London cultural & heritage venues

London cultural & heritage venues

 

Barbican Centre  |  Central Hall Westminster  |  Tobacco Dock  |  Church House Westminster

 

Barbican Centre

Auditorium at Barbican Centre set up for an event
 

Barbican is Europe’s largest purpose-built not-for-profit arts and events venue with distinctive ‘brutalist’ architecture from the 1950s and 1960s . It is situated in the heart of the City of London business district and among famous historical landmarks such as St Paul’s Cathedral.

  • Barbican’s main hall has 1,943 tiered seats whilst the Barbican Theatre has 1,156 tiered seats.
  • Protected by its glass roof, the Conservatory is a lush tropical oasis, home to exotic fish and 1,800 species of tropical plants. It can accommodate up to 150 guests for a reception.
  • The Conservatory’s terrace can host 200 standing guests for a reception or be combined with the Conservatory and Garden Room to accommodate up to 650 people with direct staircase access.
  • The Frobisher Rooms are a suite of versatile conference rooms suitable for meetings of 10 to 170.

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Central Hall Westminster

Central Hall Westminster during a graduation ceremony
 

Located opposite Westminster Abbey, this architectural masterpiece is one of central London's largest conference venues. Built 100 years ago, it celebrates modernity in stunning historical surroundings.

  • This unique, historic venue with its iconic dome is sure to impress. The elegant entrance, marble flooring, spacious foyer areas and grand staircase compliment a 25-room portfolio.
  • The spectacular Great Hall can host over 2,100 delegates and holds Europe’s largest self-supporting domed ceiling.
  • The bright and spacious Library and Lecture Hall provide flexible space, flooded with natural light for up to 1,100.
  • Some 22 meeting rooms over four floors offer flexibility combined with natural light or blackout facilities for up to 500 delegates.
  • Central Hall Westminster offers preferential rates for four and five-star hotels in the immediate vicinity, including St Ermin’s Hotel and Crowne Plaza Westminster.

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Tobacco Dock

Entrance to Tabacco Dock venue with people walking by and sunset
 

The Grade I-listed Tobacco Dock comprises over 40 individual spaces from 100 to 1,900 sqm / 20,451 sqft, making it ideal for large-scale receptions, conferences, product launches, award dinners, fashion shows and rooftop parties in an unmistakably industrial setting.

  • From the Great Gallery, which can seat up to 1,470 theatre-style, to the smaller, bright Quayside spaces and unique courtyards, event spaces can be hired separately or combined to create a bespoke layout to fit your event.
  • The second largest space at Tobacco Dock, the Little Gallery is a characterful space for up to 1,120 standing guests or 568 delegates theatre-style.
  • East Mall is comprised of East Mall Square and six adaptable spaces from 68 sqm / 731 sqft to 380 sqm / 4,090 sqft. It can be used for a stand-alone conference or exhibition for up to 350 people, or in combination with the Great and Little Galleries for larger events offering breakouts and networking areas.
  • Quayside One and Two are situated directly off a cobbled Quayside Walkway. Quayside One is Tobacco Dock’s third largest space can host receptions for up to 840 guests.

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Church House Westminster

  

Located directly behind Westminster Abbey, Church House Westminster is Grade-II listed with an impressive political history. Now it is a multi-purpose conference and event venue, hosting over 800 events a year.

  • With 19 diverse rooms, Church House Westminster is a highly versatile venue, accommodating between two and 600 guests for a wide range of events.
  • Built in 1939, the stunning Grade II-listed Assembly Hall has a capacity for up to 600 delegates theatre-style.
  • The Harvey Goodwin Suite can host up to 250 delegates and is directly linked to the 120-capacity Robert Runcie Room, which can be used as a breakout space or catering room.
  • The 270-capacity Hoare Memorial Hall has a stately atmosphere and played host to the House of Commons for a period during the Second World War.

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