Large conference venue in London

Conferences are complex events. We treat each one we host as a completely bespoke project, taking the time to understand your delegates, content and goals. Luckily, our 1950s modernist-style, London venue has a wide variety of rooms and catering options which means every element on your schedule can be held in a space which suits your numbers and logistical needs.

The spaces

Our largest space, Congress Hall, has capacity for 500 delegates sitting in a theatre-style and comes with an adjoining foyer. On the same floor you’ll also find Congress Suite, great for breakouts, catering and exhibitions. We also have a further conference space which holds up to 160 attendees in a theatre-style and several other options for smaller talks, seminars and food and drink.

Catering

Our in-house caterers have packages that will suit all of your food and drink requirements, whether you’re holding a networking buffet, providing mid-morning snacks or a hosting celebratory, post-conference, sit-down dinner. Our kitchens are also more than happy to tweak our offerings or to create totally bespoke menus if you have specific ideas in mind.

The details

The AV facilities in Congress Hall are second-to-none and include a 21,000 lumens HD projector, an 18ft drop down screen, a stage, two 85 inch plasma monitors for visual reinforcement and a whole host of other equipment. You can also enlist the services of our in-house technicians which will leave you free to concentrate on looking after your invitees on the big day.

Location

Whether your delegates are local, national or international, getting to Congress Centre is easy as we’re a just a few minutes’ walk from Tottenham Court Road and about 5 minutes’ from Oxford Street and Covent Garden. As well as being handy for public transport links, our location is also great for post-conference entertainment and accommodation.

If you’re looking for a central London conference venue with state-of-the-art AV facilities that will leave a lasting impression on your delegates, get in touch with the Events Team on 020 7467 1318 or email congress.centre@tuc.org.uk to discuss your dates and ideas.

 

London Conference Centre FAQs

What can I expect when I book a viewing at your London conference venue?

When you come to view our conference venue, we’ll start off with a show around to let you get a feel for what’s possible here. We’ll talk you through how your event will run on the day and even show you how you’d experience it as a delegate at the venue. We’ll also make sure you know what to expect when it comes to AV equipment and catering too.

You’ll have the same team from enquiry, throughout the planning process, on the day and beyond; you’ll be in safe hands from start to finish.

Is it possible to hire out the entire venue for a conference?

We offer exclusive hire of a combination of our spaces, but not the entire conference venue.

For example, when the Congress Hall is hired it automatically includes exclusive access to a dedicated entrance foyer and registration area – great for creating a cohesive experience for delegates.

Both the Invision Suites and collection of Meeting Rooms can be hired out in their entirety too. In each of these, the walls can be fully opened up to form larger spaces.

Do you have any conference package options?

We offer great value DDRs that can be tailored to meet the needs of your brief.

We pride ourselves on having one of the best priced delegate rates offered by any conference venue in central London, which is on occasion discounted further. As standard, our DDR includes all the amenities you’d expect, including:

  • Tea, coffee and oven-baked goods on arrival
  • A great standard of AV equipment
  • A choice of hot and cold lunch menus
  • Two further rounds of tea, coffee and treats throughout the day
  • Stationary and a flipchart
  • And of course, the room hire

Please get in touch if you’d like to find out more about our current DDR options.

What is your current policy for cancellations and postponements?

We’ve introduced an extended policy for booking, planning and hosting events whilst the effects of COVID continue to impact us all.

If your event needs to be moved or postponed due to the introduction of government restrictions causing our conference venue to close:

  • We can offer you an alternative date for your event to be moved to, or allow you to cancel the booking entirely with your deposit returned and no more to pay.

If delegates numbers drop below those agreed due to travel restrictions or illness:

  • We can offer you a reduced fee proportional to the reduction in delegates, or we can agree to cancel the booking, return your deposit as well as any additional sums already paid (in accordance with mia guidelines).
  • If delegate numbers fall below 70% of the original number contracted, we reserve the right to cancel the event. We must be informed of a drop in delegate attendance of 70% or more within 15 days of the booking date.
Is it possible to bring in external caterers or AV teams for my conference?

We don’t accept outside caterers for events held at our meeting and conference venue in London. We have our own brilliant in-house team of chefs who offer an extensive menu to suit every occasion normally, and a COVID-safe menu designed to keep delegates safe and fed in the current climate.

We do allow external AV teams. Whilst we do have an incredibly high standard of tech built-in already (including more than £250,000 worth of AV in our Congress Hall alone), we understand that sometimes additional equipment is required to fully meet your brief.

For example, in September 2020, we hosted the TUC’s 152nd annual Congress. They opted for a virtual format and since they had the potential for 4 million plus viewers, they arranged for external AV to be brought in to better accommodate that.