The definitive guide to London dining & events

...Big Capacity Venues

Date: 29.10.10 Category:

“Because size matters. If you're looking for a big venue to a host a spectacular event, here are some of London's finest big spaces.”

As Mika once said, big is beautiful. And that certainly applies when it comes to some of London's largest party spaces and ballrooms. Below is a list of our favourites:

Ballrooms

The Landmark (The Grand Ballroom): 750 standing, 504 seated. (The Ballroom): 500 standing, 408 seated
The Hilton, Park Lane: 350 standing, 150 seated
The Dorchester (The Great Room): 1,500 standing, 800 seated
The Savoy (The Lancaster Ballroom): 650 standing, 400 seated
Grosvenor House: 2,000 standing, 800 - 1,500 seated
Claridges: 400 standing, 240 seated
The Intercontinental, Park Lane: 750 standing, 500 seated

Venues with views

Altitude: 600 standing, 350 seated
Paramount: 350 standing, 150 seated
OXO: 700 standing, 320 seated

Blank Canvas Spaces

The Brewery: 1,500 standing, 700 seated.
Old Billingsgate (The Grand Hall): 2,000 standing, 1,200 seated
O2 (with many spaces available within): up to 20,000
Tabernacle: 500 standing, 320 seated

Nightclubs

Kensington Roof Gardens: 500 standing, 50 seated
supperclub London: 630 standing, 185 seated

For something more traditional

Inner Temple: 400 standing, 250 seated
London Transport Museum: 500 standing, 180 seated
Prism: 350 standing, 150 seated

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London Hilton on Park Lane

London Hilton on Park Lane

Hotel

"From informal meetings to large scale events, this Hilton has many different spaces available for entertaining.."

22 Park Lane, London W1K 1BE

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The Dorchester

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The Dorchester

Hotel

"Home to Alain Ducasse, China Tang, The Krug Room and other impeccable spaces for going out and holding events, The Dorchester has..."

Park Lane, London W1K 1QA

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The Savoy

The Savoy

Hotel

"The institution has returned. And with over £100m spent on its make-over, here's hoping it's a resurrection to rejoice in."

Strand, London WC2R 0EU

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Grosvenor House

Grosvenor House

Hotel

"Grosvenor House, complete with ballroom, JW Steakhouse, The Bourbon Bar and spectacular rooms, stands proud amongst London's..."

Park Lane, London W1K7TN

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Claridge's

Claridge's

Hotel

"A name synonymous with style, glamour and exceptional service; Claridge's remains at the forefront of London's hotel scene."

Brook Street, London W1K 4HR

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The Intercontinental London Park Lane

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The Intercontinental London Park Lane

Hotel

"With the ability to host events for up to 2,000 people, this hotel is not one to be sniffed at."

1 Hamilton Place, Park Lane, London W1J 7QY

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Altitude London

Altitude London

Event space

"The views from this riverside tower are breath-taking; Altitude London offers a natural high."

29th Floor, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London SW1P 4QP

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Paramount

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Paramount

Event space

"A location we all dream about at Christmas time: a space high above the stampedes on Oxford Street."

101 – 103 New Oxford Street, London WC1A 1DD

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OXO Tower Restaurant & Brasserie

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OXO Tower Restaurant & Brasserie

Restaurant

"With spectacular views, The Oxo Tower is a fantastic spot, serving some of the best food on the South Bank."

Barge House Street, South Bank, London SE1 9PH

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The Brewery

The Brewery

Event space

"The space is unique, the service is fantastic, the location is convenient and the name is promising."

Chiswell Street, London EC1Y 4SD

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Old Billingsgate

Old Billingsgate

Event space

"Renowned in the City for its ability to transform into a spectacular, glittering event space."

1 Old Billingsgate Walk, 16 Lower Thames Street, London EC3R 6DX

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The O2

The O2

Event space

"The O2 is one of the most iconic spaces in London but the main arena is not the only space available for private hire."

Peninsula Square, London SE10 0DX

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Tabernacle

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Tabernacle

Event space

"A hidden gem in Notting Hill which the locals are trying to keep a secret..."

34-35 Powis Square, London W11 2AY

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The Roof Gardens

The Roof Gardens

Nightclub

"As The Drifter once sang; Everything is alright up on the roof."

6th Floor, 99 Kensington High Street, London W8 5SA

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supperclub

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supperclub

Restaurant with bar and nightclub

"With no airs and graces, supperclub is a wonderful disarming atmosphere that provokes relaxation and profligacy, camaraderie as..."

12 Acklam Road, London W10 5QZ

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Inner Temple

Inner Temple

Historical building or palace

"One of the four Ancient Inns of Court, Inner Temple is a wonderfully located, unique place for special events."

Catering Department, Treasurer’s Office, Inner Temple, London EC4Y 7HL

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London Transport Museum

London Transport Museum

Museum / gallery

"Someone said: "You could park a bus in that space." So they did. A good old-fashioned red one. "

Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7BB

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Prism Brasserie & Bar

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Prism Brasserie & Bar

Restaurant with bar

"A cocktail Masterclass in Prism's Vault bar is a great way to break the ice with friends."

147 Leadenhall Street, London EC3V 4QT

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