From large-scale business briefings and panel discussions to investor meetings and interviews, hosting the perfect meeting hugely depends on the venue. Does the venue offer audience engaging amenities, creative energy, and accommodating staff to support the specific needs of your guests? Without these, your guests may feel underserved and unimpressed. The best meeting venues go out of their way to bring the "wow" factor and supply guests with everything they need to ensure time out the office was well spent.
Are you searching for the perfect meeting space in London? We’ve narrowed down a list of the top five venues to choose from.
5 Types of Meeting Spaces in London
There are thousands of meeting spaces in London. How do you know which venue is right for your enterprise, small business, startup, or organization? Are you looking for a quiet and intimate meeting space, or would you prefer a bustling and high-energy environment? What services and provisions does the meeting venue offer? Is the location easy for you and your guests to navigate to?
In your search for the best meeting venue, consider prioritizing the following venue types:
Source: Origin Coffee
Coffee Shops + Bars
Just ten years ago, there were fewer than 10,000 places to buy coffee in the UK. Currently, this has more than doubled to 22,000 coffee shops. These types of venues are perfect for casual catch-ups and meetings with colleagues and clients.
Pros: There is no shortage of food and beverages to choose from at a coffee shop. Additionally, guests have easy access to power outlets, table space, and WiFi.
Cons: Some coffee shops will institute strict time constraints around internet usage. If the coffee shop is busy, it can be challenging to find an open seat or hold a private conversation. Additionally, the cost of food and drink can add up.
We recommend the following coffee shops in London:
- Rosslyn Coffee (78 Queen Victoria Street, London EC4N 4SJ)
- Lyle’s (56 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6JJ)
- Origin Coffee (65 Charlotte Road, London EC2A 3PE)
- Workshop Coffee (1 Barrett Street, Marylebone, London W1U 1AX)
- Notes (31 One Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG)
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Colleges + Universities
London has one of the largest concentrations of world-renowned colleges and universities. These institutions offer a variety of meeting spaces to suit guests' unique preferences and budgets.
Pros: London’s top colleges and universities offer a professional and educational environment. Meeting rooms are usually spacious and quiet. Additionally, many colleges and universities provide fresh in-house or third-party catering options. Guests should never have to worry about spotty or irregular internet connections.
Cons: Depending on the college or university, meeting room reservations can be quite costly. Some rooms will have limited power sockets. Moreover, it can be difficult to make a reservation, especially during the school year.
The most popular colleges and universities in London are:
- The Royal College of Physicians (11 Saint Andrews Place, London NW1 4LE)
- King’s College London (Strand, London WC2R 2LS)
- London’s Global University (Gower Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 6BT)
- London College of Communication (Elephant and Castle, London SE1 6SB)
Source: National Art Library
There are thousands of libraries in London, each with its own unique style and characteristics. Choose from intimate, quiet corners or expansive, modern halls. From small gatherings to large board off-sites, libraries are purpose-built for a variety of meeting types.
Pros: Most libraries offer affordable or low-cost meeting space. Additionally, many libraries are equipped with cutting-edge technology including the latest audio-visual equipment. There are usually plenty of meeting spaces to choose from.
Cons: Some libraries may be outdated. Prioritize those outfitted with modern amenities.
Choose from these top libraries in London:
- The London Library (14 Saint James’s Square, London SW1Y 4LG)
- National Art Library (Cornwall Road, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RL)
- BFI Reuben Library (Belvedere Road, Lambeth, London SE1 8XT)
- Guildhall Library (Aldermanbury, London EC2V 7HH)
Source: Cavendish Conference Centre
In addition to large-scale panel discussions and multi-day conferences, London’s modern conference venues will routinely host small meetings, business gatherings, networking, and tech events. With access to the latest audio-visual technology and a wide range of spaces, conference centres make for the perfect meeting location.
Pros: Conference centres offer plenty of space, catering options, and cutting-edge technology (projectors, surround sound, monitors, high-speed internet).
Cons: Depending on the venue, it can be quite costly to reserve a meeting space. Additionally, many conference centres are booked well in advance, making it difficult to book a last-minute meeting or event.
The most popular conference centres in London include:
- Saint Matthew’s Conference Centre (20 Great Peter Street, Westminster, London SW1IP 2BU)
- Cavendish Conference Centre (22 Duchess Mews, Marylebone, London W1G 9DT)
- Ort House Conference Centre (126 Albert Street, Camden Town, London NW1 7NE)
- Arlington Conference Centre (220 Arlington Road, Camden Town, London NW1 7HE)
A growing number of coworking spaces for startups have sprouted up in and around London. Small businesses, and startups rely on these venues to unlock accelerated growth and results. Additionally, with access to modern and growth-oriented amenities, these venues serve as ideal meeting locations.
Pros: Coworking venues offer plenty of meeting and event space to accommodate a variety of meeting needs. Most spaces are equipped with next-generation amenities. Access to high-speed internet, in-house catering options, and AV support.
Cons: Most coworking spaces are open-concept. As such, not all areas are exclusive.
Book a Meeting Room at RocketSpace
Are you ready to book a meeting space in London? More than an industry-leading coworking community built for growth-oriented tech startups and scale-ups, RocketSpace offers cutting-edge meeting and event space. With access to eight diverse meeting spaces suitable for varying sizes, an expansive auditorium with 4K video wall, outdoor breakout area, and the latest audio-visual equipment, RocketSpace is an ideal meeting location centred at the heart of London’s vibrant core.
From small and intimate meetups to large events, as London’s leading meeting and event venue, RocketSpace is well-equipped to accommodate you and your guests.
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