Quirky Conference Venues

The Summer Seminar Series was held in September at the Barbican and we discussed the most unique venues to host your next conference in to inspire your guests…


When it comes to finding the very best conference venue to hire, London has literally hundreds of great meeting spaces to choose from. Whether your looking for a large conference venue with multiple rooms or just simply a meeting room for 10 guest the Collection Events is sure to have a venue for your next event. We have popped together a short selection of our unique conference venues in London. We work with over 1,500 event venue in London and The UK and can recommend the best venues to meet your unique event brief and budget.

Tobacco Dock

The Tobacco Dock was built in 1812 and as the name suggests it was originally a dock for wine and tobacco. Over the course of the following 200 years it was used for an array of different things, until 2012 when it was relaunched as one of London’s largest and most impressive event spaces. The Tobacco Dock offers you a wonderful blend of a historically rich atmosphere with flexible high spec event spaces. There are 57 different spaces available across this vast venue (16,000m²) ranging from huge conference spaces to modern meeting rooms.

The Great Gallery is one of the largest capacity event spaces in London. At 1,178m² it can hold up to 1,470 guests theatre style for conferences. It is a stunning space that has retained many of the venue’s period details, such as exposed timber beams. But it has been updated and equipped with state of the art AV and lighting which includes advanced an advanced lighting rigging with 52 moving heads and sound system. You will also have use of their expert AV technicians to ensure a smooth and professional event. For breaks and lunch your guests will have access to the beautiful outdoor courtyard. This space is also perfect for post event networking events.

East Wintergarden

The Main Hall at East Wintergarden is one of London’s most striking venues. Designed by the internationally renowned architect César Pelli this domed glass hall is an unforgettable sight and provides panoramic views of the surrounding skyline. It is a hugely versatile space that can cater for a variety of events, but is a fantastic space for conferences. Flooded with natural daylight and offering 682m² of space it can hold up to 600 for a conference. You will have a range of av equipment at your disposal, all supported by a dedicated in-house team.


Located in Limehouse, the Troxy was opened as a luxury cinema in 1933 but has since been adapted into a multi-award winning events venue. One of the few independently owned venues in London, the Troxy offers you a wonderfully quirky opinion for conferences with its stunning Grade II listed features. While the decour might exude a vintage charm, the technical specifications and equipment are all top of the range. There are extensive in-house AV, lighting and sound facilities, backstage dressing rooms and production spaces, in-house furniture, multiple filming positions and broadcasting options. This is all supported by a dedicated events team.

The Grand Hall is the most popular space for conferences at the Troxy. Providing a pillar free flat floor space of 1,100m²  it has the capacity for up to 2,077 guests sat theatre style.

Science Gallery

Work began in Spring 2016 to transform Boland House into the Science Gallery London. This stunning new venues opened its door in September 2018. Spanning three floors it  provides a number of modern and flexible spaces that are perfect for conferences, meetings, exhibitions and training days. You will have access to top of the range AV technology, assisted by in house technicians. There is also complimentary Wi-Fi, branded stationery and your guests will have access to the latest exhibitions.

On the lower ground floor you have the Theatre which can accommodate up to 124 delegates theatre style. A purpose built space it has tiered seating, as well as a large screen and projector. The Studio, located on the top floor of the venue, is another popular space for conferences. Able to hold up to 100 theatre style, you will have access to the private balcony which overlooks the Shard and Courtyard for breaks.

The Century Club Soho

This venue opened in 2001 and is still one of London’s hidden gems. Discreetly hidden on Shaftesbury Avenue it offers four floors of rooms and event spaces, as well as Soho’s largest rooftop terrace!  The Green Room is the largest event space at the Century Club, with the capacity for up to 90 guests theatre style. This style space has exposed brick walls and is filled with natural light. Boasting state of the art AV supported by an in-house engineer this it is perfect venue for a range of corporate events.

The Victorian Theatre at Alexandra Palace

This is without a doubt one of London’s most impressive venues for conferences and events! An award-winning Grade II listed Victorian building it offers nine multipurpose spaces that can cater for thousands of guests.

The Victorian Theatre is one of our most recommended spaces and it is easy to see why. Originally built to entertain crowds for opera and ballet it was turned into a cinema in the early 20th Century. Next it was used as a BBC props store before being abandoned. But following a £26.7 million restoration it was brought back to life and is now a stunning option for your next event. With flexible seating the Victorian Theatre can accommodate up to 880 guests.


If you are interested in any of the venues above, or would like to get a bespoke proposal for your next event then please contact our friendly team. We would be delighted to send you the best available options and arrange to show you around the venues, so you can get a feel for these fabulous spaces.

Give us a call on 0207 788 7018 or email us at hello@thecollectionevents.com 

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