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.
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.
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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your dates and ideas.
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.
We offer exclusive hire of a combination of our spaces, but not the entire conference venue.
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:
Please get in touch if you’d like to find out more about our current DDR options.
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:
If delegates numbers drop below those agreed due to travel restrictions or illness:
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.