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London is the perfect place to find incredible meeting venues for your next corporate event.

And while there is no shortage of fabulous event spaces like traditional hotels and meeting rooms, why not host your next one in of the unique meeting venues in London that are as unique as the capital itself.

We've handpicked a selection of secret (and not so secret) gems ranging from historic houses and museums to secret wine cellars, ice bars & WWII war ships.

While we can't promise that running a meeting in one of those venues will increase attendance, it will certainlu leave a long-lasting memory and create an amazingly unique experience for your guests.

Let's do some exploring together, shall we?

1) London Transport Museum

Ever wanted to see the historical London Bus up close?

The London Transport Museum is located centrally in the heart of London, in Covent Garden. The venue features some of the most iconic London talking points, including the infamous London double decker, historic trams and early tube carriages.

The galleries & exhibitions are the perfect backdrop for evening receptions and dinner parties, mixing old and new with dynamic displays of posters, vintage vehicles and interactive exhibits.

Expect a vibrant and modern athmosphere across three unique event spaces which can cater for various group sizes and requirements.

Did you know? The London Transport museum cares for over 450,000 items in total across their galleries & exhibitions. Your guests can explore, and explore, and explore.


2) The London Wetland Center

Ever wanted to go nose-to-beak with London's exciting fauna ranging from otters, swans, ducks, geese, bats and butterflies?

The London Wetland Center is the perfect space for you nature loving friends out there.

Just imagine being surrounded by 42 hectares of scenic lakes, water pools and meadows close to the capital's city centre. This is a truly sustainable meeting & event experience.

Did you know? The London Wetland Centre is home to many wild birds that cannot be found anywhere else in London. In 2012, the venue was voted Britain's Favourite Nature Reserve in the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards.

Unique Meeting Venues in London - Ice Tank London

This is essentialism at its best. Fancy a meeting in a unique and clean "canvas" in the heart of Covent Garden (Central London)?

The Ice Tank is the perfect space for press launches, conferences, private dining events, receptions and private corporate parties.

You can put your own stamp on the space with any branding or theming, or you can keep it simple with the venue's contemporary design.

Did you know? The purpose-built luxury kitchen from the brand Miele can also be used for live cooking - adding a unique little quirk to the drinks reception.

Unique Meeting Venues in London - The Shard

Welcome to one of London's most exclusive event venues.

The Shard is Europe's tallest venue and hotel and gives your attendees a surrounding view over the city. Meet ~300 metres above the streets of London in a unique environment surrounded by 11,000 glass panels.

With three meeting rooms available named after the first three of five virtues of Confucianism, The Shard is the perfect venue for a wide range of meetings including breakfasts & private dining events.

Did you know?: The lifts that take you to the top of the building are some of the fastest in the world, moving at 6 metres per second.

Unique Meeting Venues in London - The Whirled Cinema

Camera Ready & Action.

A little off the beaten track, Whirled Cinema is a stone's throw away from hip Brixton and Herne Hill. The venue is tucked away in the railway arches under Loughborough Junction.

This unique meeting venue is perfect for team meetings, smaller conferences and screenings with up to 60 guests. It's the ultimate combination of small, cosy, and intimate.

Plus, for £220 per day, it's one of the more affordable meeting rooms in London.

Did you know? In 2018, Whirled Cinema launched a series of dog-friendly cinema screenings. Another interesting f

6) The Drum at Wembley
Unique Meeting Venues in London - The Drum Wembley

The Drum in Wembley offers a variety of meeting venues suitable for groups from 8 to 1,000.  These flexible areas are capable of hosting a wide range of events, from large-scale exhibitions, meetings and conferences to corporate functions.

Built for purpose, The Drum contains the latest audio-visual technology, including the ability to stream events live over the internet.

Did you know? The Drum in Wembley is located within the UK's greenest public building.

7) The National Maritime Museum
Unique Meeting Venues in London - The National Maritime Museum

Located in Greenwich, this venue will offer a unique experience for your participants due to its stunning and innovative architecture and atmosphere.

The venue works particularly well for large scale dinners and awards ceremonies. In the warmer months, pre-dinner drinks can be hosted underneath the stone colonnades which offer amazing views across Canary Wharf and Greenwich Park.

Did you know? The musuem is the leading maritime museum of the United Kingdom and it may be the largest of its kind in the world.

Unique Meeting Venues in London - Pop Brixton

This space can be hired as an inspiring and engaging event backdrop.

Pop Box is made up of indoor and outdoor spaces that can host meetings & conferences for up to 200 guests.

It also has two smaller spaces, The Greenhouse Table and The Dining Room which are more suitable for small workshops or meetings for up to 50 people.

Located in South London, the athmosphere around Pop Brixton is bustling and vibrant and gives your guests different areas and levels to explore.

As an event space, it works well for forward thinking companies who want to inject a little creativity into their event.

Did you know? The entire site is made up of shipping containers(!)

Unique Meeting Venues in London - Stafford Wine Cellar

Perfect for drink receptions, exclusive dinners and wine tastings (who would have thought?).

Housed beneath The Stafford London near Green Park, this former World War II shelter now houses up to 8,000 bottles of fine wine. The meeting space can accomodate between 44 and 70 people.

Did you know? One of the star attractions is Gino Nardella - a charismastic gentleman who ensures that every wine tasting experience is engagement, informative and entertaining. 

Unique Meeting Venues in London - ArcelorMittal Orbit

Spread across the three floors, ArcelorMittal Orbit is situated at the Olympic Park in Stratford.

The location promises unforgettable views and contemporay interiors and is suited for drinks receptions, to product launches, team building events and brand events.

Did you know? The ArcelorMittal Orbit has the world's largest tunnel slide. Give your guests a little thrill and let them travel up to a speed of 15mph (~25 km/h) down the building. 

Unique Meeting Venues in London - HMS Belfast
 

Travel back in time.

The HMS Belfast is the ideal meeting venue for private dining, product launches, receptions and corporate parties. The war ship offers a spectacular 360-degree view of London and gives guests an authentic experience with fully decorated rooms, each with its own individual character.

Guests can dine in the Officer’s Mess, climb a gun turret or watch the sun set on the Quarterdeck.

Interesting Fact: HMS Belfast is the last remaining light cruiser from the Royal Navy’s WWII fleet. 

CONCLUSION
London is definitely one of the best places to hold your next meeting or event. No matter what your meeting objectives and goals are, you can be reassured to find a venue that suits your needs.
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