goal is to nail down a venue, specifically with a large hall for you to fit your entire guest list. Easy, right? We can help with venue sourcing by giving you a list of venues with expansive halls in the beautiful city of London.
So, the next time your boss assigns you the task of planning the upcoming business conference, workshop, reception or team-building event, check out this list of halls in London to make your life a tad bit easier.
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1. A London hall worth singing about: The Royal College of Music Performance Hall
A newly built venue in South Kensington, the performance hall s an elegant space with beautiful wooden lattice panelling encasing state-of-the-art acoustic panelled walls. It is made with smaller, more intimate performances in mind and can accommodate up to 20 performers on stage. In terms of infrastructure, you can expect impressive and modern Audio Visual capabilities, proving perfect for product launches and presentations that go beyond the last-minute PowerPoint.
The pedigree of music perfomance is also on show: The Royal College's hall has Amadeus Opus 1 Musicians’ Posture chairs and music stands available for your performers. With music-making in mind, they also hire the space for rehearsals; if you would like to use both the stage and the floor space, they can accommodate a group of up to 40 musicians. For those who prefer eating to performing, the hall can also provide private dining for up to 70 diners, with chamber music providing a relaxing backdrop to your feasting.
2. One of England's earliest Classical buildings: Banqueting House
With expansive windows bringing in beautiful natural light and spacious rooms built for entertaining, from intimate dinners to the most lavish receptions, Banqueting House is ideal for events of all sizes.
Your guests will walk in the footsteps of royalty and history as they enjoy your event under the beautifully painted ceilings. And, fun fact, if you look up this venue before the event, you’ll discover that this is the site of Charles I’s execution and the only surviving portion of the lost Palace of Whitehall.
With its glittering chandeliers and expansive pillars, this venue is a great atmosphere for large dinners, receptions and business events that we guarantee will impress your guests.
So, for your next event, check out this venue for private hire, created for entertaining in 1622. This venue has space for up to 280 people.
3. Dripping with sophistication: One London Wall
One London Wall is an elegant venue space with beautiful neo-classical décor that creates a luxurious atmosphere for entertaining. And, as a cherry on top, this space is just a few minutes from St. Paul’s and Moorgate tube station, so it’s easily accessible to your guests.
With an expansive Great Hall with detailed ceilings, elegant gold chandeliers and floor-length windows, this space is the definition of sophistication. So, get ready to impress your guests with this venue selection.
This space can host your special event, including corporate, workshops, meetings, celebrations, and receptions. This venue can provide a space for a range of events with a capacity of up to 550 guests.
4. Ornate and elegant: No. 4 Hamilton Place
Steeped in history is this exquisite event space with stunning chandeliers, windows and a breathtaking baroque staircase providing a luxurious backdrop to your event. No 4. Hamilton Place is a historic and architecturally significant building on the northeast edge of Hyde Park Corner, near Hyde Park Corner Underground station.
This venue offers a variety of event spaces. Whether you’re looking to host a conference, corporate event or an intimate wedding reception, this expansive venue has large halls available for all your wants and needs.
We suggest you ask about the Argyll Room and Terrace for your next event. This stunning event space offers spectacular views and natural lighting for your guests to enjoy. For your next private event, check out this venue with a capacity of up to 200 guests.
5. Live like royalty: Kensington Palace
From Diana to Queen Victoria, Kensington Palace has been home to some of England’s most iconic Royals for around 400 years. When you enter this venue, it feels like a retreat from the city as it sits within the Royal Parks' gardens and ponds.
With diverse and versatile spaces, Kensington Palace is great for events ranging from workshops, meetings and parties to presentations and weddings. Provide your guests with a once-in-a-lifetime experience when you hire this space for your next event.
Check out the Kensington Palace Pavilion in the heart of Kensington Palace for larger events. This large hall is a blank canvas that is great for large celebrations, awards dinners and even fashion shows, with room for up to 500 guests.
6. Bring in the new and preserve the old: The Great Hall in the BMA House
The BMA House focuses on the balance between old and new, as it preserves the history of the space while bringing in new ideas on sustainability and technology.
