London Conference Venues and
London’s infrastructure is considered to be highly suave and classy. Not just because there are so
many gorgeous architectures, shopping streets, palaces and museums in the city but also because
there are some extremely outstanding exhibition halls and conference venues housed in London.
London as a Business Centre of the World
London is the one of the most influential and most powerful business centres in the world. The
city is the major financial hub of United Kingdom with every day thousands of business
travellers flying in and out of the city. These travellers visit the city in order to attend important
business meetings, conferences and seminars which are held in London on every day basis.
There are so many options of conference venues and exhibition halls in the city that it becomes
impossible to ignore London’s amazing infrastructure while picking a city to conduct a
professional meeting or a conference of international stature.
Conference Venues and Exhibition Halls
Besides meetings, seminars and conferences, several different kinds of events take place at the
London conference venues such as – fashion shows, travel exhibitions, trade fairs, automobile
fairs, beauty contests, product launches and press conferences. While picking a venue one needs
to keep in mind a lot of things, like number of people expected to attend the event, nature of
event, budget of the event and other specific requirements of the event, for example, if the
conference is a video conference, the venue should be well equipped with high speed internet,
powerful speakers, plasma screens, etc.
Therefore before choosing your venue, make a list of the ‘must haves’. This list will help you
and guide you in picking the right venue for your event or conference.
London’s Top Three Options
Excel Centre – The popular venue was initiated in the year 2000 but its final construction
has recently been concluded. Now the Excel Centre has become one of the largest, most
advanced exhibition halls of the city. The strategic location of the event venue is one of
its greatest assets. It is located on the Royal Victoria Dock and therefore offers great
connectivity. All kinds of events and exhibitions are organised at the Excel Centre. You
can pick this venue if you want to impress your delegates and senior officials. This option
is perfect if you want to organize a crucial meeting and are looking for the best London
conference venues for doing so.
Earls Court Exhibition Centre – This enormous hall is serving as an event venue from
1937 and therefore it has seen all kinds of events and seminars, one can possibly think of
organising. The architecture of the hall is quite impressive and so is its expanse. The
exhibition centre measures around 42,000 square meters, which makes this venue, the
largest event venue the city has got. Located near the heart of the city, there are many
options of accommodations near the centre. A number of popular attractions are also
close by from this gigantic conference hall.
Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre – Another gem located in the heart of the city.
This event venue is very popular among some of the top business houses from all around
the globe since the venue exudes elegance and class like no other venue. Located in the
Westminster area, the exhibition centre is easily accessible through public transportation.
The hall is well equipped with world class infrastructure needed to organise success
meetings and seminars. The quality of facilities and services offered at the Queen
Elizabeth II Conference Centre is simply outstanding.
Tips for Choosing a Venue
Choosing an appropriate venue can be a difficult job but it’s really important that you pick a
flawless venue which perfectly complements the nature and purpose of the conference or
seminar. You need to make sure that you pick a conference room which is neither too small nor
too big as compared to the size of your expected gathering. If the venue is too breezy, the
meeting will become boring as people would not be able to concentrate and listen to one another
properly and if the venue is too cramped up, the atmosphere of the meeting will get adversely
Make sure that the venue has several, strategically placed plug points so that almost everyone
can plug in their laptops and other electronic devices while working on the meeting. The printing
machines and fax machines should be well in order. Proper food arrangements should be
available at the venue so that you can conveniently provide the attendees with refreshments and
You can hire some of the best London conference venues by visiting their online websites. You
also have the option of booking a luxury hotel’s conference room. You can do that by visiting
web links like - http://www.shaftesburyhotels.com
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