When your guests enter the doors of this venue hall, they will surely be impressed by the expansive rooms, detailed ceilings and high columns that complement the special occasion you’re looking to host at this space.
The BMA House can accommodate all corporate or personal events, ranging in size, from large conferences and workshops to business dinners and award shows. Bask in the natural daylight, try the catering and network with other guests as you enjoy the beautiful backdrop of this venue.
For your next conference, workshop, presentation, team bonding activity or wedding, be sure to check out this space, as it can host up to 320 guests.
7. An elegant event with Georgian flare: The Inner Temple
Dine under glistening chandeliers in the Inner Temple Hall, perfect for private occasions and corporate events. This Georgian-style event hall is a prestigious event space suitable for a variety of functions.
We suggest you check out The Parliament Chamber for your next event, as this ornate hall is adorned with elegance and sophistication. The dark oak panelling, detailed carvings and beautiful views of the garden provide a luxurious backdrop for your formal dinner, drinks reception or business workshop.
The stained-glass windows, chandeliers and paintings will definitely impress your guests, so be sure to add this venue to your list when you host your next big occasion as this space can hold up to 600 guests.
8. A space for all event types, the bigger, the better: Royal Horticultural Halls
From Royalty, Presidents, influencers, fashionistas and Formula 1 cars to wine tastings, boxing matches, weddings, coming-of-age celebrations, fashion shows and flower shows, The Royal Horticultural Halls has hosted them all.
This beautiful and versatile space will take your guest's breaths away with its gorgeous Edwardian features and stunning glass vaulted ceiling. This venue provides a breathtaking backdrop for any event.
Located within walking distance of Victoria Station, this venue is in one of London’s most beautiful areas. So, whether you’re looking to host a business workshop or want to film a music video, this venue provides a beautiful backdrop for your needs with space for up to 650 guests.
9. A space with stunning architectural heritage: Shoreditch Town Hall
What once was one of the grandest civic buildings in London is now a flagship art, community and live events venue, the Shoreditch Town Hall, which has a range of unique event spaces.
The Royal Horticultural Halls has two large period venues with beautiful vaulted ceilings that are great for live events, business meetings or large receptions. There is Lindley Hall, a beautiful space with historic features that are complemented by modern facilities, like their advanced audio-visual systems. Then there is the unique Lawrence Hall, with its art-deco design and large windows.
Impress your guests with this venue space that melds together this old building and beautiful architecture with technologically advanced systems for your next conference, workshop, networking event or private party, with room for up to 750 guests.
10. Get your networking on while checking out historic artefacts and enjoying cool architecture: The Livery Hall
Found in the City of London, nestled between St Paul's, Mansion House, Bank and Moorgate, is The Livery Hall, a grand and luxurious venue space for your next corporate dinner, conference or private event.
This venue hall features 17th-century panelling, Georgian chandeliers and historic artefacts. The Livery Hall opens into a beautiful and serene garden, making it a stunning City of London event venue with outdoor space to relax and step away from the crowd inside.
For your next private event, that's conveniently located in London, check out The Livery Hall, so you can impress your boss when you plan the next conference, workshop, networking event or team away days, with space for up to 120 guests.
11. One of the most distinguished buildings in London: The Great Hall at Lincoln’s Inn
This venue is considered one of the most distinguished buildings in London, the Great Hall at Lincoln’s Inn, designed in the Tudor Revival style. This venue hall is steeped in tradition and elegance, which provides a unique and spectacular setting for your next private dining event or corporate party.
This space opened its doors in 1845 by Queen Victoria. The unique details inside, such as the Minstrels’ Gallery, striking fresco and beautiful oak ceilings, make this space one of the most impressive surviving buildings in London and provides a spectacular setting for all events.
This venue is suitable for a range of events, such as receptions, conferences and meetings, awards and ceremonies, special events and weddings, with room for up to 450 guests.
More of the best halls in London
Halls are great venues, and London halls are no different. From local community halls and town halls to large halls in the centre of London, we’ve got a selection to suit every event and occasion. Browse and book London halls from the comfort of your home. Alternatively, tell us exactly what you need and we'll make sure the very best London halls respond to your enquiry.
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